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+50From non-target to BB CEO: My story<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/25/13. Check out @DickFuld"'s current AMA <a href="//">here</a>. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a...2551 month 3 weeks ago
+8815 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...294 months 3 weeks ago
+40Delta: Breaking Down the First of the GreeksHey guys, I've seen a few threads on options <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> and how important the Greeks are to your overall options trade. I found a great read courtesy of OptionsHouse...407 months 1 week ago
+31Every Second Counts**Disclaimer**: *This is not a stupid self help post, just something I thought people should know. I am quite shit at helping others personally in general so don't expect much or in fact anything.* <h3>What I have to say</h3> It goes like this, I have changed jobs recently...332 months 1 week ago
+22So I heard You Want to Start Trading?Let me start off by clarifying. By <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold down...617 months 1 week ago
+20CV & CoverLetter - S&T Citi, Internship - No mercy please !Hello there fellow monkeys, I am about to apply for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">summer internship</a></span> in S&T at <span class='keyword_link'><a...153 years 3 months ago
+19Energy Trading 101: The Crack SpreadGood afternoon, monkeys. Listen: A crude and natural gas midstream firm like MarkWest Energy Partners and an oil refinery in the middle of Alabama will have different price exposures, and thus require different hedges to protect themselves in the event of future uncertainty. While not...259 months 20 hours ago
+19Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart...397 months 2 weeks ago
+18A Trading Story :Encouragement for the rest of usI have decided to post my experience for what it is worth. I do not expect this to follow the standard format of posts in this forum I am merely here to present to all of you a story that could have helped me and given me encouragement in the darkest days of the sales and <span...314 years 1 month ago
+18Trader 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...594 months 2 weeks ago
+16Ask me any question you have about Prime BrokerageI realized that there really isn't much information on prime brokerage on this site, even though it has been a significant source of revenue at <span class='keyword_link'><a...1223 months 3 weeks ago
+16How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)There have been a few requests to find the classic post by Bondarb, so it made sense to sticky it. This is what he wrote: <strong>Here is how you learn about <span class='keyword_link'><a...579 months 1 week ago
+13AMA: I'm an Agricultural Commodities TraderI'm a senior trader with 8 years of experience in the ag markets. I currently trade physicals only but have traded futures and options to a small extent in the past as part of my hedge book. I have experience in grains and a wide variety of other ag byproduct commodities. Feel free to ask...1412 months 4 days ago
+15AMA: 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 <span...841 month 2 weeks ago
+13A Banking PrimerValue investors come in two types, the ones who will look at financials, and the ones who won't. &nbsp;If banking is your forte I would encourage you to read the paragraph on my approach then come back for my next post. &nbsp;If banking is intimidating or difficult to understand...201 year 2 months ago
+13Day 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. <h3>Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates...163 months 5 days ago
+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to this feeling, so here are my thoughts on...137 months 1 week ago
+12AMA: 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...821 month 2 weeks ago
+14Leverage and successWhat drives success? Everyone who succeeds credits something different for their success. Some credit hard work. Others credit being in the right place at the right time. Some credit parents, friends, a boss, a wife, the list goes on. The problem with success is that it's hard to...172 years 1 month ago
+12Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a...261 year 2 weeks ago
+11Energy Hedging 101: The Frac SpreadAfternoon Monkeys, Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be. Other times, you have to try and understand the Natural Gas Liquids markets and their respective price...114 years 5 months ago
+11Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...105 months 2 weeks ago
+112010 Energy Trading ListHere is an updated list to the one I posted two years ago....136 years 6 months ago
+12S&T Recruitment 2011: An Applicants StoryIntroduction I thought it would be helpful to write down my experience these past 3 months. I’ve been applying to S&T and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">asset...436 years 2 months ago
+4Ask DickFuld November 2015I'm ready for another round of questions from all of you. Please remember, I'm doing this because I care, so try to keep it civil. Fire away.... (PS -- Let's try to refrain from asking dumb questions this time.)1192 months 1 week ago
+8The puzzle threadNOTE: If you have seen a problem before, please don't solve it. This is a thread for posting logic/probability ques, to help people prep for trading interviews. If you have an interesting question that you have heard or thought of, post it to give people practice. I'll post at...1086 years 7 months ago
+8Licensing For DummiesSeeing as there have been a few recent posts about the NASD/FINRA Licensing exams, I thought it would be prudent to discuss them with you guys, since most of you monkeys looking for full-time employment on the street will need to take them in some way, shape or form. Very simply, the...573 weeks 2 days ago
+8Citi's Report on Banks' FICC tradingZerohedge has a copy of a 61 page research report that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">Citi</a></span> released yesterday about the the FICC <span class='keyword_link'><a...263 years 9 months ago
+8A Plea For Common SenseDear Tea Party Congressional Representatives, In 2010, a group of conservative, libertarian and populist voters revolted against a consortium of moderate Democrats and Republicans who had slowly been chipping away at the rights of everyday individuals for roughly twenty five years. They...253 years 8 months ago
+8A Response to "Which desk is best?" Type Questions... Please Read Before PostingI've read plenty of threads on this forum asking questions along the lines of "which desk is most profitable/more desired/"baller"/allows me to start a supertight hedge fund in X years/prestigious/has the best upside and opportunities etc". The answer is NONE of them...136 years 3 months ago
+7Sales and Trading Analyst AMAHey Everyone, I've been a longtime reader of the forum and just want to thank everyone for all the helpful information I've found throughout the years from undergrad to my first internship and onto to being a sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a...501 year 1 month ago
+72017 FT S&T ThreadFeel free to post deadline dates and whether or not apps are open on here and I will continue to add. As you can tell, I have more names to add as well so just let me know who I left off and I will add: <span class='keyword_link'><a...475 months 3 weeks ago
+7Do's and Dont's as a Trading InternJust some advice as we are getting a bit closer to intern season. Hopefully people will start adding more in the comments, I wanted to stay away from the obvious ones. <strong>The Do Not’s</strong> 1) Do not screw up a lunch order: I know, this is quite obvious, but I can’t...332 years 6 months ago
+6Q&A: 1st year BB London Rates Trader Taking Your QuestionsHi everyone! Some of you may remember me, I stopped posting on this forum about a year ago because I got tired of the site for a number of reasons and it wasn't worth it for me anymore. However I'm a big believer of giving back, and I did learn a lot from this site and from a few of...12511 months 1 week ago
+7Trading Ideas: Matter of EdgeOne thing that a lot of students falter with during interviews is the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span> idea. Im writing this post to help some of the monkeys currently...206 years 5 months ago
+72016 - Good RiddanceAlright Monkeys, my perusal of this site is intermittent at best, apologies to anyone who has already posed this topic, but 2016 was a kick in the nut sack of a year. I don’t know how I will ever recover from such an awful election and the loss of so many famous people. HORSESHIT! No, my...196 months 1 week ago
+3Best Proprietary Trading Firms - Rankings? I'm curious to hear how everyone would rank the top prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span> firms. I've focused the post on firms in Chicago because that is...5431 month 2 weeks ago
+6AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund TraderI did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background: -Discretionary trader at a large hedge fund, focusing on credit and...392 years 2 weeks ago
+7Traders LibraryHey guys, Found this site over at ZH, lots of free pdfs that deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span>. Haven't had the time to really look through it but...224 years 7 months ago
+6S&T interns: 3 things that got me hiredBackground: I received a FT offer after completing the S&T rotational internship last summer at a global bank. I was a student-athlete at a non-target in the Northeast. I found the many guides on WSO on interviewing and navigating the <span class='keyword_link'><a...192 years 11 months ago
+6Energy Trading Job - Apply NowFriend of mine is looking for resumes but you MUST met the following: 1. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">GPA</a></span> above 3.4 2. Degree in Finance, Accounting, Math 3. S/T internship...106 years 6 months ago
+6But why aren't there activists?A recurring theme to many of my posts on small caps is the reader question "Why aren't activist investors involved?" For a lot of small undervalued situations the solution to undervaluation looks simple on paper. An activist investor buys shares, they distribute or sell assets...72 years 2 months ago
+6Societe Generale Risk Management<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">Societe Generale</a></span> Risk Management team goes back to work... (original post from ElaineSeinfold - can't take credit)65 years 5 months ago
+6Calling Houston College Folks - Current Studentsif your looking for energy focused internship my bud's shop is hiring. He just sent me an email looking for resumes... pm me for details..66 years 8 months ago
+4Physical Commodity TradingHi, Can someone explain how exactly a physical commodity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span> house makes money and why there is a need for independent comodty houses,...1875 months 3 weeks ago
+5Akuna 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...641 month 3 weeks ago
+5ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROP TRADING!Ask your questions, whether they intellectual or asinine, and I'll do my best to answer and give you my opinions on them. Mind you I can't really comment on options/Chicago shops and whatnot so maybe someone else (Jerome etc) can fill in on that.585 years 3 months ago
+5Jane Street Final Round - What to ExpectThis site has been invaluable for me during recruiting so I thought I would pay it forward now that I have graduated and am gainfully employed. Specifically I wanted to address the <span class='keyword_link'><a...354 years 9 months ago
+5THE NEXT CATASTROPHESo here is the gist of why I am extremely worried. Don't look at this until you have fifteen minutes to digest it all - According to a July 2007 report by AMP Capital Investors, the total value of all sub prime loans was approximately $1.4 trillion, of which only about one-third of...337 years 3 months ago
+5Willing to help with S&T Superday InterviewsHello College Students, I am currently enjoying a nice 4 hour train ride home for the weekend and figured I would provide people with an outlet for advice regarding S&T Superdays. I know this is that time of the year where Juniors are freaking out about their upcoming <span...73 years 4 months ago