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WSO Hall of Fame: Trading Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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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Road to a Hedge Fund

undergrad20

Hey guys, I've read up on how some ppl make it to Hedge Funds from S&T but it doesn't look like there's a direct process similar to IB --> PE. I have a couple of questions and I would appreciate it if anyone could give some insight. Thanks. 1. Do you have to come from a Rates/FX background to make ...

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Selling my Wells Fargo S&T SA 2020 superday

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Superday in Charlotte on the 12th of September. Looks pretty fun actually, but unfortunately I cannot attend. $10.50 OBO. Thx...

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Any IG trader shed some light on your day?

johnboy1

Generally just looking to grasp an understanding of an IG credit trading desk, how you price your bonds, the level of flow daily, how it compares to a HY desk etc.... I have exhausted everything I could find on google, alas, not much has been discussed. Any resources you recommend to learn more wo...

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What are the career progression options for a quant?

Jdogg89

I know that being a quant is a really lucrative job coming out of college, and I think I have the skillset to do it, but I'm curious what the career looks like 5/10/15+ years down the road. For example, in investment banking, the classic career path is 2 years IB -> 2 years PE -> MBA -> pretty muc...

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Seeing Prop Trading Opportunity

jpags

Seeking a prop trading opportunity, have been trading on my own for several years now. Also I have past risk management insurance training, so I work well in a team environment...Been studying charts and the macro markets. To date self trained. Please guide me as I am new to the forum... ...

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AMA: Options Trader at Top Prop Firm

knightshade

About I knew nothing about finance, below 3.0 GPA from UIUC, and had no connections. But I made it. I found my way on to the trading floors in Chicago and eventually got hired at a top firm as a trader. I managed the European session for one of the largest fixed income options desks in the States. I...

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Akuna Final Round

wawicixub

Anyone have any insight on the questions. Could you plz PM me if you know. Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...

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fundamental roles at "elite" prop shops

BobbybananamA

I am interviewing for a "fundamental" analyst role at an elite market making prop shop (think Jane Street / Citadel / Virtu / etc). So my understanding is that you provide commentary / color to the traders when certain important events occur to help improve their performance. What are these roles ...

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Capital contribution?

moneymachine12

Hi all, I recently started at a prop firm and they are requiring a $400 capital contribution. I know it’s not a lot but I still feel weird about paying for a job. Is a capital contribution normal?...

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Morgan Stanley S&T SA 2020

big dawg 5

Thought I would make a separate thread for Sales & Trading. Anyone have updates on the timelines for any of the programs (Fixed Income, Institutional Equities, Prime Brokerage, BRM, Structuring)?...

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BB Sec Lending vs AM Product Strategy

sghunter

Currently moving out BB MO. Got two options, one in BB Security Lending, one in AM product strategy. Look for better comp, and long-term stability. Which one would be better choice...

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Is there any way back?

Barry1989

Long story short. I was on the correct career path in my younger days. I was achieving top grades at a target school and had a job offer from a BB firm in S&T. However, I became seriously ill during my final year of University and had to withdraw. This also culminated in me not taking up full tim...

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What benefit does short-term trading serve for society?

Ops2Tr8ing

All I've heard is that the markets become more efficient and that people can now buy/sell assets at the correct price at the moment of the trade. Please enlighten me. Thank you....

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State schoolers rep!

WalMartShopper

https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-nyu-business-school-standout-new-to-wall-street-charged-with-insider-trading-11565640125?mod=hp_listb_pos3 WASHINGTON—A new arrival to Wall Street and former student-body president at New York University’s Stern School of Business was charged with insider tra...

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Barclays S&T Superday 2019

manu12

I interviewed at Barclays earlier this month and still haven’t heard back. Has anyone heard back from the sales and trading desk in regards to a set super day date?...

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Do you guys enjoy S&T?

JoeBloggs97

Hey All, I'm just curious really to see who in S&T is enjoying what they're doing. What's the sentiment with regards to the future of S&T, and what is everyone's day-to-day? (tasks and timings etc.) Cheers in advance. ...

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GS Trading Strats vs. Google/Facebook SWE

user name

Interned at both places and got offers from both. Very fortunate !! However, not sure which path I want to take -- I love the dynamic/fast nature of finance but definitely enjoyed both. Compensation wise Google/Facebook pays better. Not sure how compensation progression looks like as a trading strat...

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Longevity of Equity Derivatives Trading

PaulEvansLoafers

Hi, Just finished my internship at a BB and was offered a spot on their equity derivs trading team. Although I'm really excited for the opportunity, I've struggled with getting a better picture of what the future looks like for a derivs trader. I tried asking people during the internship but didn'...

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How much should you pay in market making games

wawicixub

If the question for ex is you get the dollar amount on a 6 sided dice roll -> $3.5 expected value, what is the right answer to say for what you should pay? Intuitively I feel it needs to be $3.25 or less, but maybe the better answer is anything less than $3.5 ? Bonus: If you were given a million ...

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Hedge fund newsletters to public

RickyPackard3

Saber is one of the few that comes to mind in terms of offering a free newsletter that the public can subscribe to. Does anyone know of any other hedge funds that have accessible newsletters? Specifically in the macro or CTA universe?...

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Goldman Sachs Securities (Sales and Trading) Superday Aug. 20 - How to Prepare and What to Expect

stkeene

Hey all, Just got an email (and when I say just, I mean literally fifteen minutes ago) saying that I got a Superday with Goldman in NYC for Securities S&T. Honestly shocked that I got this given that prior I had only done the hirevue, and feel generally underqualified for the role. The email detail...

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Citadel Electronic Trading Analyst

bobcooler

Recently received an offer from Citadel in this role. Does anyone know more about it or what it entails?...

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JPM Markets SA 2020

ibhardo101

Hello WSO community, I was fortunate to get a superday for Markets (Trading) at JPM. Although the superday is further down the road, I want to prepare as much as possible. I would appreciate if you guys could help me out here- how should I prepare, what type of questions should I focus on? How hea...

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Direction to find clients for Personal and Business funding

fundingbettermoney

Good afternoon My Friends, I am a new broker, building new portfolio. I have already closed some deals. I know you guy have a lot experience and I respect it. For this reason, I am asking if you can help me. There are sites, apps or network that I can find new clientes? Could you offer some sugge...

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Huawei H31-331 Exam Questions Answers

Bella-Jullia

H31-331 Exam Questions Answers Dumps is the best option to get that HCNP-OTN Transmission. VceTests along with their team has carefully selected the most important H31-331 Exam Dumps Q&A. Download the H31-331 Dumps PDF or get on with practicing Online Test Engine. We aim to provide our customers wit...

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Sales and Trading Mental Math/Sequences Practice

parmesan123123

Hey I have an math interview for a prop shop that I have to complete in the next 2 weeks. Is there any resources online to practice sequences/series questions that are common? (The type of questions where you have to find the next term in the series of #s and letters) Also, is there any books on...

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S&T Perspective on recent market conditions

Marlborough

What's the perspective of current people working in S&T on recent activities in the market? OCL volatility due to the Iran situation, FX volatility due to trade war which has moved over to equities and bonds. How have you been experiencing these last days and whats your guess on the future? Obvio...

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Is it still a good time to get into physical commodities trading?

chickensoup15

Hi everyone, As someone who is fascinated by physical commodities trading, I was wondering if it is still a good time to get into the industry. I know that to break in takes many years of preliminary work that would seem like a waste of time of the industry is changing for the worse. I’ve read th...

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When do BB banks usually ask for transcripts after you have received the internship offer for sales and trading?

Braintree_12

Many of the BB banks will finish recruiting summer s&t interns sometime in September and probably give out offers by then. I was wondering whether or not they requested transcripts right away or in the spring semester, closer to the internship....

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