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

    Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the process of transferring and was frustrated by the lack of a centralized source of information about transfer friendly schools for IB, so I made one for the website. Anyone who has some value to add related to placement ...

    207 comments - 32 silver bananas - May 12 2018 - 10:40pm -

  3. I work in event driven / arbitrage. Here are some career advice for you

    It's been a while since I've visited WSO. Yet in my early 20s, this was the place that I would often come to for information and guidance. In the spirit of giving back, I'll share my story and a few nuggets of wisdom that I believe may help ...

    28 comments - 19 silver bananas - Mar 17 2019 - 11:00am -

  4. Looking for seed money but no idea on the how/what/who

    Hey all, Before diving into this I think it makes sense to at least give some context and background on me personally just so we're all on the same page. The general gist of what I am curious about from anyone with experience is the goal of getting s ...

    46 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 31 2018 - 2:59am -

  5. Shell Trading Development Programme Assessment/Interview

    I just received an invitation to take the Shell TDP assessment, and I was wondering if any TDP alum can share their insight. Also, I hear the interview is brutal.. so if anyone has anything to say about that I would appreciate it. Thanks Shell Oil Trading ...

    295 comments - 17 silver bananas - Sep 15 2017 - 10:04pm -

  6. 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 ...

    264 comments - 11 silver bananas - Apr 3 2018 - 11:34am -

  7. 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 ...

    40 comments - 27 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 1:36pm -

  8. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I think it's important for us to be clear about the pros and cons of each of the two career paths and I'd like to consolidate some of the opinions that have been floating around about this topic on this thread. Here's one impression I' ...

    186 comments - 5 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 12:46am -

  9. 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 where you make trades b ...

    119 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  10. Leaving a company after less than 12 months

    How bad does it look for you to leave a company after less than 12 months? I would be leaving for the same role but with a larger firm and a significant higher comp package. I plan to work there 18 months before attending bschool. jobs trading Investment ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2018 - 10:52pm -

  11. 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 -

  12. Effects of Decarbonization/Environmental Regulation on Prospects for O&G Trading

    I've noticed that the conversation in the energy industry over the last couple of years has really started shifting towards decarbonization and sustainability. Regardless of what anybody's personal beliefs are, all of the major O&G companies ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 27 2018 - 5:00pm -

  13. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:50pm -

  14. Trading really dying?

    I know this topic has been hit time and time again. However, I feel after every recession, there's always tons of people saying sell-side trading is dying just to see another great time. Yes, regulation has tightened and the money has definitely decr ...

    167 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 24 2017 - 5:57pm -

  15. 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 ...

    210 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:19pm -

  16. Do traders model?

    Do public equities traders/investors manage full valuation models for their investments? Or, do they maintain smaller comparable tables? Or, do they trade mostly off of research reports/news? trading equity Model ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2019 - 5:49am -

  17. Does anyone else feel that trading is stupid and not intellectually stimulating at all?

    I've worked as a trader for around 4 years now from structured products trading to linear to options and I find it completely stupid. To be fair the structured products desk (exotics and hybrids) was quite intellectually challenging and I found the w ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 26 2018 - 9:22am -

  18. The Massive List of Trading/Quant Questions- SIG, Jane Street, Citadel, Goldman

    It's interview season! Susquehanna, Jane Street, Goldman, Citadel-- it's all here. [redacted] for people who want more practice Questions For a 3 sets tennis game, would you bet on it finishing in 2 sets or 3 sets? I have a square, and place thr ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 16 2018 - 7:03pm -

  19. Energy Trading: Career Path, Lifestyle, Wages, etc

    We hear a lot on this forum about S&T at the large banks. I'd like to hear more information about what energy supply and trading careers are like at the supermajors (BP, Shell, Mobil, etc). How do they compare to BB S&T in terms of the actual ...

    14 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:37pm -

  20. 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 ...

    88 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 13 2017 - 9:19pm -

  21. 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 Salary ...

    76 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:16pm -

  22. The PE career path

    I'm trying to get a better gauge of the careers in and out of IB. While the 2 year stint in PE out of IB seems very lucrative/prestigious blah blah, it seems like most shops kick you out after 2 years and you're expected to go to bschool. Some q ...

    54 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2016 - 8:00pm -

  23. 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 ...

    199 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2018 - 9:44pm -

  24. 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 scheduled for 8/8) Lazard L ...

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

  25. 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 - Apr 12 2019 - 3:31pm -

  26. 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 ...

    61 comments - 22 silver bananas - Apr 24 2018 - 4:15pm -

  27. Institutional Equity Sales and Trading

    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 ...

    147 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 4:53pm -

  28. 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 ...

    36 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 14 2017 - 3:28pm -

  29. Prop Trading vs BB Trading

    Okay, so you are just graduating and have a FT job offer from a top prop trading firm and top BB bank on a trading desk. Which do you choose and why? Just interested as to which of the two people would go for in the current financial climate considering i ...

    83 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2018 - 6:24pm -

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

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) 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 ...

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

  31. 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 ...

    187 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 17 2017 - 1:29am -

  32. Sell Side and Buy Side Trading Career Path

    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? What is the Career Path of a Trader? The answer to this question is different for d ...

    107 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2018 - 5:52pm -

  33. 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 -

  34. 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 -

  35. 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 ...

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

  36. 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 ...

    261 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  37. Trading to IB? Any transferable skills at all?

    I was wondering if there are any transferable skills from an internship on a financial derivatives desk to investment banking? It would be nice to know what type of things to focus on this summer during a trading internship in order to develop a skill set ...

    83 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 2 2018 - 5:46pm -

  38. getting into S&T

    COMPARATIVELY, is sales and trading harder to get into than other parts of investmant banking? what part of banking is the hardest/easiest to get into? trading s&t GPA sales difficult ...

    105 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  39. 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 ...

    64 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 10:25am -

  40. Cargill Reputation

    I was just offered a position as a Commodity Merchant intern at Cargill. I was wondering what the reputation for the company in the physical trading space. Cargill physical trading ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 24 2017 - 11:40pm -

  41. 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 ...

    548 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  42. Jane Street Final Round- What to Expect

    After going through the interview process, the OP shared the final round interview experience with readers of WSO. Check it out below. Jane Street Capital Interview Process Before the interview I went through five phone interviews before they invited me d ...

    36 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 17 2018 - 12:55pm -

  43. 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 ft.com/blog/2011/02/10/484126/sec-probes-etf-stripping-by-insider-traders-ft/"> ETF s ...

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

  44. Top BB FX/Rates Sales > > Macro fund... Possible??

    Is it possible to go to a macro fund (or any hedge fund for that matter) from a sales role? Will certainly be difficult I understand, but not even from macro sales? From my understanding that's the most market-related sales role...? What's an ea ...

    72 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:59pm -

  45. 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 ...

    130 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 27 2013 - 12:36am -

  46. 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 - 11 silver bananas - May 24 2013 - 5:45am -

  47. 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 -

  48. 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 ...

    44 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 6:00am -

  49. Best Banks for Sales and Trading?

    Best banks for Sales and Trading? Perhaps a ranking? S&T Bank Ranking When looking at banks with sales and trading operations, it is important to remember that their standing on the street can change over a given period of time. Desk heads change firm ...

    67 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 12 2018 - 3:26pm -

  50. 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 - Apr 12 2019 - 4:10pm -

  51. Proprietary trading

    Prop Traders are on of the Highest Paid people on Wall Street. Any Prop traders here? How do i become one? Average salary of a Prop Trader? breaking into wall street trading compensation prop trading ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2015 - 2:41pm -

  52. 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 ...

    98 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 21 2013 - 6:33pm -

  53. Best Business Schools in Houston to break into Energy PE or Energy Trading

    What is the best business school in Houston? I will be graduating undergrad in May and will be working in Houston after my company's training program concludes in New York. I will be doing Energy Corporate Banking and my company contributes to Grad S ...

    32 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 13 2017 - 12:11pm -

  54. 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 ...

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

  55. 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 -

  56. 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 - 14 silver bananas - Dec 26 2015 - 6:00am -

  57. 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 -

  58. 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 -

  59. Visiting trading floor

    I got invited to visit a desk and the trading floor at a BB. What would be some good questions to ask? What should i wear... i know many places chew new recruits out for wearing suits, should i not wear one then? What would you guys expect from someone vi ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  60. 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 progr ...

    176 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 23 2011 - 6:57pm -

  61. 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 -

  62. 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 ...

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

  63. 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 -

  64. 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 -

  65. 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 -

  66. 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 -

  67. 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 ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2012 - 11:37am -

  68. 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 ...

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

  69. 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 ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2013 - 2:15am -

  70. Ask Me Anything: BB Equity Derivatives Trader

    So since most interns are about to start their summer programs or are in the first couple of weeks, I thought I would open a forum for anyone to ask their any questions/worries they might have. I can only reply in the context of trading/sales internships ...

    59 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 1 2013 - 10:09am -

  71. Is it true that the golden days of trading at investment banks are over

    I recently watched a video and this guy named Anton Kreil, a former trader at Goldman, said that traders used to be able to millions easily at banks. But he then proceeds to discuss how traders do not do this anymore at banks and that most of their time i ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 12:44pm -

  72. What Makes a Great Trader?

    People often ask me what makes a great trader. I can really only answer this from my own perspective, because I believe trading is a very personal thing and different strategies and characteristics apply to different traders. First of all, I don't co ...

    35 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 6 2015 - 8:25pm -

  73. Capitalizing on Short Term Equity Price Fluctuation Predictions

    A lot of day trading activity goes into trying to predict short term fluctuations. However, wouldn't the Bid-Ask spread prevent making any profits on these short term fluctuations?(the spread on equities is often like over ten percent of the function ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2017 - 3:37pm -

  74. Battle of The Online Brokerages!!!!

    So this is just a forum to help decide which online broker is the best, i've done some research have personally decided TradeKing is the way to go, but I'm looking for some insight into your opinions and your reasons, any horror stories? amazing ...

    168 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 25 2013 - 6:03am -

  75. 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 -

  76. 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 -

  77. 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 -

  78. 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 - Aug 6 2016 - 7:27pm -

  79. 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 was not pleased. The ...

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

  80. 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 -

  81. Sales and Trading VS. Capital Markets

    I've been doing a lot of research online and on the boards, but I can't seem to figure out the difference between S&T and working in the Capital Markets department of a firm. I know you work on trading desks for both.Can someone please expla ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 5:34pm -

  82. 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 ...

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

  83. 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 -

  84. 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 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2018 - 5:27pm -

  85. What are the trending and dying professions?

    What sectors will see a higher demand for employees and vice versa over the next ten years? For example, many have been speculating that traders are a thing of the past due to a higher amount of automation and high-frequency trading. What is going to be t ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  86. 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 -

  87. Sales Career Path

    Hey Everyone, I have a quick question. I will start FT at a major BB this summer in S&T. My question is, what is the typical career path for someone in equity sales? Is it possible to move from sales to something that is more "quant"? Thanks ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  88. 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 -

  89. 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. I ...

    15 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 6:00pm -

  90. 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 ...

    37 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 3:09pm -

  91. 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 -

  92. Best Asset Class for Trading

    Hello, I wish to know which is the best asset class to trade in the coming years among FX, Commodity, Equity, ABS (including CDS, MBS, RMBS, CMBS, CDO etc) etc. so that one could make very good amount of money. I would appreciate if I could get the pros a ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  93. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 8:03pm -

  94. 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 -

  95. 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 ...

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

  96. 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 - 3 silver bananas - Sep 17 2010 - 6:14am -

  97. 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 - 7 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am -

  98. 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 -

  99. 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 -

  100. 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 - Jul 22 2014 - 12:16pm -

  101. 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 -

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