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  1. Would You Destroy Your Career for $2.7 Mil Today?

    Mod note: "Blast from the Past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from 11/11 **SPOILER ALERT** This post is going to discuss aspects of the movie Margin Call. If you haven't seen the movie and are concerned I might ruin it for you, ski ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2016 - 8:01am -

  2. The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the p ...

    204 comments - 22 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  3. Sales- debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)

    I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a ...

    39 comments - 19 silver bananas - Oct 27 2016 - 7:29pm -

  4. Cold Calling 101

    Whether you're trying to land a position, sell a product, or simply network with others, learning the art of selling should be a vital part of your learning in any profession. The most effective way to do all of the above is to learn the art of selli ...

    144 comments - 9 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  5. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I've been seeing increasingly frequent discussion on the various boards over the similarities and differences between careers in banking and in trading. A lot of us can speak with authority about one of the two, but not many people can say they' ...

    142 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  6. ETF Stripping and Insider Trading

    This post comes as a suggestion from HappyPantsMcGee (or HPM, or whatever the Diddy wannabe is calling himself this week). He asked me to explain the practice of ETF stripping, especially as it relates to the recent insider trading charges filed against s ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2016 - 8:48am -

  7. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

          Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (Superday schedu ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  8. Day Trading, back office to Hedge Fund

    Hello Everyone, I am just about to graduate with my MBA from a decent state school on the west coast. I was wondering how to become a successful day trader on the side while I try to break into the finance industry. My plan is to find a low-level back off ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 12:10pm -

  9. S&T Summer Intern Clothing Guide

    After a 2 months pause, Levered Hedge is back. Recruiting is pretty much all over and focus has turned to preparing for summer internships. One of the main concerns of every intern is in the attire arena, as for many this may be the first time you have to ...

    354 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  10. 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 informati ...

    64 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  11. Execution traders

    Hello everyone, I was hoping that someone in the industry or with more knowledge about it that I, could discuss the role of execution traders. Would it be a good position to take out of college at a hedge fund? I am interested in pursuing a position I wil ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  12. The 7 most epic shorts in finance history

    Going long a security has always had a wholesome ring to it; it says you believe in a company, you see a bright future for it, you stand by its management, and you back it up by investing in it. Going short however has the stigma of nastiness; its Machiav ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  13. Worst mistake you have seen on a resume or have made yourself?

    What is the worst? or some of the one's you have seen trading Banking resume MD mistake error ...

    143 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  14. 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 ...

    124 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  15. 5 Things a Dog Can Teach You About Trading

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in March 2011. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. That handsome guy to the left is my boy Hudson. As you can probably tell, he's a pretty cool customer. We rescued him a ...

    25 comments - 9 silver bananas - Dec 26 2015 - 6:00am -

  16. What platform do you use for your personal trades?

          1. I am sure quite a few of the monkeys on here maintain personal stock portfolios. 'curious what tools most people use & why? (e.g. TD Ameritrade, Scotttrade, Etrade, other banks' trading accounts, brokerage accounts wh ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2015 - 1:25am -

  17. AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me (andy@walstreetoasis.com) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO My background is working in a high yield/distressed trading desk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a ...

    71 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  18. Sales & Trading Offer- Dilemma

    Hello Everyone, Through the help of WSO, I was able to land myself a S&T, non rotational, internship at a BB. My first option was IB at the same firm, however I was cut after the first round interviews. I am a Junior and would like to do an IB interns ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2015 - 1:28am -

  19. Updated Prop Trading Rankings?

    I'm sure there have been tons of these posts before, but I know that rankings/prestige/relevance change over time. I'm wondering how people would rank firms like IMC, Jane Street, Optiver, DRW, Belvedere, Wolverine, Peak6, Akuna, etc. now. Have ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 30 2017 - 12:04pm -

  20. Trillium Trading- Average trader salary?

    I have an interview at Trillium coming up. Does anyone know what kind of questions to expect? Does anyone know how much the average trader makes (including bonus, I understand everyone is paid $25k salary) as both a first year and then a few years down th ...

    123 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  21. Physical Commodity Trading

    Hi, Can someone explain how exactly a physical commodity trading house makes money and why there is a need for independent comodty houses, whats there right to exist? What are the risk when trading commodities physical and how can they be hedged, are ther ...

    187 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  22. Best Proprietary Trading Firms- Rankings?

    I'm curious to hear how everyone would rank the top prop trading firms. I've focused the post on firms in Chicago because that is where most of them are. Here is how I've ranked them: Spot Trading Jump Trading DRW Trading Optiver TransMarke ...

    543 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  23. AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund Trader

    I did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background:-Discretionary trader at a large hedge ...

    39 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jun 1 2015 - 8:19am -

  24. I'm A Former Trader Who Now Owns A Food Truck: Ask Me Anything

    The following is an interview I conducted with Tyrone Greene, with whom I started chatting when I visited his food truck, The Dark Side of the Moo. He's a former trader of precious metals who has made the leap to leave Wall Street and work for himsel ...

    47 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 6:00am -

  25. Institutional Equity Sales and Trading- Elaboration?

    Could some people please elaborate on what Institutional Equity Sales and trading is? To my knowledge a simplified explanation is that they execute large orders for mutual funds, hedge funds, and other big clients to make sure the market does not take too ...

    146 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  26. Drunk Broker Causes "Major Geopolitical Event" in Oil

    Every once in a while I come across a story that just writes itself. I went out with a pal on Friday night and got tore up from the floor up after a couple months of pseudo-sobriety. When I woke up on Saturday I only had a vague recollection of leaving th ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 8:00am -

  27. Legit prop shops in NYC?

    a lot of the prop firms and options market makers discussed on here are in chicago... does anyone know of any major ones (ones that pay a salary, good reputation, etc.) in NYC, besides Trillium, FNYS and Jane Street? trading proprietary Prop Shops ...

    76 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  28. DRW vs. BB S&T

    I'm interested in hearing people's perceived difference between FT positions as a trader at DRW (or similar places like maybe SIG) and BB S&T. My perception on some of the differences 1) People outside of the industry won't know about D ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  29. Goldman FICC FX Structuring Strats

    I got an email this morning saying I was selected for an interview with Goldman FICC FX Structuring Strats. I don't know how I got selected as I never applied for such a position, but since it's still GS and I don't have a job lined up yet ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  30. Would You Do This If You Didn't Have To?

    Andy note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from April 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I think some people are born to be investment bankers. I know som ...

    95 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 5 2012 - 8:50am -

  31. The decline of Chicago prop trading

    It's sad to see how far Chicago prop trading has declined in recent years. Not too long ago, I envied my classmates and friends who were working at the top Chicago prop shops and making more money than me, while dealing with less bullshit and better ...

    112 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2013 - 12:36am -

  32. Investment Sales Broker AMA

    Currently been working as an investment sales broker for four years specializing in multifamily, mixed-use, and development sites in the 1-30 million space in NYC. Go ahead, fire away. Oh, and if it counts for anything, I worked for three years at a prop ...

    27 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 29 2016 - 3:22pm -

  33. Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility Trader

    I work as a currency volatility trader and manage one of the bigger G10 blocs in London. I've been lucky enough to get responsibility early in my career. I started off managing a single currency book a few months into the job, and have steadily been ...

    91 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 24 2013 - 5:45am -

  34. Best graduate schools for sales & trading

    I go to a non-target school (junior) and am considering going into a masters of finance program right after graduation. I had S & T interviews at 4 BBs and didn't get a SA offer and really want to be in Sales & Trading. I will also have the C ...

    84 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:03pm -

  35. Goldman or Bust?

    Over the past week I have been getting a flood of pm's/emails asking for advice, and I have chatted with some of you over Skype as well in prep for interviews, and one theme keeps coming up that really boggles my mind and in a way really annoys me. T ...

    97 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 4 2013 - 3:45pm -

  36. Citi Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    I have a one hour first round interview for a sales and trading summer analyst position. I was wondering if anyone has advice about what to expect during the interview. Thanks. trading ...

    82 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  37. How to break into trading?- High quant background?

    Heya, So what different backgrounds do you need? For example, if you want to trade fixed income securities or options, don't you need some type of mathematical background? (In that case, is an MFE a good choice?) Whereas equities, you don't nece ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  38. BKCT SCAM! (Lynx Capital Partners)

    BE AWARE of this firm! They are a SCAM. Most of their hires are college grads. I know the people that run that chop shop! They require you to bring in a lot of money (my guess is around $5,000). Their actual name is LYNX Capital Partners and YES they shar ...

    50 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  39. What are the best banks for Sales and Trading?

    Best banks for Sales and Trading? Perhaps a ranking? trading Banks ...

    67 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  40. Trafigura graduate program

    Trafigura, the giant commodities training firm, is hiring for its graduate programme. You do a 2-year rotation at either geneva, singapore, stamford, buenos aires. Wondering if anyone has interviewed with them. Curious to know what they're like. trad ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  41. Jane Street Final Round- What to Expect

    This site has been invaluable for me during recruiting so I thought I would pay it forward now that I have graduated and am gainfully employed. Specifically I wanted to address the Jane Street final round interview for a full time trading position, which ...

    35 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  42. PNC salary?

    Is anyone here familiar with what PNC is paying first year analysts within their capital markets groups? Is base salary the same across the board? Bonuses? Thanks trading analyst Banking PNC ...

    48 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  43. Learn R for Free

    It never hurts to increase your skill set, especially in this economy. And when you can do that for free, so much the better. And when you can learn something for free that is in demand all over Wall Street, well that's just the icing on the cake. So ...

    47 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 6 2012 - 7:24am -

  44. The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street

    Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 2/27/16. Make sure to check out the comment by @APAE. An article from The New York Times has been stirring quite a buzz in the industry today: NY Times / "Robots Are Coming for Wall Street" From the ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 11:05pm -

  45. Firm Compensation

    Now that recruiting is coming to a wrap, does anyone want to begin compiling how much firms are offering in terms of first year comp? (Base-Signing)? This could apply to both banks (S&T) and prop trading. trading compensation ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 19 2014 - 2:00pm -

  46. Are Women Better Traders Than Men?

    The trading fiasco at JPMorgan Chase has triggered countless articles on regulation, risk, and strategy. Gary Belsky over at Time is taking a different approach. The recent resignation of female JPM executive Ina Drew prompted Belsky to write this article ...

    53 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 7:25am -

  47. Trader Jokes

    Anyone know any good trader jokes? Two traders are walking uptown from Wall Street en route of the subway. A mugger approaches them with a gun and demands all of their money. The one trader turns to the other and says, "Oh, by the way, here's th ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  48. How Do You Develop Your Macro View

    Just as the title says...would very much like to do a better job of this and would love to hear from those of you that have to do this for your work every day. What books do you recommend reading, and what news do you specifically try to seek out? In addi ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2014 - 9:40pm -

  49. The Latest Lehman Brouhaha

    Four years after their spectacular demise, Lehman Brothers is still causing problems for Wall Street. The latest bombshell hit on Friday when a compensation report required by the bankruptcy court disclosed that Lehman paid out almost $700 million in comp ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2012 - 7:32am -

  50. How I got into Wall Street and the steps I took

    ***MOD NOTE: HILARIOUS WSO SPAM FAIL*** I want to share a great opportunity and my experience with a program I have recently completed. I took a class to attain my license for the Series 7, through a 4 day preparation class and how I got a job through the ...

    176 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2011 - 6:57pm -

  51. Skills to Pick Up During Senior Year

    Hi all, I was wondering what advice you'd give your senior-year self knowing what you know now. I've signed with a STIR desk so I'm taking a few macro economics courses in addition to my finance courses. I want to prepare myself for a caree ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2016 - 10:55am -

  52. Would You Hire This Person?

    You're sitting in the head trader's chair after the markets close, looking through resumes for the next (newest) member of your desk. The candidates all look good to you: excellent experience with strong track records, good stories about their d ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2011 - 8:15am -

  53. Citi Quantitative Analysis & Trading

    I have a superday coming up for Citi Quantitative Analysis & Trading. The 2 yr program allows me to do 1 yr in research, 1 yr in trading, and then choose which one to stay with by the end of the 2 yrs. Does anybody have experience interviewing for thi ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  54. Trading Career Path- How many years on average?

    I am very interested in becoming a trader. Could anyone post about the career path of a trader. And how many years on average will they be in that position until promoted? trading career Path years ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  55. Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?

    Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to th ...

    13 comments - 13 silver bananas - Nov 17 2016 - 8:30am -

  56. Gold bugs squashed by aggressive selling

    Bullion sinks to five-year low on concerted wave of selling... 'curious what you guys think of this.. looks like the fall was mainly during the asian trading hours. Is this china's way of trying to assuage fears of impending stock market losses? ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2015 - 2:00pm -

  57. Masters student who needs direction

    Hello, I graduated with a BA in Economics in May 2011 from UConn. Now I am going for my MS in Mathematics at Fairfield. I think I may pursue a Masters in Mathematical Finance or Financial Engineering when I graduate from Fairfield, but I need programming ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2012 - 12:57am -

  58. Just learned I have a 1st round for a BP trading internship. It's tomorrow afternoon. What should I expect?

    I have the WSO Technical & Behavioral Guides (albeit older copies). How would this interview differ from any other S&T 1st rounds? Is it any different because it's for energy trading as opposed to general financial S&T? As a finance major ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 25 2016 - 10:02pm -

  59. BP IST Program

    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone had some insight into the BP IST program. I am thinking about trying to get an internship for next summer in Warrenville (Chicago). Any idea how hard it is to get a full-time/internship position? Also was wondering if an ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  60. Trading Assistant?

    Hello I have been wanting to be a proprietary trader for 4 years now. I believe i was born with certain characteristics and trading skills necessary to be successful. I have beentrading my own account for a couple years now with good results, and papertra ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  61. Are we screwed?

    With respect to all the other posts I am unknowingly ripping off based on the mountains of clickbait articles and listicles that I read daily on the death of trading, the inevitable move to full automation of markets, compression algorithms, etc., it' ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2016 - 1:20am -

  62. Boss' condescending email...What do?

          WSO, So I recently put in my resignation letter and giving my 2 weeks notice. The boss, at the time, seemed upset but not overly dramatic about it. Then, yesterday I exchanged emails giving my official date and for whatever reason, he ...

    71 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 1:13pm -

  63. Paper Trading- Best Site?

    whats the best site for paper trading..needs to be across asset classes (bonds, options, futures, forex, etc) I want to have one admin (who executes all trades) and then allow everyone else to login to view portfolio and history with a login Any ideas? tr ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  64. Anyone hear of Flow traders/Arbitrage Q as well

    Hi, I never heard anyone talk about or mention this firm flow traders. They seem to be an arbitrage firm headquartered in the Netherlands with offices in New York and elsewhere. They advertised a position on my alma mater's career center, which is a ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  65. If trading is profitable, who loses money

    If surviving BB trading arms are profitable, and assuming that trading is a zero sum game, who are the losers at the other end? If banks like GS and BofA can have perfect trading quarters, who are the losers at the other end? Or am I wrong, is trading not ...

    95 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2010 - 3:52am -

  66. How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)

    There have been a few requests to find the classic post by Bondarb, so it made sense to sticky it. This is what he wrote: Here is how you learn about trading: Have at least 5k. If you dont have that then get it somehow, use your imagination. Set up an acc ...

    57 comments - 16 silver bananas - Apr 20 2012 - 8:59pm -

  67. Behavioral Finance Careers

    I am strongly interested in behavioral finance.As a finance grad student and B.A.economics holder,which career path is most appropriate for me?I think trading might fit well.What are your suggestions? trading behavioral finance ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  68. Trading and Mental Arithmetic

    Do traders really need to be able to multiply numbers like 47x38 in their head? Any advantage to being a human calculator as a opposed to just being very swift with a calculator and/or computer software? Is this just an interview screen? I was asked 13x17 ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm -

  69. What's your favorite restaurant/place to eat in New York City?

    Where do you guys enjoy eating during your lunch break or when you go out for dinner? This could serve as a good resource for others who will be interning in NYC or people who will be full time. Please rate the expensiveness and the area in which it is lo ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 4:52am -

  70. How beneficial is CFA for traders?

    Consensus seems to be that the CFA is not a substitute for an MBA and that it's pretty useless for bankers. I would like to hear people's thoughts on the value of a CFA for traders. If you work at a small fund and want to move into S&T at a ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  71. Trading Without a Net: Why I Don't Use Stops on Options Trades

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I've received a few messages from you guys about m ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am -

  72. S&T 2014 US SA Interviews

    Since there is something similar for investment banking, I was wondering if there are updates for S&T summer internship programs through the regular process for the US? Has anyone heard back from anywhere for first round interviews? trading sales Summ ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 19 2013 - 6:29pm -

  73. STIR Trading

    Hi guys, I am looking for info regarding a USD short term interest rate desk. What are some responsibilities of a junior guy and the typical work environment? Any good reads to gain some more insight on the desk and products that are trades trading sales ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  74. Directional trader paths

    Hypothetically speaking, if someone was an outcast in society and possessed no other talents or ability to work a normal corporate job, but had an amazing talent to predict market prices with psychic-accuracy and make directional bets that would permit hi ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2015 - 4:59am -

  75. Have $100k, don't know how to invest, help

    I came into 100k, i'm a soon to be PhD student(financial economics). I seriously don't know how to trade and am thinking about long term investments such as S&P 500 Index ETFs or Growth or Income mutual funds and withdrawing a portion of the ...

    44 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 30 2012 - 4:20am -

  76. Management consulting vs trading

    Hi, I want to get other people's perspectives on where to begin my career. I have offers from a top (MBB) consulting firm, and a second tier prop trading shop. I see a lot of consulting vs banking sort of questions, but I have no interest in IB. I wa ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  77. What's the Matter with RIMM?

    The Blackberry maker's (NASDAQ:RIMM) troubles are well-documented already, but even so they continue to bear further discussion on the competitive landscape as well as the industry as a whole. This week's announcement that they were laying off a ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 3:09pm -

  78. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  79. Ex-finance guy applying to M7, need advice monkeys

    I would really appreciate some thoughts from my fellow monkeys. Since February, after my fund and I parted ways, I've been working on several non-finance related projects. Those of you who know me in person are aware of what I'm doing. I genuine ...

    61 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2012 - 5:14am -

  80. The Perceived vs. Actual amount of times a girl has been railed

    So, for the purpose of this post, I am asking you all a question: When you look at a girl can you, yourself, accurately judge how many times her vag has been crushed? In my case, I am usually close to the number about 50% of the time. Now, I don't ne ...

    96 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 20 2011 - 9:33am -

  81. Best Book For Futures Trading?

    Recently got into trading futures (PMs, grains, US treasuries, etc) and looking for a good book to help me with positioning, stops, risk, etc Any recs? trading futures ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  82. Business School and Trading

    Is business school really the key to break into trading? This has been popping into my head a lot lately, with the job market as it is today, more and more prospective monkeys have dropped the chase and picked up the books instead to realize their BSD dre ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 8:03pm -

  83. FI Trading Down?

    What do you guys think is driving FI trading profits down at the big banks? Seems to me across the board the BB 's have decreased.. trading BB bonds FI ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am -

  84. Time to Look at Silver

    I'm not sure I've ever made two trade recommendations in the same week, but you guys should be aware of this opportunity if you're not already. If you're looking for a long term trade with the potential to return a double, triple, or e ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2010 - 6:14am -

  85. Co-worker envy

          Envy is an ugly thing. And we all struggle with it. Wondering if you guys have envied a fellow co-worker and how you have dealt with it. There's this guy at my fund whom i really don't like. We've both had numerous conf ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2012 - 12:22pm -

  86. trading internship prep?

    Hey guys, There seems to be a lot of information on how to prepare for an i banking internship, but what's the best way to prepare for an internship in trading? Specific skills to brush up on? Reading? Thanks trading prep ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  87. What are good coding languages to learn?

    I already know VB.net but what are some languages that I should try to learn now that may be used in trading in 8-12 years? trading prop quant getco ...

    40 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 29 2012 - 5:02am -

  88. HK S&T SA 2011 Thread

    Looks like banks in the region are starting to recruit for summer analyst positions. I was thinking that it would save all of us some time if we post any progress here. As far as I know, GS, MS, JPM and BarCap have given out first round invites. Anymore? ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2010 - 2:06am -

  89. Q&A with a Fixed Income Trader at a Major Bank

    mod note: this was originally posted on 9/4/12 I thought I'd switch things up a bit today. Rather than delve into a note-worthy news item or another Facebook discussion, I'd like to welcome everyone back from Labor Day Weekend with an awesome in ...

    26 comments - 12 silver bananas - Dec 16 2012 - 1:46pm -

  90. If you want a top MBA, avoid trading

          From seeing my trader friends get absolutely crushed with top b-school admissions the past few years, I'm convinced that if you have any intention of going to a top school, avoid trading. The skillsets you develop there are not w ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 3:07am -

  91. RBC vs Chicago prop trading

    So I already have an offer to be a trader at a prop shop in Chicago but I recently got a call from a friend at RBC and he offered me a job as a quant in their cash equities execution division. Now the RBC job is in NYC and I am not sure which one I should ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 11:39am -

  92. (unofficial) WSO Trading Competition

    http://www.marketwatch.com/game/wall-street-oasis-... join trading BSD ...

    65 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 8 2011 - 1:28pm -

  93. Bonus structure at small hedge fund (am I being played?)

    Okay, so I just received an offer from a small hedge fund (10- 20 people) in Chicago. I will be a trading assistant until I can prove my worth and become an actual trader (6-12 months). The hedge fund manages around $60- 120 million dollars and primarily ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 4:45am -

  94. Damn, it doesn’t feel good to be a trader

    For decades, traders have been the highest paid dudes on Wall Street. Deep six-figure bonuses were once de rigueur for the mere mortals while the full-fledged masters of the universe easily went on to eclipse their CEOs and rack up eight-figure bonuses as ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:00pm -

  95. Short Selling: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

    One of the toughest things about faith is sticking to it in tough times. I am not talking about Christianity, Judaism or Islam. I am talking about capitalism and markets. We are all members of the church, we all worship at the altar of money, ambition and ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2011 - 1:48pm -

  96. Group One trading, risk management, help getting into S&T?

    I have a finance interview coming with Group One Trading, for their risk management division. This is the only position open that I can apply to. However, my goal is to get into trading. I am only a sophomore right now, will getting this position help me ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  97. Do you have what it takes to be a trader?

    Do you have what it takes to be a trader? Barclays Capital has created a game to test the average person's ability to handle stress and think quickly. The game is designed to simulate a fast-paced trading environment, but is not an assessment of any ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2010 - 9:51pm -

  98. I have $10,000

    My timeframe is 3-6 mos and I'm looking for about %10 allocation (10 ideas) in different market sectors. So far I have... Teva (Pharm.)- they sell Adherol and are trading at an attractive PE ratio relative to other Pharm. companies Google (Tech.)- re ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2011 - 5:08pm -

  99. Why do some people leave Wall Street?

    So I'm about to enter Wall Street, but having noticed some kids I grew up with, who worked in the BB or HF full-time leave, I'm scared. Three of them: 1. One went to a semi-target (think Georgetown, UND), worked as a paper trader for a few years ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 4:20am -

  100. Interviewing for Trading Support: Need Advice!

    Hi everyone, I am currently a 1st year analyst working at a very niche commodities research shop with limited to zero growth prospects ahead career-wise given how small and lean my shop runs. Recently, I've acquired the opportunity to interview for a ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 12 2017 - 12:06pm -

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