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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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Citi NYC or BAML NYC for S&T summer internship?Hi everyone, just got offers from both Citi NYC and BAML NYC for S&T summer internship. Would like to know more about how strong each is, culture at the two banks, and also the return rates. Anyone with some ideas? Would really appreciate any sharing!...
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Morgan Stanley 2017 Institutional Equity Super DayI interviewed at the New York office on Thursday. Series of 4, 20 minute interviews. Anyone know how they pick the interns? How many they pick? When they start letting the know? How many super days are there? Any Info would be great. Appreciate it!...
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Best Way To Start Learning Quant Finance?Hi Monkeys, I recently caught the quantitative finance bug so it’s been a few days since my last post. Since catching this bug I’ve been trying to read and learn as much as I can on ways to practice quant finance - and I found tons of material. In fact, it’s so much material that I was hoping...
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Credit Suisse SMG InterviewHello everyone, I'm invited to onsite interview for Quantitative Off-cycle within Credit Suisse Systematic Market Making Group. This intern consists of conception of models and backtesting trading strategy in Low/Medium Frequency. Someone could tell me what's this interview gonna like? How can I p...
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IMC Financial Markets - Opinions? What is everyone's opinion on IMC? Is this a good time to join? How's the compensation + bonus at this firm for a trader? Currently interviewing with them. ...
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Commodity Trading is DeadI currently work as a physical commodity trader at a large, international, trading house. Trading is dead. Most desks are printing massive loses. There is no volatility in the market and most commodities we trade suffer from massive oversupply. Baring a massive exogenous shock, I don't see it ch...
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Are We on The Brink Again?We have had a bull market since the financial crisis of 2008. Unemployment numbers are pretty low and the stock market has hit all-time highs in the US. Europe, however, has not been as strong as the US and that is causing concerns for the German Finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble. As he said in h...
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"These are the Wall Street jobs being replaced by Robots"Here is an article in Bloomberg today, https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-wall-street-robots/, about the rise of automation in S&T. I was wondering whether people could share their own experiences in how automation/electronification is changing the jobs in their particular asset class with resp...
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Needing help deciding on FT offers Hi guys, I'm deciding between commodities S&T at a BB and a risk/quantitative analysis at a top AM (BlackRock/Fidelity/PIMCO). I interned at the top AM for the summer and know they have good internal mobility, so perhaps I could move to a front office role later. Background: target / ivy league, 3...
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Citi vs Credit Suisse? (s&t summer internship)pros & cons of either one? have offers at both edit: I have no preferences about desk ...
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Company Interview: Societe Generale - Structurer internFrom a deck of 52 cards pick 26 at random. From this set of 26 you pick two cards. You win if the both of these cards are of the same color. Is this a game you would prefer over one in which you win by picking two (first two picks) of the same color at random from a deck of 26 with equal number of b...
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Trader Documentary - Paul Tudor Jones (Must See)Below is a link to the Paul Tudor Jones documentary video that shows him predicting the 1987 Crash (he tripled his money during it). This is a must see for any trader and shows the legendary trader in action before he became a billionaire. Although the video was shown on public television in Novem...
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Cargill ReputationI was just offered a position as a Commodity Merchant intern at Cargill. I was wondering what the reputation for the company in the physical trading space. ...
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Scoular?Hi, I'm a sophomore at a non-target. I just got an offer from Scoular to work as a merchandising intern this summer. From the interview it seemed to be a great place to learn the fundamentals of grain trading. Obviously, they were talking themselves up in the interview but everything they said sound...
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CALLING ALL OIL TRADERS/COMMODITY TRADERSFascinating story about how a Venezuela in crisis is creating a ripple effect in bills being unpaid. Everyone from tanker owners to terminal owners are getting screwed over by PDVSA. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-pdvsa-blocked-using-nustar-terminal-over-unpaid-153331655--finance.html An...
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Citi Markets Super day 10/24Anyone else have a the Citi markets super day? Any advice on how to prep or what to expect would be great...
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October Economic ReportThe economic report of October is just around the corner. There has been strong economic growth for the past few years, but with the recent report of September not looking too good will this transfer over to October. According to this article http://www.ttnews.com/articles/economic-expectations-sou...
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Shell Trading Development Programme Assessment/InterviewI just received an invitation to take the Shell TDP assessment, and I was wondering if any TDP alum can share their insight. Also, I hear the interview is brutal.. so if anyone has anything to say about that I would appreciate it. Thanks...
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How to become a physical commodity trader?Hi all, I'm currently a student about to apply to university for undergrad and I've had a strong interest in the physical commodity trading industry for a couple of years now and would like some advice on how to get there. Ideally I would like to work for trading houses like Glencore, Trafiguera an...
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Koch Supply and Trading Does anyone have any thoughts about this shop and its reputation in the energy trading space? Do they promote traders internally? General culture? Etc? Any insights would be good....
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Breaking into Sales & Trading? There's a ton of advice out there on WSO about breaking into investment banking, in terms of majors, target GPA, classes, internships, etc. What advice would you guys have for undergraduate students considering prospective careers in Sales & Trading though? What sorts of majors, classes, and GPA c...
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BAML S&T SuperpdayHey, I just went to the sales and trading superday in the NYC office (Oct 6), just wondering if anyone went there could share some updates if any. Thanks!...
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2018 Sales and Trading Recruiting (Intern)Hey guys, there's too much IB and not enough S&T. So lets get a thread going on the recruiting timeline for Sales and Trading. Comment below with any info that you have. Feel free to ask questions along the way!...
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Anyone hear back from the DRW Superday?Anyone hear back with any news from the superday this past Saturday for DRW? Still have not heard anything back....
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Buying Every Dip?It is not uncommon for the stock market to have stocks drop a huge amount in price. It could be a result of a huge press release, a recession or just for no reason at all. The most recent one was after the United States presidential election. It was pretty strange as it had caused a huge drop in pri...
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Company Interview: Barclays - Summer Internship1. What if Brexit has never happened? - it was totally improvised question by the interviewer, following my answer to previous question that the issue I'm mostly interested in at that time was Brexit. - I just based my answer on recent news article I read. At that time, major global investment banks...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley FICC Sales & Trading Summer AnalystConsidering the surprising outcome of the US election and Trump as the new president, as well as Brexit, build a case for why The Fed will or will not raise rates in December. What's your favorite movie? If there was an unexpected political event or emergency, what would happen to stocks and bon...
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30-Year Anniversary the 1987 Stock Market Crash The Crash of ’87, From the Wall Street Players Who Lived It This article flashed across my terminal the other day, and I thought that it was one of the best pieces I've read in a while. Anyway, I thought it was really cool/insightful to hear about the stock market crash from market luminaries li...
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Goldman's 100mm wrong bet on Natural GasI'm sure there is a better article, but still good nonetheless. Essentially states that GS was long DOM/Eastern nat gas basis that went from -.30 to -1.30 cents. This caused a 100mm trading loss. This is a great example of the volatile nature of the energy markets and how one way bets like this can ...
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Stock/Finance APIs?Hi everyone, Anyone use finance/stock APIs as a resource for trading? If so, what do you use? Yahoo Finance used to offer a free API but it seems they discontinued it several months ago... Thank you in advance. -Deo...
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BB S&T vs. Data Science at FAANGFor this summer, I can choose between S&T at a top BB or data science at one of the FAANG companies. Long run, I want to be a trader/quant on the buy-side. ...
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HSBC Markets HirevueJust received an invitation for HSBC markets hirevue, anyone has experience with this? Is it mostly behavioral or some technical as well? Thanks...
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Company Interview: JP Morgan Securities - s&t internmake sure to follow the news - they asked about a couple of news events and how you thought that would move the markets. reading the wall street journal or the financial times is definitely helpful. you should also be familiar with interest rates, major indices etc also have a couple of stocks that...
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J.P Morgan 10/27/17 Superday - Markets Title says it all. Can someone tell me what to expect from this/anything I should specifically prepare for? Thanks....
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Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group - SIGNone of them were particularly difficult. The hardest one was asking an expected value for a game with an unknown probability and reverse engineering the probability from that value to determine whether the game is worth playing or not. Nothing too hard and is something that you should definitely be...
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Flow traders aptitude testI recently took the flow traders mental math test (75Q in 10 mins). I passed through that math test and I have an aptitude test scheduled for this Friday. The mail I received says this test will contain mental math test, sequences, verbal analogies, syllogisms. Anyone has taken this test and can sha...
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Company Interview: Citigroup - markets“Coming out of this interview, what are three things about you that I should take away?” “What is the number one thing I should know about you that I cannot learn from your resume?” “How hard are you willing to work to achieve a goal and why is it so?” “What is the most intellectual...
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AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT (programming) --> BB Rates Trading Desk ...
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Anyone have JP or Barclays or DB S&T super days coming up?Title of the post says it all. Trying to gauge whether these banks have finished recruiting for these divisions....
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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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Profiting off stock movementsHi there, I am an industry outsider and recently over lunch someone brought up an interesting method - if you have say $50k in savings, and you decide to go and buy any blue chip reliable stock, in a maximum of 3 days you would have made 1% if you follow the market movements. That is $500. Looking ...
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Company Interview: Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Full TimeWhy are you interested in the division? Behavioural questions, why the firm? What makes you better than other candidates? Tell me about a time you failed and had to try again. Tell me about your greatest achievement? Describe a time when you had to make a decision in a team, without all the informat...
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MS vs JPMI have these two offers for quant roles and cannot decide. Anyone with experience or knowledge about these teams or their business outlook?...
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Best S&T Desks in BBs in 2017Considering that many threads probably hold outdated information by now, what do you think are the best S&T desks (which products) to be on in BBs in 2017? I would assume this may have changed since 2010. By best I probably mean regarding, interest of job, most intricate analysis/deep product knowle...
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Company Review: Scotiabank - Great experienceGreat culture, friendly people, helpful associates and rotational analysts who will mentor you and guide you if you ask.. Building has the worst elevators ever, can sometimes take up to 15 mins to go up or down to the trade floor....
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - Junior TraderThe most difficult aspect of the math test was that the mental math questions involved some difficult two by two multiplication and 4 digit by 2 digit divisions. I think they made the test significantly harder since people were saying that it's similar to the tradertest easy level. It is not. You ne...
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How best to get my foot in the door as a Scheduler (Natural Gas/Crude) ?I'm looking to get my foot in the door at a company in Houston as a Scheduler. I have 5 years of experience in oil and gas as an accountant working in E&P. I have a degree in Political Science if that matters. I have always wanted to get into scheduling and I have tried networking and had a few near...
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Does anyone know Da Vinci Derivatives?It's a prop firm located in Amsterdam, I didn't find anything on glassdoor or somewhere else because they are like 10 people. Starting salary is 60k + bonus so it seems quite good. Is it safe or it's a scam?...
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MS Fixed Income Superday PrepI have a super day at MS coming up for Fixed Income. I was curious if anyone has any experience with these this year and can offer insight on what to expect/ how to prepare. Thanks!...
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AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right, Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored. Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a BB in London (I am not going to disclose whi...
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What if Company knows about my Trading Activity?Hello, Per the BB I work for, I'm unable to open a forex trading account in my name, given I have access to private information. Disclaimer: I'm not interested in using that info to trade since it would be illegal. However, I do want to open an account in someone else's name to execute those trades...
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Has anyone taken the Series 57 yetI am about to start a new job equity trading and originally thought I would need to take the Series 55. As of January 2016, the Series 55 is no longer the Securities Trader Exam, it is now called the Series 57. Have any of you taken the exam and if so, which service did you use for exam prep/pract...
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Freight Trading Experiences?Anyone familiar with this business? Seems like most of your commodity houses are involved in this (Vitol, koch, glencore, merc, traf), but I can't find much info on it. Any freight traders here willing to chime in about their experiences?...
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How many hours do traders work at top HFT firms (KCG, Optiver, Jump, Flow Traders, etc)?Just wondering how many hours do traders work in these firms, I didn't find much on internet. Anyone here has some experience to share? ...
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Company Review: BlackRock - BlackRock Internship ReviewGreat company, great teamwork mindset ("One BlackRock"). Always felt very supported by my team mates and given lots of opportunties to learn more and work with different teams (also worked with credit research analysts). . None really, I felt that BlackRock did a great job of engaging me and giving...
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Decision on energy supply and trading; ExxonMobil or Phillips 66I'm an engineering student, however I've recently gotten really into finance and trading and have two offers for internships, one from ExxonMobil and the other from Phillips 66. Both are in "supply and trading" although Exxon's is really just supply chain since they don't do much trading, or at leas...
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Ask a Sellside Options TraderSo i have been on this forum for a while, and recently i have been bombarded with personal emails asking me questions about the industry, trading, breaking in, interviews etc, so i wanted to open the discussion as these types of thread seem to be very informative, and it will allow me to respond to ...
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DRW vs Google/MicrosoftI'm a computer science student and have received offers at all three of the named companies. I'm evaluating whether or not I want to work in a more traditional software engineering environment, or if I want to get into trading systems with DRW, something that has been very interesting to me for a wh...
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Where is Oil Going?Oil prices have been fluctuating between $40 dollars and $60 for the past year. It is unclear where it will be going in the near future. Some analysts expect it to fall lower. According to this article https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/14/russia-is-prepared-for-40-oil-finance-minister-siluanov-says.html....
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Akuna Capital Jr. Trader phone Interview.. what to expect?Hey Guys, After clearing math-sequence test and personality test. I have my next round phone interview with trader (may be technical round) next week. What should I be expecting? Anyone who had their phone interview with Akuna capital for Jr. Trader role, your insight would be of great help. Also,...
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what's the best/cheapest online trading platform to trade stocks?say I had 1000 bucks and wanted to buy some stocks, what's the cheapest online trading platform that I could use - buy and hold strategy, I'd probably put 500 into 1 stock and 500 into another and sit on my hands for a year....
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Desks and Firms with the Best CultureHere's a breather from the usual topics on this forum. I've been trading on a tier one fixed income flow desk for a while now and I love my team. They're some of the best mentors, teammates, and - frankly - people that I know in the industry. Are there banks or specific desks at banks that are kn...
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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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Calling all Non Targets: Share your storyHere is the idea: I am looking to put together an interview series with people who have managed to break into the industry (currently working or holding offers) and that have overcome the odds and have gone to a non target school. This series of interview will then be published on my site for free a...
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Help me decide on potential offers?Hi- Just a hypothetical. I'm interested in equities and I was wondering how everybody would rank these opportunities, and why? I have pending offers at some and am interviewing at others. Credit Suisse S&T JPM S&T BAML S&T Guggenheim ECM...
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Skype SuperDay - optional? advice?All- I received a superday invitation today from a big bank and the email informed me that the superday will be conducted on Skype. I'm an undergrad student only a few hours away from NYC and would love to actually go to the city and meet people, shake hands, use my personality to my advantage, etc....
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Economic Indicators OvervaluedHurricane Harvey and Irma left their mark on the land and in the economy. September job numbers fell below expectation with a loss of 33,000 jobs compared to the expected gain of 80,000 jobs. This is not as discouraging as it sounds as there were improvements in other areas. According to the Bureau ...
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technical knowledgehello all I know it's a bit late in life for me to start over a career in finance but still, I really do like trading and I want to do it better than I do now. Since I have no time to pursue a full time program, I'll have to learn by myself to reach a professional level in trading. That's the goal. ...
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Your Way To Get The Markets Job You Want Dear Monkeys, I wanted to share with your the mentoring website I have created, focused at getting future Investment Bankers into the jobs they want. I have a wealth of experience in mentoring others into sales and trading, I have also worked for a number of years within Interest Rates Derivatives...
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Company Interview: Deutsche Bank - Markets Deutsche BankThey asked my to pitch them a few trade ideas. Other than that it was relatively simple, all behavioral for the first round. My friend was asked what he knew about the markets and very simple mental math, 29x31. He said his toughest question was tell me about a news article that you think most peopl...
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Company Review: Societe Generale - Overall, a good company.- Above average benefits - Minimum 2 week paid time off required per year - Great opportunity to move location. - Below average annual bonus - Hard to understand sometimes because of the heavy french accent - Takes a very long time to get things approved my corporate ...
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Company Interview: JP Morgan Securities - Global Market1. What do you think about bitcoin, the blockchain and technology behind it? Do you trade in bitcoin, would you trade in bitcoin? why or why not. 2. What is S&T, how is it different from global treasury management at JPM etc 3. Your views on the markets so you should follow on the market news! ...
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Company Review: Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley Sales and Trading Industrial placement, LondonChallenging work, a lot of responsibility. Amazing name to have on CV. Good exposure to what the industry has to offer. . People were not very friendly. The team was introverted. Work was quite repetitive after a while, as an industrial placement analyst you'll have to leave at one point and the tea...
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Company Review: Mizuho - Mizuho SecuritiesReally good culture, friendly environment. The fixed income team is a growing deal with a lot of knowledgeable traders. Not a lot of full time offers for interns. 0 Sales and Trading interns received offers, only Capital Markets and Equity Research did....
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I'm Trying to get into Prop-Trading From a Non-Target School**Warning Long Post Ahead** **Hello WallStreetOasis,** I am a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelors of science in mathematical finance 3.4 GPA trying to get into prop trading even though I am aware that all odds are against me. This is my first post in WSO and it is going to be a l...
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Company Review: HSBC - Company reviewsAssigned managers play huge role to provide satisfaction. Some managers care and willing to give opportunities and various trainings while others don't.. Hours can be longer than what they are supposed to be without being compensated. Could not have certainty on role assignment due to business needs...

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