Traders, What's The One Pesky Task You Hate Doing The Most?

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What part of your day do you dread doing the most?
What is your biggest ongoing pain?

Comments (13)

 
3/2/13

MO/BO fuckups
IT pain
Rebooking trades
Having to post people who have no fucking clue (basically anyone in a non-S&T role)
Dealing with politics

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3/2/13

Thanks for your answer.
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who have no fucking clue.
What does "Rebooking Trades" mean?

 
3/2/13
UniPaul:

Thanks for your answer.
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who have no fucking clue.
What does "Rebooking Trades" mean?

Figuring this out on your own entails a technically involved 3-stage process, so I'll give you a break. But allow me to illustrate the process, so you learn for next time. Something about teaching a man to fish.

Stage (1) - Examine the words "rebooking trades," studying them for meaning
(1)(a) Understand that "Re-" is a prefix typically indicating repetition of an action. (Note 1)
(1)(b) Understand that "booking" must be a process relating to "trades"

Stage (2) - Use the internet to interpret for the rest
(2)(a) Google the following string, including quotation marks: "booking a trade" finance
(2)(b) Identify relevant search results. (Note 2)
(2)(c) Learn what "booking trades" means.

Stage (3) - Synthesis
(3)(a) Recall item (1)(a).
(3)(b) Connect it to knowledge acquired in stage (2).
(3)(c) Learn what "rebooking trades" means, all by yourself!

Notes
Note 1: I.e., "booking" the trade again.
Note 2: the following PDF is 67-page academic study of the "Trade-Capture Process." You will find the answer to (2)(c) here. http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-proj...

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3/3/13
Sandhurst:
UniPaul:

Thanks for your answer.
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who have no fucking clue.
What does "Rebooking Trades" mean?

Figuring this out on your own entails a technically involved 3-stage process, so I'll give you a break. But allow me to illustrate the process, so you learn for next time. Something about teaching a man to fish.

Stage (1) - Examine the words "rebooking trades," studying them for meaning
(1)(a) Understand that "Re-" is a prefix typically indicating repetition of an action. (Note 1)
(1)(b) Understand that "booking" must be a process relating to "trades"

Stage (2) - Use the internet to interpret for the rest
(2)(a) Google the following string, including quotation marks: "booking a trade" finance
(2)(b) Identify relevant search results. (Note 2)
(2)(c) Learn what "booking trades" means.

Stage (3) - Synthesis
(3)(a) Recall item (1)(a).
(3)(b) Connect it to knowledge acquired in stage (2).
(3)(c) Learn what "rebooking trades" means, all by yourself!

Notes
Note 1: I.e., "booking" the trade again.
Note 2: the following PDF is 67-page academic study of the "Trade-Capture Process." You will find the answer to (2)(c) here. http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-proj...

The most eloquent burn I have seen on WSO...

"Sounds to me like you guys a couple of bookies."

 
3/3/13
BillyRay05:
Sandhurst:
UniPaul:

Thanks for your answer.
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who have no fucking clue.
What does "Rebooking Trades" mean?

Figuring this out on your own entails a technically involved 3-stage process, so I'll give you a break. But allow me to illustrate the process, so you learn for next time. Something about teaching a man to fish.

Stage (1) - Examine the words "rebooking trades," studying them for meaning
(1)(a) Understand that "Re-" is a prefix typically indicating repetition of an action. (Note 1)
(1)(b) Understand that "booking" must be a process relating to "trades"

Stage (2) - Use the internet to interpret for the rest
(2)(a) Google the following string, including quotation marks: "booking a trade" finance
(2)(b) Identify relevant search results. (Note 2)
(2)(c) Learn what "booking trades" means.

Stage (3) - Synthesis
(3)(a) Recall item (1)(a).
(3)(b) Connect it to knowledge acquired in stage (2).
(3)(c) Learn what "rebooking trades" means, all by yourself!

Notes
Note 1: I.e., "booking" the trade again.
Note 2: the following PDF is 67-page academic study of the "Trade-Capture Process." You will find the answer to (2)(c) here. http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-proj...

The most eloquent burn I have seen on WSO...

pretty ill

 
3/4/13
Sandhurst:
UniPaul:

Thanks for your answer.
I'm afraid I'm one of those people who have no fucking clue.
What does "Rebooking Trades" mean?

Figuring this out on your own entails a technically involved 3-stage process, so I'll give you a break. But allow me to illustrate the process, so you learn for next time. Something about teaching a man to fish.

Stage (1) - Examine the words "rebooking trades," studying them for meaning
(1)(a) Understand that "Re-" is a prefix typically indicating repetition of an action. (Note 1)
(1)(b) Understand that "booking" must be a process relating to "trades"

Stage (2) - Use the internet to interpret for the rest
(2)(a) Google the following string, including quotation marks: "booking a trade" finance
(2)(b) Identify relevant search results. (Note 2)
(2)(c) Learn what "booking trades" means.

Stage (3) - Synthesis
(3)(a) Recall item (1)(a).
(3)(b) Connect it to knowledge acquired in stage (2).
(3)(c) Learn what "rebooking trades" means, all by yourself!

Notes
Note 1: I.e., "booking" the trade again.
Note 2: the following PDF is 67-page academic study of the "Trade-Capture Process." You will find the answer to (2)(c) here. http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-proj...

SBed

 
3/3/13

dealing with breaks. never ends well and is always in the face

 
3/4/13

Having to get in 20 minutes earlier on Mondays in order to get everything running on time.
The absolutely useless bloomberg B-Key that takes about 25 tries to recognize my fingerprint.

 
9/8/13
 
9/9/13

having to explain basic, basic trading ideas(delta hedging) to software guys who have been in the industry for 10 years.

 
9/9/13

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