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Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam

InfoDominatrix

Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

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Join the WSO Chats for Your City

AndyLouis

Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's chat group. We created these Telegram groups with the...

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Ray Dalio: Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed

CRE

Bridgewater's Ray Dalio [wrote a post about "Why and How Capitalism Needs to be Reformed,"](https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-how-capitalism-needs-reformed-parts-1-2-ray-dalio/?published=t/) claiming that the outcomes of capitalism are no longer consistent with the system’s...

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You think you got problems? Just read this.

trade4size

The next time you think you have problems remember there is ALWAYS someone WORSE OFF. A 26-year-old secret could free inmate By SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer Sat Apr 12, 2:01 PM ET For nearly 26 years, the affidavit was sealed in an envelope and stored in a locked box, tucked away with the ...

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All you gamblers out there: how do you deposit to/withdraw from online poker in the US?

jetonup

I used to use firepay, then that got shut down. What's a legal, reliable way to buy in?...

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flattery gets you everywhere

ishender

Question for all you scholarly men and women.. I'm currently working for a hedge fund administration (almost 2 yrs) and still in school (undergrad) and would like to break into the hedge fund/banking industry in a couple years. Any advice on whether this experience will serve a use for me? And wheth...

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de-modded

OpsDude

:(...

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Comfortable Shoes - Women

sleepisfortheweak

The Comfortable Shoes (for men, obviously) thread from last summer came up on active topics and I figured I should start one for the female users (yea like all 20 of them) that are on this forum. So as flats have gotten increasingly popular over the past years, I'm sure many of us do not master the ...

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Do traders at GS London get to take their full holiday allowance?

LookAtMe

Hi, A quick question for those in the know: do junior traders (I'm talking analysts and associates) usually get to take their full 23 day holiday allowance at GS in London? Also, can you generally take your holidays approximately when you want, or is their a lot of negotiation involved regarding th...

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Married to the Market

patekphilippe

Really funny article I found from the late 90s go-go days. http://nymag.com/nymetro/urban/family/features/2738/...

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Interesting Job

Cest

Very interesting job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcalasGr_uk&feature=related I wonder what they pay.......

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Need ideas for financial domain name (teertsllaW.com)

Backwords

Newbie here. Just wanted to see if anyone had any opinions on utilizing the domain name teertsllaW.com (Wallstreet.com spelled backwards). I can't seem to find a niche for it. Thanks in advance....

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NYC Apartment - Absolutely amazing

LondonE11

I have 1 bedroom out of a 3 bedroom luxury apt for rent. Apt is in the financial district(NYC) and is absolutely amazing. The Building: - FREE gym, plasma screens on every piece of cardio equipment - brand new building - driving range/putting green (with golf clubs if you dont have) - wrap around ...

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Sublets? Some help please!

goldking

Hi does anybody know of any sublets from mid may till the end of august. Anywhere from midtown to Wall St. 2 bedrooms our budget is $4500 per month. Thanks...

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Summer Analyst Gathering

soulsearching

Hello, I would like to organize gatherings for investment banking summer analysts in NYC. If anyone is interested in helping me out, please shoot me a line. Best,...

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Bracket time

BSD123

I think that grilling out is a bracket busting sleeper pick. http://www.frattinghard.com/fmround1.gif ...

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Networking - Value of networking

prettyspectacular

I understand the value of networking can't be underestimated esp. within banking. But I have found that quite often suggestions of coffee/lunch have little to do with professional relationship building, but usually mask ulterior motives. When these offers come from more senior guys who clearly hav...

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Summer Housing - Help

bullmetaljacket

Where is the best place to live if I am working on Park Ave? Are there any websites that list apartments available for the summer? ...

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Baltimore Housing Info

dasboot

Does anyone have any information on living in Baltimore? What areas are good for a single professional? Any info you can provide on specific buildings, pricing, and availability would be appreciated. Also, should I get a roommate? Aside from Craigslist, do you recommend any other sources? Thank...

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Where to get a high quality leather portfolio?

omega

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows a good place to get a high quality leather portfolio to bring to interviews (hold resumes), work as an SA, etc....

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The Money Masters

Anonymous Monkey

Has anyone seen this documentary? It claims that the fed is a private, for profit corporation whose shareholders are secret. They manipulate the money supply for their private gain. They, along with a league of international bankers, control about 90% of the world's wealth. This is a segment of the...

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Mercer St vs. Water St.

mogli

I have been offered single housing in both. Both of them are equidistant from the bank I would be interning at. Which one is a better living prospect? Any tips/thoughts?...

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should i get a fake?

seniorplow

I'll be working at a BB for full time next year, and will do training this summer in NY. I don't turn 21 until after training, and I don't have a fake. Will this prevent me from interacting and getting to know the other analysts? Should I get a fake, or will there be opportunities to network? (I dri...

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Dress-for-success.com Shirt Configuration

yawster

Hey guys, I was referred to dress-for-success.com by a number of people to get a few shirts made. I will be starting as an SA at a BB this June. Could you guys help me out with the configuration? Brooks Brothers non-iron slimfit shirts fit well on me but I'm not really sure what I should select on...

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Final Four Picks?

grandpabuzz

Just filled out my bracket, and I was wondering who everyone else is betting against (for). My final picks go as: Louisville, Texas, Kansas, UCLA UCLA over Kansas in the finals. ...

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We're headed for a depression

AgreeWitMe

How many of you think so?...

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Credit concerns??

jasonstewart

I think I understand credit concerns but from a very high level. Liquidity is more related to interest rates right? Any one has good articles since I am tired of that word just being thrown around. I sort of understand that the monoline insurers provided their stamp of excellence and bonds took i...

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To all Asian bankers and bankers-to-be:

b2

I know that, for whatever unbeknown reason, there is a very large Asian population on this board. How many of you have been "invited" to the secret society known as Gossip Banker? I don't know how they got my contact info or how they knew about my offer from a top BB, but somehow I got the tap. Fro...

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The worst idea in the world

VCmonkey

So after reading the thread on how Americans are under compensated compared to our glorious socialist friends on the other side of the Atlantic, I thought it would be worth digging into what those Europeans are up to. And guess what I found: 1. A Franco-German government-funded search engine design...

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Quotable Quotes!

EpicWinner123

Good afternoon all, Just trying to see if anyone has come across any quotable quotes, stupid statements, or random comments in or around the office. I'm sure things have come up, so please post the good ones here. I say, "Any job that does not require scanning and copying is a good job." Cheers,...

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When do you see yourself getting MARRIED?

deadjackal

Wondering when you wsoasis guys & gals see yourself getting married? 25? 30? 35? 40? 45? ....never? To what kind of woman/man in general? If never I would like to know why (I find this anthropological topic kind of interesting)...

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UBS Housing

dabears13

I accepted the offer for IBD SA at UBS and am now looking at housing. I know about NYU, but what specific dorms there would be recommended that would put me close to the UBS office (Park Avenue)? Any tips about NYU housing for UBS office or if anyone knows where a lot of UBS SA have stayed in the...

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Morgan Stanley Analyst Training 2008

crazyhorse25

Has anybody received word of when the Morgan Stanley Analyst training for 2008 will be held and for how long it is? My HR said that it will be confirmed from New York side. Anyone got a clue?...

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Anyone in a Dining Club?

UBmonkey

I've heard from a few friends that after they made it to a certain ranking within their company, that the company made them join one of these "dining clubs". It seems like its just a place to take clients and what not, maybe network a bit. Some Companies paid for the membership while others have to ...

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Do recruiters care if people get steak for dinner?

elaine528

I met up with a friend last night who came into the city for Bear interviews. Apparently they give 40$ for dinner. He got the best steak. I was telling him that maybe it looks bad, but he says it doesnt matter. your thoughts?...

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Modafinil

Dyer

Has any one tried Modafinil or Ritalin to cope with the IB hours? A few of the guys on my course swear on Modafinil for the run up to finals. Studies show it can allow you to concentrate and perform at much higher levels even if you are only getting 4 hours sleep a night. Whats everyones thoughts? ...

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Ummmm

Disjoint

So i've been spending the night in the library working on my f...ing thesis; and this suddenly downed on me: I'll be working trading hours which is only from 7 to 7, which means I will be spending less time at work than I am currently spending at the library. In other words in 4 months when I start ...

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Career Plans?

b333b

i'm russian. I'm a premed. Taking mcat this May. Then i intend to surprise my parents and join usmc as an officer. So the plan is to serve 4yrs and then decide m.d. or mba. so one of the major reasons to pick mba is so i could then get a banking or trading job in moscow. is that realistic? and i und...

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American Women

b333b

i was just reading a law discussion boards. i only read it because it's unmoderated and you can get all kinds of postings. so there is a post where they rate "irl women". it's amazing how pathetic they are. they post pics of average looking women and then say "well it's not like u're dating a super...

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Countrywide throwing LAVISH SKI RETREAT....

Will1220

Today, while they're throwing people out of their homes, and generally shitting themselves in every conceivable way financially. Shocking BofA let this slide. When Schwartzman parties to the tune of $4mm on his 60th, that's one thing, at least his firm isn't (wasn't?) in the toilet...this seems ...

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Excel Text to number conversion

trade4size

First some background So I got bored and decided I wanted to look for sites that graphically tracked the change in a stocks EPS over time. I really want to track atleast 5 years worth of data so I have enough data points. www.earnings.com gives me the necessary data however when i cut and paste t...

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Shitty finance class textbook update: 1st exam

Banking on Investments

I got an 88%, maybe I should listen to that one VA guy who said I should look at other job opportunities. *non-pretentious sarcasm* That was one hell of an exhausting exam, at least now I know how to study using a deplroable book. ...

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Getting a Fake

waltersobchek

Can anyone give me some advice on where to get a good fake ID in NYC? The one I have I got near Bryant Park several years ago, but I was 17 then, which would make me 23 now (and I don't look 23 at all) - it was also just a shitty fake that barely worked in the East Village. I want a new one that wi...

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RAINBOW ROOM in Midtown...Exclusive?

sink

Hello everyone... I was wondering if any of you are members of the rainbow room in Midtown or know much about it. (been to their website and wiki, but I hear they have some sort of members program) If yes, do you mind sharing some of your experiences? Is it a really a big deal, and a place where a...

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good books for CFA

culligan

Hello, I need advice from people here who have taken the CFA exam level 1. My older brother (PhD in mechanical engineering), is considering to go into finance. He wants to take the CFA level 1 exams in June. What are some good books he can read to self teach himself and prepare for the test? He's...

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Fun video!

Anonymous Monkey

I enjoyed this... many probably have already seen it (as it was on Dealbook): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-LDfroa1w...

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Pre-Analyst Trip

MSG1226

Hey everyone, I'm going to be graduating the end of May and starting as an analyst sometime in July so I have pretty much all of June off and want to take a trip w/ a bunch of guys. It can be in US, Europe, anywhere. Any ideas as to places to visit? Did you guys/gals go on a trips/tours before y...

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Yes We Can

ST2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY This is speech is very inspiring and is going to be always remembered. ...

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Funny contract language

Anonymous Monkey

These clauses were in my IBD contracts: "Your total working hours (excluding one hour lunch daily) is 40 hours per week... you may be required to work outside the official hours from time to time" "Business working hours are from 9:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday)" "You are not entitled to leave...

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The Dark Knight....?

jackofalltrades

What's going to happen now that Heath Ledger died?...

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Hillary vs Obama

OpsDude

discuss tonight's debate and the candidates in general. I think Hillary kicked ass tonight. ...

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Super Bowl - Who do you think is going to win?

hoffmag2

Just curious who you all think is going to win it?  I'm personally going for the Packers, but I think for them to have a chance, SD is going to have to knock off the Patriots next week....

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Associate Summer Housing

skaballet

There are a lot of threads on analysts, but where do most associates live for the summer? I'm considering doing a pre-MBA (before my first year) internship in banking in NYC....

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Convenient office locations: Midtown versus Downtown

Anonymous Monkey

Assume that two offers are so identical that the only difference is office location (i.e. MER or C versus JPM or LEH). Can someone list the costs/benefits of each location? (some factors I had in mind, if anyone in the know can touch upon them: proximity to affordable housing or NYU housing; proximi...

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Points - what's going on here?

John Mack

Just posted a reply to another thread then decided to edit (add to) my response. When I reposted, I got the following message. User iTanker earned 1 banana points! Total now is 45 points. User John Mack lost 1 banana points! Total now is 82 points. Who is iTanker and why is he stealing my bananas...

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Rant: fuck my finance textbook

Banking on Investments

I am a long time forum member, and over the year+ I've been here, I've definitely learned a few things about finance. Now I'm finally taking finance courses at my school. Well... I can't understand the book for shit. I go to the questions section, and basically off what I learned myself/WSO was able...

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Apple price after estimates?

OpsDude

I'm guessing 150....

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time to hate on me

OpsDude

my friend wants to know, when do the banks drug test? aka when does he have to stop weed?...

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Where are you watching the super bowl in NYC?

Krakauer

I like Tonic, but I'm curious where everyone plans to watch the game....

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2008 LA Roommate (third person needed)

aspiringmonkeyisanidiot

We need a roommate in the Westwood/Century City area. So far, it's two of us, each starting as first year analysts later this year. One of us is at the top boutique, and the other is at a top BB....

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Investment Banking Joke

dixm655

The investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.  The investment banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them....

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Just saw "The Terminal"

darkxfriend

Starring Tom Hanks. I enjoyed it but thinking back, it seems like Hanks really weaves a subtle path of destruction. What ultimately happens to his airport buddies? The Indian guy is going to be sent back to India and spend the rest of his life in jail. The two other guys will get fired and possibly ...

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Gentlemen

patekphilippe

So I figured I'd make a thread to match the Ladies one. Gentlemen - post your methods and madness in finding and bedding suitable bachelorettes. I haven't had much luck with the bar scene after college. College seemed like a dream world as far as finding good looking single women goes....

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Anthropological insights into banking behaviour

LdnMezz

This is a fairly interesting article. A little simplistic (but the author does admit to that), but worth a read. Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere on the site. =========================================================================================== Two decades ago, before I became a jo...

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Soccer in the city...

junkbondswap

Does anyone know of any pick-up or open-run indoor places in and around the city?  Someone PM'd me with some general info on this topic but I was wondering if anyone else had any insight.  Have a good weekend....

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Do you know others in real life who post on forums like this one?

orangemonkey

Just curious if you know others in real life who post on forums like this one. I don't work at a bank (yet!) so I don't really know anyone....

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Best shoes for those with orthotics/inserts?

chron3k

Hi all, I know there are about 30 different shoe/suit/etc. threads out there but I think my question is a little more specific. I am starting my consulting job this summer and over the next 6 months would like to invest in a nice, *comfortable* dress shoe. Unfortunately, I also have flat feet. So ...

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Ladies - Can't find any guys

tropos

Where the hell do you meet guys? I can't seem to stand guys who are either (yet consistently meet these men): A) Still in college B) Don't have a steady job. C) Suggest that I "buy/sell a few shares" for them since I'm an investment banker. I don't do that! lol. Yet the other guys are either gay o...

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Eating wild game

patekphilippe

I just got back from a business trip to France and the guys at the client were eating horse meat for dinner. What would you do in this situation? I've never ate a horse but they kept saying it was tasty and I didn't know what to say. My fam owns a few and I have always treated them as pets....

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Death of Prime Minister Bhutto

searching

My Condolences to any forum member who is from Pakistan or some one who was affected by this tragedy. Prime Minister Bhutto was great leader and the most influential woman in the world. She gave her life for Democratic Pakistan. She set a great example to all the women in the emerging markets. P.S...

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Loan $25 to change lives through Kiva.org

WallStreetOasis.com

I want to let you all know about a cool non-profit that is doing great things: Kiva.org Kiva.org allows individuals to make $25 loans to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). By doing so, individuals like you provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy ...

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Your opinions. Are we heading to a recession?

fibows

It's widely debated throughout the financial press. What does everyone think? Personally, I say no, provided that the Fed can keep up with the markets utilizing rate cuts and its new lending facility. Also, these capital infusions from abroad have seemed to improve investor sentiment in the financ...

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Frattiest thing an Analyst has done at work?

patekphilippe

What is the frattiest thing that you have seen an Analyst do at work? I mean something that pretty much screams "I was a frat guy" without saying it bluntly....

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Best Website Ever!

johnabraham45

This is the best thing on the internet. It is like CNN money and gives all the latest finance news, but here's the thing- the news anchors are naked. So basically, you get to watch a bunch of naked chicks give you the daily business news. Score! http://freetube.110mb.com/#plays...

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Mango's in Miami

Cervantes

Anyone been? Ive had some good times there, and the girls who usually go there are pretty good looking, AND friendly. What do you think?...

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Seasons Greetings

hayabusa

Considering no one else has said it so far: Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2008 to all running and using wso.com. Even if some amongst us think seasons greetings, Christmas, good cheer etc.... like lunch, are for wimps, I think we can agree that wso.com is a great resource. So great job runni...

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Iowa Electronic Markets

crocodileboxer

Anyone follow this? You can trade futures on presidential candidates. It's broken down between primary candidates and the two parties in the general election. Nomination markets: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iem/markets/nomination08.html Democrats: http://iemweb.biz.uiowa.edu/graphs/graph_DConv08.cf...

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A futurist topic

hayabusa

Hey all, Have a read of this: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/17/technology/17chip.php Wondering if anyone shares my view that when the following happen: (1) parallel computing finally does become viable and affordable for the BBs; and (2) the spiritual successor and/or ass kicking desc...

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Funny Shit (Part 2)

Vector1990

Hitchens owns the guy who asks a question like a friggin tool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJaLRSHGVCs&feature=related...

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Household Help / Drivers

patekphilippe

For senior bankers that live in Manhattan, how common is having household help? Do they generally have a full-time butler or nanny at their residences and for their families? Also, how about a full-time driver for the wife/kids, etc.? What is the cost of each of these respectively on an annual basis...

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Honest opinion please

ElaineSeinfeld

I'd just like to hear your view on things. Grades aside, what do you think of someone who moved to a foreign country alone (at a young age) and is doing a very difficult degree in a foreign language while supporting himself/herself by working almost full time. Does this make ANY difference to recrui...

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Funny shit

Vector1990

I'm an agnostic but I found this video very funny(watch it to the end). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YPyvJacwUI&feature=related...

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IBD at Grameen Bank?!?!

feed_me

what are the best groups at Grameen Bank? I heard Lev. Fin. and DCM are quite strong. Emerging Markets is also apparently pretty good. How about S&T? what do you guys think? exit opps? presitge? B-Schools?...

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Cars in Manhattan

patekphilippe

How many of you own cars in Manhattan? Do your VPs/Directors/MDs own cars?...

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JETS VS BROWNS THIS SUNDAY 12/9 415PM BELOW FACE VALUE

Frank Slaughtery

season ticket holder but cant go. these are sec 316 row 29. great view and on the sunny side of the field. should be a great game. pm me if you are interested and give an offer....

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TEBOW

BSD123

I think he earned the Heisman with this chick. http://www.withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=1894 Those are some serious funbags. ...

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Perception of men with moustaches

deadjackal

What's your perception of a man with a moustache. I'm talking about a very neatly trimmed moustache (e.g. Ted Turner with a thicker width) on a man that dresses pretty conventionally. What then about men with full beards (e.g. Ben Bernanke style)...

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RothIRA

Texas10

I started a RothIRA with the money I made from my internship while a senior in high school. No, I'm not loaded by anymeans, I just work hard and try to squeeze every penny. I opened the account with Chase, but now I'm wondering if it'd be better in the long run to transfer it to a broker. What do ya...

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Douche Bank???

juicyj

http://www.dealbreaker.com/2007/11/deutsche_bank_alex_brown_is_th_1.php#more This made my day......

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follow up phone call

ElaineSeinfeld

This guy emailed me (Friday afternoon) to say to that HR had passed my resume onto him and he was interested in my profile. He then asked me a few "fit" questions, mostly to see when I am available and for how long. I emailed him back on the weekend (Friday evening. My questions is, how long should ...

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Credit Crunch Internationally

matty200

Things are pretty bad here, dry CP markets, housing crashing, banks reporting huge losses, hiring slowed, M+A taking a hit. I know that some of the major int'l banks have taken losses too, but how bad are things itnernationally? Obviously it is contributing to the weakening of the dollar, but what ...

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Introduction - Junior at a Cal State

chad17

Im a junior at a Cal State and will be graduating in a year. Ive heard a lot about how one should get his/her career path kicstarted by networking etc etc etc but what I really want to know, from the people on the board, is where you started off and how you got to where you currently are or if you'r...

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Wingman Commercial

pmlok

Old but still great... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItiO8PFBu8 This chick's rockin your bro' on the dance floor... But she's towing an anchor A junior investment banker Who's talkin' 'bout herself and not much more, oh... So buy her a beer, it's the reason you're here, mighty wingman You're tak...

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Equity Market

John Mack

Toast? Or taking a breather before new highs?...

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Guys: Social Life for a Female Banker

fp175

So I'm starting as a front office analyst in a few months. I definitely don't want to date/hook up with anyone on my team, or even in my division if I can avoid it. However I have met some of the guys I'll be working with and there are definitely a few I would like to get to know (hehehe). So can I...

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Book on Currency trading?

_RK_

Can anyone recommend a book to read on currency trading? I've got a sudden interest in this and would like to read up on it....

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Colbert for Prez!

tropos

Yay!!! www.colbert08.org...

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are apples used in banking?

skynyrd4212

Are apple computers used at all in the finance field?...

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JETS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FACE VALUE (Browns and Chiefs)

Frank Slaughtery

Hey guys, I'm a jets season ticket holder and looking to get rid of some tickets near the end of the season when I cant go to the games. My tickets are in section 316, row 29, on the sunny side of the field and halfway between the end zone and 50 yard line. They provide a great view of the field a...

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So.....um

holymonkey

What's with stocks nosediving the past couple days?...

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vault gold

waltersobchek

hate to be a shamless fool, but i'm trying to get one employee survey from vault gold, and my school doesnt have access to it. this is more of a curiosity thing, so if someone has access to it and wants to help me out, i'd really appreciate it. thanks...

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A confession

John Mack

yes it's true, I did go to Citi's HQ this morning. But only because I needed the bathroom....

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