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Is anyone else welcoming a recession?

iBankedUp

Sans Trump and his legionaries, feels like most are ready for a slight contraction right before things consolidate. Markets are up despite the inverted yield curve, but things are almost certainly likely to get worse before they get better, right? Trump goon Moore could barely even deny...

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New WSO Logo - Branding / Icon

WallStreetOasis.com

Fellow Primates - so it's been about ~8(?) years since we've taken a look at our logo/branding and we think it's time for a refresh -- our designers almost vomit when they look at our current icon and we have some major initiatives coming where a refreshed look would help. ...

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People making $300k+, how do you spend your money?

allinamd

Curious about people on this forum in finance who are making anywhere north of $300k. How do you spend your money on a month-month basis? Do you live in a luxury apartment or somewhere cheaper to build out savings? Mortgage? Do you eat out at fancy restaurants every week, still cook, or have...

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Vladimir Putin

TNA

http://www.brentter.com/dos-equis-most-interesting-man/ ^^ I used to think that dude was pretty pimp, not anymore. Is there anything that Putin isn't doing? http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100810/D9HGQB8O0.html Every day I read about him doing something ridiculously awesome. Man, someone ...

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Summer Trip

monty09

Trying to take a trip next summer. Budget of 5k....thinking of running with the bulls any suggestions?...

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Youporn Hedge fund connection (SFW, ish)

iBuy

Interesting piece on YouPorn and how XXX user generated content is disrupting the porn industry (no surprise there). Did you know a Stanford MBA Alum is behind YouPorn? http://www.portfolio.com/culture-lifestyle/culture-inc/arts/2007/10/15/YouPorn-Vivid-Entertainment-Profile "On Friday, May 18, St...

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Unchill situations - how to deal with?

bugmenot2

so i was laxin' with my bros the other day, just being sweet dudes on the real, when some non-bro comes up and harshes my buzz. so unchill dudes. so brohemians at wallstreetbroasis, please give me an idea how to deal with these unbro situations. Peace brove and frat. Lord Broldemort Founder and CEB...

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Chinese Professor

Capitalist

A nice look at where the future is heading: ...

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Lifestyle - DC vs. NYC

weeds499

I'm just trying to learn more about the lifestyle in DC compared to NYC for those who have experienced both,. I'm from the NYC area - went to school in the midwest, then came back for IBD/etc. Did M&A, then moved to a startup. I'm considering relocating to DC or SF next year - less related to my ...

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Career Change - Would would you strive to be in?

kimbo

I was watching First Ascent on Nat Geo the other day and it got me thinking. If you chose to be in a different profession or had plenty of time for a hobby..... What would you strive to be the best in? I'm not talking about rock climbing on the weekends or going skydiving, but rather something ext...

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just 6 cylinders and over 600 bhp

iyadatuan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Funyz_Q87c&feature=related...

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Currency Wars - Don't really understand the underlying mechanics/economics

econ

I don't know anything about foreign exchange markets, so could someone please explain to me why QE2 is going to put upwards pressure on a lot of other currencies? I don't understand the underlying mechanics/economics. Also, what exactly is a "currency war?"...

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My friend red.

blastoise

I had an imaginary friend named Red when I was five. We would play in my room when ever mom and dad would fight..so we played a lot. My mom would drink a lot, and she didn’t really take care of me or my brother. my dad tried to take care of us, but he was always gone at work. One day my mom pack...

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Gordon Gekko-esq books?

bulge4lyf

Are there any books around that echo the Greed is Good sentiments of Gordon Gekko? The type of books that promote ruthless capitalism etc....

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Old members

7S

just wondering who are the old active members on this board i just realized i've been on this board for 3 years 29 weeks already, such a long time any other 3+ yr members?...

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Animal Lovers Help me Please

blastoise

My Rottweiler usually sleeps in the garage so I let him in there a few minutes ago forgetting that I had placed a few mouse traps in there. The dog is still relatively young and has testicles the size of tennis balls. Apparently he was dragging those monsters too close to a trap and it snapped rig...

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Holy Shiptnitz

blastoise

http://files.sharenator.com/fascism_sarah_palin_flag_fascist_cross_republican_demotivational_poster_1224893113_Copy_political_demotivational_posters-s640x509-91866.jpg :O...

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Election 2010: Predictions

TheKing

I know there are some politics junkies on here. What are everyone's predictions for tonight? Let's run down the predictions as follows: How many seats you think will change in the House (and who will have a net gain), how many seats you think will change in the Senate (and who will have a net gain...

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Walmart superday

BrownyAce89

Made it to final rounds of Walmart superday!! Yay so excited, but also nervous. I hope they place me in a good group like electronics and not the grocery department which is for scrubs lol. For you fellow monkeys who are still on the grind, I am living proof that hard work pays off hehe. Btw, wh...

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Sport Bike

Anonymous Monkey

Hey guys I'm looking into getting a starter type sport bike to ride around the city, Anyone have any great recommendations for a great beginner sport bike? I'm looking into buying something used about around 3-5K. Some I've found. Yamaha R1-6 Honda CBR Kawasaki Ninja Any ideas?...

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CASS Business School M&A Society

Smooth_Nico

Interested in attending or contributing to the Cass Business School M&A Society? We organise events with senior bankers from leading investment banks, presenting current M&A outlook, sector trends and deal case studies... check out our facebook page for future events!! http://www.facebook.com/grou...

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CASS Business School Alumni

Smooth_Nico

For all alumni or current students at Cass Business School, London Share your experiences and offer advice to those looking to break in to IBanking ...

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VIDEO: Wall Street's Full of Bros

rooster

With less than 200 views as of right now, there's no way you schlumps out there already have your dirty little mitts on this, so consider this my main value add for the year since I'm too busy enjoying my last year of college to sit on the boards all day like I used to when I still needed a job. Wh...

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Q&A: Why energy traders are slow to adapt to rule changes

monty09

http://fuelfix.com/energywatch/2010/10/29/fuelfix-qa-why-energy-traders-are-slow-to-adapt-to-rule-changes/...

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Energy trading competition attracts major corporate execs

monty09

http://thehullabaloo.com/2010/10/29/energy-trading-competition-attracts-major-corporate-execs/...

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To buy or not to buy?

Guest150

So, a trader I know on another forum is saying that purchasing a home is not a good idea. His premise is that owning a home is a liability, and I understand there are expenses related to it, but I feel as though it is expense neutral. Why pay rent when you can own for less and walk away with somethi...

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Some hilarious shit right here

Clarkey

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23844691-sisters-are-doing-it-for-themselves.do ...

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Associate chews gum like a fucking cow

TheBenevolent

This goes on all day long, I can't fucking focus on anything. He sits in the cubicle next to mine. I don't want to have headphones on till later in the evening. Should I just tell him to keep his fucking mouth shut while he chews gum?...

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Movie-Wall Street

futuretrader1999

the movie many of you are too cheap to pay for.... here it is.... the first scene at Knight Cap is pretty cool http://wwwstatic.megavideo.com/mv_player.swf?image=http://img3.megavideo.com///.jpg&v=RHM07QNI "Let's make some dough" -WS2...

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NYC looking to control human interaction

TNA

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/NYC-Considers-a-Not-Catcall-Zone-106135039.html?dr Yes Mein Fuhrer I will obey all laws. So happy to see the epitome of the nanny state, NYC, even entertaining this idea. So if a woman likes you and likes your come ons it is fine, but if she doesn't like ...

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Another Motivating/ Inspiring Story

jonnyseed

Since everyone seemed to enjoy the story about the Cornell soccer player turned investment banker who completed the Ironman with no training, I decided to share another sports story. If you're a baseball fan, you may be familiar with Freddy Sanchez, who is currently playing in the World Series for ...

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Dumbest Blonde Ever

LIBOR

My friend posted this on his facebook wall and its pretty funny. Figured I'd share it with the community here (Its from Are you smarter than a 5th grader and has nothing to do with finance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FEm5VwrgQY&feature=player_embedded...

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good programs for Energy

trailmix8

Was browsing around on www.msfhq.com to look for energy programs and saw that Texas and Tulane would be very fitting. Anyone else have any ideas what good post graduate programs would be particularly aimed towards a career in the energy trading field?...

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Joshua Tree

shorttheworld

Who is a fan? You either know, or you dont. 80s baby...

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Best charge card?

chron3k

Anyone have recommendations for a non-Amex charge card (i.e., pay off in full each month)? I currently have the gold Amex and love it (mostly customer service, but small perks like rewards, etc.). I'm looking for a card to use when an establishment doesn't take Amex. I did a search on WSO and it s...

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Wall Street - The New Fight Club

LIBOR

Last week, New York officially lifted a ban on White Collar Boxing. For those of you not in the know (which included myself until I saw this article this morning), WCB is a boxing league, for you guessed it, white collar professionals. The question is, would you be willing to enter the ring? http:/...

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Pray for him

MrFuture

I saw these today and it saddened me a lot. Whatever you believe in, let's pray for the one and only. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1322950/Michael-Douglas-looks-frail-takes-daughter-Carys-school-run.html ...

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Baseball World Series

General Disarray

Anyone watching the postseason? Giants vs. Texas...never would have predicted that at the beginning of the year....

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Who visits Zero Hedge?

blastoise

Does any one visit zero hedge? What is your opinion about the website? Is it more of a far right website? Been reading some of the posts there and seem solid, but a little far to the right :/ . Opinion please !!!!!!!! Oh, and just to add WSO 4 life ...

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Homeless Vietnam Veteran

monyet

Well, I just got back from volunteering at a Philadelphia charity called the University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC) that feeds the homeless. I am planning a fundraiser for them that will be held on Nov. 14th for my Wharton management class; I went down there to get a feel for what the charity ...

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Have you ever admitted something that you know was not true?

monty09

My brother in law has a drinking problem and I been trying to get him to attend AA.. i even offered to say I need it too.. just to get him there... good idea? I dont want to break his trust with me but want to help him...

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I created a monster....

monty09

My little one told me she wants to be an energy trader like the guys at Enron. She read "smartest guys in the room"...

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Would you like freedom fries with that?

E46fan91

I guess some people just don't want to work...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304023804575566072162957664.html...

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China Blocks Rare Earth Metals

acrew09

Just saw that China is starting to embargo rare earth metals from being shipped to the US (they started with Japan back in September). In addition to being important because the metals are used in most electronics, apparently China mines 95% of them. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/business/globa...

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Inception

SHORTmyCDO

Who has seen this movie? I saw it today and I plan on seeing it again while it is still in theaters? Never have I seen a movie that had left everyone around me interpreting it differently. I don't want to go into it on here because I do not want to spoil it for anyone, but it is a must definite m...

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How much richer am i going to be than you all ?

DeighTrader

How much richer am i going to be than you all ?...

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United States of Mexico??

cphbravo96

Okay, so I ran across this article today which got me thinking. At what point does the federal government step in and do something. Not specifically about finding this guy's body, but about the massive amount of destructive violence that occurring south of the border? http://www.statesman.com/new...

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So, did Gordon Gekko have clients, or traded for himself ?

MrFuture

In the first movie, we see him a few times in the office with some Japanese dudes, but it is not clear if they are potential business partners or clients. In the second movie, he specifically says he turned his 100 million into a billion once he opened the office in London. He never really mention...

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You are insignificant

pinkbanker

Like everyone on here, I crave recognition, prestige, and wealth - all things the financial industry adequately provides. However, while musing about the brevity of time we're on earth, I got thinking about what I will leave behind when it is all said and done. Generations from now, even my progeny ...

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BNP Paribas Announces Completion of BNP Paribas Energy Trading Acquisition

monty09

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 05, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it has fully closed on its purchase of BNP Paribas Energy Trading GP in Houston, formerly known as Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP, and that its subsidiary BNP Paribas (Canada) fully closed on its purc...

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New York City WSO Meetup

shorttheworld

Anthony and I met up the other day and had a few drinks prior to both of us running off to other engagements and I was playing with the idea of setting up a meet up/happy hour of WSO individuals in NYC.. potentially @ The Galway Hooker.. if we can get a group of people interested I can go ahead and ...

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Keep It Classy, Duke

ThaVanBurenBoyz

Duke madam/student completes an extracurricular assignment, or, "fuck list" thesis. The materials were leaked, of course, given the way society runs now. Enjoy it in all of its' magnificence. Somewhere, a daughter's father sheds a tear, as my shock meter barely flickers. http://deadspin.com/5652...

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Anyone have the hots for their associate?

PiperJaffrayChiang

Anyone ever have a thing for him or her? Being cooped up for 16 hours in the day... needing to release tension? I have one particular female associate who is pretty eye-catching. She's the type with a beautiful face that makes you go wow, she's beautiful. Add a petite body... and a a great sense ...

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new1987

ThaVanBurenBoyz

Official call out thread. I'm calling you out new1987! Can we ban this man, por favor? He's only here to spam Wall Street Prep discount codes, offering half a sentence of advice at best. Ride or die new1987. I'm meditating right now, completely focused and relaxed. I'm send waves of herpetic energ...

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Michael Lewis on the HBS MBA oath

noobmonkey

Makes me want to read Liar's Poker again: http://preview.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-09/i-pledge-to-write-funnier-columns-on-goldman-commentary-by-michael-lewis.html...

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I think you guys will like this video

fhurricane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cPuaqGZGro ...

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I hope these people are unemployed now.

jonnyseed

I'm referring to the group of suave young guns of Wall Street at the dinner table (at the beginning and around 2:30) I have nothing against investment bankers, but these guys just seem like major d-bags. I just came across this show this week by the way. I especially like the fat nerdy guy in the...

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This is how I feel about some of you

lookatmycock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRO3RJ9cYSo Discuss....

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WSO Promotional Video

WallStreetOasis.com

Hey guys, so below is a promotional video for WSO I threw together using Animoto....they don't give too much flexibility regarding editing, but would love to hear your opinions before I put this up in our "About Us" section. Thanks, Patrick ...

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There's still booze

shep

Saw this video on cnn money. Thought it was kind of interesting. A laid off bond trader opened his own distillery in NYC. Has anyone tried the gin? http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2010/10/06/sbiz_gin_distillery.cnnmoney/...

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The Rockefeller Creed

pinkbanker

Came across this recently and I thought that I'd share it with you lads. You're young and are about to take the world head on, it's best you do so with the proper mindset. Looking over a few of these, I cannot help but think that our government and our financial institutions have failed on a great n...

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Our racism is still going strong, my fellow brethren!

lookatmycock

Just sent an email to a writer at both the NY Times and my college's newspaper tipping them off about a start up we're doing. I decided to go anonymous a bit and act like I'm the tipper...so I got a new email as a guy named "Albert Xue Chang" (so no one would ever guess who's involved in this start...

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Best lines in finance

avl

Hey guys and gals, First day on here and first post! I'm new to this game (2 months into a HY Credit Analyst position in London), and I've already heard quite a few cool phrases around the trading floor. We all know the famous ones: The trend is your friend, Don't catch a falling knife, dead cat b...

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Zuckerberg to VCs: "Fuck you". Uhh, how exactly is this "shocking" in any way? Love VCs, Fuck VCs...they're just people sheesh

lookatmycock

I was responding to another guy's post but decided to copy/paste my response and make a whole new thread because I wanted to get your opinions: Excuse me, but since when are VC's all of a sudden these gods we all have to bow down and kiss ass to? I haven't seen the movie yet nor do I know the story...

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Car Discounts for Employees

Killabeez

What is the employee discount for a car purchase for JP Morgan employees? Any specific info would be appreciated. ...

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Classmate dropping out of Med School citing "horrifying future salary potential" after running figures on Excel

lookatmycock

A former class mate is looking to break into finance and will drop out of Columbia med school this month after much rumination, "running some figures on Excel", screenshotting and pasting said Excel calculation onto Facebook, and realizing that ASSUMING he makes $300k as a surgeon: Deducting heavy t...

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Anyone else get annoyed as fuck when high school classmates come asking you for jobs?

lookatmycock

Note: Before you read on, I don't mean high school friends with whom you had great times with, went to prom with, got detention with, got free weed from, etc... I'm talking, guys you barely know, guys you had beef with, guys who you never spoke to in 8 years, guys who tried to steal your gf, etc......

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Can some one read my cover letter to GS?

blastoise

CAn some one read my cover letter to GS before I send it PLEASEEEE...

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You know it's a slow day at work when...

avl

I'll get the ball rolling.. You resort to reading news articles like this one: https://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/10/08/women-dont-sweat-effectively-men/ ...

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Fire Department Watches As House Burns Down

cclow

I don't know how many of you have seen this news story, but basically a man did not pay the $75 annual fire department fee, so the fire department refused to put out the fire when it reached his house. He offered to pay the fee on the spot, but they refused his pleas and watched as it totaled the f...

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Rutgers Student Suicide - time for a little Real Talk

TheKing

I think it's time for a little real talk: http://abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=11763784 This Rutgers kid that committed suicide by jumping off a bridge after his roommate spied on him - does anyone else read this and think "wait, he killed himself? Over THAT? Get the fuck out of here." I'm not sayin...

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Bahaminian Investment Bankers Are Badass

Anonymous Monkey

So this Bahamianian i-banker catches sharks for fun. He caught one, cut it open (was planning on eating it I think), and found a human body inside the shark. http://www.businessinsider.com/humphrey-simmons-keith-ferguson-stanley-bernard-man-eating-shark-2010-9 There are pics of the dead body here...

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Typical PNL

reno93

I was talking to an analyst at a physical shop last week and he said the traders he works under usually to about 50-60k in PNL daily. Im not sure about the volume they move daily but was just wandering if this is average, high, low?...

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Tulane Energy Trading Event

monty09

I will be in town... anyone up for a drink? ...

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Lazy people on WSO

bossman

Just a quick observation: I find people on these forums extremely lazy. There are lots of really stupid questions that can be easily researched on google, but people will post them anyway because they want someone to do the research (even though it will usually take longer). At the same time, peo...

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Jon Stewart / Rick Sanchez Opinion

jerome123

How much bullshit is it that RS can't have an opinion outside of his job at CNN. Don't get me wrong, I love Jon Stewart, and generally think RS is a joke, but him getting fired is crazy. Seems I'm the only one that has this reaction as all my friends are telling me RS deserved it. But I think it'...

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This Family Does Not Need Big Bonuses

MCBB687

For those of you who read that article by the Chicago law professor claiming he was barely making ends meet on ~$350K per year, here's a family at the opposite end of the spectrum. The Economides of Scotsdale, Arizona pride themselves on being the perennial "Cheapest Family in America," feeding a ...

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How the fuck did Steve get into Goldman Sachs?!?!?!?

blastoise

What school did he come from? Does Harvard now have a major in wood cutting? Does Princeton now have a major in modern day how to put shit on a shelf degree??? [quote] Sure, Goldman Sachs is a premier investment bank with a market cap of over $75 billion and employs some of the smartest people on...

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Rate the song above yours

ThaVanBurenBoyz

Simple concept, just rate the song in the post above your own contribution. Mod Comment: Embed all videos in comments. To do so click the "Embed" button on YouTube, copy the link, paste it in, then click the little arrow beneath your comment box that says "Input format", switch it to "Full HTML"....

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Wall Street Charity Poker Event Tonight

CiroCorp

Anyone going to the Wall Street Warfighters Charity Poker Event tonight?? It's being hosted at the Intrepid and all the proceeds go to disabled veterans. Here's the link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wall-street-warfighters-foundation-hosts-celebrity-charity-poker-tournament-to-benefit...

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Moving Interview, Resume, Job Questions to "Get a Job" forum

WallStreetOasis.com

With the influx of new user and recruiting season upon us we are getting a ton of threads dropped in the wrong place. Specifically, any threads related to interviews, resume or other questions related to a career search should go into the Get A Job forum. Thank you for helping me keep the threads ...

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Kicked To Da Curb

Stringer Bell

To all the BB's that felt the need to say fuck y*# to all us wanna be 2011 FT'ers this one goes out to you... ...

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Hilarious video that has nothing to do with finance...

Billy Ray Valentine

I know this video has nothing at all to do with finance... but its hilarious and work-safe. Wanted to share it with everyone. The fun begins between 15 and 20 seconds in. Enjoy and give me some silver bananas for the laugh you get from this! ...

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Im baaaackkk

trade4size

Its been a while since I last stopped by WSO. Over the past year and a half I have learned a great deal about myself as a person and what it takes to be a successful prop trader. The short version is its so much tougher than you think. If you cannot clearly communicate your edge to someone in a f...

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Hey guys I got a serious question

blastoise

What schools are targets in IB? Mod Edit: Spam. locked. Search....

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Stephen Colbert Addresses Congress Regarding Immigration

San Franciscan

The title says it all! Thoughts? That Stephen Colbert has some balls. ...

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Origination

chocolate_boy_wonder

Quick question, how closely related are origination and trading? I know a lot of firms have them together in the same department. Is origination a good industry entry point if paper or physical trading is your ultimate goal?...

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Meeting someone you treated like sh it

Phoenix09

I am meeting my boyfriend's sister for the first time WELL she turns out to be someone I know in my early college days and I treated her like crap. we didnt like each other thats for sure but i was a real bitch and made her like miserable.. i was so so mean to her. at the time i just said she does...

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tipping point

iyadatuan

It is a good book, but i just couldnt finish it, somehow redundant. what do you guys think?...

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Sorry

monty09

Sorry everyone i been working a ton and visiting business schools. Have some time off next week and will be updating the group with info. Anything special you guys will like to see going forward? Please do offer any suggestions ...

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Friday blues

Mo

Been a very long week and it does not seem to be ending anytime soon. My mood have hit rock bottom for the last hour now and do not know what to do to bring myself back up. Ideas are appreciated.....specially if you are an analyst...

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Investment Banking/Trading show on Showtime or HBO

BSH Big Swinging Hokie

Ok, so I was just thinking. What would you guys think of an Entourage type show (for adults) starring an investment banking unit trying to lock down new deals, dealing with customers that also intertwines with a prop trading group that deals with the day to day life on the trading floor. All charact...

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Witchcraft

swagon

I dabble in witchcraft. How should I list this under the “interests” section of my resume? Or, since I am not part of a coven, will it look like I don’t take my witchcraft seriously enough? Last thing I want to do is come across as a half-ass. ...

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Obama vs Palin 2012

fhurricane

Lets say this disaster scenario occurs, that Palin is nominated by the GOP for 2012. Who do you vote for? I vote for Obama, simply because I have qualms about making a dumbfuck the most powerful person in the world....

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Duke Football Instructional Guide

jos.a.bankhard

I was forwarded this gem earlier today. It's so horrible I just wanted to share it. I kind of hope this is a joke, because it's pathetic. http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/23397/duke-diy-how-to-be-a-duke-foot ...

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New Masters @ Tulane to Focus on Energy Trading

shorttheworld

visited tulane yesterday and found out that they are looking to create a masters in management with a focus in energy trading and risk management to start next year-- kind of like an mfin but with pure focus on energy trading and no fluff. its going before committee today but most likely is going to...

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Screw banking...

Stringer Bell

I want to got back to my frat house...and never leave http://fratmusic.com/#show=top...

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