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MeritKapital - Interview - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commoditiesquite strangely i was asked to say a joke at the end of the interview :-) it was unexpected and i am not famed for joke telling :-) A difficult question was to give my expectations of the length of the stock market rally and underlying challenges that would circumvent its upward trend. I deem this q...
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Do employers want to hire student-athletes?I am currently an NCAA Division I Student-Athlete studying Economics and Finance. I have tried everything to break into the trading world and regularly search the internet for entry level trading jobs. I play baseball at school, have a 3.6 gpa, and got a 1350 on my SAT's. I know that I don't go to a...
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Kershner Trading - Interview - Prop TradingSome probability questions: 1) Unfair coin with P(H) = 1/3 and P(T) = 2/3. a) How to make an event with 50% probability? b) Expected number of flips until a realization occurs? c) Can you create a strategy to reduce the number of flips necessary? d) Can you create a strategy to reduce the number of...
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Trading TestsFor those who have passed the numerical tests for any trading position, and have used either of the sites listed below, can you report your average scores right before you took the test? I have no reference to compare my scores. Rankyourbrain.com arithmetic.zetamac.com Also if you have any sugges...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Interview - TradingUmpires chose to end play prematurely on day three of the third Test between South Africa and India because of concerns over the Johannesburg pitch. Cracks in the Wanderers surface widened to cause inconsistent, exaggerated bounce and excessive seam movement. Play was halted after the Proteas' Dea...
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Q&A: Sales And Trading Internship Hi everyone, I recently finished up a sophomore summer internship in S&T at a BB, got the return offer and plan on going back next summer to then be considered for FT. The point of this post is to answer any questions anyone might have about S&T (the process, internship, networking, etc) and try t...
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EM FX/Rates Trading interview - preparationI have an interview coming up for "junior trader" in EM FX/rates at a foreign BB. I'm big into macro and speculating/risk taking, so you could call this my dream job. Job listing suggests "degree in a math, engineering, or quantitative related discipline. Masters degree preferred." On LinkedIn all...
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Citigroup - Interview - Sales and TradingAsked one simple brainteaser that I choked on. Interviewers were very friendly and helped to walk through it. Really just wanted to see thought process. Asked for a stock pitch and began asking about opinions on different sectors/markets. General questions like why IB, previous internships, school e...
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Green Labs CBD Oil symptoms since it's **Green Labs CBD** Oil symptoms since it's totally focused on one and only organ, organ or a particular part of the mind. On the off chance that you need to accomplish most extreme weight reduction, considering a supplement like all regular Hoodia may be the best way to get the outcomes a great many...
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How Prestigious is Jane Street Capital?What are they exactly? I don't understand what kind of shop they are, what kind of pay guys there get, how prestigious it is, etc... There was a thread on them a couple months ago but I read it and still didn't know what they did. Jane Street Capital Overview Jane Street Capital is a proprietary t...
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Scotiabank - Interview - Sales and TradingThe questions weren't difficult but needless to say, I didn't get the offer. How would you invest 10M Thoughts on interest rate going up. Tell me a time you showed integrity Tell me a time you are most proud. What 3 things do you bring differently from other candidates. What are credit spreads Wha...
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Scotiabank - Interview - Sales and TradingThe questions weren't difficult but needless to say, I didn't get the offer. How would you invest 10M Thoughts on interest rate going up. Tell me a time you showed integrity Tell me a time you are most proud. What 3 things do you bring differently from other candidates. What are credit spreads Wha...
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Artin Service Stations Inc - Interview - Oil and GasHow would you hedge your risk against the current market conditions related to crude oil? What do you think interest rates have to do with the commodity market? What is the current price of gold? What geopolitical news is most important when making buy decisions? How would you value an oil company v...
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Where should I apply for Prop trading, 2018? Hello, I am currently in an interview process of one of the prop trading firm, and wondering if there is any other prop trading firm is actively hiring entry level candidates at this point. ...
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Goldman Sachs - Review - Sales and TradingSmart coworkers, early responsibilities, good work/life balance, good office location, challenging work. lots of ridiculous politics, very expensive cafeteria, constant turnover and management changes, assumption from coworkers of instant gratification...
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Is S&T a dying business?Hi I'm doing an IBD internship in one of the BBs, sophomore summer. Since I got one more summer left before looking for FT, I'm carefully deciding whether IB or S&T is my trade. I'm trying to talk to everyone I meet at the bank, not just bankers but also people from PWM, S&T, ER, etc. From my commun...
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Goldman Sachs - Interview - Technologyhow to identify the relationship between two datasets? how to preprocess data? what sorting algorithms do you know? what are their differences. which ones are best? How to sort a list of 100000 data if their values can only be 1, 2, 3. What is the run time of your algorithm? A single coin is tossed ...
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Energy Trading in CalgaryWhich Canadian banks are trading physical gas and which ones are the best? Is there still a bank trading physical crude? Any color on the current state of physical oil/gas trading at banks/non-banks in Calgary is appreciated...
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How to prepare for sales interview?Anyone has links or resources? This is a general sales role for summer analyst Also any general advice about how to ace a Sales interview is welcome...
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Optiver - Interview - Prop TradingIn the second phone interview the questions were all probability based. One of them talked about grids and how many ways it would be possible to get from one corner of the grid to the diagonal corner without going back and touching a side that has already been touched again. Then there was a follow...
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Series 3 and Series 7 examsHi, Here's a little background on me. I'm 28y/M, from Canada. I had my own business for 4 years but recently decided to move on to my true passion, trading. Since I've always been my own boss, I figure I'd be hard for me to work for a bank or related firm and therefore I'm looking to trade my own m...
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Barclays Capital - Review - GeneralistGood pay, decent hours, great boss and team, teamwork culture more than cut throat mentality. In Manhattan.. Pricy--high cost of living, rent probably 2000?? Also international, might not get work visa, might not be reallocated....
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Oppenheimer - Review - SalesHours were not bad at all. Teams were pretty small and people are willing to help out. I spoke with my MD every day. Innovative culture, I got to help my MD enter a completely new industry.. Somewhat old school feel, some may like it and some might not. Some people didn't have the same passion or dr...
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Best Way To Start Learning Quant Finance?Hi Monkeys, I recently caught the quantitative finance bug so it’s been a few days since my last post. Since catching this bug I’ve been trying to read and learn as much as I can on ways to practice quant finance - and I found tons of material. In fact, it’s so much material that I was hoping...
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BB derivatives trading analyst - buyside opps?Hi all, I recently accepted an offer as an incoming analyst at a BB for equity derivatives trading. What is the outlook for buyside recruiting down the road in this role? Should I vie for the more structured/quanty side (exotics, var/vol swaps)? Should I get into more macro products (index) or micr...
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What do Exotic Derivatives flows look like in 2017? After 2008, the exotics market has decreased dramatically. In 2017, what are flows like? Is there a lot of demand from domestic vs foreign investors? What is the future of the exotics market? (maybe asset class specific)...
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J1 Visa BBI just received an offer from a large BB but I am studying at a Canadian university. I have asked the company for immigration assistance but they seem to not provide any for interns. Does anyone have a recommendation on sponsorship agencies for the J1 visa ?...
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BNY Mellon - Review - Global MarketsRecent changes in management create a positive outlook for the upcoming future. Work-life balance is great for comparable position.. Company is slow to react to new industry innovation and technology is quite outdated. Old management has been at bank for a very long time and are resistant to any cha...
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Jane Street Capital - Interview - Prop TradingQuestion 1 (1st interview): What's the probability of getting an even number of heads out of 100 coin flips? What's the probability of getting an odd number of heads out of 1000 coin flips? Question 2 (2nd interview): Suppose you had a 100-sided dice, where you get the value that's rolled, what's ...
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Credit Suisse - Interview - Generalist1 A time you made a decision under time pressure 2 What are your strategies to deal with difficult people 3 Which skills do you appreciate in other people that complement yours 4 What was the last time you implemented an innovative idea 5 What was the last time that you broke "the rules". 6 Tell m...
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Massive Testo significantly how an awful **Massive Testo** significantly how an awful lot pressure they already had in their existence earlier than the storm. The greater stress a person had in their lifestyles previous to the storms the longer it takes to recover and with the additional strain of every day existence coupled with the rise ...
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Citigroup - Review - Structured Products FSRStrong in credit, good attitude, relation ship with clients, global platform, corporate banking, Atmosphere. Relatively low bonus, less aggressive, weak in equities, too many mds and ds, smaller presence in Asia. ...
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Barclays Capital - Interview - TradingThe Trading game and prioritization tasks were relatively intuitive. The hard parts of the super day was the case interview and the 1 to 1 interview if your interviewer is technical. The case interview was pretty complex and had a bunch of global macroeconomic information, and you're required to r...
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CME Group - Interview - Sales and TradingTake home coding test that involved parsing large amounts of data (3GB) using a spark language of your choice. Before parsing the data, they also instructed you to spin up your own AWS EMR infrastructure that had spark. In addition to the EMR infrastructure, you had to use a pem key to create the in...
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JH Darbie & Company - Review - Equity Capital MarketsWorked directly with the Head of Equity Sales and received extensive training on how to best open a book and maintain strong client relations. Discussed offer details and compensation upon completing my internship.. Weak brand name and no benefits as one is expected to supplement income with commiss...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - Risk ManagementVery happy with this company. They place a lot of emphasis on getting us to grow and it is great to see this much effort.. Great company. The only thing I do not like is that the coffee machine is pretty old and doesn't have good stuff. ...
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What happened to TraderTest? Hey all, Sorry if this is in the wrong forum - if it is, please let me know where is best to post. I have been practicing for my Akuna first round using Tradertest, but I guess today or yesterday, the site went down. Are there other websites that are similarly formatted that I could use? Thanks!...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - ResearchOpportunity to learn a lot if you like the product. Decent hours compared to other positions within a bank.. Nothing to talk to with coworkers. Bad growth outlook in research. Bad work life balance compared to prop trading/trading....
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Day to Day of Investment Grade Credit TradingWhat does an Investment Grade Trader (sell-side) look at all day? How would they analyse what trades to facilitate, what size bid-ask is?...
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TD Securities - Review - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and CommoditiesFirm has good presence across a variety of products and has an ambitious growing plan in the US; People are generally great, and really fosters a positive and supportive environment; depending on your desks, juniors are given a lot of responsibilities and are encouraged to push the envelope; opportu...
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How would Paul Tudor Jones profit from cryptocurrencies?Like many other revered traders, Paul Tudor Jones employs asymmetrical risk investing in his practice. Asymmetrical risk is a skewed method in which the investor searches for the opportunity/opportunities with the least amount of risk but with the most upside. Are there any instances in cryptocur...
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Retail Trader in College, helpful for certain careers?Freshmen in college (non-target, 3.8 GPA) here. I've been very excited about my gains in the markets, even though this is possibly the easiest market to make money in. I have real strategies that I've stuck to since I started 3 months ago. I'm currently up 25% in my equities account, and 40% in my o...
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RBC Capital Markets - Review - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and CommoditiesBest in the country - work with very smart people Solid, but not Exceptional pay at junior levels Great experience, lots of responsilbility/flexibility to take on new work. Hours/work can be rough, juniors are really expected to perform Low turnover/headcount needs, what seat you get is often a toss...
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AkunaCapital Trading Intern - Mental Math Test and Interview Process I read the thread for the Junior Trader role on WSO, but I was wondering if the internship process was any different. This would be my first markets interview (yay!) and I don't know what to expect. I saw that TraderTest and Zetamac are good resources to get prepared. I also haven't even taken a s...
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Akuna Capital LLC - Interview - Prop TradingThe first round was a math aptitude test, which included 7 mins' computation and 15 mins' sequencing. The sequencing was extremely had. One should be really well prepared. It's better to take some online preparation on tradertest.org or similar websites. In the phone interview, I was asked a bunch ...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - Sales and TradingSince people are hired from the top schools in India, they are typically very good and bright. Everyone is very collaborative and treat each other with respect. Working hours are not insane.. Incentive compensation is quite low. interaction with senior management and junior people is next to nil. ...
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Susquehanna International Group - Interview - Prop TradingNone really. They were all standard finance / trading brainteasers. Sample problems included how to get people across a bridge in a certain amount of time with only two crossing each way at a time, variants of conditional probability / Bayes' rule problems, how to find the heavier object with a limi...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Wealth ManagementGreat benefits. Ability to move around company if in the right group. Good company culture. Management seems to really be trying to do a push forward with technology and more quantitative approaches.. The pay sucks, to be frank. Competitors pay a bit more. Hours can be really tough, Work load contin...
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Akuna Capital LLC - Interview - TradingThe differential equation questions. Ask you to solve a differential equation in a very short period. Also a decorator question. You need to implement an decorator which I never used before since my undergraduate major is not in this area. I just confess I don't know how to solve it but interviewer ...
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Barclays Capital - Review - Marketsgood work life balance low stress comparing to other banks people are in general nice ok compensation. there is a lot of politics in the office. company strategy is wavering and morale is low for an extended period....
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Oil RecoveryHow much longer to people think it is going to continue? Are we due a big drop again, or can it keep going up?...
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Flow Traders - Interview - Prop TradingBehavioral questions wise, I got nothing unheard of. Basically, the recruiter asked me to identify my biggest strengths and how they tie to tradings specifically. Then more specifically, the recruiter asked me about the company, what the company does, what kind of trading it does, and the products t...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - TechnologyThe corporate culture is amazing here and the people are smart. The business itself is a market leader which is an awesome place to be.. Annual compensation has and continues to be flat year on year despite amazing performance reviews and good firm performance....
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - TechnologyI joined because I knew a lot of ex-colleagues who had come here so both culture and network are there. It's also a great time to be joining equities trading here at a bank with a strong balance sheet and there is so much opportunity on the horizon.. As a member of the technology team in Hong Kong, ...
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Duration, Convexity and ImmunizationIf a bond trader structures his portfolio to take advantage of positive convexity but wants immunizes his portfolio to have zero duration, what is the exposure if the interest rate has no effect or does it? Unlike Options, I can take advantage of the volatility but with bonds, it's not the case. So ...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - DerivativesGreat culture - laidback, no face time, etc; Complete trust in analyst, a lot of responsibility given from early on.. Bureaucracy, not well developed training program - being thrown into the fire might be off putting for some people...
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Usefulness of econometrics in tradingI am a junior undergraduate student studying math and computer science, and I have an upcoming internship at a prop trading firm this summer. Right now for my computer science degree I am registered for a database management systems class for this upcoming semester, but I have the opportunity to reg...
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Barclays Capital - Review - Sales and TradingGood payment, working benefits, I would say im pretty happy to be in this company. I don't have anything else to add.. Work-life balance. Some times you have to stay more than the regular hours to complete the jobs, instead of having a backup team....
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Citigroup - Review - EquitiesBig company, lots of interesting ppl, working hours are okay. interesting job and nice location. Good company. Super big company so a lot of paperwork and hard to make things go through. Office are being renovated and thats annoying...
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Akuna Capital Math Test? (And Interview Process)I've applied for a junior trader position with this firm, and so they've sent me an email with directions to take an online mental math test. Does anybody know what the Akuna test is like, specifically? Can't seem to find too much information about it online. All I know is that there is a 22 minu...
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Citigroup - Review - DerivativesLarge organisation, good opportunities, smart people around. Also good name to add to your CV, useful for the future. Not best time to join equities division back in 2011. Politics are strong and it's hard to make yourself a name...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - RatesYoung people get director-level responsibility very quickly from a flat structure and almost immediate client interaction . The stress is high and the shackles of a flow desk are very real during market hours - time your bathroom breaks...
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Citigroup - Interview - Sales and TradingWe were asked to discuss two things. First was a discussion of news articles. We had to decide as a group which article we wanted to talk about, then we were given time to think. After which we were brought to the interview room with the senior analysts and then given the chance to share our thought...
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UBS assessment centre UK London Hi, I had my final round interview with UBS AG (London) on thursday for sales and trading. I thought the interview went well, but I still haven't received anything (whether I got an offer or rejection). It's been three days so I'm getting worried. Do I still have a chance?...
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Credit Suisse - Review - Structured Products FSRSmart people to work with, great clients, interesting work. Decent pay and benefits, travel isn't so bad, overall very good.. Long hours, can be political at times, but most companies are. Clients can be demanding but that's also part of the business....
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