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What Type of Leader Are You?

DonalDayUmTray

There are many styles of leadership. The crazy, loud, demanding, intimidating ones. And the ones we actually don't hate and give guidance and mentorship to us. An amazing book that teaches about amazing leadership is definitely HTWFAIP, which I am sure most of you guys have heard of. Do you have an...

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How I Passed the CFA Exams Back-to-Back-to-Back

jeremysg

How I Passed the CFA Exams Back-to-Back-to-Back ###Level I: January 2, 2016 was the first Saturday of the year and the start of my Level I studies. At the time, I was working in real estate equity research and my hours during the work week prevented me from studying daily. So, 75% of my Level I st...

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When do you consider some "rich"?

dc22

Since a lot of you guys are in IBanking, at what point do you look at someone's salary and be like "damn, that man (or women) is rich"...

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Anyone looking for a room? NYC

SirGrayWalrus

I am looking for a roommate to sign 2BR/2BD in LIC or Downtown Brooklyn. Ideal move-in is Dec '18 or early '19 My budget is up to $2,000 and targeting $3,500-$4,000 range for units Going for luxury apartments with in-unit laundry PM if interested!...

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Success as an ENFP in the brutal banking industry

Mamypokozang

Hi All, Just like to gather your feedback on the different types of Meyer Briggs personalities out there in this industry that can actually find and enjoy success. Most people here are I/E NTJ, with T being one of the more salient traits. As an ENFP, would I be able to think logically, structure t...

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Goals - What are yours?

Dabears50

I'm in the process of writing out my short term, mid, and long term goals and I'm curious to hear what kind of goals you guys have for yourselves. For context, I'm 23 and I've noticed most of my goals are driven towards career and finances. I think this is because I feel like now is the time to pa...

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What are you surprised is still around in the year 2018?

dc22

Earlier this month, I asked what you guys thought would be obsolete ten years from now It got a shit ton of responses so going off of that, what do you are you surprised is still relevant today? I'll start it off - I'm surprised that there are still people in the workforce that are completely clu...

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Advice for a college kid with a poor social life?

Chaneller

I'm posting this on a throw-away account. I'll try to keep this short and just give a summary. So I used to be a pretty sociable kid, especially towards the end of high school, when I was going out a lot and I was on the soccer team, had a lot of friends. I went to college on the East Coast at an ...

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Highest Paying Jobs Across All Industries List

privatewealthbanking

Hey guys, for fun, I've made a close-to-comprehensive list of the different roles and professions of each industry that pay well and that prospective students may be looking into. I need your help to make it fully comprehensive. The list has 3 key criteria: 1) The career must have the ability to c...

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Weed, Shrooms, What's Next?

GingerGuy

[Canada's had medical marijuana for a while.](http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2016-230/) [Atai is funding American studies for psychedelics to treat depression.](https://www.businessinsider.com/peter-thiel-psychedelic-research-startup-mushrooms-psilocybin-depression-atai-2018-9?utm_sou...

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Looking for something to do senior year

midwestmogul

Hi guys. A little bit of background about myself: I'm a junior at a non-target going to a BB next summer. I have found myself becoming increasingly bored with my classes, and I'm looking for something better to do next semester and next year. I'd love to hear your advice on which option you think wi...

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Has anyone done altitude training?

Isaiah_53_5

I might go with some friends to the opening at Breck in CO in a few weeks and possibly might bring my bike for some altitude training. My watch has PulseOx, so I can measure oxygen saturation levels. Any experiences? Anything to look out for (ie reasonable oxygen levels and unreasonable levels and...

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What Happens To Connection Hires?

ptm24

What ever happens to the kid who gets all of his internships and/or first job because his dad knows someone? ...

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Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution

ResearchLackey19

Hey monkeys, This question is mostly for the American monkeys on the forum.. I've never really thought much of the birthright citizenship (never made sense to me but just didn't care) but it seems like some people are against getting rid of this because it is in the constitution. How married are y...

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cryptocurrency analysts

Zach11zal

So looking for jobs in investment banking and other such fields has made me wonder about jobs in the world of cryptocurrencies. I have found jobs titled "cryptocurrency analyst" and the pay is pretty close to what an analyst in other industries make. does anyone know or have any kind of experience i...

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Questionable Online Photo

HoyaSexy

College sophomore here beginning to look at the recruiting process. My Halloween costume poked fun at banking (think "Short the vix" level jokes) and unfortunately a photo of myself and a friend was posted, uncensored, to an Instagram account with a high number of followers. Should I be concerned ...

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Misrepresentation of Age (fake id)

HornedFrog7

I know this topic has been brought up before, but my circumstance is a little different compared to the stuff that has been answered before. I recently received a "misrepresentation of age" citation for using a fake id to buy a beer at a bowling alley (I know, sounds stupid). It's considered a class...

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How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?

takenotes08

Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She lives sli...

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Sexual Harassment at Work - Will It End?

fine-nance

Harvey Weinstein recently joined the club of executives getting accused of sexually harassing women at work. Apparently his victims include **Gwyneth Paltrow** and **Angelina Jolie**. What a guy. In response, an article came out a few days ago titled "Experts: Workplace sexual harassment should be ...

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Getting Equity

HFT

Hi, I was curious on how a startup HF can find equity and partners online in the US? Please provide reasonable suggestions....

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Notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

StaphyBone

Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday, federal officials said. Bulger, 89, had recently arrived at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia, according to the Boston Herald. The feared former leader of the Win...

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Anyone else feel like you've lost your touch?

Pizz

I was valedictorian of my HS, got into an Ivy league school, graduated with honors there, and got into a HF, but found that the real world is kicking my ass. I've always felt like I could take on any challenges, but can't seem to find the motivation to take them on anymore. What happened to me? ...

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Advantages and Negative Side Effects of ProSolution Plus

animalonej

ProSolution Plus has numerous fixings that are primarily to enhance sexual stamina and execution. A portion of the fixings made reference to beneath can deliver more blood stream in the assemblies of your penis. This can result in a superior quality and size of your erection. Also, you can encounter...

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Tesla's Future

DonalDayUmTray

Tesla has been laughed at for it's financial performance over the last few years, their vision is great for the future and for their innovation with making "green cars". Recently, the Elon has just completely fucked up in terms of his tweets about a private buyout. Then, last week they come our wi...

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Burnout and stress in finance

HC2399

I'm a junior surgical resident in a high stress specialty working 80-100 weeks. In medicine, we constantly as a profession, talk about burnout and physician overwork, stress and suicide. Ironically, it tends to be the doctors who work the least hours, like family doctors, psychiatrists etc. talking ...

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Who wins out: The calm operator or The aggressive competitor

LeveredCat

I've been reading Machiavelli again recently and found a little section about how fortune favors ones who have the audacity to act upon opportunities often triumph over his more calculating peer. In your experience, do the calculating mastermind or thegressive colleagues get the promotion and last l...

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In the bathroom...Shitiquette!

EpicWinner123

Scenario: You are analyst A. It is a quiet bathroom. You are in a stall. You are sitting to perform/are performing #2. Now enters analyst B. He/She proceeds to take the stall adjacent to yours. Again, it is a quiet bathroom. Do you: 1.) Stop squeezing to prevent to noises/ploops and plops, and w...

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How Much Do Bank Rankings Really Matter?

DonalDayUmTray

All the top banks care about their rankings, with everybody competing to have the most deal flow and revenue. GS, JPM ,MS, BAML, Citi are constantly fighting for the top spot, but how much does it really matter. Do the clients care about it? Does it really contribute to how much deal flow a bank wil...

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American culture: Why is the 'establishment' wrong on Obama/Trump but right on 'polished professionals'?

iBankedUp

It's a simple question, mostly aimed at all you Trump logicians. The anger coming from the Trump camp, being roiled up by Trump himself, is inflammatory and toxic. The fact that Trump himself is the furthest thing from polished like Obama, and that is part of the allure/charm, really points to full ...

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Ayahuasca!

Lloyd BIankfein

Interested to know if anyone here has tryed Ayahusca. For those of you who are not familiar with it, it's a plant from the Amazon which contains the naturally occurring compound DMT. It's been used by the locals in South America for religious and spiritual ceremonies for thousands of years, and is s...

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Crooked Hillary Laughs At Her Own Racist Joke

buysidehotshot

During an interview Hillary cracked a racist joke that can be seen [here](https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-29/they-all-look-same-hillary-cracks-racist-joke-after-bookerholder-mix). Imagine if Trump made the same "joke". The media would treat us to endless lectures on white supremacy. Predict...

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Top Brass Brought in McKinsey

WolfofWSO

Let's see if the organization structure and corporate dynamics actually change this time. It's funny to see these 20 something whippersnappers acting as if they have the same stature as the CxOs. One has already dropped that they just graduated from Harvard. I wanted to reply with, "Oh I brought ...

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Ideas for Healthy Snacks

ColdCaller

Lately, I've been getting tired of snacking on granola bars. I consume a variety of fruits throughout the day, so what I'm looking for here is some direct substitute for granola bars. Any ideas on light and healthy snacks that you enjoy eating?...

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Market/Investing Related Jobs?

PaulBaker1122

I'm new to this forum and I had a question. I always hear about IB and PE but less so about jobs related to investing. Can anyone tell me what job is best for someone interested in investing money and the market/economy? Also what are the chances of this job being automated in the near future? Than...

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Your Best Suit

Optimus_Subprime

Describe your best custom suit. Where from, what color, the construction, any custom details etc. What I would consider my best suit is a navy suit, made at Henry Davidsen in Philadelphia. Full canvassed jacket, slim, but not overly tight, dark red lining in the jacket. Opted for pick stitching. O...

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Christine Blasely Ford Cashes in to the Tune of $1 MM Plus a Book Deal

buysidehotshot

And just like that the entire smear Kavanaugh charade falls apart. Christine Blasey Ford is cashing in on her lies to the tune of $1 MM plus a book [deal](https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/10/27/nothing_to_gain_kavanaugh_accusers_coffers_are_growing.html). She might be the most...

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What Do You Hate Most About Corporate America?

ptm24

Between all the HR bureaucracy and inflexible bosses, there are a lot of things to dislike about corporate America. I’ve even known of people who are only willing to work for startups because they can’t stand corporate culture. What are your biggest complaints and best stories about corporate Am...

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Elon Musk's Account Locked on Twitter

ColdCaller

You know Elon's tweets are getting wilder when Twitter decided to lock his account due to his unusual tweets. Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter temporarily locked his account. When asked why that happened, Twitter said it got worried about his suspicious account activity which included twee...

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Ever Interviewed/Worked a Job you Were Super Unqualified For?

GingerGuy

I'll go first. I was looking for a summer internship last year, and being a high school student at the time, my options were limited. I applied to easily 200+ university co-op spots and snagged interviews for 7 of them. I then used this forum to brush up on my modelling skills and understand what go...

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What's the most impressive profile you've seen on Linkedin?

26367236723

I'm sure Im not the only one who has checked a friend's profile on Linkedin and clicked on the side of people similar to him or her....

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What Personal Finance Advice Would You Give to Your Former Self?

ptm24

If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice on your personal finance decisions, what would you say? Are there any personal finance decisions that even educated younger people often make that you would warn against?...

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Are you passionate about your profession?

hanso6

Hi, whenever I try to boost my discipline by watching motivational videos about the people I admire, there is especially one topic that remains in my head - passion. They all describe their, in some way obsessive, passion about what they do and repeatedly cite this as one of the keys to their succe...

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IBM Acquiring RHT at $190 a share

Tony Montana

https://www.businessinsider.com/ibm-is-reportedly-nearing-a-deal-to-acquire-redhat-the-software-company-valued-at-20-billion-2018-10 I still think IBM is a boomer stock, and will continue declining. ...

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Rosenbaum and Pearl Investment Banking 2nd Edition valuation models

millitia

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Goldman Sachs - Interview

tungluanvan1080

My girlfriend has just received an interview for the PIPG equity derivatives team of Goldman Sachs in London, after working slightly more than a year at the Interest Rate Derivatives desk for one of the larger Nordic banks. Is anyone familiar with this desk? What can she expect in terms of the inte...

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It's time to abolish freedom of the press.

michigan10483

What is news? News is valueless, a collection of leftist liberal dogma. Especially in this day and age, news provides nothing. Written by life failures who call themselves “journalists/reporters” (the worst type of human beings), news is neither fun nor informative. There are so many ways we cou...

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What iPad to get

ksk2018

Anybody have thoughts on what iPad to get?Currently use a MacBook for all school assignments, and will most likely continue that. I have a second generation iPad, but it’s too slow after all the updates. Want to use the iPad for reading the news and other web browsing, but wouldn’t mind the vers...

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How tough would it be to compete with a college kid at a party school when it comes to social life?

Postgradwonderer

Given that you're out of college and no longer college age (18-25) for most typical colleges that fit the mold of a "party school". Lets say you have made it financially to where money is not that big of a concern, are in good health and don't have a family/significant other to take care of....

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Epic, Maker of Fortnite, Raises $1.25 Billion

YungBull

As many of you have seen over the past year, Fortnite has become one of the biggest video game sensations in the world. Now its maker, Epic Games, is cashing in. According to [this article](https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181026005404/en/Epic-Games-Forges-New-Financial-Strategic-Partnership...

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Undergrad business schools vs Econ

andrewmyles80

Random question, but does it really matter if you go to an undergrad business school? I want to major in economics because I really like it. I have friends in AEM and Stern and I feel sorry that they have to take accounting and business law. I'm preparing to transfer, but would my IB chances be less...

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Any Cyclists on here?

Negative Rates Ghostrider

Saw someone made a topic on bikers, so I wanted one on cyclists. I was out for a 30 mile ride in central park on Sunday and saw lots of like-minded individuals. Great exercise, builds more muscle than running....

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To Biodiversity to Business: Help!

Adrienne-duc

So I'm a senior at a great university. Except the fact that the advisory center for my biodiversity major gave me bad advice and now I'm about to graduate with a degree I won't be able to get a job or go to grad school with. Basically, if I graduate as my current grades stand, I'm screwed. While I t...

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As a summer Intern, I LinkedIn-endorsed my associate in Microsoft Outlook and nothing else, now he seems upset at me?

Ronclue

Last week of internship, my associate endorsed me on linkedin under the skills section in Excel, financial analysis, and commercial real estate investments. In return I endorsed him in microsoft outlook as a joke. Now he won't give me any good quality work to do? Earlier today I asked if there was ...

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Great financial modeling courses for free

michigan10483

Took up trading last year and had to self-study most of it from 4chan posts, /r/wsb, YouTube videos, etc. Recently stumbled upon Martin Shkreli's YouTube channel - just wanted to share it with you. Great resources, the guy may have been promulgated by the media as a greedy capitalist, but he is rea...

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Trading From Home For a Living?

RustyFork

I'm a 20-year-old undergrad Senior. I've been trading for 3-4 years and make consistent above-market returns. I'm interning right now, so I'm mostly swing trading. But I'm still beating the market doing that. I mostly swing and day trade equities, sometimes hedge with options and use options for vol...

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What are some signs of a Bad CEO?

IdkLOL

I kinda feel my CEO is not a "nice" person. But then again I don't know squat about such stuff. So would anyone has some sort of a checklist to assess if a CEO is a competent one or not? Or is this how a CEO has to be when running a start up with a mandate to flush shareholder and directors with bon...

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How much does trading system such as Bloomberg AIM cost roughly?

bgc0708

I am doing some research as to the costs for those trading systems for a small hf ($100M). Anyone can share some rough estimates?...

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Workstation Ergonomics Discussion - Monitor stands, shit like that..

GoldenCinderblock

I have a question for myself, but also, I think it would be nice to have a thread where we discuss our workstation setups, accessories you like, monitor setups, etc. My thing is I can't find a monitor stand that has a good amount of elevation or ability to travel up and down a good bit. Here's my c...

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please ignore thsss

Apers1984

please ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-gplease ignore please igjggr-g...

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2018 Midterms Prediction Thread

buysidehotshot

Let's start a prediction thread for the midterms. House: Democrats +17 (Republicans retain control) Senate: Republicans +4 (Manchin switches parties for 55 seats for GOP) Democratic Party completely unravels and Trump has a 1972 (Nixon over McGovern type win)....

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Best Part of Working in Finance?

GingerGuy

Doctors love helping people, engineers love seeing their work come to life, teachers love enlightening the youth, and the list goes on and on. What is the best part about working in finance? ...

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Toughest Person You Ever Met

LeveredCat

Have you ever met a particularly tough person? Some one who mental toughness was beyond anything you have ever seen. What did they do and how did they do it?...

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40 MILLION AMERICANS LIVE IN POVERTY, 3RD LARGEST POPULATION OF POVERTY IN THE WORLD

Rashers

It's very common for posters here to comment on where others should send their money instead of splurging on trifling luxuries. One of the most recommended places is Africa. We all here it: "send your money to a malnourished person in Africa instead of buying 10 pairs of Gucci loafers". But how abo...

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Fox News is Therapy for Poor WWC Americans

Rashers

They love the show because there's nothing more flattering than multi millionaire commentators and anchors displaying working class values and pretending to be their champion. ...

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I got Error message on window

CassieGriffin

I have an old PC where window 7 is working. I have decided to run window 10 for gaming purpose but when install window then blinking message error 0x8024200b code. Any other method to run?...

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Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson

ColdCaller

What do you think of the upcoming $9 million winner-takes-all game between Woods and Mickelson? It's being advertised as "The Match" and will cost $20 on pay-per-view. The broadcast will work differently than any other golf telecast, including microphones on the athletes and their caddies, side b...

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Why Buy To Let Edinburgh Is Rapidly Rising?

lettingumega

Being a resident of Edinburgh, I can assure you that this city is a great choice to buy to let. This is because this thriving city has everything to attract students, tourists, and professionals alike. Following are some reasons why so many people from all over the world are looking to buy to let in...

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What was the happiest moment of your life?

yul33

Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We cou...

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Best blogs in 2018 (Finance and non finance related)

Berlin

Hey everyone, I am looking to find a couple of good regular reads since I have a bit more time on my hands now. So what are your favorite blogs that you always go back to? Not restricted to finance only, political commentaries, philosophy, lifestyle, health, watches, pens etc. can also be included...

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Is FRM a relative course for O&G sector?

Narendra-Bande

Hi there, I have 12 yrs of O&G upstream engg exp (I am 38 now). I quit from the job to pursue MBA. Currently I am doing Executive MBA which will finish by March 2019. (Some of you may think why Executive MBA at this age and without Job? But I can do only one job at a time. I am using MBA as two pro...

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I'm lost and desperately need help

URMkid

I know I will get over it, but I'm feeling depressed and just need to get it out. My Ex just broke up with me and told me that she's seeing another guy, mainly because of my life choices. Let me elaborate on my Background and last 4-year long relationship. I'm the first one of my family to graduat...

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Is college really the best 4 years of your life?

theaccountingmajor

Title says it all. If college was the best part of your life, why is that? If not, when was the best part of your life? *Dont answer with (the best is yet to come) - from your experiences up until now, where was the "peak?"...

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What Personal Projects Are You Working On?

GingerGuy

What side passion projects are you guys working on? I'll kick us off, I'm in the process of learning R and its applications to trading so that I can build my own trading algorithm....

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Islam, the White House, and the "Counter-Jihadist" movement

BobTheBaker

So I just got through an illuminating Vox article linked here: http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/13/14559822/trump-islam-muslims-islamophobia-sharia and I want to get some thoughts from fellow WSO members. If you can't (or won't) read the entire article here is a short summary. 1.) a group of people ...

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Excel - run in Windows 7 or 8?

MTx_2012

About to buy a new notebook. Recommendations to run MATLAB and Excel 2010/2013 1. Windows 7, or 2. Windows 8?...

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What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?

Ebolamonkey

Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... 1. What is your current ride and why? 2. What's your dream car(s)? I've got a few ponies in...

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NYT Publishes Trump Assassination Fantasy - What Happened to Civility

buysidehotshot

A day after "bombs" were sent to Democrats and left wing activists and calls for civility from the MSM, Schumer, Zucker, and the rest of the lackeys, the NYT decides to publish an assassination fan fiction about [Trump](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/books/review/trumps-next-chapter.html) Now t...

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Revenge Ideas

WolfofWSO

Asking for a friend. Looking for ways to get the last lick with an organization that screwed this individual out of some coin. Formal action can be taken which stipulates arbitration, but the amount to recover would likely be less than respective legal fees. This organization already has a pile...

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Any bikers?

Kassad

Want to nab a Hayabusa but I hear I'm more likely to die than to look cool on it being a new rider. So looking to start off with a Ninja 300 once spring hits. Any seasoned bikers in this sea of finance softness? What's your ride? Any interesting stories?...

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Which Decade(s) Had The Best Music?

yul33

I'm definitely on the younger end of this community (born in 2000), but for me the late 70's and early 80's were some of the best years. The music had so much more meaning, the artists were iconic and revolutionary, and it was just a golden time for music imo. what are your opinions and why? (an...

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Trump Is Trying to Wipe Out Trans/Intersex People

buysidehotshot

For government purposes the Trump administration is trying to define gender as the sex of the genitals that you were born with. Predictably the left wing is up in arms about this common sense policy. Facebook now has 72 gender pronouns that you can "define" yourself [with](https://www.telegraph.co....

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Explosives sent to prominent Dem party leaders as well as CNN

justphresh

Explosives were intercepted being sent to the homes of former President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic donor George Soros, and the most recent update is that Time Warner (CNN) was also evacuated due to the same thing. [Link to article](https:...

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Democrats Want to Flood the Border with 7,000+ Hondurans

buysidehotshot

14 days before the midterms and we have 7,000+ Hondurans banging on the doors of the borders wanting in. Democrats pulling the race card and cheering this mob on as usual. Is this the last straw in killing the blue wave? https://abcnews.go.com/International/trump-asserts-migrant-caravan-headed-us-...

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Can anyone help explain the USDJPY carry trade, and it's implication on the S&P 500?

Bizkitgto

I've been following the USD/JPY and it's impact on the SPX, so far it looks like the SPX lags the USDJPY almost perfectly, minus any calamity. I know the zero interest rate on the JPY allows investors to take out interest free loans and throw it into foreign assets, such as the S&P 500/SPX. I'm just...

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Your Biggest Weakness?

urmaaam

I'm in the middle of Ray Dalio's "Principles". He aggressively seeks out people's personality baselines in order to have more effective communication- i.e. put a detail-oriented person with a big picture person to stay on track but produce quality work, but have them know and accept that they will d...

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Is the Bull-Market Over?

ForexOptions

Kind-of insane how fast equities sell off. I presume it's mainly from the algorithmic machines that dump massive amounts of volume all at once. The DOW opened insanely how but sold-off very fast afternoon. I have no hope in these markets anymore. Now, everyone is running around chasing all the bank ...

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What's the most interesting investment "niche" you've seen?

lookingforMBAadvice

There are many areas of investing that work on a large scale - billion-dollar PE funds, public equity funds, multi-million-dollar real estate investment firms... But how about some of the more niche and unusual areas of "investing" in the world where people still manage to make a killing? What's th...

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Women and Social Signaling

Mostly Random Dude

I just had an interesting conversation with a friend about social signaling in the context of dating. A common friend of ours just bought a McLaren. I recon that car is not cheap (Google did not seem to help - 100k? more?). Not that he can't afford it (he's a quant trader at a well-to-do PM group), ...

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Man Wins $289 million in lawsuit, will get roughly $20 million after taxes

BobTheBaker

So Dewayne Johnson, who got cancer, alleged it was caused by Roundup and sued Monsanto. He won $289 million dollars as a result. Good for Dewayne..... but he gets to keep roughly one-tenth of that amount after taxes. Why? Because America is a Corporatocracy. The math is provided below: ohnson was a...

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Dip, Cigs, Chaw, Juul, Oh My!

yungfinancebro

Tobacco has been prevalent on Wall St. for as long as the institution itself has existed, so I decided to start one end-all-be-all discussion on the vice that undoubtedly grips more of your colleagues than you could ever imagine. Today, with the increasing popularity of the Juul, I find all nicotine...

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Would You Throw Your Associate Under the Bus?

zfc

Hey there! Fyi- I work in a tier 1.5 strategy firm in an emerging market with a very hierarchical structure for the consulting industry. ...

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LeBron Needs to Work on His FT's

ColdCaller

What a game last night between the Lakers and the Spurs! James was on fire and his three-pointer that tied the game in the final few seconds was insane. But how the hell did he miss those last two free throws?!? Lakers' current record is 0-3. But the season is just starting; they'll figure it out....

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WSO Caption Contest - Oct 12th... Collect Silver Bananas And Win A Free WSO T-Shirt

AndyLouis

WSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event...

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The Hunger Games Begin--Real America is More Dangerous Than Most Warzones

Rashers

Seems like those inside the bubbles of top cities are blocked from the extreme horror and carnage going on in the streets of everyday America. I present to you this: You're more likely to be killed shopping at Warlmart than you are in Afghanistan. Ofcourse I was shocked by what's going on out there,...

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Why do people go into Operations after business school?

cdnbig5

If you look at M7 employment reports they got a decent chunk of people going into operations. Harvard MBA has around 2% and Stanford has around 3%. Isn't operations kind of a step down compared to stuff like consulting, finance, product/general management, etc?...

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I'm looking for help/resources on how to get started in R Programming?

Bizkitgto

Has anyone self taught themselves R Programming? I'd like to learn R to start analyzing equities and commodity pricing and eventually get into forecasting trends. For now, this is just a side project/hobby of mine. I've messed around with programming before and in college, not an expert, but can do ...

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Why are rational people so scarce on campuses?

iBankedUp

I would say that Ben Shapiro represents the most articulate and full body of ideas on the right side of the center as a conservative. I'll layout some of the social ideas of a more moderate right sider, to give context into what I mean by the right of center and to distinguish from the lunatics tha...

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Boss asked me to get coffee...

Throwing Shade

Such an intern cliché... So i'm interning for the summer at a small boutique and my boss's boss (md) and an associate were headed to a meeting with a client and he asked me to bring them all coffee to the conference room. Normally his secretary would do this but she's seemed to be overly busy lat...

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Andrew Left and TSLA: fighting off your confirmation bias

ResearchLackey19

So Andrew Left from Citron changed his position to long after being short on TSLA for 5 years and suing Musk a few weeks back. While his thesis in itself is a great topic, I found Andrew Left's call fascinating especially since I see a lot of good reasons out there to be short TSLA. I'm an infant ...

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How can you escape from debt

MikeB.Mitchell

Hi All, I have been under major threat from my creditors, as I fall behind my bills which got due for couple of months. How can I get rid of the debt? ...

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