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Goldman Sachs Superday - London

WPL33

I have a GS Superday (Securities) in London coming up soon. Any general advice or specific tips on what I should focus on? I'm guessing that it's going to be a mix of competency/fit questions, market questions, equity valuation/ratios, and brainteasers. The structure is 3 30 minute interviews. Any...

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Seeking advice - S&T intern in Derivatives and FX

ch.j.sh.

I am an incoming intern in S&T and I would like to know if there some golden educational materials could be shared with me and possibly other interns who will have a similar role as mine in the future. Nothing too complicated, just the basics as I am only halfway through my bachelors. This post is ...

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The Progression of a Fixed Income Trader

REF'd_Up

Hey monkeys, I recently accepted a position for after college in fixed income trading. However, I'm really interested in working on the buy side at a fixed income asset manager as an analyst; eventually working my way to a PM. Is it a good career start to accomplish this goal of becoming a PM if I ...

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HSBC - Global Markets Toronto 2017

btt716

Hey everyone! Had my first round phone interview for Global Markets Summer Analyst program (Toronto) last week (March 1st, 2017). Was wondering if anyone has heard back about superday yet?...

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Institutional Trading VS Self Employed Trading Path

RONRON

The problem with getting a job in "trading" at an institution is that the majority of jobs no longer exist. Unless you're talking about pursuing a career as an engineer for an HFT firm/big bank, the days of imagining your life as a young Bud Fox is dim. However, if you want to pursue a path as a s...

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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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Football, Potential Felon, Lyft Driver, Non Target ----> S&T Offer

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Sales and Trading Client responsibilities

roadtohardo

While networking, a women mentioned that she works from before the market opens to 4 PM. After which, she takes clients out, or is with clients. What exactly does this mean - to "take clients out".?...

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Client-Facing

redraidermustang

Hey all - I've had the opportunity to work for a Family Office for a little over a year now and while I kind of enjoy what I'm doing (fundamental equity research; no manager investing) I really think my personality suits me better for the sales guys who bring by the sell-side analysts when in town...

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Focus on protecting the remaining portion of your investment

danydebrown

We, humans, dependent on money. It is a really precious thing for our lives. In almost every aspect we need that. Some people may disagree with this argument and talk about peace. They will say peace is the only thing in our lives that matters. Even in that case, the money has its part to play. For ...

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S&T Associate Total Comp

icesummary

What total comp figures are you folks hearing for S&T associates? Curious about both internal promotes and lateral hires. Curious also about both more junior and more senior associates. Kind of worried that I just lowballed myself. I assumed pay was standardized at such a junior level so I wasn't p...

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Incoming Energy Trader - Requesting Books

mswoonc

Hello All - I got a new role to be an energy trader @ a prop firm. My background consist of equities / rates. Could anyone recommend me some books, focusing on trading the forward curve, relative value strategies, hedging... I've read some of books previously listed on here and many of them only tal...

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Wolverine Trading in 2018

sg53

Hello all. I am currently in the process of interviewing with Wolverine Trading, but cannot find much recent information on the shop. I was wondering if anyone could share their past experience with the firm, as well how good its reputation is and how competitive compensation is for a quant trader. ...

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Singapore is leading trading country. Why?

johnadley35

As you all know that Singapore exports are almost 300,00,00,000 dollars with only population of 2000000 people. What are the reasons that they are doing best in the world....

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Commodity vs Fixed Income Trading

Ad199

Hello folks, I'm currently in the midst of trying to decide my next career move between 2 positions. I currently have an offer for a junior commodity trader in a very niche commodity there is no real derivatives market for it and it will be entirely physical trading. I have a good chance at getting ...

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Is There Office Politics In Sales & Trading?

Dollar Bill

We have all heard about the sheer height of office politics in Investment Banking. I am sure it leads some of us to wonder what is this like in sales and trading? We have all heard about the meritocratic environment, but, can anyone share some light on any instances of dealing with blatant office po...

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Canada S&T Compensation

IveyKid

What is the Base and Bonus breakdown for Canadian Big 5 Sales and Trading at Analyst/Assoc/higher level? I know it is largely dependent on bonus and risk, but would appreciate any color ...

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Morgan Stanley HK vs UBS London Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

Wanderful

I have received an offer from UBS and a superday invitation from Morgan Stanley. I am quite unsure whether I should go to the superday (given the long journey to Hongkong) The UBS S&T internship allows you to rotate across different desks and it is located in London. On the other hand, the full name...

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How to break in Sales & Trading from economics background??

Sheep29

Hi guys! My story in few lines: - BA in Economics + MSc in Economics (earned last month, at Bocconi University, which is among the top schools in Europe) - lots of exams in macro, micro and other quantitative stuff - little focus on financial statements and other corporate stuff - grade 106/110 (wh...

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Citi Markets/S&T Summer Analyst Final Round Interview Boston

STthrow

Hello everyone, I recently got invited to a final round interview in Boston for Citi's Markets/S&T summer analyst internship and was wondering if anybody could provide any insight to the interview process. I know there are some threads for NYC but none for Boston and I don't know if the process var...

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What are good books to learn SnT from scratch?

dragonus

Will be interning at a BB SnT this coming Spring and was wondering what will be the go-to books for SnT? Will be interfacing more of the Sales side for FX....

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Which Degree Track Should I Choose?

Dollar Bill

Hey Guys, I needed some help and I thought that there is no better place to ask than here. I currently major in Finance with a minor in Mathematics (with an intention of taking 1-2 addition math courses above the requirement.) My school has two tracks for a finance degree: General vs Risk Managemen...

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GS HK Securities Summer analyst 2019 offer-Two interviewers from FICC S&T

markkim92

Hey Guys! I already completed my superday for GS Securities HK on last Tuesday(superday: Tuesday~Thursday) and still haven't received their replies. Got two questions for this. 1) Is there anyone with a news about this issue? 2) For me, the whole interview only took me about an hour, with only tw...

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"How would you innovate the Sales and Trading Industry?" - Interview Question.

ag639

SO my friend had an interview for a Sales and Trading role which I also have an interview for (long-term internship) at the same bank. He was asked in his interview "How would you innovate the S&T industry"; which he gave his best answer at in the moment (being more tech). Both of us are pretty stuc...

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Opinions on Investopedia courses on Trading and Tech Analysis?

JazzyJustin

Hey guys, I am looking to learn more about trading, specifically FX, to prepare myself for a possible internship this summer. Looks like Investopedia has a number of courses on FX and trading in general, and I was wondering if any of y'all have taken the classes or heard good/bad things about them?...

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Flow Traders IQ test

Li-Constance

Could anybody give me a little heads up about what the test is about && how to prepare for it? like a website or sth? Thx soooooo much...

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Career Options - Real Time Power Trading or AVP in Product Control at BB?

hroebucky92

Title pretty much says it all. I'm currently in an associate middle office / product control role at a top S&T shop in the Midwest. Wife wants to move, and Houston sucks. Currently make $70k. Was offered two role last week. First is a real time power trading role at a local, publicly traded utility,...

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How pigeonholed can you get in markets based jobs?

LaNoob

I was wondering what peoples experiences on how pigeonholed you get? ................................................

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Commodity trader compensation

jpn16

Have the opportunity to move into the supply and operations arm of a physical trading house with the chance to eventually lateral to a trading desk. Compensation for the position is relatively low but it could be worth it given the lateral opportunity. I know a trader’s comp is heavily P&L based, ...

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Transcripts Question

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Which Fixed Income Desk is popular now at the Bulge Brackets?

Dollar Bill

Hey Guys, I am a junior studying Finance (major) and Mathematics (minor) at a non to semi target. For my internship next year, I wanted to know which Fixed Income Desk in Sales and Trading are currently more lucrative. I would also appreciate any resource to learn more about the products and market...

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What to expect from a prop trading job?

propshopdroptop

I've received and accepted an offer to start as a trader at a prop shop and while I have a decent understanding of my day to day job, I'm realizing I have a lot of unanswered questions about career path. I'm hoping you all can give me some insight. I don't want to name the specific place I'm starti...

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