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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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Most you have lost off a single investment?When investing or trading in any type of asset class, from securities and fixed income to even cryptocurrencies, you will always lose money at some stage, no matter how experienced you may be. Therefore I pose the question, what is the most that you have lost off of a single investment? Whether it w...
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Physical Trading: Best Commodities to be in?Hi all, I'm a long time lurker on this forum but I've benefited a lot from all of the discussions surrounding physical trading. Currently an undergrad with internship experiences in Base Metals and I'm looking to apply for grad positions as an entry-level scheduler/junior trader soon. My question i...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - JP Morgan Mumbai FICC Sales and Trading deskSince people are hired from the top schools in India, they are typically very good and bright. Everyone is very collaborative and treat each other with respect. Working hours are not insane.. Incentive compensation is quite low. interaction with senior management and junior people is next to nil. ...
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Can you explain me market making strategies?So I was reading a book on markets and there I came across market making strategies. The author mentioned Ratio Trades and Flipping. Though I have gone over them I am still unable to understand. Can someone explain these strategies with examples? Thanks...
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Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group - Trader InternNone really. They were all standard finance / trading brainteasers. Sample problems included how to get people across a bridge in a certain amount of time with only two crossing each way at a time, variants of conditional probability / Bayes' rule problems, how to find the heavier object with a limi...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - BOfAGreat benefits. Ability to move around company if in the right group. Good company culture. Management seems to really be trying to do a push forward with technology and more quantitative approaches.. The pay sucks, to be frank. Competitors pay a bit more. Hours can be really tough, Work load contin...
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - junior quantThe differential equation questions. Ask you to solve a differential equation in a very short period. Also a decorator question. You need to implement an decorator which I never used before since my undergraduate major is not in this area. I just confess I don't know how to solve it but interviewer ...
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Company Review: Barclays Capital - 3good work life balance low stress comparing to other banks people are in general nice ok compensation. there is a lot of politics in the office. company strategy is wavering and morale is low for an extended period....
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Middle Office to Front Office in Sales & TradingHi everyone, new here and looking for some advice on how to break into the front office. To give you my background, I have a bachelors degree in finance from a non target and have been working in middle office at a BB for the past three years (Buffalo, NY office). I am also enrolled in the Universit...
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Oil RecoveryHow much longer to people think it is going to continue? Are we due a big drop again, or can it keep going up?...
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Company Interview: Flow Traders - Junior TraderBehavioral questions wise, I got nothing unheard of. Basically, the recruiter asked me to identify my biggest strengths and how they tie to tradings specifically. Then more specifically, the recruiter asked me about the company, what the company does, what kind of trading it does, and the products t...
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Company Review: Morgan Stanley - Problems with compensation philosophyThe corporate culture is amazing here and the people are smart. The business itself is a market leader which is an awesome place to be.. Annual compensation has and continues to be flat year on year despite amazing performance reviews and good firm performance....
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Was poached from a larger bankI joined because I knew a lot of ex-colleagues who had come here so both culture and network are there. It's also a great time to be joining equities trading here at a bank with a strong balance sheet and there is so much opportunity on the horizon.. As a member of the technology team in Hong Kong, ...
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Duration, Convexity and ImmunizationIf a bond trader structures his portfolio to take advantage of positive convexity but wants immunizes his portfolio to have zero duration, what is the exposure if the interest rate has no effect or does it? Unlike Options, I can take advantage of the volatility but with bonds, it's not the case. So ...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - Great jobGreat culture - laidback, no face time, etc; Complete trust in analyst, a lot of responsibility given from early on.. Bureaucracy, not well developed training program - being thrown into the fire might be off putting for some people...
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Usefulness of econometrics in tradingI am a junior undergraduate student studying math and computer science, and I have an upcoming internship at a prop trading firm this summer. Right now for my computer science degree I am registered for a database management systems class for this upcoming semester, but I have the opportunity to reg...
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Company Review: Barclays Capital - My ReviewGood payment, working benefits, I would say im pretty happy to be in this company. I don't have anything else to add.. Work-life balance. Some times you have to stay more than the regular hours to complete the jobs, instead of having a backup team....
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Company Review: Citigroup - Intern positionBig company, lots of interesting ppl, working hours are okay. interesting job and nice location. Good company. Super big company so a lot of paperwork and hard to make things go through. Office are being renovated and thats annoying...
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Front Office Quants (strats, AES, MSET)Front office quants(strats) are becoming more popular and less akward than the traditional foreign PhD guys without a life. But what are the different groups called and a small description of their tasks? I have only met personally the GS Strats group but know of the following: * Goldman Sachs - St...
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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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State of Credit markets now and in the future?Not a credit trader, but trying to better understand career prospects in this area and what it holds in the future. 1) My understanding is that single name CDS is only pretty much active for financials and some sovereigns. What about credit index/credit options? How liquid are they now? 2) In a ri...
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Company Review: Citigroup - Good place to startLarge organisation, good opportunities, smart people around. Also good name to add to your CV, useful for the future. Not best time to join equities division back in 2011. Politics are strong and it's hard to make yourself a name...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - 3: MediumYoung people get director-level responsibility very quickly from a flat structure and almost immediate client interaction . The stress is high and the shackles of a flow desk are very real during market hours - time your bathroom breaks...
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Forskolin Ketoboost think the accompanying**Forskolin Ketoboost** think the accompanying will reveal some insight into the matter and may be advantageous to you. The idea of metabolic cooking is generally in light of a few to some degree darken yet surely understood properties of the human digestion system and nourishment. One of the though...
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How Prestigious is Jane Street Capital?What are they exactly? I don't understand what kind of shop they are, what kind of pay guys there get, how prestigious it is, etc... There was a thread on them a couple months ago but I read it and still didn't know what they did. Jane Street Capital Overview Jane Street Capital is a proprietary ...
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Nomura S&T InternshipHi all - I'm a math and econ major from a top-20 US school, just got an offer for Nomura S&T which I'm very excited about. Had a few questions - 1) What is Nomura's reputation, especially in terms of S&T, 2) What kind of activities do summer analysts do (I don't know if I'll actually be trading or ...
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Company Interview: Citigroup - Global Markets InternWe were asked to discuss two things. First was a discussion of news articles. We had to decide as a group which article we wanted to talk about, then we were given time to think. After which we were brought to the interview room with the senior analysts and then given the chance to share our thought...
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UBS assessment centre UK London Hi, I had my final round interview with UBS AG (London) on thursday for sales and trading. I thought the interview went well, but I still haven't received anything (whether I got an offer or rejection). It's been three days so I'm getting worried. Do I still have a chance?...
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Company Review: Credit Suisse - CS - Good SpotSmart people to work with, great clients, interesting work. Decent pay and benefits, travel isn't so bad, overall very good.. Long hours, can be political at times, but most companies are. Clients can be demanding but that's also part of the business....
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science based six pack can get the ones**science based six pack** can get the ones pounds off. however as useful as exercise is it does no longer produce weight loss 1/2 of the time. How is that you could now be asking. The real cause many people are fats has nothing to do with the lack of workout or all the way down to the fact that the...
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Unused Personal AccountI have been at my Broker Dealer for 2 years now. Long story short, I have come to remember that I have an undisclosed personal Robinhood account that I opened about 12 months before starting here. It has never been used but I had to enter my SSN and verify my bank account. I do not have a U4 and t...
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Company Interview: Jefferies & Company - Sales and TradingNothing too difficult. Basic walk me through resume, describe what you do on campus, and leadership questions. No technicals at all in the first interview with the trader. Second round very easy technicals and most are expected. Pitch a stock, market trend question, macro question. Resume specific t...
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Retail Trader in College, helpful for certain careers?Freshmen in college (non-target, 3.8 GPA) here. I've been very excited about my gains in the markets, even though this is possibly the easiest market to make money in. I have real strategies that I've stuck to since I started 3 months ago. I'm currently up 25% in my equities account, and 40% in my o...
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Confused about trader comp I always read people on this site talking about traders making 500k in their 20s and millions later on. Why is it that when I Google trader salaries at banks, most say 100k? Am I missing something here?...
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - Trader InternWrite a python program to calculate the correlation of 3 data sets compared to each other in groups of two. The input was three different set of numbers and you had to output the coefficients. There was also a questions where you had to handle an input of multiple different numbers and output the ma...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Summer AnalystInterviewer first asked me to describe on any interesting projects I had done. While describing a project I had worked on during my previous internship, the interviewer stopped me to further prompt, eg. how would you value the industry, why don't use p/e in tech, further questions on stock pitch and...
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Looking for authors writing articles on trading topicsNew crypto startup is searching for traders who are willing to write articles dedicated to cryptotrading Our team is now developing the decentralized platform for margin trading which unites token holders with various portfolios and aims to allow various volumes of transaction executions under diff...
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Company Review: Citigroup - Great 1st Job out of college Great compensation Great 1st job out of college Very intelligent coworkers Exciting workplace environment Diverse workforce. Sometimes long hours Very competitive work environment Office politics sometimes problematic Red tape sometimes stifles innovation ...
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Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Global Markets Summer Analyst1. Expect a couple of brain teasers such as what is the square root of 0.1? 2. The task for the individual presentation was to present either an investment idea (such as pitch me a stock), an industry trend or a potential asset allocation of a portfolio. Then, you'll get a pen and paper for a flip ...
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - Junior trader they asked you alot about your personality, they are trying to find out whether you're trading skills can be a good match and wheteher your approach to the markets is appropriate ennough for them to consider you. they want you to understand that trading is not an easy business and if you plan on sta...
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Company Review: Susquehanna International Group - SIG ATThe work is fairly interesting, and the place is, in theory, a meritocracy. Lots of job perks, banking in office, and well stocked canteen.. Not convinced that high performers are actually appropriately rewarded. Training program seems archaic....
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Latus Trading I received an interview with Latus Trading after applying for a trading position through indeed. I try looking for info on the firm but can't find anything. Also the the first part of the interview is a online assessment test but I have to pay $10 to take it. Seems very fishy to me. Anyong gone thro...
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Company Review: nomura securities - Great experienceGreat people, team went out to eat lunch everyday and created a good work environment. Quite a few events to allow for socializing with senior management, people from other divisions and so on. People that i reached out to to learn about different desks were all nice and offered a lot of their time ...
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Company Review: nomura securities - All aboardI enjoyed working with the company. Great group of smart ambitious people that genuinely enjoyed themselves.. Didn’t have any. As I said, overall fantastic experience with good people, and very good structure too....
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Bond Quotes Hi, I am in the equity space and do not have much exposure to bonds. However, this a compliance review I am conducting that involves bonds. What is the story behind the fact that bonds are quoted in 1/32 increments or tics? Thanks. ...
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How are the trading opportunities in energy and what is living in Houston as a young professional like?I'm a commodity trader with a couple years experience in soft commodities. I'm currently in the upper Midwest and it's -2F outside my office. I know Houston is a major trading hub for commodities, particularly energy. How do people feel about the trading opportunities in oil, gas, and electricity...
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I am a big investorHello all, I am Garima I am a big investor in share market I am trading in all sector. Investing in share market is profitable, financially but it is risky too. ...
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Anton Kreil - Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management MENTORING PROGRAM. Scam. Rip off. Overpriced and Undervalue.A) Totally disappointed with the overpriced and undervalue 3 month Mentoring Program (USD7001) I am totally disappointed with Anton Kreil’s Institute of Trading and portfolio management’s 3 month Mentoring Program. This is because the mentoring program is overpriced and undervalue. I have reg...
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Company Interview: Raymond James Financial Inc. - Sales and Trading AnalystIt was all fit and behavioral questions. Just make sure you know your resume well. Tell us a time when you persuade someone to accept your point of view. Tell us a time when you took an initiative within a project. Tell us the biggest goal you have achieved, and how did you tackle it. Tell us a time...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - S&T Summer- If you were CEO for a day, what would you do? - If you could design an app, what would it be? - Caught me off guard as it was an S&T interview. - The group interview was one where we had to pitch a business plan to investors and walk the interviewer through our justification on why we think our bu...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - i was satisfiedgood management they are very easy to work with good pay a lot of responsibility assigned at a very junior level. the hours are pretty intense but that is the only bad thing i can think of working of this company currently...
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Day to Day of Investment Grade Credit TradingWhat does an Investment Grade Trader (sell-side) look at all day? How would they analyse what trades to facilitate, what size bid-ask is?...
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Company Interview: UBS AG - salesdug really deep into the markets questions, asked me how I thought various asset classes will move according to the various situations of a certain event, asked the function of using fixed income in a portfolio, overall while it is a markets role I did not expect to have asked so in depth about the ...
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Equities Delta One - Hot or Not?Heya guys, I was wondering what's the consensus on equity delta one trading desks? - What are exit opps to the buy-side like (which funds typically take on delta one traders, if any) - How transferable are the skills to other desks - Compensation - Longer term prospects including how susceptible are...
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Work offer for authors of articles on trading topics **New crypto startup is searching for traders who are willing to write articles dedicated to cryptotrading** Our team is now developing the decentralized platform for margin trading which unites token holders with various portfolios and aims to allow various volumes of transaction executions under ...
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Company Interview: IMC Chicago - traderKept insisting on asking why you might want to go to the company, you really need to know what makes it different (or why some hr person thinks its different) compared to other similar firms that you probably applied to and are probably better anyways. Asked estimation question such as how many tonn...
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FINRA Series 7, 57, 63Hey all! I was wondering what textbook should I get to prepare for the Series 7, 57, and 63? I accepted an S&T role for the upcoming year. My background is in physics and economics, so I have a gap of knowledge regarding finance. I don't really want to cram for this so I'm using this time to prep. ...
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My bank just fired some traders from FICCI know some of them personally. While it is true that they may not have been making much money for the bank, they are some of the nicest people I know on the trading floor. I really feel sad for them and I wonder what else they can do with their lives. Other banks seem to be cutting down their ...
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BP/Shell Trading Summer InternshipI'm currently a sophomore at a non-target school and wanted to know how I could position myself right now to receive an internship to either the BP trading internship or Shell's trader assessment program for the summer of my junior year. Currently, I have been looking for energy related internships ...
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Company Review: Goldman Sachs - Contracted Operations Analyst$45/hr of overtime time. Pretty flexible on time off. Great position to get exposure to the middle office role.. No PTO. Did really well in my role, but no full time offer was provided. Very little downtime available in the role....
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Traders lose moneyHello! I hear that many/most traders lose money. To what extend is this true? I mean like 70% of traders lose money and they end up with their basic salary and no bonus? Or 0.01% ? Any insight? thanks! ...
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Forex_tradingI am a beginner forex trader and having already lost a small fortune, and then some, within this week, I decided to stop and reflect before I blow out again. If any of you would be so kind, I need some answers and/or validations. As far as forex trading is concerned, I am still a novice and I concl...
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UNIGE Master of arts in international trading, Commodity finance & shippingHey all! Current undergrad student at a target in my country with internship experience in commodities trading. I am looking at my options for when I finish my degree, and am considering various different routes especially seeing as graduate programs (and there are very few openings across the indu...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Spring InsightI was once the captain of a football team in my university, and I talked about it. Then, the HR just asked me a lot of questions about my work. For example, please describe one situation that you protect your team. How do you deal with team members that do not cooperate with you. Please tell me how ...
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ERX Pro earlier than and after the Benefits **ERX Pro ** earlier than and after the Benefits Strength advantage endurance Muscle increase improved Muscle recovery. when a frame takes component in workout a compound in our cells called Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP is used to create power for our running muscle mass. It releases one among its ...
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Company Interview: Standard Chartered Bank - International GraduateMy friends told me that the logical portion was tougher than expected - I think you need to score at least 70% in that to proceed to the maths portion. Hirevue interview was standard, make sure you look natural, make eye contact, overall act and sound as if you're in front of an actual interviewer o...
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Any info on this division?Can anyone give me some insight on Equities division at Cowen? Do they have a good reputation? do they typically take big intern classes?...

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