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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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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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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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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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Working Process And The Ingredients List !Testro T3 Coming to the second point. Purchase this supplement. Since this progressive item has been changing lives as far back as it was discharged and as yet doing as such. This famous supplement is inconvenient to the reason for sexual issues and encourages one carrying on with the life he genera...
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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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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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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Summer AnalystWalk me through your CV, what you learnt, your previous work experiences... Why firm A over MS? Biggest technological disrupter to sales and trading? General markets discussion, thoughts about US-China relations. Tell me one time you worked in a team, solved a problem, etc - standard competenc...
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Being a Prop Trader in AustraliaHey guys. I'm currently a uni student at a target school in Australia. I am thinking of becoming a prop trader probably at an Australian Prop trading firm like Propex. Does anyone here know of the current state of prop trading in Australia and if the industry is good or not? Should I just move to th...
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Company Interview: Goldman Sachs - InternWalk me through your resume, why should I hire you for this job, what makes you qualified for this position, what are your 3 biggest weaknesses, what are your 3 biggest strengths. These were the main questions that I was asked. The interviewer was very nice and made this a conversation rather than ...
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UBS sales and trading internshipHas anyone been to a superday for UBS Sales and Trading Summer Analyst in November or December and still not gotten word on their decision? I am not sure if they forgot about me or what, I have been conservative about following up (every 2-3 weeks). There is another bank I have had a similar experie...
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Taking the GMAT as BackupI was wondering if anybody had opinions on taking the GMAT without current plans to ever attend business school. I have one semester of undergrad left and a signed offer to start as a trading analyst after graduation. I want to be a trader and don't plan on changing careers except possibly an eventu...
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Company Interview: IMC Chicago - IMCGiven a secret code message, each letter represents 2 or 4 bits. Number of bits this secret system can represent, and then questions stemming off this. Difficult to understand but if they explain it clearly, it's doable. Other is a simple game of life situation , distance between words etc. They ask...
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Company Review: Peak6 Investments - TraderThe company parties are unreal. The office is one of the best offices in Chicago. The firm is very profitable and good at what they do.. There is a highly skewed compensation distribution and if you are not on the far right tail of that distribution, you are likely feeling under-compensated....
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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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Company Interview: Jane Street Capital - Operations Analyst1. Mental math for double digits multiplication (e.g. 38*52). 2. The angle between hour hand and min hand of a clock at the various time. 3. Mental math for a square of a double-digit number. e.g. 38^2 4. Probability of flipping coins and dices 5. Write VBA code to calculate certain ratios given m...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - Summer analystDescribe your strength and weaknesses to do the job you are applying (which is specificlly focusing on Sales & Trading), and the thing you hated to do most while learning at school on the subject of Finance. Then I was asked to make some explanation of Boosting method, which is what I have been curr...
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Company Review: Barclays Capital - Good Place to WorkThe culture is fairly laid back, and typically you're not expected to stay late. Senior management also interacted quite often with the interns. . The desks have been largely slipping relative to other banks, and the internship wasn't always well organized....
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Which S&T desks could give you a fundamental skill set?Which S&T desks could give you a more fundamental skill set? Would working in High Yield or Distressed Debt give you some understanding of the fundamentals of various companies?...
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Where are all the S&T monkeys?Been on WSO for a while now and I just realized that everyone on this site is either aiming for IB or working in IB. Made me ask: Do many college kids aim for S&T (seems like everyone ik is aiming for IB) and how's the S&T industry holding up nowadays?...
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What are exit opportunities for Super Major Physical Oil Trading?BP offers a trading rotation, with little to no actual trading. The majority of the actual rotation is trade support. I understand that the majority of the time is spent doing risk models about oil and natural gas for the physical oil and gas traders. What are the likely exit opportunities if someon...
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Company Review: nomura securities - Nomura Global Markets Summer AnalystGot a return offer with a great group of people and was happy to wake up early to go to work every day of my internship. I was put in a position to add value with every team I was on and everyone was always more than happy to get into the nitty gritty of why things work. . None, honestly this was ...
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Company Review: Citigroup - Satisfied overall I think employees are very kind to help you out and be your mentors. Culture is nice. Good senior management. . Trading floor is the place where you either make or lose money. Your trading performance determines almost everything. Still very male-dominated. ...
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Barclays Rates Sales Full Time 2018Hey everyone, Has anyone been contacted for the rates sales position at Barclays. I had a phone interview a few weeks back but they still have not contact me. I was wondering if anyone else has an interview with them. I thought that since it was the holiday season it might take some time. I contact...
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Company Review: nomura securities - 2paid quite well i guess. people are okay and quite nice. bonus is reasonable and fair considering i only worked 8 months. can get rather political and unpleasant at times. people are not willing to teach sometimes. very bureacratic...
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Company Interview: TransMarket Group - Quant Trader InternFor me the hardest part was the implementation of the python code. The statistical concepts and example trading game were familiar, but my programming background was insufficient to be able to implement the code in a timed environment. I thought there might be questions about the pandas python libr...
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Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group - Susquehanna International GroupGet the 3 phone interview via phone. They did every thing pretty quick starting from the point of me applying to them organizing interviews and so on. I am waiting for the response to see if I make to the on site interview round. The technical interviews included very challenging questions. They di...
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Series 57 InstructorI am looking for a series 57 instructor that could potentially come to our office and host a Q&A with a few of our employees that might need a little bit of extra help with passing this exam. Is there any instructors in the downtown Chicago area that would be able to assist?...
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - Trader internExtremely difficult mental math questions, sequences, and ratio questions. 14/37 * 23/21 12 / 3.5 1, -1, 2, -2, x Overall, the beginning entry level tests were focused on if you could think quantitatively/analytically. After the mental math and sequences question, there was an online personality ...
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Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group - quant internYou are given four balls. 2 red and 2 blue. You are asked to draw one ball each time from the box. Before your draw, you need to guess what you would get. If your guess if correct then you get one dollar. if not correct, then you get nothing. how much should you pay for this game so that it is fair ...
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Can you explain interest rate swaps?I have been reading about interest rate swaps, and I am a bit confused on what exactly the "swap rate" is. Can you explain it dumbed down?...
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Reasonable profit splitHi friends I have been tasked with setting up a new desk and exploring new markets at a prop firm of ~55 people. What is a reasonable profit split in general? Can provide more details if needed. Essentially what I’m doing is going to be solo’d off. ...
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SMBC Global Trade Finance?Has anyone heard of the Global Trade Finance group at SMBC? What exactly do they do, and what are potential exit opps? Also how is SMBC viewed in general in the US, is it considered MM?...
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inherit dads CA practice of 400K net or go for quant degree for tradingHi, This is a very weird question. I majored in statistics and finance amd worked as a quant and then as an actuary for like 2 years. I am also going for a top MFE degree and hope to get a role in quant or structuring. However I am having real changes of thought. My dad has a developed CA practice...
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FINRA Exams vs ACAMS Certifcation Hi, I recently passed the Series 57 exam and previously passed the Series 7 and 63 exams. I told my manager that was next interested in taking the Series 4 exam. I think I would eventually also like to have the Series 3 and Series 24. I work in compliance and my manager suggested going for the ...
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Exit opps from top prop firms/market makershow are the exit opportunities from a market making prop shop, like Getco or Jane Street? a lot of people from my school (top target) choose these places over places like GS, and i'm wondering whether that really makes sense or if they're thinking too short term. once you leave a place like Getco ...
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CRYPTO TRADING WA GROUPHi everyone, With all the hype going around cryptos, I thought about starting a WhatsApp group to discuss crypto trading. I am myself relatively new to it, about 6-7 weeks. But with my little exposure and the synergy that the group will create, I believe the group can benefit a wide range of peopl...
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Series 4 - Options PrincipalHi All, I am thinking of taking the Series 4 - Options Principal exam in 2018. Has anyone taken this exam? If so, can you please provide any feedback and how it stacks up against other FINRA exams in terms of difficulty? I passed the 7, 63, and most recently, the 57, all on the first try. If one...
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Company Review: Barclays Capital - Meh, don’t join a struggling second tier bank Quant groups don’t have long hours and I learned some new coding languages. Was fun working on the trading floor and watching all of the shenanigans.. There was not a lot of visibility in a quant group. Our partner team doing business development made all of the money, and had all of the key polit...
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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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Valuation control groupsThe valuation control groups within investment banks that review the valuation on trades ie. structured products, derivatives or illiquid investments - where does that usually lead you in terms of career path? Many seem to co-mingle with product control with one price testing but I'm trying to get ...
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Daily Choice Hemp Oil It implies eating**Daily Choice Hemp Oil ** It implies eating more organic product. It implies eating kelp, and nuts, and seeds and things of this nature; and less of everything else. So my way to deal with eating truly is truly luring in light of the fact that you get the chance to eat things that taste great. It's...
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Primal Growth already passed that**Primal Growth** already passed that intention so i can inform you that sure, those numbers are workable and yes, you may like the way you appearance whilst you hit your purpose weight. Matt Marshall is the author of the tried and real fitness weblog...
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Brent Oil Prediction 2018Oil prices initially were supported by supply-side factors such as the conflict in Iraq and US-Iran tensions which sparked discussions of a potential drop in global supply. World oil prices are growing on the last trading day of the year on the data of the U.S. Energy Department about the weekly dec...
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Power trading strategiesHi all, I´ve started recently as a power trader and was wondering if you could recommend some resources (or write any comments) on various trading strategies possible in the electricity market. I tried searching on the forum here and there are few people with experience in energy trading, so hopefu...
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2017 Performance of Bank Market Making DesksDoes anyone here know how well certain market making businesses did in 2017 (by asset class not bank)? Also could you break down your responses whether it was a discretionary or systematic market making business you are referring to please....
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Company Interview: Jane Street Capital - Jane Street Business Development InternThe phone interview was all problem-solving questions. The first question i was asked was how many pennies are in {any city that I can select}? there is no exact answer but they were looking for my thought process and reasoning. The second question was what are the minimum number of people on the bu...

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