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Are you skeptical if opportunities come too easily to you?

RE_Banker

This goes for: Jobs Girls Free stuff like sporting tickets etc. It's not an insecurity thing. I've just had to work hard to get to where i am today and I always think there are strings attached. ...

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Collapse of Complex Societes - A Good Read

MezzKet

I think this book is a little outdated, maybe a bit academical, but is one of the greatest in analyzing the collapse of complex societies and even more importantly, relevant for today's economic woes. Simply titled "The Collapse of Complex Socieities by Joseph Tainter", I believe it was written i...

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the God warrior

dagro

one of the better laughs i've had all month. makes you wonder how many crazies like that there are around, and how much worse/better off the world would be had they not had their religion to pacify them/channel their insecurities... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3mDLsyn6ns...

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Best Churches for Networking?

MarkyMarkWahlbergWasAwesome

Alright, so don't instantly stone me as a complete sacrilegious piece of shit, but I was looking at the "Do you believe in God" post, and realized that, as bankers and those in finance get older, they typically have weekends off and some might actually go to church regularly. Taking that into acc...

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Fringe Season Finale: Mindf*cked?

kafkaesque

Don't know how many people on this forum watch Fringe, but if any of you saw the season finale, were you expecting the mad turn of events? Any predictions as to what's to come? Interestingly, I started reading up a lot more on quantum physics and string theory after the show, and theoretically, it ...

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See-through white/light blue shirt = cheap material or normal?

squirtle

What brand shirts do you recommend that do not expose the undershirt? My white and light blue shirts are all thin (or cheap) enough to where you can easily see the undershirt. This was never a problem during interview season since I'd always have a jacket on, but I'm wondering if this will be an iss...

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So begins the double dip

blastoise

Saviour Obama bucks about to run out and China + EU slowing down. New taxes will push Aggregate demand further left. Cancellation of Ghost Whisperer More lil banks about to implode. North Koreas lil kim saying SOUTH KOREA IF YOU PUNISH US WE BLOW UP YOUR BASES YOU DON'T KNOW THE POWER OF THE DA...

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Roll Call

monty09

I am selling 50s on how many people will reply... group is almost at 200 so guessing 20% will reply.... if anyone wants other side I am game 26, State School, BA in Economics, sub 3.0 GPA, energy trader for a Utility ...

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What not to say in a energy trading interview....

monty09

1. I will be the best investment banker for your firm... 2. I want to work here for 2 years then jump to Centaurus Advisors 3. What type of exit ops will I have? 4. How fast can I trade fin? 5. I am a great poker player 6. How many real time interns do ya hire? (just kidding, Guenter)...

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Mark Twain's Autobiography To Be Published

D M

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/23/mark-twains-autobiog.html I don't know if anyone else is interested, but he was my first favorite writer. I am really excited to read his personal thoughts....

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LA to boycott Arizona

blastoise

Let the trade wars begin! http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/12/los-angeles-city-council-votes-boycott-arizona-immigration-law/ OK some Q's 1.) Would this violate Constitutional Law? I thought states couldn't boycott other states or maybe that is impose tariffs? lolz 2.) Will this make oil...

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[closed] KKR internships

WishYouWereHere

How to get?...

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"how much" can I round up?

robes

I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, bur i kinda fucked up a little this sem, and lost my 3.7+, and am now down to like 3.66 ish, (might even go down to 3.656 after another grade comes out) ....can i STILL round up to 3.7? I mean i know it makes sense mathematically, but wouldnt HR be li...

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Champ League Final (on Fox)

h.e.pennypacker

Anybody else able to watch the Champ League final right now? Who are you rooting for? I'm pulling for Bayern (I'm as much a fan of them as I am Juventus). I'm also hoping that enough Inter players get hurt, that they actually have to play an italian player. ...

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Any trading openings?

Jiggy

Any opening or firms hiring that any of you are hearing about? Hoping to break in soon, since my opportunity to break in on the Arch Coal desk was killed due to a hiring freeze a year ago to the date. Any tulane grads in here? ...

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Sex and Dating

Dealem41

Let's hear the male perspective on this article .... Sex & Dating Starving artist An SAT tutor extols the virtues of drinking versus dining. By Julia Allison Illustration by Emily Flake “They say write what you know,” explains Paul Janka, the author of a 20-page instructional treatise How t...

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Smiling Darden dude in the banner ads

TNA

Is it just me or does anyone else want to punch that guy in the face. ...

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IS/IT guys

Cmoss

Just wondering if there are any IT guys lurking around the site. I for one enjoy being on the outside looking in with dreams of wall street. ...

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Transfer (Michigan -> Duke) ?

quartz

Hi everyone, I am considering transferring to Duke from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). I have already thought about this choice based on cost, fit, and the like. I want to get your perspectives on whether or not I should transfer based only on how it will affect my future career in the f...

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The Robin Hood Tax

pinkbanker

Thought you might find this mildly amusing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM http://robinhoodtax.com/...

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Taking the GMAT & Getting Your MBA in New York City

KnewtonWill

Taking the GMAT in New York? Getting your MBA in the Big Apple? If you are a New Yorker or looking to move to New York, and are studying for the GMAT or going to business school in the area this group is for you. Help fellow New Yorkers through the application and admissions process. Join the con...

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how many months rent is deposit?

kop

Will be moving to NYC this summer. Was wondering how much I should be expecting to pay in deposit for an apartment. 2 months? 3 months? Thanks...

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Disposable Income

whats-the-damage

Here's the situation: I'll be starting my FT position at a BB next month and I will be staying at home with my parents (so no rent or related expenses). So basically 100% of my income will be disposable. I have a pretty good idea of what I'm gonna do with the money, but I'd like some other ideas. ...

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This song is DAA SHIIT!!!

beatallica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPUNS38LQX0 I must have heard this atleast 50 times today!!!!...

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Advice Please - Rising junior at College of New Jersey

OCB1897

I am rising junior at The College of New Jersey, which has a highly respected business program; nevertheless, I do not believe it is a "target" school. I have just recently finished an internship at Merrill Lynch in there Global Wealth Management Division. I am now beginning a PWM internship at UB...

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UBS LA should stock up on candals

blastoise

Arizona threatens to cut off power to LA. An Arizona state official has threatened to shut off Los Angeles' Arizona-based electricity supply in retaliation for the city's decision to boycott the state. Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce told L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a letter th...

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Joke Du Jour

drexelalum11

Thought this was pretty good: http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2010/05/19/236111/witz-des-tages/...

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Read WSJ for FREE

mMilken

Don't know if I am the only one who didn't know this, but here you go: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-read-wsj-free...

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Giving Workplace Flexibility a New Meaning

rooster

While most of us are slaving away in cubes or at our group's pod, the guys at the new Macquarie office in Sydney are spending their days in quite a different setting. The article mentions that the building consultant's idea was to encourage and facilitate a new way of working, and many seem to be ta...

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Chicago: Best summer city in the U.S.

Derivatives

For those of you who are tired of the miserable NYC summers, I highly recommend that you check out Chicago. Great weather, not too humid, SICK scene at north avenue and oak street beaches, rush street, cubs games, fun bars in wrigleyville and lincoln park, tons of hot chicks, street festivals. there...

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ERP?

ButHopeful

Does anyone here know much about the Energy Risk Professional certification? It sounds legit since it's issued by the GARP; the same guys who issue the FRM....

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Is Dwight Howard still a Superman?

GoodBread

After posting up Clark Kent/Lois Lane numbers yesterday, what do you guys think of this guy?...

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Is James still a King?

Kwameko

To all the basketball fans out there that watched Celtics v. Cavaliers game 5, what did you think of LBJ's performance? Is his bags already packed for NYC or just a bad night? Seemed like he just wasnt interested. ...

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Why - Avatars

WishYouWereHere

Why do so many people on here have avatars or names that imply they're the next Gordon Gekko or Patrick Bateman? They were created as cautionary tales/caricatures of greed and materialism rather than people to be glorified, yet everyone here seems to aspire to them. Do people not understand that tho...

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College Workload / Stress ?

QueensFinest

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon. The workload was tough. I have heard that Chicago, CalTech, Cornell, and Cooper Union is tough as well. That leads me to wonder - do the top D-1 colleges (HYPS, Duke, etc) have high workloads? On one side of the argument, I was annoyed throughout college because I...

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Strange Educational Backgrounds

Seigniorage

I thought this would a fun and peculiar topic. As we all know (or you should), formal education is only a drop in the bucket of technical skills required in high finance. To that end, I've come across people with some strange backgrounds. Tell me who you've come across. tie for the strangest I know...

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Bro's vs. Douche Bags

Stringer Bell

So I consider myself a bro & got in an argument with some wanna be MMA douche last weekend at a bar, saying that he in fact was a bro. I said that he was not a bro, but actually a "douche-bag". So what do the bro's on here constitute a bro & what a douche bag? ...

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The next Bieber

chinameninvesting

The next Justin Bieber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oCkedzuwBk&feature=related Time to take down BieberBop...

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Skiing in Europe - Which Alps are the pimpest?

Franky

So I'm going to be heading over to Europe next January to get my ski-shit on and want to know where the party is at. Which ones should I go to? Swiss, Austrian, French or... ? Ta!...

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NYC SA Meetup & Google group for the summer

cl0wn

For the SA's in NYC this summer. Posting this in a different section on WSO as recommended by others. I figured it would be a good idea for the SA's to have some sort of meet up this summer and a general group for discussions outside of WSO. I know many, like myself, are not from the NYC area and ...

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need help here

missisland

Hi monkeys, I need some help here. I have a boyfriend who works in investment banking. We both graudated last year and this is his first year in IB. He was quite excited about the job but he is getting more and more despressed these days. Basically he works 90-100hours per week and sometimes wor...

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Higher GPA vs Tougher Course Load

coffeebateman

OK, so now that my GPA is set in stone for FT recruiting, I need to think about course rigor. Basically, I have a 3.4 right now. If I get a 4.0 in every class the next two semesters I can pull it up to a 3.5 (quite possible as I've been doing it for the last 3 semesters). Right now I am registered ...

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Insightful Memo from Howard Marks

mr1234

I found this on zero hedge blog today: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/deep-thoughts-howard-marks-3 This memo articulates investor rationality in debt markets pretty well. He seems to understand what a lot of investors just don't. I thought it was pretty informative. ...

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Banker Meets Football Coach Video

hosacanseco

Another great video from http://beedeekay.com/. Especially for those of us in NY/NJ moaning about the new stadium ticket cost. ...

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Unlockwallstreet.com

coffeebateman

Has anyone seen this site? I've been trying to look at the salaries but of course they want you to jump through 50 hoops. If anyone has access I'd appreciate it if they could pull some stuff for me....

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EUROTRIP!

Banker88

Starting work FT in July. My buddy and I from NYC wanna plan a trip to Europe for about 25 days in June. Thinking of flying into Spain, then doing the usual tour of France, Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and perhaps ending in Greece. For those of you who have done the Eurotrip thi...

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Funny as shit videos!

pinkbanker

It's simple really, if you have seen a funny as shit video, post it here. ...

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Cameron is UK Prime Minister

pinkbanker

Well gents, David Cameron was just named the British PM by his distant relative, the Queen. What does this mean for banking in the UK ? (I have a feeling that their Conservative party is more liberal than our Democratic party. At least they are better than the full on socialist Labour party. ...

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Tax The Hell Out Of Wall Street

Ortsman1

I'm not a big fan of posting straight links, but my brother e-mailed me this post from Mark Cuban's blog from a few days ago. I'm interested in what people have to say about this. http://blogmaverick.com/2010/05/06/tax-the-hell-out-of-wall-street/...

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Why is there no report post button?

coffeebateman

I've seen some crazy bitch posting crap with links to her dumb watch site for 3 days now....

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Little oil in the waters boys.....

monty09

http://blogs.chron.com/newswatchenergy/archives/2010/05/map_of_spill_ma_6.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Fnewswatchenergy+%28NewsWatch%3A+Energy%29...

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NHL Stanley cup playoffs

Elmejor

Sup guys, been lurking for a while. Anyway, are any of you guys hockey fans? The playoffs so far have been amazing. Top 3 seeds in the east gone. The caps got pushed out of the playoffs while being the most succesfull team this year by a team that barely qualified itself for the postseason. ...

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Temasek to invest 500 million in chesapeake

monty09

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-11/temasek-to-invest-500-million-in-chesapeake-energy-offering.html...

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Price of Power

MarkyMarkWahlbergWasAwesome

Anyone know where I can find a reliable estimate of historical prices of power? I'm mainly looking for prices in the Cali region during the energy crisis in 2000ish. Figure it should be out there somewhere, just don't know where to look......

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Are you street?

beatallica

I almost got mugged a few days back and that scared the shit out of me, all this "strategic career planning", "thinking wisely before making moves", "networking", "making informed choice" etc etc were useless at that time and I felt really inadequate. You had any such instances? Did you kick the shi...

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NYC Summer Roommates?

KKSup

I know its pretty late in the game, but I'd figure I try anyway. I'm looking for summer roommates in NYC. Just a little bit about me: 24 years old, male, law student, will be working in finance for the summer. I'm laid back, really into sports, pretty active, and my favorite hobby is day drinking. H...

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BB Risk Analyst

RiskyBizness

70k starting, 10k relocation/signing...

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Does this get you fired? Macquarie employee caught browsing...

4frnt

Does this get you fired? Macquarie employee caught in the background looking at some chicas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1m8a4Jl4ZI&feature=player_embedded...

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Trading Floor Prop Bets & other antics

trade4size

Ok everyone please list the most crazy thing you have ever heard of that happened on the trading floor. We have all heard stories now is the time to share the funny stories you have heard....

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We Shall Overcome...Non-Target Backed By The Streets?

youngblood

The douchey argument that is none other than, non-target vs. target, has caused me to reflect and ultimately become enlightened on the subject. Follow me. Keep in mind that I do not subscribe to any side of this terribly redundant argument. A non-target kid comes from the hood and has a strong ...

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Myron Rolle- Genetic lottery winner?

fhurricane

Myron Rolle is a beast. He is a rhodes scholar and played safety at FSU. He just got drafted by the titans(6th rd). http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100218/myronrolle He probably has some of the best genes in the world, not taking away from the fact that he probably has a crazy work...

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Exit Opportunity Insanity

TNA

Every other thread is talking about exit opportunities and how you should do XYZ because the "exit ops are better". Personally I feel that life is a pretty twisted journey and is you are smart and take advantage when the opportunity presents you will be successful and happy. Frankly, if you are in I...

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Best mattress?

PiperJaffrayChiang

Anyone recommend a mattress that will provide an amazing nights sleep. When you're dead tired and are only getting shut-eye for a few hours you want the best sleep possible. I'm thinking of optimizing on the mattress and would like some recommendations. Has anyone slept or tried a Hastens mattress?...

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Best and Worst Holidays

brotherbear

Mother's day is cack. It's one of the worst holidays of the year. Best holidays: ** Steak and Blow Job Day ** ** 4-20 ** 1.) Christmas 2.) Thanksgiving 3.) Halloween Worst holidays: 1.) Labor Day 2.) Valentine's Day 3.) Mother's Day 4.) Father's Day 5.) Any anniversary Talk about made-up, bull...

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Bottles & Models

Sun Wu Kong

A lot of you have trouble getting into nightclubs without buying bottle service or being accompanied by a group of girls. So will you be able to get in with 1 or 2 guys if you go early like 10 instead of showing up at 12. Wouldn't you be able to get in if you're one of the first few people ther...

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Disgusting attitude of money, prestige, target schools, one-upmanship

Seigniorage

It's sad how this website has become a haven for discussions about 1st year bonuses, BB rankings, clothes, how much money one needs, jealousy of target school kids, prestigious possessions (cars, watches, etc), etc, etc e.g. One recent post asked whether making $20m/yr is possible as a banker. Who...

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Natalie Portman

brotherbear

Top of my list....

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Help, I feel insecure.

PiperJaffrayChiang

hello, I am insecure about IB job. I don't like how people have better jobs than me. can someone give me healthy words of advice to cheer me up plz?...

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What the hell is this?!

levelworm

Is this some kind of joke? "NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (The Borowitz Report) - Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs. There was an audible gasp in court when the leader of the pir...

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Obama & Leno

youngmonkey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYsGwLWqWI4&feature=player_embedded Just for fun...

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Our man Lloyd gets a standing ovation

coffeebateman

http://dealbreaker.com/2010/05/there-are-people-who-like-lloyd-blankfein/ What a champion. I think standing ovations need to be used more frequently tbh....

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Investment Banker more than 20 mill?

ml0204

if you want to make more than $20 mill. you want to be an entrepreneur or work on the buyside. ...

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The Untouchables remake

wallst4eva

Anybody remember The Untouchables starring Kevin Costner and Robert DeNiro? Imagine Barack Obama and Lloyd Blankfein in the starring roles..... http://theuntouchablesgsedition.blogspot.com/ lol!!!...

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IBD the new back office?

coffeebateman

WTF gentlemen??? Why is this woman in IR making 500K+ Sterling?!1?!!?1?!?!?!!?1?!?!?!?!?!?!?1?1?1?1/!?!/ http://dealbreaker.com/2010/05/hedge-fund-investor-relations-girl-loses-suit-against-boss-for-dumb-blonde-jokes-lap-dances-alleged-murder-attempts/...

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Stand-up comedian take on Wall Street?

zharptitsa

What stand-up comedian in NY does the funniest takes on us all on Wall Street? ...

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"Follow up"

Sussudio

Buzzword of the century or buzzword of the century?...

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Gevernmentium

geniusisnteasy

Just read the Gonorrhea Lectim post and thought I would share this, too. Perfect for science nerds... Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant ...

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WSO T-Shirt Slogan Contest!

WallStreetOasis.com

Fellow Primates, Now that we have the new logo selected I figured we could have an entertaining T-Shirt Slogan Contest. Go ahead, throw out your best 1 (or 2) liners! Let out all the weird, bitter, sarcastic, or just plain horrible things you've been wanting to scream to the world. Feel free to...

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kick out the jams

rooster

Just wanted to know what you other monkeys listen to in the morning on the commute to work whether it be an ipod on the train or the 5000 watt system you got built into your trunk to prove once and for all to the world that the closest profession to banking is selling crack. If you don’t have a mo...

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ibanking analyst more like a waiter?

ml0204

i've been told if your an analyst your more like a waitress and not like ari gold... 1) bonus in the form of tips, 2) your the "middle man" between the cookers and customers, and you work for unreasonable restaurant owners who tells you to work late night weekend shifts last minute. ...

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A 51st State Could Be Possible

MezzKet

[quote] The House on Thursday approved legislation that could set in motion changes in Puerto Rico's 112-year relationship with the United States, including a transition to statehood or independence. [/quote] [quote] the Puerto Rican government would be authorized to conduct a second vote and peop...

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Biggest group on WSO

monty09

Good work everybody.... anything topics you want discussed or anything I can do? working on putting more energy trading news and updates... not a lot going on in the market as of late...

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about Nasdaq NKBP's shares

targetprice

This group plans to collect information on NKBP (NASDAQ). The goal is to help people becouse they are often manipulated by sharkss in search of foolish...

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Getting volunteer opportunities

coffeebateman

I've found a community development non-profit that I'd quite like to volunteer with but I'm struggling as to how to go about asking if they have any volunteer opportunities. I would call them but they don't seem to have a phone number listen other than a general one that goes straight to voicemail...

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Spanish Unemployment Tops 20%

Slacker23

Euope's F'd... F'd in the A. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601010&sid=aMburbnqjWIA [quote] Spain has some of the highest firing costs for open-ended contracts in Europe, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business Index, while around a quarter of the country’s workers have temporar...

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looking for Steve Ballmer style guru / trainer to film

zharptitsa

I am working on a documentary and would like to find a training-seminar or boot camp for analysts, bankers, brokers etc. in the NY area. I'm looking for a charismatic, entertaining Steve Ballmer style trainer or financial guru. Any ideas?...

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Academic question on Intrinsic vs Market

hundge at top rate

I would like to hear some of the experts input on this (current 3rd year and curious over this while studying for valuation exam.) Think of yourself as a consultant for a company that is micro cap size (assume management is not incredibly sophisticated or financially savvy.) You propose an intri...

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Taking advantage of foreign exchange rates for trips?

squirtle

Let me preface this by saying I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to currency and exchange rates, so I apologize if some of these questions seem very basic. I'll be traveling across Europe for about 25 days in the month of June, right before I start working full time. Earlier today, I read on ...

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Tuxedo for Analyst????

WorldTraveler88

Any need for a tuxedo in the wardrobe of an IBD analyst. I m trying to knock out some shopping before an analyst stint Any formal black tie events?...

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Roommate in LA

jaime paris

Anyone looking for a rommate in LA, near Century City? I'm looking for someone to start a lease with preferably June or July. Willing to spend up to $1200, so $2400 for a 2 bedroom. I'm a female, but I'm open to living with male or female. PM or respond to this if interested. ...

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Greece

beatallica

"Greek two-year bond yields jumped more than 3 percentage points to more than 18 per cent Wednesday morning" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a7a9c604-5297-11df-a192-00144feab49a.html WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!...

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Is there a site like this out there?

FIASCO

I'm looking for a site where I can put all sorts of different stock quotes, bond rates, currency rates etc on a homepage, customizable. Is there any sort of website like this? ...

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Talk about a difficult job interview...

zer0zero

http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=5140313 I'm not really sure how on earth you'd respond to that. That's like middle school insults...

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US Federal Tax Budget Break Down 09/10

koske

If anyone is interested in seeing the US federal tax spending budget breakdown take a look at this link. http://www.wallstats.com/deathandtaxes/ Its amazing to see where the money goes and how much of it goes to places we never hear about. Take a look, I found this quiet relevant with all of the t...

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BoobQuake

SGWinner

Apparently showing cleavage causes Earthquakes. Interesting http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2010/04/26/moos.boobquake.rocks.web.cnn?hpt=C2...

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Extravagant Holiday Office Parties Of Yesteryear

daltronator

Given the need for banks to clench up that sphincter tighter than normal this year, most big holiday office parties have been axed. Business Sheet put together a delightful slideshow of some of the most lavish displays of corporate opulence from the past in holiday office party format: http://bus...

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Damn It Feels Good To Be A Banker

SGWinner

Thought everyone might enjoy some humor.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlDmux7Tk4 Anyone know how to create a web link?...

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