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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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London Prop Trading Firms - Reputation & Prestige

YoungDumbFullOfRum

Hey, I've now been working for a London-based prop trading firm for little over six months. While I followed the "normal procedure" at uni (interning at several BBs), I went slightly off-piste following graduation and turned down the offer of a master's degree to work as a commodities trader in ...

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Cold Calling Help

James250

Seeking out advice from people that have had success with cold calling? I recently applied to a sales & trading analyst role and have fortunatly received contact info of one of the HR employees. I know that I do not stand a chance if I do not try to contact them. Should I try to send an email before...

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Hedging Choices (Experienced Traders)

mswoonc

To the experienced traders, you know who you are... Do you think the correlation or co-variance matrix is better to assist with hedging? Also let's say for some odd reason I wanted to trade front spread and back spread and they have different betas.. How would you find hedge ratio? I'm gonna assume ...

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S&T An Bonuses

Boricua18

How do S&T bonuses work for first and second year traders? I understand some of these traders may already have a book depending on the firm and would likely be paid % of PnL. How does it work for those traders that don't have a book yet?...

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Spx index options

michele-azzone1

Hi guys, I'm a PhD student (quantitative finance) and I'm currently working on a big dataset of SPX option prices. The dataset is obtained through Reuters (OPRA is the specific data provider). Do you know of some material about SPX option market practice? I'm trying to understand which are the mos...

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Starting my shop

bboydgv

If I want to cold call and find investors, is it legal to use Robinhood to start a shop? I mean it's free right so if I keep track of cost basis and number of shares each client owns and then charge them less then the typical 1% fee because Robinhood is free. Let's says I charge (random percentage) ...

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Goldman Sachs - Interview - 2nd Year Analyst PIPG Eq. Derivatives

fredrik

My girlfriend has just received an interview for the PIPG equity derivatives team of Goldman Sachs in London, after working slightly more than a year at the Interest Rate Derivatives desk for one of the larger Nordic banks. Is anyone familiar with this desk? What can she expect in terms of the int...

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No Return Offer - But good References

RKG

Hi, I did an off-cycle internship at a desk at a BB that seemed to go really well (good reviews well the way). I didn't get the offer, despite being told my project was great and that everyone I interacted with would be happy to be references for me going forward. They gave me some reason related to...

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Is it possible to switch banks as a first year analyst?

1738Street

I joined a sales and trading analyst program but a year later when I actually started HR told me the program was completely different. Basically I have to spend most of the first year as a generalist, and when I'm done they'll place me somewhere in either capital markets or sales and trading but don...

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Rates Exotics vs Equity Index Exotics trading

capmfapm

Hi Is there a huge difference between rates exotics trading and equity exotic trading at the Associate level in an IB? For context, I have worked on an index exotics desk for a couple of years. I find them both equally exciting since both have a macro perspective. So I want my decision to be center...

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How to ask a COO for recommendation?

NONAME22222

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How does the metals derivatives market work?

YoungDumbFullOfRum

Hey WSO, I'm keen to know more about the metals derivatives (swaps and futures) market. If anyone could please provide some colour on the below (as well as any additional information they deem relevant), it would be hugely appreciated! How are desks partitioned? In energy markets, for example, y...

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Imperial Capital LLC Internship interview

IBgirl22

Hello! I have an interview with Imperial Capital LLC's rotational program with S&T and institutional research. I am just curious what to expect. I cannot find much online and I don't know if I should email the recruiter or not asking if I should prepare a stock pitch. I am being interviewed with 4 ...

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Dec 6, 2018 Any Industries That Are As Alpha As Finance?

hoangtaybaokiem1993

Tell me which other industry has people wearing thousand dollar suits (suits=most alpha type of clothing), Rolexes (Rolex=most alpha type of watch) and driving sports cars (sports cars=most alpha type of car) while banging their supermodel wife? Tech and engineering are full of virgin nerds and they...

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What exit opps do you have from FICC sales if any? Within finance, and outside of it?

BOBBERT

Title is pretty self-explanatory, what options are out there if one day I decide this no longer butters my toast? cheers in advance...

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Fan of Jennifer Fan - 29 yo $650 MM HF PM

elcaudillo

The way she talks about causality in commodities markets.... Interesting that Olav Refvik (aka the King of NY Harbor) demanded that he be part of the predecessor HF Arrowhawk Anyone know if she's single? Pretty and pretty well spoken......

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Preparing for interview process at Flow Traders

dontbugme

Got selected for a math test at Flow Traders. I get about 65/75 in 10 minutes @ TraderTest (custom, one operation). What are my chances? Has anyone else taken it?...

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BP Supply and Trading Internship Final Round Questions

NassimTaleb

Anyone able to offer some guidance on the technical interview questions for the BP trading internship?...

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MUFG Summer analyst phone interview

Truman

Just got invited to MUFG Markets phone interview due in a couple of days. They said it will involve CV, motivational and technical questions. I am worried about the technicals since this is the first phone interview I go through for markets SA with a major bank, don't really know how to prepare. Any...

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Industry Switch up,

willallennum1

I currently am and F&I Manager in a dealership. The money is great but I am confident I have peaked. I started getting interested in the markets and trading about a year ago, and now I must have it. My job is competitive and Im used to being top dog. I wan to transition into Finance ( the real kind...

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Citi EID Program 2019

MotleyFool

Hi all, This discussion is for those who got into EID Program to keep updated! You are welcome to share your thoughts and post questions regarding this program experience. ...

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Trading Foward Curve

mswoonc

Let's say you're trading a seasonal curve that doesn't have much kinks to exploit a RV play... would it be possible to trade flies? I assume only for very short term reversions?...

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What are considered to be the top sales and Trading desks at BAML?

LilBoat123

I'm an incoming SA at BAML. What are widely considered to be the best desks at the firm? @Bondarb" @TheBigUnit" @kulo8" @oilngas100" ...

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BB investment research

OMGKEYNES

Hello I have a question ( hoorah! ) As a trader at a BB you have access to investment research and I imagine this is the same for sales people, structurers and obviously employees within the research department. Same goes for investment funds who have a BB as their broker. So my question: An empl...

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Advice on preparing for fixed income s&t interviews

shadowforce

Hi all. Currently a second semester sophomore trying to get ready for the upcoming recruiting season. My concern is that right now, I don't have enough knowledge on the fixed income side of things. I have a basic understanding of things such as the yield curve, spreads, etc, but I feel as though I'm...

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Senior level pay in S&T

Anonymous Monkey

Curious what senior VPs and MDs make in trading in a given year. Joining a flow equity derivatives desk at a BB, and I understand that pay can largely be dependent on book performance in a year. However, in $ terms, what can pay look like for desk traders managing their own book or a group in a gi...

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Structuring - How quantitative is structuring?

donk33

I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? Is it maybe linear algebra, basic probability theory excel manipulations or ...

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Bringing own computer setup to trading floor

ToxicPatrick

I've just secured an SA position in S&T and I'm excited to finally put my skills in to practice. I don't have professional experience in trading yet, but I'm assured that I will be able to ace the internship with my burning ambition and the transferrable skills I've learned from the MOBA and FPS gam...

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Does BlackRock offer internships for S&T? Can't find anything on it

krispee

I'm looking for next summer internships (2020) and was looking at blackrock. I can't find anything for s&t there so i was wondering if they have an internship program for s&t...

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AMA: BB Flow rates trader

therapist1

Hi, I feel like WSO was an invaluable resource to me when I was a bit younger, and I'd like to give something back. I thought I would do an AMA from a flow rates trader's perspective. The industry is probably a bit different than it was even 5 years ago and it might help to have a refreshed view on ...

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Equity Sales Interview Coming Up

entertheorbit

Hi everyone, At the end of next week I'm interviewing for a Equity Sales job for a top tier investment bank in Europe (not BB though). I am desperately looking for any advice to be fully prepared when the interview comes around. I am a non-target with an average GPA so chances like this does not c...

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Student at Gettysburg College

fabuam01

Great job. fweiohouaslfkajfo;absvldifak dfoisdfosd of; dso;fdso;fds ;ofo;dfsdf;asdhfo;dshfo;asdho;fihasdoi;fahsod;fhoasdif...

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The trading edge will have to be combined with the mindset

danydebrown

Being a trader is not a proper way for making money without having the right setup. For making your own trading process legit and make some profit from the trades, you will have to have knowledge first. Then the traders will also have to have the right mental condition to implement all of that knowl...

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Olam to shut down sugar trading desk

StdntTrader

https://www.reuters.com/article/sugar-trade-olam/olam-international-to-shut-sugar-trade-desk-spokeswoman-idUSL1N1Z81V6 Any physical sugar traders on here? There's been a slow drip of "sugar causes cancer" news over the past 1-2 years. Surprised to see that it hasn't dappened production. ...

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Has anyone ever took a Hybrid Trader Intern Interview for Belvedere Trading in Chicago?

Maccha

So, I applied to the position about a week ago, and they just got back to me. They told me my resume matched their qualifications but would like me to take a Math Challenge test. I was wondering how difficult it was, and if there are different sections I should look out for. Is it solely mental math...

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Trading internship position at Akuna

wzh_fcb

Hi, I recently received a phone interview with a trader from Akuna (passed through the online math test, personality test, digital interview). Is there anyone who have done it before and can offer a detailed description on how will the interview looks like? I know that the interview will focus on p...

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Anybody Trading NG?

George_Banker

Anybody here getting into the NG market right now? Anybody getting run over or hitting it big? Curious as to what people think about NG market and how people are trading it......

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Thoughts on Lansing & Andersons?

thoroughbell

Any thoughts on the impact the merger will have on the grain and physical Ag trading market? Any word on hiring freeze/layoffs? Do you think this is a part of a wider trend on consolidation in the space?...

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Insight on Traxys?

billionsandbillionsandbillions

Hey everyone, I have an interview coming up with Traxys for Commodities Trading and Logistics. I just wanted to know if anyone has some insight about the firm, and how you think an internship there would look on a resume, as I couldn't find anything on here. I know they work with strictly metals ...

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Anyone know of trading chatroom / discord or willing to help?

buylmt

Looking to learn/start trading on Robinhood with options, margins, etc. Does anyone know of any chatrooms on discord or elsewhere where experienced traders (like former BB or prop traders) discuss their trades and teach others? Don’t mind if there is a membership fee or whatnot, really looking to ...

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Series 3 - Commodity Futures Exam

Chasxy

Hi, Can anyone here please provide me with any feedback on the Series 3 exam? How does it stack up to the other FINRA exams? I have taken and passed on the first try the 7, 63, 57, and 4. Should I have a problem with the 3 if I passed the ones above? I never want to take these things for grant...

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