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WSO Hall of Fame: Trading Forum The Wall Street Oasis Trading Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the trading industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If you th...
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Ripple vs Swift and Nostros/VostrosThings have been slow at work so did a little research, and apparently there's a bit of a battle going on between Swift and Ripple the start up software company. If you aren't familiar with what Swift and Ripple do here are two good resources; http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/...
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London Prop Trading Firms - Reputation & PrestigeHey, I've now been working for a London-based prop trading firm for little over six months. While I followed the "normal procedure" at uni (interning at several BBs), I went slightly off-piste following graduation and turned down the offer of a master's degree to work as a commodities trader in ...
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Citigroup - Interview - N/AThe most difficult part of the interview process was the superday. The superday consisted of a case interview portion in which you were asked what sort of investment strategy you would do for a person given the type of investment they are interested in and then also what their portfolio is currently...
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Inflation and Bonds Hi all, I get that there is an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. However, the FINRA exam I just took would not such an easy question in such a straight forward format. Instead (as I remember it), the question asked what would happen to bonds in a high inflation environ...
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Help, my career has got off to an awful start!Hey WSO, Looking for some advice, please. I graduated from university in the UK last July and have spent the past seven months working as a freight trader at a niche firm in Switzerland. Before taking the role, I did the usual internships expected of any undergrad keen for a role in markets: spri...
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EMEA Barclays Business Insight 2Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone has gone through Barclays' Business Insight 2 for London Trading & Structuring SA. I have been invited to a Business Insight 2 online assessment. Does anyone know what it is about? What kind of questions I'll get? Thanks....
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Jane Street Capital - Interview - Prop TradingDuring the interview : imagine an infinite chess board. If the horse from 1 case, in how many cases can he possibly ends after 10 moves. You actually don't have to give a number but a 95% confidence interval. pen and paper allowed during the second interview : give a 95% confidence interval of the...
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Machine Learning course at StanfordMonkeys, A friend bought for me the course as a present. It seems a very good course from a great prof about machine learning, programming and AI. I'd like to know if you guys think that I can put it on my CV. Is Coursera, fine, but yet also Stanford prof and resources Cheers...
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UBS AG - Review - Sales and TradingWork-life balance, friendly colleges, nice office location, chill working environment, strong firm name. low pay, no incentive to back offices, low progression path for back offices, strong split between front office and back office...
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https://www.futuresupplement.com/tru-garcinia-360/TruGarcinia 360 There's no research that tells us precisely how lengthy and how often you need to train to burn belly fat—everybody's body is different and may require roughly. Suppose you have been consuming 2500 energy per day on average and this was your normal caloric consumption. Imagine what...
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CAN BAD GRADES RESCIND SUMMER ANALYST OFFER AT BB?After I recruited at a Bulge bracket, I got 4A/B grades and 1 C+ and 2 C- because of some very hard courses. My GPA went from around a 3.6/3.7 to a 3.4/3.5. Its still above 3.3 though. Can my offer get rescinded? Im very scared...
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Citigroup - Review - Sales and TradingYou learn a lit about strategies specific to your respective desk. If you do good work, expect to be dually compensated; very meritocratic.. More training. There is so much to learn about the markets, invest in your traders more. Bad office politics sometimes. ...
Flow Traders - Interview - TradingThe math questions were so hard! On the lines of 10101*11011 =?. Imagine doing many of those quickly. Be sure to practice sufficiently. Otherwise, the questions were okay. Answer questions such as "Why do you want to go into trading", "What else are you applying for and what other companies are yo...
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Corporate or institutional sales? Pros and cons.I'm starting a job at a large IB in the sales department and need to decide between corporate or institutional sales. Any help would be much appreciated....
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Citigroup - Review - N/ADepends on how truly passionate you are about following the markets. Personally, I thought this program was great because it allowed for me to realize I am definitely more into the trading, rather than the sales side. There are a lot of great opportunities to connect with some pretty senior traders,...
Goldman Sachs - Review - GeneralistGood work culture , friendly staff, good renumeration and benefits. Paid for accommodation for the duration of internship . Long draconian working hours. Extremely cutthroat and competitive. But nothing that you're not compensated for....
Credit Suisse - Review - Prime BrokerageVery cowboy culture, commercially oriented and profit driven. Political game in HK office is more relaxed and less competitive. . Red tape can get quite cumbersome. Lots of legacy issues that plague the form. Lack of institutional memory given and high turnover. ...
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AMA: Gas Scheduler to Gas TraderI embark on my journey as a Trader in two weeks, as I just gave my two week notice from a shop in Houston to the East Coast. Going from a NG Scheduler to a NG Trader/Scheduler, still young (3-ish years since UG). You can read more about my background here: Finally a Gas Trader ...
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Initial Interview I am a senior at a non target school and am a finance major. I have applied to 300 different jobs in finance focusing on Investment Banking and Institutional sales. I started off with blindly applying to different positions with no connections at all and shortly realized I will never acquire a job w...
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How does Credit Suisse do these daysRecently, I received S&T SA offer from CS. Was wondering if CS has a strong presence in US and HK. How does CS compare with Barclays and UBS with respect to Sales and Trading? Any input is appreciated. Thanks....
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Future of Cash Equity Sales and Exit Ops Hi everyone, I will be participating in a summer internship program in Equity Sales and Trading. I am a bit concerned about the long-term prospects of the Cash Equity Sales desk and exit opportunities. I might like to work in the buy-side down the line. Any insights would be very helpful! ...
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Failed to pass Flow Traders math test, feeling I've missed a good opportunitySo, I applied for Flow Traders in Amsterdam. That place seemed awesome, one of the best rated company on Glassdoor, fantastic benefits, truly my dream place. After recieving a positive feedback for my cv I made a "neurolympics" test that went really well and today I had the math test, which I think ...
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Better Place to Be in Current Market Environment: Debt or Equity?Pretty self-explanatory. In the current market environment, with uncertainty for the foreseeable future, where is the ideal place to be and why? Feel free to talk about specific desks/products on debt/equity that usually withstand volatility & uncertainty well. Or just from a macro perspective, the ...
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Need an EXPERIENCED Futures Traders HelpSo I'm currently a Junior Trader, prop trading and making markets in energy products. Not officially trading yet, as I'm still learning the product. I have a few questions that I can't figure out. 1) Let's say I'm bought Jan19-Feb19 and Feb19-Mar19 spreads and I want to unwind down my positions. I ...
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Best Desks for Sell-Side Trader --> Buy-Side Macro PMHey guys, So I will be interning at a well known MM bank within the S&T division this summer and am looking for some insight as to which desk would be the right fit for me. My long term goal is to become a buy-side PM and understand that the skills learned from Macro trading transfer over pretty we...
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Credit Suisse - Interview - OperationsAt the time i was working at another investment firm as a sales and was interviewing for middle office position. So interviewers really grilled on why i want to move from front office to middle office; they really wanted to understand my motivation behind this and why i wanted to move so early since...
IMC Financial Markets - Review - Prop TradingCollaborative environment with a lot of friendly people. Hours are less than other typical finance jobs.. None so far that I can list. Everything has been great and generally as expected. That's it for now....
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BB Operations to Sales, Help. Hello, I'm currently a final-year student at a top 20 UK university (non-target for IB, semi-target at best). I'm doing Bachelor of Arts in Management, expected grade 2:1 (I guess that's 3.0-3.5 GPA). I want to do Sales (S&T) or M&A. To be honest, I would be happy with literally anything that is FO...
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Morgan Stanley - Interview - Sales and TradingI was not asked anything particularly out of the blue. It was more about explaining why I wanted to work in finance (as a non finance major), what I wanted to do in the next 5 years/as a career, why I chose my major, why I wanted to live/work in Japan, and more behavioral questions. I was also asked...
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Sec Lending Internship - Am I falling into Ops?I accepted a role as an intern in Sec Lending in one of the biggest operations for it a short while ago and I'm wondering what exactly the role will entail as I'm yet to be told specifically. I'll be sat on the trading desk with the Sec Lending team - this doesn't sound like ops does it? Is working...
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http://maleenhancementshop.info/one-beast-test/I had that conundrum with One Beast Test. Get over this concept: It shows important taste on my part. One Beast Test was the best bread I ever spent. One Beast Test lets you run away from it all and I don't have polished blueprints. Do I know everything in reference to One Beast Test? That probably ...
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Belvedere Trading - Review - Prop TradingGood culture, intern bonus is cool, recruiters were very skilled and a pleasure to work with. Everyone was nice. Only hired out of college, low pay. Fratty culture, brand new CEO. Engineers had a lot of responsibility and not a lot of pay....
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Wheeling Power within PJMWhat are the steps involved with wheeling power from one location/counterparty/source to another location/ctpy/sink within PJM? For this example, let's assume it's all DA settle, either next day or next month, etc Theory is I would buy power from one ctpy at their injection/source point and sink i...
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Day in the Life: Oil Trading Research AnalystI feel like it is often said here and at times overdone, but while every day is a bit different there are certain tasks that happen every week or month. I’m going to split the below into three different types of days to compare. Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates Monday is generally the day of t...
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Courses to Trade Physical Commodities Hi Can anyone recommend Courses for leaning to trade physical commodities in London or online. Thank you Martin ...
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Macquarie CGMI’m curious if anyone knows which teams and desks within Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Merkets group are performing well right now. Or if anyone has any recommendations for someone with an upcoming rotational internship on which functions/teams to request. Thank you! ...
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Relevant Background for Physical Commodities TradingHi, I'm currently taking part in a selective finance master's program. I don't have any noteworthy experience in the physical commodities space. Generally, is it even possible to enter this sector without a degree in engineering/chemistry? If yes, how should one best prepare (other than of course re...
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Physical Commodity Trading: Useful Accreditations and Skill Sets?Seeking some advice once again from the physical guys on this forum. I recently accepted an entry-level role in the physical space. It's a great opportunity, and I'll have plenty of time for learning/development outside of work. So I was wondering: besides networking my ass off and learning the ins...
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Factors that affect 10yr and 2yr treasury yieldHow do you determine the factors that affect whether or not the treasury yield goes up or down? What would make one go up proportionally more than the other one?...
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Group One Trading LP - Interview - Prop TradingWas asked about what I knew about the company and the industry. Was sent reading materials prior to the second round of interviews. Made sure to read a few chapters of Option Volatility and Pricing by Natenberg. Familiarized myself with greeks and made myself comfortable with the material. Nothing t...
Mizuho Securities - Review - Sales and TradingGood experience for junior because they have a lot of more experienced staff so you get opportunities to do things early on . Here there tends to be a little bit less structure with promotions and that kind of thing so there is a bit of uncertainly ...
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Energy Trading: Career Path, Lifestyle, Wages, etcWe hear a lot on this forum about S&T at the large banks. I'd like to hear more information about what energy supply and trading careers are like at the supermajors (BP, Shell, Mobil, etc). How do they compare to BB S&T in terms of the actual job, necessary background, career path, wages, lifestyle...
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https://healthykidssmartkids.com/sizevital/**SizeVital** they could only lift a maximum ofreps. Group A did thosereps insets ofand took every set ...
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http://supplementtalks.com/andro-stack-x/I wonder if the rumors will affect Andro Stack X positively. I just obtained a legendary Andro Stack X. Not now, anyhoo. I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I couldn't come up with anything more revolutionary than this theory. That's how to deal with your typical Another advantage of Andro S...
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Inflation Options - liquidity of market, players, more information?Hey guys, does anyone know anything about Inflation Options? Are these actively traded? What is the liquidity compares to Inflation Swaps (EUR or USD) and to Swaptions (again, EUR or USD)? In particular, I am asking these questions on the European inflation options market. Thanks a lot for your h...
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Barclays Capital - Review - Sales and TradingMiddle management was very vocal about what was expected. The hours were realistic and we were allowed vacation time.. There was no time to eat lunch. As a junior I was sent to get lunch all over New York City to get lunch for the team....
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How Do I Start my path?Hey, Everyone, Disclaimer this Is my first post so go easy on me. General Info on me. I dropped out of my third year at a mediocre Business Management degree and moved to NYC at the age of 20 on my own, I worked sales jobs working 6/7day weeks 12 hours a day door to door, business to business for 2...
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Role of Quants in Credit Investing/ Trading: ABS, Structured Credit, Corporate LoansThe evolution of credit trading electronically and potentially automatically is all but guaranteed. What are current Credit HF, and other investors/ trader of credit doing at the moment on automating credit trading? • Banks • Regional banks • Finance companies • BDCs • Institutional inv...
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Career Advice - Work out the gate then MFE or MFE first?I'm in my fifth year at a University in Ottawa (Canada (brb kms)) in Finance and definitely didn't apply myself to the extent I know I should've as the coursework was utter garbage and I felt more like I was an advanced English Major than a Finance major where I had been hoping for higher level math...
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HFT vs. Options MMI've been fortunate enough to secure an internship at a large quant fund. Part of the internship involves a rotation to one of the two groups in the title. I have a few questions that I'd love to get a broader opinion on: * How does the future look for these two areas? For example, from what I un...
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Barclays Capital - Review - Sales and TradingI can't attest to other desks but then desk I work at has a great team and people. Not your typical Liars Poker desk.. Nothing outside of the standard that comes with S&T. Decently long work week but significantly less than IBD...
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S&T offer advice please! I have received an offer from UBS and Morgan Stanley. Both are S&T summer analyst position. The UBS S&T internship allows you to rotate across different desks and it is located in London. On the other hand, the full name for S&T at Morgan Stanley is Institutional Equities, Prime Brokerage and Bank...
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Compensation of commodities trading firms compared to supermajor oil and gas companiesI was having a conversation with a friend about the compensation of an oil trader at a company like Vitol, Trafigura, Glencore etc. compared to one at a company like BP, Shell or P66, and assumed that the compensation was much greater at the trading firms. However after looking at glassdoor the sala...
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Accept offer or not?Hello people, I live in Europe, and I would like to work in trading, however, I have no real experience in the area. S&T summers have not been going so well for me (see my latest thread) so I started applying for other stuff that I thought could be relevant. I believe that my applications have not ...
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Optiver - Review - TradingThe casual working environment is really appealing and you will be working in teams which will strengthen your relationships with colleagues. Pretty stressful working environment and fast-paced, you have to be able to fast handling. Early hours, starts usually around 7:30....
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JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Sales and Trading1. What is the yield curve? For which product is a yield curve most closely followed? What can its curvature communicate about economic outlook? How can you take a view / trade on both the slope an curvature of the yield curve? 2. Can you define a credit default swap? Why are they so popular? What...
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BBeating the drum for another major recessionAfter experiencing seven major recessions in the United States since 1960 roughly on the average of every 7 years I feel that we need to stop and put a halt to this process the majority of us do not benefit yet it seems that the upper level resets everything at lower prices so they can buy even more...
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What to buy in a US currency crisisHello, In the case that there is a debt or currency crisis in the US - what would be some solid choices for selecting assets to profit off this kind of event? Gold seems like an obvious one but is there more? I’m interested in opinions on foreign currencies and EM stocks and how they would be...
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Goldman Sachs - Review - SalesI have got a lot of opportunities to learn and grow, and people around me are willing to help and coffee chat with them are easy.. As market nowadays not performing very well, banks especially bb not very willing to allocate headcount to graduates....
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Offer at a SupermajorHello everyone. I need advice from people in Commodity Trading. I have been offered a role of Marine Coordinator/Operator at a Super Major. I have also interned in Risk for another Super Major. I want to work as a trader in commodities in the future and know that operations knowledge is very useful...
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What's your opinion on Crypto?What's your take on crypto and if you trade / hold, which coins are you holding now and why? I believe it's overhyped and a bubble but the blockchain technology does have merit...
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Akuna Capital Math Test? (And Interview Process)I've applied for a junior trader position with this firm, and so they've sent me an email with directions to take an online mental math test. Does anybody know what the Akuna test is like, specifically? Can't seem to find too much information about it online. All I know is that there is a 22 minu...
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Exit Opps for Commodity Trading? (Oil/Gas/Power)I was just wondering where people who start in commodities trading normally end up. Do they just climb the ladder and stop at the top of the trade floor or are there other financial positions available to them? ...
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Tower Research Capital - Review - Quantitative ResearchGood location, nice people, competitive compensation, challenging work, learned a lot of skills in the intern. small group, no communication between groups. over 70 hours of work per week, feel stressed out after work...
Barclays Capital - Interview - Fixed Income1) They asked me very detailed questions on the kind of trading I do on my personal account. They wanted to know the kind of horizon I had in mind when I made a trade and the kind of metrics that I looked at. When I brought up my option trades, they asked me hypotheticals to test if I was lying abou...
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Akuna Capital LLC - Interview - N/AHow to make queue with stacks? What's the runtime? Explain what a stack and queue are. Some simple binomial variable and Bayes probability stuff. A lot of quick and simple math/probability questions that are fired at you. Instead of 3 long problems or something, I got like 10 short quick questions. ...
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choice of prop firm offers?Hey all, I currently have offers from Belvedere and Volant. Offers differ considerably in comp, but volant is also in nyc so there's a cost of living difference. I was wondering what each firm's reputation was, or any other info that would help me make my choice. Thanks!!...
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Structured Credit Insights?Can someone explain a bit more about the various roles/desks in structured credit? And what is it like working in this area as a trader/structurer? What is the environment like now in structured credit and which banks are doing well in this area? Also, what sort of backgrounds is required - is a m...
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Trading Floor BSHI All I'm an Associate in S&T on the sales side. I've had a good experience so far but changes have taken place at work which puts me at a disadvantage (reporting to not so friendly higher up). My resume looks a little hoppy given I've moved around almost every 2years, 3 times now and I want to av...
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Tradition - Interview - ResearchWhere do you think the ERCOT market is headed? Ok I have 30 seconds and most likely will never see you again so why do I have to hire you? What do you know about demand respond? What do you know about CAISO duck curve? What are the differences between the Residential, Retail, and Wholesale power mar...
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How do you decide what career path is best for you?Currently trying to decide what career path is best for me. After doing some research I've taken an interest in IBD, ECM/DCM, ER, Trading & Structuring. Obviously I know this covers quite a wide range of jobs so I was wondering the best way to narrow this list down so I can target my applications. ...
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Barclays vs Citi vs RBC S&TWant to know the pros and cons of S&T at any of those places assuming I don't know specifically where I want to go into (FICC, Equities, etc)...
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End of the Summer - Peace at lastIts almost September, school will be starting soon and many off you will be left with empty spaces where the plucky interns sat. Maybe it is just me but this years litter seemed particularly precious. They all just seemed so focused on being a "perfect" person, working (apparently, in some cases),...
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TD Securities - Interview - Global MarketsWas asked a few brainteasers that were manageable. Not too many hard questions as I was well prepared. Typical market and technical questions and pitch. A lot of behavioral questions which I managed to turn into conversations. Most interesting conversation I had was about the changing macro environm...
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Incoming SA Intern - Places to live in TorontoI've received and accepted a SA offer in S&T with one of the CAD banks in Toronto. I'm completely new to Toronto region (never lived in Ontario in my life). Anyone have any suggestions for cheap places/closeby places to live during these upcoming 4 months? Or any nice neighborhoods you would recomm...
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