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Cross - Asset Structuring at JPM

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I'm an incoming Markets intern and I'm trying to explore as many desks as possible before placement starts. I really meshed with the people in Cross-Asset Structuring but I would like to hear more about exactly what they do. I understand that they tailor solutions to clients by combining multiple ...

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Any Stories of Rockstar Interns?

Dollar Bill

Does anyone has any stories of Rockstar interns who we can all learn tips from when it comes to being successful in our Summer Internships?...

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Prop Trading Firms - Relative Ranking

bobcooler

Just received an offer from Belvedere for their Trading Internship, but am relatively unaware of the trading industry as a whole. What firms/internship programs should I still apply to? In other words, what firms have better reputations than Belvedere?...

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Physical Trading to Wall Street/Prop Trading

winthorpeIV

I am a non target 4 year employee at a pretty reputable physical trading company in CHI. Went to a big 10/big 12 esq. school, majored in general business & graduated with honors with a 3.7. The B School usually ranks somewhere between 50-150..... Kind of just fell into my current job, curious to ...

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How to follow the basic rules of a trading system

danydebrown

If you want to be consistent in this business, a trading method must be followed by you. Because just like a trading routine, you will be in a disciplined trading career. Think of it as a second step of being disciplined in this business. There are other things for your trading methods too. You can ...

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Good Commodity Trading Firms?

Kale_Smoothie

Does anyone have a list of the better commodity trading shops? I'm trying to live in Houston, but am okay with another city, and know the big names (BP, Shell, GS, Noble, etc), but are there any smaller shops that are doing a good job? ...

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AM Sales to S&T?

bschool53

I’m curious how possible this move is. I have 2 years of AM Sales and would love to jump to a sales desk in almost any product but preferably FICC. Does this jump seem doable without business school?...

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Off The Beaten Track - Summer Ops Intern - Tier 1 BB PB Analyst - Tier 1/Tier 2 BB Senior Analyst S&T

Taroon007

Wanted to use this opportunity to give back to the community, and let people know that you can always transition careers on Wallstreet. I graduated from a semi-target top public university, but virtually a non-target for S&T. The prior summer during my junior year I was not able to secure any grea...

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Macquarie Commodities & Global Markets SA

41seaguls

I received a summer analyst offer for Macquarie's Commodities & Global Markets group. I'm curious if anyone has any insight on the group? I'd appreciate anything at all. Thank you....

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Electronic S&T vs S&T

John-Jacobs1

What's the difference between these two? Also, exit opps from electronic S&T, saw people from Virtu with this....

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Farfetch: long/short position?

Nikolay-Ivanov

Would you go for a short or long position on Farfetch and why? Share price now is relatively less than the estimated one by analysts. What is your opinion on that?...

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Do I need advice ?

agapito.rojas

Hello, I am currently new to this and was thinking about getting the help of an advisor... Does it worth it ? And how do I know if he is trustworthy ? I took a look at the Bahamas SIA registrant ... The 2018 page is set as dangerous by my computer (http://www.scb.gov.bs/documents/Firms%20%20as%20a...

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Traders screwed?!?

RGee

I'm often concerned about my peers in the Sales & Trading career track. While many of them seem to think they will be the next big HF PM and such (and I am certain that a few of them will be) I have a hunch that the vast majority of them will be either unemployed within a couple of years or cut at a...

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Beta hedging with options?

Capital Returns

How do you beta hedge with two options that have different underliers? In other words, how would one reproduct a typical long/short pair-trade with options? Let's say you are going to buy AAPL 1month Calls 5% OTM, and you want to hedge it by buying SPY's puts: How would you think about the appro...

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Difference Between Strategy Desks and Trading Desks in Fixed Income

kanda85

I have previously been to a BB's fixed-income trading floor and was able to have a very quick glimpse into the majority of desks. One that really interested me was a strategy desk that seemed to have a smaller team than most of the other desks. Since I didn't have long to speak to everyone there I w...

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Opinions on IMC Trading

starbattle97

I have an offer from IMC Trading, and I'm trying to figure out if I should take it. I'd be working as a software engineer, not a trader. In general, I think I'm too risk averse to work as a trader, but I still think finance is very interesting. My other offer is at Microsoft/Amazon/Google, so more g...

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Citi vs MS vs DB (London SA S&T)

Buckingham

Friend has offers from all 3 for London. DB not a contender imo but she wanted me to put it here anyway. She wants to go into either Macro or Credit trading. ...

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Biggest Trading Mistake - stories

faceslappingcompilation

my worst mistake...my first real job in my trading career at a new ibank on the Treasury Trading desk (was my 2nd job in a trading seat, but the 1st job i was the junior guy and didn't really take any significant risk, and didn't have a P&L budget to make), so i was making about 100-150k per day (on...

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Worried my career in finance is over before its begun....

p.hetherington01

Hey guys, First post on here... I am graduating from Western Connecticut State University with a BBA in Finance in a month. Currently I have 0 job prospects though I have doing a lot of applications. My GPA is a 3.5 and I have done 3 internships. One at Wells in Equipment Finance, one at IBM in Per...

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"That was some weird sh*t..."

REF'd_Up

What's the weirdest/craziest stuff you've ever seen on the trading floor? The kind of stuff that made you think "what the hell is happening?!"...

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what i need to know for JP Morgan sales and trading assessment centre

vanesa.asani

I have JP Morgan sales and trading assessment centre and has anyone got any tips or resources. kindly appreciated ...

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GPA in trading

St-L

How important is to have a high GPA when apply for a trading job. I intend to go into trading but my GPA is an average(for my graduate degree), how much weight do the employers put on the GPA? What should I expect?...

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Summer Technology Analyst at BB > Finance

coldchicken

Hi, I'm a sophomore computer science major at a top public university (think Berkeley/Michigan/UVA) who just received an offer from a top 3 BB for a summer technology analyst internship. Right now I'm still deciding whether I eventually want to go into finance or tech, but if I were to go into finan...

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Interested in S&T, apply full-time or go to grad school?

FJW98

Hey guys. This is my first post here. I just want to seek some genuine advice. Some background about me: junior, international student, applied math + Econ, CS minor, at a non-target top 10 national university (pretty easy to tell which one). Very interested in BB S&T, particularly FICC trading, but...

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Flow Traders' Math test

Vishwas-Maheshwari

Hey !! So I've my Flow Traders' Math test coming up in a few days and wanted to know a substitute for tradertest since its no longer active. I have tried arithmetic zetamac and getting decent enough speeds at it but it doesnt involve decimals and i fear that may be my undoing. I request anyone wh...

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Relative ranking of quant trading intern programs?

financemajor4

How do firms such as Citadel, Optiver, Jane Street, Virtu Financial, Akuna, and SIG compare in terms of the value that their internship programs add (in terms of learning and resume strength)?...

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Resume critiques for an equity analyst position... feeling lost

p.hetherington01

Hey everyone, I posted on here a few minutes ago explaining my situation and asking for help/ feedback on what I should do to get my career started working as an Equity Analyst. I feel overwhelmed and very depressed at the moment. I am getting 0 interest from all of the analyst positions I am appl...

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Which Internship Should I Choose This Year To Help Me Land An Internship At Big Quant Fund Next Year (Decide by tonight!!)

bdce2qqdnp

Hello, To give background: I go to a top five school in the country which Two Sigma, DE Shaw, AQR, Bridgewater, Citadel, etc. recruit heavily at. I want to work at one of these larger hedge funds that have more technical sides. This summer, I was not able to get any internships at those companies. ...

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HFT Compensation

AlgoTrader

What does trader / algo. dev. compensation at a top HFT firm such as Hudson River look like 5 years out?...

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Flow Traders Technical and Personal Interview

dragonslayer2354

I've cleared the maths and IQ test of flowtraders. For the next step they would conduct 2 technical and 1 personal interview at the campus. Can anyone share what to expect in them. ? I have heard they ask case studies, can someone share how to prepare for them too? Any help is appreciated....

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Which firms are most quantitative: DRW, IMC, Virtu, Flow Traders, Optiver?

sjgli78

Currently graduating from school, looking to break into prop trading without much finance background (but strong quantitative skills stats, math, cs). Got offers from a few or all of these firms, but I'm not sure which would be best for me. I'm hoping to use my background to its fullest potential....

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Citadel Trader Challenge test??

GoldenBananas

Monkeys, I have been invited to take the Citadel's trader challenge test and was wondering if anyone here has done this before. This is for a trading internship. I believe that this test is sponsored by correlation-one, seems very technical. 40 questions in 30 mins. Any feedback would be reall...

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What does "Client Management" do?

dragonus

Was looking for an internship and a bank had me go down for FX sales doing Client Mgmt. Was wondering what was that as I can't really find much information about it....

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PEAK6 Assessment Test

bokonon

I applied Trading Assistant Program at PEAK6 and was asked to complete an assessment test. I am wondering anyone has any idea of what it is. Appreciate it. What is PEAK6 Investments? PEAK6 is an investment firm located in Chicago which focuses on capital management, clearing services, investment w...

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