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Dating someone from work?Delete this..............................................................................................
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US Treasury Recruits from Nike's Marketing Department [Funny] https://imgur.com/TQ3h9vx yes I know this is not really S&T, but I'm too amused to care. Anyways, give me bananas and share. Thanks ...
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Selling HF LLC with accountsHi, I want to valuate my business to sell my LLC based in Delaware, I started it to act as an investment manager for a hedge fund. It is taxed as a C-Corp. And was formed in March 2017. It has a brokerage account with TD Ameritrade with full margin and options privilege. It also has some domains it ...
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I worked in a cryptocurrency exchange. AMAI worked in a cryptocurrency exchange. AMA I invested in its series A in 2014, and was advisor to the chairman since that time. Briefly I went in to help them launch the re-booted version of the exchange, so I spent about 3 months as full-time staff. AMA about this experience....
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How come I can't give out bananas?New here and trying to figure out why I can't give out bananas and how I can get/earn the ability to do so....
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How to not be cheap??Believe it or not, I'm actually being sincere here. I need your help. I am extremely cheap. I can't stand spending any more money than I have to. If I'm spending in myself, for things like deodorant, food, beverages, gym membership, car payment, etc, I have no problem. But I can't stand spending mon...
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Do Startup Tech Companies Have Too Much Power?With the [recent Airbnb lawsuit](https://www.recode.net/2018/8/24/17779208/airbnb-suing-new-york-city-user-data-hosts-privacy-brian-chesky) with the city of New York, AirBnb is really throwing their weight around. Airbnb is looking to deregulate the house-sharing industry in the city, as NYC has rec...
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Anyone uses Slack?I was recently introduced to **Slack** by a friend of mine, who told me that it is quite popular at his bank. Today I read on a [FT article](https://www.ft.com/content/6c6f6b90-9bbc-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946) that it was valued **$5.1bn**! An IPO is not a short-term objective though, according to the c...
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Funny Wifi NamesHey all, Do you guys have any funny finance related wifi names? We'd all like to flex on my neighbours, any ideas? Just straight up EV/EBITDA? anything more creative?...
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Just Living the DreamDude next to me answers every "how's it going" with some variation of "you know how it is; just living the dream, man". Little background; He's vegan and almost sounds like the Dude in his laid back nonchalant manner. I know it's standard corporate generic robot response, but holy crap its starting ...
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What Do You Boycott?As I'm sure you've all heard by now, the[ Nike fiasco.](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nike-kaepernick/kaepernick-ads-spark-boycott-call-but-nike-seen-benefiting-idUSKCN1LK1DK), people are calling for boycotts left and right of Nike products. Claiming Nike siding with Kap is them pushing an anti...
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Business Engagement/Introduction Fees?Hello Fellow Monkeys, Been in the community on and off and have had some exposure to PE/VC within the past 5 years. Currently in Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsors at a sizable MM IB shop. Within the past 6 months, I've leveraged my network to create some significant business engagements with sm...
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Sanders introduces tax on low wage employers - He even called it the BEZOS ACT!From CNBC: "The bill, pointedly called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies, or BEZOS, Act, is aimed at shaming companies like Amazon and Walmart, whose workers rely on public assistance."...
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The Art of the Handwritten NoteI never realized what skill my father had until my initial attempts at a flawless handwritten note, written without effort and visually appealing in style of handwriting/cursive and choice of pen used. For years my Aunt wrote to me in such grace and care, always handwritten. It definitely made an ...
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is it my WSO anniversary?hey, WSO is saying I've been a member for "10 years 13 min" Does that mean it's my anniversary? As in, I'm just 13 minutes after I got into this forum 10 years ago? Surreal......
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Best City To Live in is...What's your guys' opinion? Where is the best city to live in and why? Of course it depends on a ton of stuff: age, job, preference, etc... Mine is London but that's biased af because I spend most of my time there, if I visited NYC I'm pretty sure it would take the number one spot for me because of...
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Why do MBAs seem to favor consulting more than banking nowadays?Take for example, Columbia's 2017 Employment Report. I heard CBS is a finance powerhouse... but the top 5 recruiters in 2017 were McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Amazon, and Deloitte! In fact, 55 students went to McKinsey and only 8 went to Goldman Sachs. In addition, why is the % of MBAs going to IB decreas...
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When were you the asshole?We all like to think high and mighty of ourselves but there's always that one instance we should have handled a situation better. I know myself I've had several instances were I came in to situations increeeedibly cocky and arrogant and it'd tend to bite me in the bum more often than not. Definite...
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How can you even survive in any megalopolis? Housing Opportunity Index dataI was comparing data for various metropolitan areas to get an idea of housing affordability in different cities and came across [the Housing Opportunity Index]((https://www.nahb.org/en/research/housing-economics/housing-indexes/housing-opportunity-index.aspx)). Despite knowing that SF/LA are one of ...
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Juicy Bob Woodward bookBasically, from the Wapo’s excerpts, it sounds like everyone is hard at work in the administration, except one burden. Lol. I just want to know who is interested in this tale as much as I am? I would’ve expected the theme of this book to be the case, it’s nice to know I can officially specul...
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Worst Qualities in a Boss?What are the qualities in bosses that have made them miserable people to work for? Ever quit a job because of your boss?...
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Is Moving to Hoboken Worth It?Hey monkeys. By way of background, I am a management consultant at a Tier 2 shop focused on private equity DD (think Parthenon or LEK). I am fortunate enough to have secured a gig for next summer at an upper middle market PE firm where my all in compensation will be ~$300k plus carry. I have quite ...
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Writing Essays as a side gig?Hey Monkeys, I was thinking about writing finance essays in the weekend for fun (relatively) ez money. Was wondering if any of you do/thought about this as well. Do you guys know where to get these jobs/how much it pays/if I have to let my bank know? Thanks...
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What is your biggest fear?**My biggest fear is not being able to visit all the places I want to see before I die. Or visiting all of them (about 60% done already) and having "no where else to explore."** But at that point the logical next step would be launching off a canyon edge sans parachute, so that's not too scary. Wha...
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What is your side gig?Met someone earning $500+ a week selling individual bath bombs off amazon after buying them in pallets from china. Pretty genius imo, especially after seeing him running his "business" during lectures when I was sitting next to him in class a few years ago. Whats your side gig?...
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Birthday Gifts for Best Friend: 1st Year Analyst HardoHey monkeys, ###Do you guys have any gift recommendations for a first-year investment banking analyst? I am trying to spend $50-$100. I just bought him a "Lehman Brothers: Employee of the Month, September 2008" shirt. I am thinking of buying him a bottle of booze as well, seeing as it's his 21st, ...
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Smartest Person You've Met At The Office?Who was the smartest person you ever met in the office? I'm not talking about necessarily the most successful person, but the person who had the most natural intelligence of anyone you've worked with. We've all encountered extremely smart people, but some have great work ethics while others don't, s...
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Anyone based in Hong Kong?Hey, so I recently joined the equity long/short team at a 1b Pan Asia hedge fund based in HK. I don't know many people here so I was curious whether they were other WSO-ers in Hong Kong so we could drinks or something along those lines. Let me know if anyone would be down....
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How would you increase your confidence in the office?On one hand, I’m struggling I’m being challenged by basic rudimentary assignments. On another hand, I’m bright, I’ve had very successful past internships. I’m struggling with confidence, with fitting in, with standing by my work product and most importantly producing a quality price. H...
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Which countries have the best wife materials? (or wish you were dating)To anyone who has foreign girlfriends or have done a decent amount of travelling: Which countries have the best wife materials? I'm planning to take a year off before starting my MBA; date girls way out of my league....
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Best housing options that are budget friendly (NYC & SF)I'm currently in a nice studio in SF, nothing too fancy, but I hate paying $2.5k a month. Would love to bring it down to $1.7-1.9k a month and put the rest into savings....
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Ms Office 2010 vs 2013Which version is better? Ms Office 2010 vs 2013? Please Suggest me.. ...
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We eat what we kill.Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/30/10. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. The following e-mail has been going around on the Street recently. I thought I might share it: We are Wall Street. It's our job to make money. Whether it's a ...
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Which Excel Course Should I Take? I'm going to participate in some research in medical field and want to take a course in Excel but have no clue which one I need. Any suggestions......
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Which jobs in finance will disappear or shrink greatly in the next 20-30 years?Automation is inevitable and I've seen multiple forum posts about "Is so and so job dying?" or "Will so and so die in the next few years?" Does anyone know which jobs will become obsolete in the next few decades? Which jobs aren't worth pursuing currently due to their impending automation? I've hea...
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What joke/saying have you heard a million times about your job that everyone thinks is so original?"Got any extra money floating around?" - I've probably heard this said from at least one family member at every family gathering. ...
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2018 Midterm Election Prediction I believe the Blue Wave is real. My prediction for the 2018 midterms is the following: Democrats win 30-35 House seats, and Senate will be super close with a variance of GOP losing 2 seats to winning 2 seats. My reasons are as follows: 1. In the post-WWII era, a new President's party lost an ave...
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Em's new albumSo good he sounds like he's back on the drugs. I know some of us are very opinionated on rap/hip hop here (cough Bob cough). What do you think about Eminem trying to bring back the feuding? I feel like he's been calling out people for years since his roots are all battle rap, but nobody is re...
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Need Lab Equipment and Services primerTitle is concise but accurate, I would like a lab equipment and service primer from within the last two years. Please share, if you have it. I promise there is no possible way we are competing in any way. Thanks so much! PM or post link for others :)...
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Best WSO Advice You've ReceivedI have definitely gotten some great advice on this site and was wondering what was the best advice other WSO members have received on here....
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Revenue PlanHi guys. Iam working in a project about making a projection for a movie review website.What is the best approach to estimate the revenues in a time plan of three years?...
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No-Wipe Dumps?As the title suggests, how does one obtain consistent no-wipe dumps? Any tips/tricks anyone can offer?...
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What do you think about the WSO Instagram?Do you guys like the way that the [WSO Instagram account](https://www.instagram.com/wallstreetoasis/) just posts screenshots of top posts/comments from the site? Or would the WSO Instagram be more interesting if they were posting memes like arbitrage.andy or finance_god do?...
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Finance Scene in Canada Hey there fellow WSOers, Anyone tried moving from US to Canada to pursue finance ? Or anyone who went to school in the US and moved into IB/PE roles in Canada ? Appreciate any thoughts or perspective on this....
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Local SEO Agency side business as a side gig?has anybody ever tried creating an SEO agency targeting local businesses and had success? For example 1 - learn SEO on how to rank a website for low to medium competition keywords in the google search engine 2 - call up local businesses on the 3rd, 4th, 5th page of google for these keywords (eg... ...
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Best Coffee Shops in NYC and London?Do you guys have any sweet spots you go to before or after work to get that daily kick? Please do share your recommendations. What drinks are your go-to? Mine has got to be portico coffee shop in london, soooo f**king good. Disclaimer: Starbucks doesn't count you basic white girl....
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Can we profit from the recent EM turmoil?I have always been contemplating the best strategy of allocating my savings between investments in various forms. I am in mid 20s and I believe this is the time when I possess the highest risk appetite. With the recent turmoil in EM, valuation starts to look interesting and I started to take a dee...
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Peak6 Online AssessmentI applied to Peak6 and recieved an email about an online assessment (math test). Any guidance of what to expect? ...
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Salesforce instituteWhich is the best Salesforce training institute in Hyderabad, To start learning from basics to advanced level...
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PVF Prepaid Variable ForwardHi, has anyone here tried to construct or deal with a prepaid variable forward? I understand the brief idea but puzzled when it comes to cash settlement. Say if the price at maturity is below the lower strike, do you cash settle the difference between maturity price and strike price? And how do I c...
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Microsoft Office 2013 vs. 2010Microsoft Office 2013 vs. 2010, Which is better ...
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Moving to NYC in your late 20s versus early 20s?So for the past few years of my life, I have pretty much been in a second tier city which isn't on the same level as an NYC or Chicago. I made a few mistakes with my college career so while my friends got jobs in Chicago and NYC after college, I had to move back in with parents and get my life toget...
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Office Hazing Stories? You guys have any good stories? My group doesn't do anything which is probably good in terms of HR but I've heard some decent ones from some of my friends: - One group makes all the interns dress like absolute clowns during the last week of their summer. Like tuxedos to the office, cuff-links wit...
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Best Way For A College Student to Invest?As college students, I am sure that some of you may relate to the fact of looking for new ways to make a solid amount of money. Personally I have a little under $2000 and would like to get started in investing. For the experienced members on this forum, what would be some good ways to invest in the ...
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From Injury to Unemployed to Back on the Saddle Happy Hump Day, As some of you may remember, I created a few posts over the last year discussing a career ending injury (not diagnosable in time for proper medical leave), leaving no choose but to resign from my job and lie in bed for roughly a year until a proper diagnosis and surgery resolved my ...
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If You Use Microsoft Office Everyday LEARN HOW TO USE IT I'm venting here. I'm the new guy in my division and the youngest by ~15 years to the next youngest which means we have some dinosaurs here. My Problem? There is a dinosaur that refuses to accept anything I do different to her spreadsheets/word docs even when our boss tells me to implement the...
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Fun, cool places to visit in the West other than CA? (SoCal Resident)Hi, guys. I am going to have a few weeks off and would like to visit some cool places with my parents. We live in SoCal. We would like to visit somewhere nearby California, but we haven't traveled much and are not familiar with any of the fun places. The places that pop up in Google Searches seem d...
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thinking of breaking up with gf to create a new life narrativewant to craft a new identity or story; really detest the one I am currently in / was handed to me due to unawareness and general ignorance of the situation Has anyone done this? Assume I have zero Interest in how I’m perceived or how others react to my actions ...
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Crypto Here To Stay?Okay so the huge craze and hype over bitcoin and its counterparts are long over, last year seeing the price tumble to the dark depths of oblivion. Do you guys think that bitcoin will actually have a place in society as a payment means other than for drugs and illegal shit etc... CFA level 1 and 2 ha...
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5'7"? Too short for a man?Okay everybody knows the stigma that surrounds short dudes, me being one (don't worry I feel fine being short). One question that has always run through my mind, is it just a psychological aspect that people prefer taller humans? And guys are perceived as being more masculine when they are taller, b...
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knowing tech from 50k feetI wish I had studied computer science - if only to be able to make sense of tech investment. I currently strive to educate myself on various aspects of technology, as I am a PE investor into cybersecurity, and before was the head of listed corp dev for a mobile Internet company. But I'm always thi...
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Corporate Training CoursesHow To Use Corporate Training Courses For Business Expansion? Plz suggest me .... ...
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Where I can find the Updated (2018) list of DOW 30 Stocks price list?Hello, Where I can find DOW listed 30 stocks market watch as per 2018 updated list? Currently I am using http://www.stockmaster.in/dow-30-components.html for DOW 30 stocks market watch. But, I have doubt, they provide up to date stock list of all DOW 30 stocks or not?...
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Best and Worst US accents?As the title says, just out of curiosity I would like to know how you monkeys rank the US accents. Due to my job, I've been dealing with ppl from the whole country. Yet, I'm struggling to understand the accent from countries like Utah, or Arizona. I mean, I'm EU national living in the UK, but it'...
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Thoughts on the Dad-Bod?Title says it - what are your thoughts on the dad-bod? Women, do you find it attractive? Please give your input...
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Living in New York, commute to CTI am considering taking a job in Connecticut after having interned there this summer. I’m planning on living in Manhattan and commuting, and am trying to figure out where to live and also to plan a reasonable budget to be able to save, pay off some student loans, and still be able to afford grocer...
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Preferred sports betting platformsWhat are the preferred sports betting platforms out there? I use betfair a lot because it has a bid and an offer for each outcome so you can actively trade sports events to (hopefully) the point where you can have upside on any outcome with minimal risk still on the table, and its denominated in AUD...
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You Can Go Back and Undo ONE Mistake. What do you do?Title pretty much says it. If you had the opportunity to undo one mistake you made, what is the one mistake that you wish you could change? ...
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Should I invest in marijuana stock?Recently looking at financial news I see that more and more pundit talk about marijuana stocks and how attractive they are. I am interested in it as well. I want to know what do you guys think of them. ...
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Has Banking Culture Changed?Fantastic [video from](https://youtu.be/ZpKXF-Ktipg) the Financial Times, where a journalist questions central bankers, economists, and bank CEO's on their perception of a cultural shift within banks since the crash in 2008. Posing this question to people who worked before and during the crisis, h...
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Buy online course be better at interviewsHello monkeys, This blog has been greatly helpful for me throughout my time trying to break into IBD. I will disclose my situation by saying that I am interning at a coverage group and I'd like to move on to M&A. I previously purchased Wall Street Prep crash course in Accounting and I learned lots ...
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9/3/18 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds: Podcast: Inside The Job Of A VC -- David Hornik -- 9/4/18 Webinar: "My Experience As An Analyst At Goldman Sachs" -- 9pm ET, 9/10/18 Posts of the Week: ...
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Having no friendsSo I guess this post is not related to wall street or finance in any way but I thought I would ask it here as personally I really relate to people that work in finance. To give this post context I am 25 years old and I work in a field outside of finance. Looking at my life from the" outside", li...
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Advanced MS ExcelCan anyone recommend me the best way to learn advanced MS Excel? ...
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Pumpin' IronOkay so I am a student and I am huge into gymming and all that good stuff. There is so much time to gym and keep fit at college. When you get into the industry, where do you guys find the time to actually pump some iron if IBD hours basically mean the only thing you get time to pump is numbers into ...
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Thoughts on Eminem's new album Kamikaze?Any thoughts on the new album? I am about half way through so far and think its pretty solid. Definitely better than Revival....
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Student Loans: Best way to Refi?Did some looking around and it appears that there hasn't been an in-depth thread about this topic in a while, so curious to see what input everyone has. Background: Just graduated in May and was fortunate to land a FT IB role following my time as a SA last year. Obvious EOY bonus numbers could va...
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You know you have "made it" when ______What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it?...
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CFA Institute is a cash cowAfter efinancial careers posted an article claiming CFA was "not a profitable organization", I asked them to review the proxy and CFA tax returns. What they found may be shocking to many (the link is at the bottom of this article). Both the absolute level of executive pay, and total firm wide comp...
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Space Banking: The future of IBPeople might think this is a shitpost but a hundred years from now maybe it will be relevant. With the US Space Force up and running soon, what will be the future of banking? Will there be banks on Mars? The possibilities are endless. ...
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Enron CEO Jeff Skilling Released from Prison[Jeff Skilling has just been released from prison](http://fortune.com/2018/08/31/enron-ceo-jeff-skilling-released-prison/) What do you think is next for him? Would you hire him? etc....
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Bad idea to drink coffee or energy drink while working?Is it a bad idea to drink coffee/energy drink or eat an energy snack bar while working? Or should you save that for your break? What will your boss/co-workers think of you if you do that during your clock-in hours?...
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Living in Jersey City? Apartment recommendations!Do any of you guys live in Jersey City and commute to work in Manhattan through the PATH? For those working at GS, DB, RBC, and Citi where the banks are within close walking distance from the WTC, it seems that the commute door to door is around 15-20 minutes. At a first glance, the apartments in ...
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Worst Type of WSO UsersSometimes when scrolling through the different forums on this site I can't help but notice the different types of annoying people. These are the types of users that cross my mind: 1. **The (Douchebag) Braggers:** Just because you landed a summer internship at Goldman doesn't mean your any better t...
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Who Was Your Biggest Influence?Title says it all. Who was the person who influenced you the most whether it be in your career or personal life (or both)? What was your relationship with them and how did they influence you? Positive and negative influences both apply....
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How do you spend your money associates ?The typical investment banking analyst's salary spending is known to be fairly tight if you live in NYC or SF and practically save nothing, but how do the pre-MBA/post mba associates at IB/PE/HF that make 200k-400k spend their salaries ? Like do you guys actually blow everything too or live the same...
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Data Analytics CoursesHi,, Can anyone recommendation for Data Analytics Courses? ...
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My Politically Incorrect Perspective on Big 4 CultureI've worked in the Big 4 consulting game for a over 4 years now and I wanted to shed some light on their culture. Disclaimer: my interpretation of PWC and Deloitte is only based on anecdotal feedback from colleagues/ friends who are working there, and my interactions at bidder meetings. Caveat: this...
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Harvard's Statement on Affirmative ActionHarvard just made this statement after the Trump administration backed the Asian Americans suing Harvard. "Harvard does not discriminate against applicants from any group, and will continue to vigorously defend the legal right of every college and university to consider race as one factor among ma...
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What's your protocol when shit hits the fan at work? Bit overwhelmed with the amount of shit and the strength of fan lately. Hoping to tap into the community's wisdom around situations where everything seems to be going up in flames. What helped you push through and how do you stay disciplined? Edit: Work related. Long story short: Deal count highe...
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Flying Cars. Really?Is it a spaceship? No. Is it spiderman? No. It's a f**king flying car. Uber has announced a long time ago about their plans to make flying bugatti's but now there is a whole market for these things, with lots of startups & big name companies (Boeing/Airbus/Toyota) getting in on the game. Do you gu...
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Recommendations on where to live in/around NYC?Currently in my first year out of school working as an analyst downtown nyc and living in midtown in a tiny ass apartment (300sq feet) paying 1700 a month. My lease is up soon and trying to figure out a nicer/good spot to live. Thinking about maybe Hoboken or Jersey city and commute in or maybe Broo...
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Was Taking Out Student Loans Worth It?For those of you who took out loans for undergrad or b-school: if you could go back would you do it again? Do you think that the career you began afterward made up for the financial sacrifice? How much would you be willing to take out in loans given the knowledge you have now?...
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Powerpoint 2013 Course Can anyone suggest me MS PowerPoint - Guides for Good Presentations. ...
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hot car but no hot girl - HELP! okay guys, i am in a very difficult situation. I have a very nice car, 2006 bmw z4, that gets me compliments all the time. there is this incredibly hot girl at work that i like but i've never talked to her before since i have nothing to talk to her about. i figured that i could use my car as an ice...
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President Trump - Investigating Google's Search ResultsRecently, a story surfaced that President Trump was upset by the results he saw in Google. I guess he saw too many negative stories about himself. My impression was that he wants to launch an investigation into Google's algorithm. I am curious as to what the Wall Street Oasis people think about t...
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Warren Buffett's ImpersonatorAs some of you may have [seen](https://qz.com/work/1372337/a-fake-warren-buffett-twitter-account-is-spewing-life-advice-and-its-amazing/), Warren Buffett has joined the ranks of rappers and politicians and has his very own twitter impersonator. Some of this is comedy gold. Honestly some of this ...
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What is The Meanest Thing You've Ever Seen a Superior Tell a Subordinate in the OfficeAfter a long day of watching our dickhead CFO haze the new analysts with his miserable sense of humor, I've been reflecting about some of the biggest dickhead moves I've ever seen a superior pull on a subordinate in the office. I think my top three are... 1) During Christmas party a drunk Senior An...
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I'm a millenial and I'm better than youI can only assume this site houses plenty of millennials, who like me, are SICK AND TIRED of being bashed my grey haired, denture wearing, defeated men/women. I won't argue the typical "we're like this because of our parents" or "atleast we didn't destroy the planet". NO. Simply put, we are better t...
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