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  2. When I tell people that I want to be a financier, they look at me horrified as if I just said that I wanted to rob a bank. There are some negative stereotypes of the greedy banker circulating in the general layman society, which are somewhat true--most of ...

    115 comments24 Apr 2011 -

  3. I realize that the hatred for Goldman and Wall Street is still seething but this is getting absurd. Tony Manfred, a senior at Cornell and Associate Editor of The Cornell Daily Sun, threw a 784 word hissy fit bashing the bank and added: "The bank, alo ...

    38 comments17 Nov 2010 -

  4. How much do you save

    Investment Banking

    Hello all, Curious to know how much people saved over a two or three year stretch while working as an IB analyst. If you could list your city as well which would be helpful. Also, if anyone has advice of what the target should be to save would also be hel ...

    96 comments6 May 2011 -

  5. Have you ever wondered why some of the wealthiest people are often the least compassionate towards those less fortunate? Did their ruthlessness breed financial success or did their success breed ruthlessness? Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Ke ...

    27 comments2 May 2012 -

  6. I just wanted to reply to a few of the comments on my first post... http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/life-after-i... I don't know what else I could do The picture on this post is an entry I wrote in my journal one hour after walking of the door ...

    26 comments26 Apr 2012 -

  7. So for those that are not aware, I am a die hard New York Mets fan. This is sort of like saying you had your future vested in Lehman and Bear three years ago and that every day you wake up to a new Credit Crunch like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Today, b ...

    10 comments23 Dec 2010 -

  8. The Greedy son of a b%$"!

    Investment Banking

    Seriously?? http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/a-costly-to... greed ...

    10 comments11 Apr 2012 -

  9. What school did he come from? Does Harvard now have a major in wood cutting? Does Princeton now have a major in modern day how to put shit on a shelf degree??? [quote] Sure, Goldman Sachs is a premier investment bank with a market cap of over $75 billion ...

    9 comments3 Oct 2010 -

  10. After being bashed by many hedge fund managers as a "one hit wonder," Paulson closed well in 2010, putting another strong year under his belt. The Paulson Advantage Fund was up 14% at the end of 2010 (after being down more than 10% earlier). His ...

    8 comments2 Jan 2011 -

  11. Breaking News: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20413323,0... Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=873PrTZkLsI Investment Banking wall street money never sleeps greed Michael Douglas Salary ...

    8 comments16 Aug 2010 -

  12. Evil Greedy Banks AKA Goverment

    Investment Banking

    Blaming the "EVIL banks" for being greedy, to me, is akin to blaming doctors, teachers, or colleges for being greedy and evil for taking advantage of the common man and making him pay so much for healthcare and education. I believe the real fing ...

    6 comments18 Mar 2011 -

  13. Here's a verified true story, a young monkey got a job with decent paycheck, happy with his life, his girlfriend is telling him fairytales about love and marriage, one day he decided to propose but he found out he was totally living in a dream of his ...

    3 comments6 Mar 2016 -

  14. How much do we believe numbers? Once upon a time in a pre-LTCM universe, volatility calculations, put-call parity and hedge ratios were magical fix-its and we could always count on the numerical valuations to bail us out of a jam. But now that the Black S ...

    2 comments1 Jul 2010 -

  15. Anyone watch 60 minutes?

    Investment Banking

    Did anyone else see the piece on mortgage paperwork fraud and immediately think: so you're the morons who took out a loan that was more than you could afford, but feel it's cool to blame everything on Wall Street? Nice to have faces to put on a ...

    2 comments4 Apr 2011 -

  16. I love shorts. Not bermudas, capris or the wedgie causing kind. I love short sellers. They are one of the small cells of the free market which gives lifeblood to the organism. Pumping plasma of personal interest and profit seeking, these folks are often m ...

    22 Aug 2010 -

  17. Fear and Greed

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    Two emotions govern human beings over any other emotion Fear and Greed. From an evolutionary standpoint they are ingrained in our genes, hardwired into our DNA. We cant escape it. Fear and Greed have successfully contributed to the survival and destructio ...

    1 comment20 Dec 2011 -

  18. A response to marx

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    I thought that as a response to the thread on Marx, there should be one promoting the libertarian ideals that many of on this board cherish. Here is something to think about, is a nation-state which goes beyond the duty of protecting it citizens via a sta ...

    1 comment11 Jul 2010 -