New Guy with a Relatively New Question

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Hello Everyone,


I am a Honors student from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) looking for a full-time position in ER in NY with a 3.7+ GPA in Finance and Accounting. In other words, non-target student from Chicago trying to sneak into NY's financial world. To compensate for this, I am driving out to NY to meet with alumni and try to get my name in the door. I have already scheduled multiple meetings with almost all BB banks.


I'm pretty sure I have my stock pitch down, which is Activision Blizzard (ATVI). It's structured as 3 points - macro trends (quantitative) to industry (quantitative) to firm specific (qualitative).

However, I wanted to know if I should mention ANY technical analysis in my interview. Personally, I have been managing my own portfolio for 5 years and I feel that I may some decent insight on the market compared to my peers. I learned to mix fundamentals with technicals but I'm not sure if I should do so in an interview for a fundamentally oriented position.

Comments (3)

Sep 17, 2009

No one I've met so far relies solely on one or the other. It is always some sort of combination of fundamentals & technicals.
Since you say this is a fundamentally oriented position, Adjust that mix accordingly. At the end of the day everything you did has to be justified by you and in this doesn't seem that hard. Pick out some major investments you made/selected and tell the interviewer how you used your fundamental analysis skills to make those calls.

Hope that helped!

Sep 17, 2009

That would be a bad idea, recognize that you are applying to a position that bases its entire credibility around its ability to interpret fundamental data. Try explaining to an institutional client that your price target is based on your spot of an elliot wave. Best to keep technical analysis to yourself for your personal investments.

Sep 17, 2009