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AMA: I'm a Dry Bulk Physical Trader

UnfinishedSentenc

I'm a Physical Trader in the Asia region and look after a combined book of +1Mt for origination and sales of dry-bulk commodities. My background has been in some way or form of international trade, with 6+ years in operations before getting into a trading gig. I trade majority of dry bulk...

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Front Office Market Risk

The Original Mark Hannah

Lads, I’m constantly seeing people on LinkedIn, and on job offers that say “Market Risk Front Office position” etc. I also have a friend that just put on his LinkedIn header “Market Risk front office at Bank X (BB)” I tried to ask and he says that is because they meet clients...

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Bloomberg Terminal Purpose

enterprisevalued26

Do asset managers have Bloomberg simply for research or is it mostly used to place trades? What is the best research tool to use in sales and trading?

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TC SIE & 7 Top Off Review Materials for Sale

Ryan.Kellinger

Hi everyone! Just passed the 7 Top Off exam last week using Training Consultant materials (thanks tinaaa!). I found their materials super straight forward and they really boiled it down to the core concepts you have to know. I thought the presented and framed the material in a super manageable way. ...

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Why choose Sales and Trading over Investment Banking?

Giants123

What are the advantages to sales and trading over Investment Banking? What should your interests be to go into Sales and Trading? what types of technicals do you need to know for Sales and Trading?...

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Future of Cryptocurrency?

norman_2

For the 6 months, the value of Cryptocurrency has been rising and falling, with no clear signs of whether it will go bullish or bearish. For Bitcoin, it is trapped between the range of $6000-$7000. The market doesn't look as good as it was 1 year ago when it rose to an all time high of just approach...

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Can someone do ELI5 these terms

SirGrayWalrus

I am having some tough time understanding convexity and duration for debt instruments. Can someone explain these terms to me in a really easy way?...

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Path to Macro PM - job ad requirements

princepieman

Saw a recent ad for an opportunistic macro PM job and thought it'd be cool to share. A lot of people ask about the exit opps from certain desks/how to get a macro PM job so what better source than straight from the horse's mouth: [quote] Specific backgrounds including EM local markets and FX, Equi...

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Python for Trading

mmmmaaaaa12

I am currently a junior and am interested in S&T. I recently spoke with a few traders and one of the biggest takeaways I had was to focus on learning Python, VBA, and/or R. So far, I have a taken a class in Python and am currently enrolled in a Java class. However, my skills are still very rudimenta...

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Flow Traders trading game in uni

labrat1

Hi, so Flow traders have an upcoming event in uni which consists of a trading game. How can I practice for this ? Also any tips/tricks for people who’ve gone through the Flow Traders uni events ? Thanks ...

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DIY jewelries wholesale supplier online UK

fancytt10

Buy from wholesale jewelry supplier UK. Different DESIGNS including Glass bugle beads, brass magnetic clasps, aluminum wire....

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Opportunities after TDP at Supermajor?

Diglett

Hi everyone, I am considering an offer from an O&G supermajor for their TDP. I understand that not everyone who graduates from these programs ends up with a trading role and might even end up in the commercial stream. So in the case that there is no seat at the trading desk for me after the program...

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remote capital contribution prop firm?/s

username006

I realize this is out of the realm of the firms you guys are looking at, and what you guys do, but I figured some of you might have some insight. Do remote capital contribution firms allow you to trade as long as you post the "bond, security deposit, whatever they want to call it." If they have s...

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Moyer Distressed PDF copy

BOtoFO

Does anyone have a PDF copy of Moyer Distressed Debt Analysis? Just started FT in FI S&T and need a copy to reference for research.....

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FICC in 2019

JacobMoore8

I am currently an intern on a Cash Equities S&T desk at a BB. My plan is to switch to a FICC desk for my next internship. Cash Equities is a dinosaur business and I've heard that FICC is more quantitative. I would really appreciate if monkeys would inform me on the following: 1. How is FICC doin...

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xCCY RV In Bonds

ashwin-s

Hi, I have a question for fixed income geeks :) I am just duplicating an old question since question went unanswered and I am looking for it actively. How to do relative value between corporate bonds in different currencies? Let's say same credit quality, same issuer etc... everything the same b...

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CFA/IMC Trading own account ?

a5hleybmw

Is it true that if one has a CFA/IMC they cannot trade their own account as there is a conflict of interest or unfair advantage over other retail traders? Really?...

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Rates Vol / FX Vol trading desks in London

ForTheDream

Hi all, I was looking to get a better understanding of the Rates Vol and FX Vol trading spaces in London. I was wondering which are top banks, how they are split, any interesting facts/ stories and how to get my foot in the door as a junior guy trading a derivatives book (not vol though). Any sort o...

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SPG Products

swaggyswag

Hi I'm in S&T at JPM incoming intern.. a bit more quantitative and want a desk with slightly less flow. Do you know about structured/high yield credit trading / SPG (structuring / originations/trading) and what the hours are? ...

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Have I messed up my future?

aconcernedguy

Hi everyone. I have big concerns about my future and would like to ask the community for help. First let me tell you about my background. I have a bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from a non target Eastern European university. I had a 1 year internship at a F500 company in accounting an...

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Getting into quantitative trading after 1.5 years as a data scientist

Varys

Hi everyone, the title is pretty self explanatory but I will try to elaborate a bit. After a degree in Physics from Oxbridge (above average results but nothing crazy) and an MSc in ML from another top UK institution (top 5% in this one), I joined a startup as a data scientist and have been working ...

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Asking for an update after Interview

RKG

I interviewed at a BB for final round. I was called by someone on the desk a dayater asking for my preferences in desk assignment, no offer yet... but was told I would hear back end of last week. But nada yet. Should I reach out this week, and if to who? I think the Hr responsible for me is out for...

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How to prepare myself as a full-time analyst in Sales and Trading

ninjamo

I finished my Sales and Trading internship in a BB last summer. I am very lucky to get a full time graduate analyst offer. But to be honest, during the internship I did not interact with traders or structurers frequently as I spent most of the time staying in my sales team and tried to help them... ...

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Hedging Effectiveness/Ineffectiveness

wanderer01

Hello, Anyone got a good resource(s) on hedging effectiveness/ineffectiveness. Something that provides a bit of an introductory on the subject and ideally some examples? Eventually, I'm looking for a way to quantify the effectiveness/ineffectiveness in a sort of daily report ...

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Interview Question: Make A Market on Anything

swordfish712

I don't understand interview questions about "making a market" when it isn't applied to financial assets. What does it mean if an interviewer asks you to make a market on the number of windows in this building? I just had an interview and my resume mentioned I was a runner, so the interviewer ask...

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Career Advice - Work out the gate then MFE or MFE first?

PolarBearBull

I'm in my fifth year at a University in Ottawa (Canada (brb kms)) in Finance and definitely didn't apply myself to the extent I know I should've as the coursework was utter garbage and I felt more like I was an advanced English Major than a Finance major where I had been hoping for higher level math...

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From discretionary macro research to quant

Brightcake

So i've had about a year of work experience in a BB strategy research role (not quant - think FX/rates strategy) and throughout my time there I found myself becoming more and more interested in the quant side of things, I really enjoyed the model building/ data analysis aspect of it and would like t...

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Dissertation topic advice

BrianHunter

I'm deciding an interesting topic for my dissertation, and would like to know your thoughts/advices. Disclaimer: I'm doing a quant MSc that involves finance and energy, and want to end up working in Trading/CTA/HF/AM The topics that I have in mind now are: 1 something related to weather option pr...

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drug test-am i screwed?

Anonymous Monkey

i am starting at BB IB, just got back from abroad where I smoked pot on 4 occasions (last time was last thursday). i was just notified of an impending drug test, 2 weeks from now. what will happen if i test positive? currently i am negative with a home test. i already am aware of how stupid i am. i...

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How to Switch Internships?

JacobMoore8

I am currently an intern in Cash Equities S&T in Eastern Europe at a BB (think BAML, Citi, CS). My internship ends at the end of May. One month into my current internship, I applied for an Internship in FICC S&T at a higher tier BB (think GS, JPM, MS). I have completed the video interview this week....

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Commodity sales - what to expect?

geometricbrownianmotion

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster and so on. I've got an interview for a commodity corporate sales team coming up. Can someone shed some light on the technicals one might expect? I assume there will be a lot of stuff on hedging and structuring (this being a corporate role), so brushing up on...

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Where do people go that are laid off mid-career?

chestnutxyz

Due to my lack of knowing many experienced traders I wonder what happens to those who start and get laid off after 4-7 years, or even longer, for those that make it to 32/33 and due to one reason or another get cut, what sort of career options are available to them? I'd hate to go back to school to ...

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Geometric Brownian Motion with Python

BrianHunter

Hey there, I'm pretty new in Python and would like to ask a quick advice Which way do you think "preferable" to calculate drift? Thanks monkeys...

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Does anyone know when applications open for full-time analyst roles for 2020

gonline47

I know that GS Securities opens July 1st 2019, but I can't find the dates for any other applications. Does anyone know when any of the BB's open their applications based on when they did so last year or anytime before? Also, would anyone know when applications for big HFs, and prop trading firms l...

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CMBS Trading

Tego987

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UBS 2019 Quantitative Trading Summer Analyst

NYC.to.BOS.to.NYC

New here: wanted to see if anyone heard back in regards to UBS's Quantitative Trading NYC Summer Analyst role. Seems like a great opp, but wanted to see if I've already been dinged internally. Any feedback from those who have applied would be greatly appreciated!...

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JP Morgan HireVue interview 2019

OMGKEYNES

Dear all, Has anyone completed the JP Morgan HireVue interview of 2019 for off cycle S&T intern placements London or other? If so it'd be highly appreciated if you could - Share some of the latest questions - Do you have any advise on how to approach the interview? - In relation to the AI tech...

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The problem with binary options trading!

Marker

A fair bit of spotlight/scrutiny has been placed on binary options in the past years, with warnings issued from central banks such as the MAS (MAS-Cautions-Investors-on-Risks-in-Trading-Binary-Options-with-Unregulated-Platforms, SEC warns against Binary Options and scams such as the-wolves-of-tel-a...

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Computer Science is useless for BB S&T

crucifix.

There is a lot of wrong information on this board - most likely posted by ignorant high school / undergrad students who clearly don't know jack. One piece of wrong information that keeps popping up is that computer science is massively helpful for sales and trading (S&T) at a BB. Wanna know the trut...

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Will a Summer Analyst position for S&T at a BB in NYC help me get recruited for S&T at a BB in London

gonline47

I've secured an S&T role at a BB in NYC, but when I was applying last year, I was flirting with the prospect of living in London - I grew up there and it's my favorite city in the world. I was able to get this position in NYC by heavily using my alumni network (The University of Chicago), and ended ...

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JPM S&T Placement Day

ST Intern

To anyone who has gone through the JPM Markets/S&T summer placement, I would love to hear any thoughts or best practices going into it. Since the program is non-rotational, I understand how important the process is. 1) How would you best communicate to a desk that they are your "top choice" without...

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How hard is the move from BB to Boutique for S&T

gonline47

I secured a summer analyst role at a BB for S&T, but am flirting with the prospect of joining a boutique full-time, particularly those with prop trading. I currently attend UChicago and was wondering if this move is common, or is it extremely hard to do. I understand that prop trading firms tend to ...

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Series 3 STC Material

Chasxy

Hi, I recently failed the Series 3 by two points. I used Knopman. Does anyone have any recent STC Series 3 material to sell? Thanks. ...

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Failed Series 3

Chasxy

So, I failed the Series 3 today. Supposedly, this was supposed to be one of the easier, if not easiest FINRA exam. To provide context, I passed the 7, 63, 57, and 4 all on the first try. I was not able to complete the 3 due to spending a lot of time on those long math problems. I ended up getti...

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Equity Sales and Salestrading

buckeye92

Is there anyone in equity sales or salestrading here who is willing to answer a few questions for me? ...

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HOU/MID/Cushing Oil Triangle Fundamentals

George_Banker

Would love to get a discussion going among physical (and financial) oil traders about the current trading environment around the Texas/Oklahoma Triangle. Spreads are beginning to blow out on the production forecasts and fundamentals in the Permian as Cushing drew through the first quarter. Looking...

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Algo trading internship, What do I need to prepare?

Moon

Hi guys, As I am having my internship starting within two weeks, I just wanted to ask around what skills you have found to be important in your career as a trader or something related. I am going to work for trading firm as an algo trader, with not much of computer science backgrounds. Would it b...

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BB MO or Top Tier Chinese S&T?

Shiny

Hey guys, I am recently struggling between the offers of an FT MO position from one of the BB and an FT S&T offer from a top tier Chinese investment bank. Any suggestions on that? FYI, HK office and base salaries are similar. Cheers :)...

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