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+5358 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?

AllStateRap

Hi everyone. I go to a top feeder elementary school and hoping to get into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> or hopefully <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> down the line. I'm...

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+489Dumbest thing you've said in an interview

slippy777

Curious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...

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+434Investment Banking Interview Questions - 15 Answers to Land the Job

frgna

<!--<img class="img-responsive center-block" src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_questions_title.png" alt="Investment Banking Interview Questions: A Comprehensive Guide" />--> I was in your shoes about five or six years ago. I worked as an...

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+331IB Analyst Disaster.

Keyser Söze 123

Haven't seen this post in a while, and I'm interested in hearing everyones stories. Below I've included my own story, which happened at a large boutique firm on the east coast. It's lengthy but hopefully a worthwhile read. To begin, I'm in the office it's...

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+300Investment Banking Analyst: 15 Things I Wish I Knew

frgna

I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as an investment banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restructuring for one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+291Most Badass Intern Story?

cabbagecorpIPO

I love the stories of interns crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite end of the spectrum? <em>Mod Note (Andy): One of the most viewed posts of 2017.</em>

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+270On the Job With Simple As… My Research Process

Simple As...

When I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go... Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I’d argue...

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+260Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros - Game of Thrones (GoT)

Draper Specter and Co.

In honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community. If the investment banks were the Houses of Westeros, which would they be? My Opinion: <span...

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+2565 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.

bbjhva

Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the...

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+254What I Wish Every First Year Analyst Knew

Gotham's Reckoning

Chimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. I’ve listed out some insights on what I think every analyst should know as they begin their stint in...

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+224Never, ever, ever, give up.

Anon1254

I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...

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+2082018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page

YNWALIVERPOOL

<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-full-time-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 Full-Time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page here</a> EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS /...

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+206Just Turned 30; Here's Some Life Advice/Quotes

David Aames

I turned 30 last week, thought i'd pass some advice and my favorite quotations on to you all. I pulled all these from my <em>grand</em> list so it is by no means comprehensive, just a sample. Enjoy. fwiw I'm ex finance (spent 3 years in <abbr title="investment...

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+199How much damage has banking done to your life?

NuckFuts

We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...

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+193To anyone considering an MBA

CompBanker

There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an <abbr...

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+183How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)

Jared Dillian

Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...

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+181If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone

johndoe89

Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...

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+181Some Observations from an MD

mergersandacquisitions78

So I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all...

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+165LinkedIn is Getting Bad Again

Goldmansak

Viewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> gets a little dry so we gotta spice this up a bit. Love y'all btw. 1. Recruiters can lick every inch of my ball$ack....

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+165F*&King Analysts

overpaid_overworked

So, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...

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+164Best interview advice I ever received

jhoratio

This idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is. I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Here's what you do: 1. Arrive at interview...

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+157My Private Equity Recruiting Process

Candor

I am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> offers (from <abbr title="megafunds ">MFs</abbr> and top <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> firms), both elated and relieved to be done...

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+153Laziness and the Merits of Hard Work

Marcus_Halberstram

Here goes a book... and not because I need to defend myself, but because I think I have a perspective a lot of people can relate to but can't necessarily put their finger on. <h3> Laziness </h3> I don't look down on "ordinary" people. I am an ordinary person....

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+153Life after Investment Banking

anonymousman

Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a top tier British University with a...

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+150Anatomy of the 10-K

BlackHat

Still jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+149From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity

labanker

There's a perception of people on the street that private equity is the cream of the crop. The hours, the pay, the beloved carry, the work itself - is it all greener grass syndrome? Not quite, private equity is pretty awesome by most standards; that's why becoming a private equity...

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+147Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview.

WallStreetPlayboys

This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into <abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr>. We're unsure if there is demand for content like this but... 1) if you guys are interested in <abbr title="financial...

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+144From Homeless to Front Office

ItzWhitneyBItch

About a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No <abbr...

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+143MD never sleeps (growing suspicious)

babyygotwacc

So I've had this hunch for a while and wanted to get others thoughts. Before you think I'm crazy and sleep deprived just look at the evidence I am about to bestow upon you all. Over the past year I've been growing suspicious that my MD is a vampire... There are several reasons...

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+142Summer Analyst dies at Lincoln International

EbbsAndFlows

Did anyone else hear about a summer analyst dying recently at a Chicago MM? Apparently he had worked some crazy amount of all nighters. Unclear as to what the exact cause of death was. I’m not bringing this up for e-cred but to say that this shit is absurd and needs to change, I’m sure...

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+141Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018

PJC Truther

Takeaway message: Piper Jaffray (PJC) is a massive sweatshop. Probably one of the worst <abbr title="middle market firms">MMs</abbr> for work/life balance from what I’ve seen and heard. Imperial Capital is the only other <abbr title="middle...

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+139Why Prestige Really Matters

Goldman Snacks

So, everyone is a prestige whore in some way or another. Let's be honest. For every 1 person who can afford to pay cash for an S500 AMG but drives a Prius for the mileage, there are 100 million people who finance a car they can't really afford. The same applies to school - How many...

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+132Ranking the Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street by Where They Went To Undergrad

PrestigeCaller

**Update:** See the Non-Target Edition <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/by-popular-demand-ranking-the-douchiest-people-you-will-meet-on-wall-street-non-target"> here</a>. <h3>The HPY Kiss Ass:</h3> Imagine this: The entire analyst class has to...

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+132Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.

Sil

It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic networking tips. I went into my background in detail in <a href=”//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/lateraling-guide”>my lateraling guide</a>, but basically I went to a...

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+129You know you have "made it" when ______

famejranc

What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it? <em> #8 top discussion of 2018 </em>

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+127How I turned tragedy into triumph

The Real Slim Shady

Hello my fellow Monkeys, Although I've been stalking this forum for a year and a half, I didn't have the courage to officially join until recently. I'm currently in my second internship with <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> and have some down time after...

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+125To All My Future Rainmakers

Gotham's Reckoning

<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...

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+123Searching for a Summer Internship?

Wall Street Mentors

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but <strong>even more companies and banks are listed in the <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>...

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+122Chicago: The best all-around U.S. city

Dances With Newfoundland

Recently, as I contemplate my life in this soulless dystopian tech city, I cannot help but fantasize about Chicago and how awesome that city really is. So underrated. The only true negative is the winters. Consider the following: 1. Very cheap for a major city, especially rent. There are...

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+122I bumped into Lloyd Blankfein on the street and called him Jamie Dimon

Spacesarenotallowed

Disclaimer: I've made a throwaway account due to the crippling embarrassment of what just happened to me and my fear of being connected to this in anyway. I'm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...

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+117Coffee Is For Closers

Nefarious-

You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and...

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+117Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean

PrestigeCaller

11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean <h4>1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy":</h4> We have a few VPs that take home all of the carry and three dozen Analysts grinding out all of our legwork because it's cheaper. All you little shits are...

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+1172018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page

yessir1

<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-summer-analyst-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting megathread here</a> <strong>Updates:...

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+117I'm an average joe making good money for family and enjoying a chill life. What am I missing out on by not pursuing prestige?

averagejoe1010

Hey guys. I'm a 29 year old white male with a loving wife and 1 year old son. I went to a state school (Cal State Fullerton), graduated with a 3.1 GPA (didn't give a crap about school, just partied) and then got a sales job. Then I busted my ass (I'm not analytical or smart, but...

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+116Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst

square_miles

<em>This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-deal-with-the-hours">"How to Deal with the Hours"</a> (find this comment lower down on page 2). Patrick called this "one...

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+116From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.

GridironCEO

Monkeys, Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...

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+116How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders version

whitecollarandsuspenders

First, shout out to @phantombanker" for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title. ### Introduction **Re: This Post** This post applies mostly to the Quant...

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+115Google's Ideological Echo Chamber *Updated*

Stay.Hungry

As you probably saw this morning with a headline along the lines of “Google Anti-Diversity Memo” or something similar, someone at Google wrote a 10-page piece that challenges the status quo regarding the gender gap. The actual title is “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and by the...

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+113From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMA

subsix

I've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...

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+112Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity

Option Value

Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on...

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+110OFFICIAL prestige-caller 2018 prestige rankings

PrestigeCaller

**Most Prestigious Cities:** Gods of Prestige: New York, Hong Kong, London Very Prestigious: Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore, Zurich, Frankfurt Prestigious: Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston Meh: Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia F*ck Your Life:...

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+11015 Career Steps

ibgybg

Longtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...

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+107You are a bottom bucket analyst if...

TorontoMonkey1328

Enough coddling: by definition some people are the bottom 15%. For those of you who don't have the self-awareness to recognize you aren't cutting it, here are the signs (real life examples). If you do any of the following, I shouldn't have to explain to you why you are a bottom...

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+107Idea Generation... and Why Wall Street Sucks at It

BlackHat

Financial planners, mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-an-exchange-traded-fund-ETF"><abbr title="exchange traded fund">ETF</abbr></a></span> managers, and even Warren Buffet all say the...

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+105J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst

ridzr

I just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and invite you to record video responses to 3 questions." Please let me...

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+104Overview of the Equity research Industry

IamObama

I was motivated to make this thread after reading a lot of the other threads in this forum, about why certain top analysts are still on the sell-side. It appears that almost everyone who doesn't work on the buy-side or sell-side, or even a remotely close front office position fails to...

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+104How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?

Pizz

My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...

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+104Silly Shit Interns Do

VPGuerilla

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - This was a originally posted in June 2012</em> So the interns are out in full force. Hoards of them. (Before I get into this-- I have no idea why they are called "SA's" these days- they will always be interns to me.) I...

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+103What investment banking is in simple words and my story

Group Therapy

There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: <ol> <li>Commercial Banking </li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+101David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket

APAE

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> and <abbr title="summer analyst...

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+100Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example

WallStreetOasis.com

<img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_resume_title_0.png" alt="Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example" /> <p><b>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template...

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+100Most uneducated/dumbest thing you have said in an interview?

X2

I'll start us off. The first one is not quite dumb, but funny nonetheless. I applied to a retail banking (teller position) internship years ago to get some first-hand interviewing experience, knowing very well I didn't want to go into retail banking. When the interview was over, I...

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+98What is the best career advice you ever received, and from whom?

APAE

Patrick surprised me by getting a site feature implemented within 36 hours of its suggestion (context [here](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-wso-serving-its-purpose-still?page=0#comment-1644284)). I want to test out the new feature where only Certified Users can respond, so I took a...

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+97Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.

Stalagmite

When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...

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+97The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge money

afe9

Hello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...

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+97Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL

M. Blank

I can't answer if <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade in SEAL Teams and other specialized units, I found...

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+962019 FT Analyst Recruiting Timeline

Henri Poincaré

<em>Mod Note (Andy): 8/16/18 - Updates continue to roll in, make sure to check <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2019-ft-analyst-recruiting-timeline?page=1">page two</a> for the must up to date information.</em> Haven't seen a thread on...

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+96Funniest things MDs say

DCF_king

List some of the funniest phrases your MDs have used Ex: "spin your wheels" "bat this around internally"

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+96How to Crush Your Informational Interview

NiuShi

<em>Mod Note (Andy): "WSO Best of 2013" - this was originally posted Aug 1st.</em> So summer is winding to a close and recruiting season is rapidly approaching. Monkeys will be dusting off their resumes with the hopes of securing <abbr title="investment...

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+94I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&A

macro bruin

Howdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...

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+94Do you hate poor people?

AllDay_028

As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that: Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance Cut low income housing programs Cut low income food programs Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...

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+94Shut. The F*ck. Up.

The Uncontortionist

Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...

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+93Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets

johndoe89

I compiled this post because I've received several questions aroud this topic in private messages and I thought it may be helpful to discuss my experience with a wider audience. I would like to caveat all of the information in this really long post below by saying that these are all broad...

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+93Depressing Moelis & Co. Staffer Email

GridironCEO

So this email has been making the rounds all day and it was sent by an <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> Moelis Staffer to all the analysts at the office after finding out that many of them weren't in the office at 2AM. Each number listed was crossed out to...

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+92Burnout / Life Choices

monkey_brah

<em>Mod Note (Andy): <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/burnout-life-choices#comment-1707407">make sure to see the top comment below</a> by user APAE</em> All, Created a burner account here to talk about burnout and life choices. For...

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+92"Alternative Facts"

DickFuld

Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...

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+92Things Bankers say in emails

Sizzling_Biscuit

Investment Bankers have a secret way of communicating with one another. Whether it's a discreet nod or those matching Ferragamo shoes/ties, bankers have a fraternal pact with one another that everyone outside the industry just wouldn't understand. However, you'll soon realize...

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+91Contacts Template for Networking

valuationGURU

Networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals. Whether it is gaining valuable advice or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and unlocks knowledge that would otherwise be hard to find. <h3>best way to track networking...

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+91What's the worst that can happen?

Johnny Peppers

Hey boys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+90I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)

IBtryhard

I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc... Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...

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+90We eat what we kill.

mxc

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/30/10. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> The following e-mail has been going around...

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+8830 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)

Sizzling_Biscuit

<h3>Week 1: Training </h3> You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. You even have them...

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+88My journey from no-name boutique to PE MF

masters

I have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like mine but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. <h3>My...

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+88Ask mbaMission about Business School Admissions

WallStreetOasis.com

<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is excited to have the experts from mbaMission on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. mbaMission is the world’s leading <abbr title="Masters in Business...

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+87Life as a Top Asset Manager

BlackHat

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/24/13.</em> So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, Asset Management gigs, and alternatives to the sell-side out of college, and hopefully my experience taking the asset...

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+87Take a Knee: Trump, the NFL, and the First Amendment

thebrofessor

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+86Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance"?

NorthSider

I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion. When I was in college interviewing for the typical...

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+83Life Goes On...

KeepingitPrivate

[quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...

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+83Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD Analyst

Creamofthecrop

So I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...

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+82Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst

RX

<h3>Wrapping up My Stint at an Elite Boutique Investment Bank</h3> For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> at one of the top <abbr title="elite...

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+82Who else is shorting Morgan Stanley?

Lloyd BIankfein

**3 reasons why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> is headed to zero** 1. Their CEO, James Gorman looks like a fucking muppet. He isn't even bald! 2. In 2008, the last time they were...

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+81Pro Forma GPA on Resume?

NoJobProspectsInSight

Monkeys, I feel that my GPA has really been holding me back lately. What are your thoughts on putting a pro forma GPA on my resume? I was thinking it would look something like the following: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/capture_6.png?itok=iQ9NBnFi"...

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+81Hilarious Barclays Goodbye Email

Mark Hanna

Received this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to use business metaphors and...

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+81"I can't stand interns who __________"

MichaelScarn

Pretty self-explanatory: just looking for traits/habits/characteristics of interns that really piss you off and might preclude them from getting a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer.

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+81The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?

Pocket_Rockets

I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?

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+81What You Should've Done by 21: a Controversial Guide to a Realistic Outlook

BlackHat

<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 7/11/12.</em> I promised a few people some long overdue wisdom, but haven't had the motivation lately to actually write something up. But after reading <a...

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+79What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):

TheGrind

The main takeaways are either headers or in bold. <h3>If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take “prestige” out of the equation.</h3> I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Wharton due to...

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+79Checking in 6 years later [IB to MBB transition]

Feinstein

Hi guys, Feinstein here. Short story is, a bit over six years ago, I posted on this forum regarding a career decision on whether to stay in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> (<a...

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+78How much money have you saved?

Click OK to Continue

I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my...

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+78Mental Disorder called Liberalism

jordan25

In which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"? - http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-releases-gender-list/2016/06/01/id/731809/ -...

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+78Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions

10xleverage

In the spirit of thanksgiving, I have decided to host a thread where you can ask all you ever wanted about banking or <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr>. Please feel free to ask away.

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+77My Personal Gym Shit List

Fear The Bulge

Welcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...

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+772019 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore

Beabs

As some of the firms have already started accepting applications for 2019 for <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>/SG, I thought it's the time to start this topic for those who are specifically interested in working in <abbr title="Hong...

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+76I'm Tired

tiredandangry

Burner account for venting purposes. I'm tired. I'm tired of working at a bank that never wins <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I bet they don't feel this way at Lazard. I'm tired of the umpteen thousandth pitch where...

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+75Just So You Guys Know...

Bondarb

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in August 2007 and it's scary how accurate @bondarb" was in predicting what was to come next:</em> [quote=bondarb]<p>...it is very possible that a big name like Bear or Lehman could flat go...

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+752016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

suehlee88

Hey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...

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+75Corporate Politics, Job Outsourcing, Might Get Fired, How To Play Cards?

GoldenCinderblock

I’m in a corporate politics situation, which is an arena I’m not very experienced in, and am coming to you for advice. Please keep replies relevant to the topic at hand and not just calling me a bad person and whatnot. If you’re one of those “gung ho off to work we go” people who...

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+75How can you take it?

donnyboy101

I've found finance to be completely unbearable. The pay and career development is excellent but the level of work, expectations, and lack of control over your life is not worth any amount of pay. Senior employees have no guts or real business skills, or they would have gotten the hell...

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+75Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts List

Goldmansak

Okay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats interns like dicks. I'm sharing this because I love y'all, and we all are here to help you...

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+75Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?

Appley

One of the things <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while...

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+75You don't know anything— 5 things to do about it

geoffblades

Throughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew. When I interviewed for the job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as a finance major writing a...

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+75Business School Case Books

DropBear

<h3>Consulting Case Book PDF's</h3> I went through the consulting interview process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in mock interviews and for solo issue tree practice. I have also really benefited time and time...

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+75Finance Culture - Personalities

Fehnance

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 5/20/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a> Make sure to see the great comment below by...

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+74Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD Summers

TorontoMonkey1328

When I was starting out in finance a while back, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my first real post on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and I...

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+74HF PM AMA

Martinghoul

There appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this...

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+74Cringeworthy LinkedIn Profiles

ColdCaller

Is it just me or is it cringeworthy when someone lists experiences such as "Pizza Hut Delivery Guy" on their LinkedIn profile? Or how about that person that has 6 languages on their profile 4 of them being listed down as "Elementary Proficiency". Or those profiles that have...

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+74Why tech is overrated for MBAs (and why banking is underrated)

Dances With Newfoundland

As an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduate from a top program currently working at a FAANG tech firm, I have to get this off my chest. Tech has been super hot at <abbr title="Masters in Business...

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+74How NOT to Network

Wallstreetneversleeps

Following up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it.... However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "Barclays Welcome to the Jungle" one from a few years back but.... here is some...

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+73Most Illegal (or unethical) Thing You've Witnessed on the Job

Ivan Boesky

Lol definitely want to hear what some of you have to say about this. I'm sure there are some good stories out there.

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+73From non-target to BB CEO: My story

DickFuld

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/25/13. Check out @DickFuld"'s current AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-dickfuld-november-2015">here</a>. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a...

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+73What is wrong with Linkedin "entrepreneurs/CEOs/Founders/Experts/Value Providers"?

thefinancekid

I've been using linkedin for a couple months now and it's ridiculous how many people give themselves big titles like "CEO" when they haven't even graduated college. It seems like my generation is **obsessed with entrepreneurship** - so much so they start to *"fake...

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+73Investment Banking in the UK - An Overview

Asatar

I’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. **Who Are The Firms?** * **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...

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+73Advice From a Seasoned Equity Analyst

Batman81

Remove this post. It is 5 years old, out of date and I keep getting messages about it! Thanks v. much

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+73A Contrarian View - Raging Bull

thebrofessor

TLDR - seen a lot of pessimism out of the major firms, it's starting to make me think it's too pessimistic, making me consider that we’re on the cusp of a multi-year secular bull market, let's discuss OK, I've been struggling with a couple of thoughts over the past few...

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+72Do You Envy The Rich Kids Who Got A Shot At Their Careers Through Their Parent's Influence?

FinDroid

Monkeys, one of the best aspects about this community is that people talk about their stories and opinions in a candid way. I was reading this [article](https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/millennials-with-rich-parents/398501/?utm_source=atlfb) which said that millennials...

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+722018 Republicans vs Democrats POLL

pageturner200

After reading about the taxes on bonus thread, I am now curious about the political breakdown of users on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, and I'm sure you are too, so I'm making a quick, anonymous and simple poll. Please vote and fill out as best as...

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+72To summers hitting the desk Monday...

novian18

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">Being a summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed. As someone who did this...

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+72Funniest Stories - The Analyst Years

SanityCheck

Although working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just blend together and the pain has gone away. Of course, I'm still irrationally uncomfortable and nervous whenever I see...

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+71How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't Accept

ftorbust

I apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...

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+71Guys in here without a family or girlfriend, wtf are you doing with your life outside of work?

Postgradwonderer

More geared towards the guys who are out of college and actually working full time, especially those in their 20s. For the guys in here who don't have a girlfriend/wife, what are you doing with your lives outside of work?

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+71Guide to Office Politics (Part I)

NuckFuts

After <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-3rd-year-pe-associate-10bn-aum-mbolbo-equity-mezz-distressed-debt ">my AMA</a> I promised to write down some thoughts on office politics, since that was probably the topic that got the most interest from the <abbr...

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+71Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?

Zeppelin

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+71What’s the WORST pitchdeck error you’ve ever seen?

thefamilyofficesdb

I’ll start. The client’s 10-year financial projections (based on user count) were on the basis of exponential growth. And by the time he got to year 10, he didn’t have to forecast anymore because by year 8 he had already attracted 1.26 Billion Users for his app, and was raking in $636B...

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+71From BO to FO and back again, or, how I learned to stop worrying and love technology

FormerBanker

<h4>TL;DR:</h4> I was a slacker through college, worked as a programmer, pivoted to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> through <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Associate program, hated it, went back to...

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+70What were the biggest lies you were told during the interview process that weren't true on the actual job?

Bernie L Madoff

Examples: -"We have great team culture" -> they are neutral with each other -"Facetime is not required" -> but they'll call you out if you don't show up -"We love you / We want you to come in immediately" -> they actually can't f***king...

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+70Networking as a woman - my experience and questions

ksouza

I started a throwaway account as I feel that this is quite a sensitive topic. I’ve been networking heavily since my final year in university. I’m now almost 2 years into my first job in finance. It’s always been easy for me to get the attention of an M.D. from a well-known bank. I was...

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+70Wall Street Bro Caught on Camera Humping Fearless Girl Statue

PatrickStar120

If you haven't seen it yet, a picture has gone viral of someone humping the "fearless girl" statue that faces the Wall Street Charging Bull. According to a Huffington Post <a...

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+70Mexico ---> illegally entering US ---> VP @ GS

George Kush

Surely I'm not the only one here who watches Tucker... Did anyone else see the girl he had on who was an illegal immigrant who became a VP at GS? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZjR3xLN6IyA" frameborder="0"...

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+70STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!

earthwalker7

Starting my rant.... <rant> I just got asked about career planning for the move from <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, yet again. I've a lot of sympathy for my fellow...

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+70Worst candidate that has gotten an offer

DrBillBrasky

What’s the worst candidate you’ve seen get hired for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst role? For instance, have you ever seen someone with like a 2.5 gpa in kinesiology but had solid connections or something get hired

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+70Best lmao/oh shit moments you've ever had

X2

Story time. What prompted me to start this post: I was interviewed today for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Role. Interview went great. Was scheduled to be 30 minutes, lasted an hour. Answered every question he threw at me as if I was Amazon's Alexa. Note:...

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+70How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your Advantage

geoffblades

Everyone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...

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+69I have officially accepted a position at...posts

PEConsultant

I’m genuinely curious as it seems like these type of posts have become the norm for the younger generation on LinkedIn, why do people post these? You’re not a 5 star football recruit I couldn’t care less which option you decided to pick and your thank you shade you throw at the companies...

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+69Investment Banks as NFL Teams

TrackBack

With the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/investment-banks-as-the-houses-of-westeros">"Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros"</a> post being so awesome, I was bored this morning and thought we could the same with NFL teams now that the season...

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+69What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?

jjacobs06

I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate...

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+69I'm in college and a millionaire because of crypto. AMA

SmartThinker

I'm a college sophomore at a target, and currently at about $2 million altogether. I've been involved in the Bitcoin community for a couple years now. I cashed out $1 million into fiat, and I still have $1 million invested in crypto currencies. My initial investment was $25K, from...

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+69Prestige Skirmish: Lawyer vs. Doctor vs. Investment Banker

PrestigeCaller

The people wanted it, so you get it. **Lawyer - Prestige Pros:** -J.D. is the most prestigious post-graduate degree to have. -Extremely well read and versed in history - which makes for prestigious dinner conversations. -Wields influence over the legal system, and influence is one of...

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+682017 Management Consulted Salaries Out

aspiringchimp

What do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/ <em>Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #21 (based on # of...

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+68What your managing director says and what he actually means?

Keyser Söze 123

My managing director always tells me, "Keyser, have a good weekend." What my managing director actually means is, "Keyser, Bend over." ...and I fall for it every time. Curious to hear what fallacious things your MD tells you? <em>Mod Note (Andy): One of...

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+68Notes for Technical Interview Questions

Asia_i_Banker

During a recent round of interviews with several banks, headhunters sent across a number of potential technical questions that they said I should be very comfortable with. However, through all of my interviews I was never actually asked any technical questions (although I did do a 3 hour...

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+68Dumbest thing you said in an interview?

therealgekko

What's something you said in an interview that made you want to bitchslap yourself? I'll start. Back when I was a junior looking for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, I...

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+68Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst Perspective

NuclearPenguins

Sitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> and...

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+68Stay positive

Underdogforlife

Hello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season. I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...

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+67Death from Overwork (Karōshi) in Finance

WallStreetOasis.com

Another [heartbreaking story](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/summer-analyst-dies-at-lincoln-international) about an intern that passed away after working long hours just hit WSO and I'm thinking why does this keep happening and what can we do to prevent it (or at least make it more...

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+67Life in Acquisitions (Analyst/Associate)

AcquisitionsGuy

I've had a couple of people PM me about what I do in <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> acquisitions and what the deal process looks like. I figured I'd post this for people's future reference. I work at a fairly large <abbr...

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+67Life in General Will Cost More Than You Think

Dingdong08

I find <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-are-exit-opps-really-like-for-mbb-partners">this thread </a>pretty amusing because I'm ~40, have two kids, have made good money over the years in a good field (not consulting) and there's just no way I'm...

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+67Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)

pe-b1tch-hehe

That's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. <h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3> Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior...

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+67Uncle Eddie Rides Again

Eddie Braverman

<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...

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+66Hedge Fund Careers: Getting a Hedge Fund Job Out of Undergrad and Beyond

DaveMCR

A career in the hedge fund industry is one of the most desirable careers in finance. Money is undoubtedly the greatest attraction to careers with hedge funds, with analysts making $150k and then some. Portfolio managers often make north of seven figures, which is why eventually running a...

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+66End of Bitcoins on 18th December 2017

Sergioaguero

Dellllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetteeeeeeee..........................................

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+662019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst

halonyc

I don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the...

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+65Want a promotion?

DickFuld

So, there’s an MD on my team who I think highly of and does good business. He’s considered a good mentor and good leader/manager. I’m thinking of who I’m going to promote to a senior leadership position from the middle ranks and he was my top choice before tonight. The only...

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+65Worst conduct you've seen from an interviewer

Undercover meme

Just what the title says. Just the dumbest/meanest/most unprofessional thing you've gotten from an interviewer. To start off, I had a friend butcher a technical and get asked if he won a Special Olympics medal during a <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>...

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+65In Defense of Political In-Correctness

The Uncontortionist

<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...

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+65Worst slides ever

babymonkey357

Share your worst - I've had a lot shitty PPT work this week, and want to commiserate. **My worst in banking:** MD thought it would be value-added to show a slide summarizing all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+65Learn from My Mistakes

BlackHat

I've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier. The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...

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+64Men's Fashion Hacks

Courtside

Does anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?

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+64In Defense of Unhappiness

The Uncontortionist

As with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...

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+64Undergrad: Will UChicago give me more opportunities than Michigan (Ross)?

Grosse_Pointe

Ross seems fun, where a strong GPA is somewhat assured, with defined paths to great jobs. Yet everyone is telling me to go to Chicago. I'm surprised I got into Chicago, safe assumption my GPA isn't going to be stellar, but maybe the Chicago brand is worth that downside? And while not...

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+64Bonus Tax Too Damn High

Cabepusher-9999

Recently received a signing bonus and it ended up getting taxed at 51.5%...wtf is that normal or did something get messed up? I got taxed in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, so I know there will be some state tax, just don't know how it ends up being greater than 50%...

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+64Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older

labanker

It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias...

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+64There and Back Again - A Banker's Tale

THE PsYcHoLoGy

<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/lotr.jpg?itok=P86qtEcR" alt="" /> Some unique insight into the buyside vs. sellside and the hunt for eternal glory. I've had an interesting few years that has led to experience on both sides of the table. Given...

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+63The students at top schools aren't really that intellectually impressive.

EarlFromUtah

So I go to a top school, so think Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. And coming in, I almost felt a sort of insecurity, because I thought that I would be up against the grinders whom I knew in high school, and against kids who went to the best boarding schools, which everyone knows prepare kids well....

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+63Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch

moneymogul

This week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...

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+63A Map of where Investment Banks are in Manhattan

Undercover meme

I wanted to know where banks were in relation to each other, but alas I couldn't find a map that showed them all. So, I made this fucking disaster: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/bank_map_0.jpg?itok=JQxTKOin" alt="" /> Let me know if...

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+6330 year-old breaking in

Jack M.T.

I am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...

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+63Consequences after being caught cheating

French35

Hello, I am not proud of what I have done but I think the US academic pushed me to focus too much on academics rather than the actual content. Background: I am an international student and my undergrad was business, I had the chance to be accepted in an intensive computer science grad...

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+63Best Practices for Junior Bankers - Top 10 Things to Do

Sizzling_Biscuit

**Being a Star Analyst isn't hard.** If you can excel in the top 10 best practices below, you will excel in banking: 1) Be responsive: Reply back within minutes, never more than half a hour, especially during a live process 2) Good attitude: It's late, we're all tired,...

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+62Do you want your wife to work?

YungMonc

***Disclaimer*** I realize this question is geared toward men. I would appreciate female input as well, but my assumption is most women expect/want their husband or future husband to work. Also, just to cover my bases, I don't assume men are the only ones married to wives and women the only...

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+62Refusing to Party with Boss -- Bad Move?

MichaelScarn

I have a friend who’s doing a summer internship at a bank (not <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, but a smaller place). His boss invited a bunch of the employees on his boat July 4th and all was good… until the boss broke out the Old School joint and started...

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+62Moelis is a Sweatshop

toobusy

*"Moelis is a sweatshop"* is the lullaby at the 399 Park Avenue bullpen. Given our reputation as a sweatshop, I figured I would add some color to the below email that has been circulating its way across the street to cement our status on the street as a true ex-DLJ legacy shop. In...

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+61Why do people hate President Trump?

GoldsteinPyramidScheme

I don't see the issue with deporting Illegal Aliens or excluding groups of people from countries that are known for producing terrorists. I don't see the issue with dismantling the H1B program and putting Americans at work. Not importing people from India and China, pay them for cheap...

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+61Trump Business Plan

JCI30

Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury. Trump was quoted as saying: [quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...

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+61Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.

SUNYWallStreet

I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I...

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+61Political correctness in Finance

Tiger16

At the private school that I attend, and at most colleges and universities in America, political correctness rules. Students on college campuses have developed an almost Orwellian newspeak and become fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and constantly afraid of being labeled with the slew...

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+61Lifestyle post promotion to VP?

ibankergf1

Hi there, am an SO to someone in banking. He's one year out to promotion to VP. He keeps telling me it will get "better". Not sure what it means and I would really like specific details. He still works to 9/10/11 longer most nights. Still working most weekends. I asked him...

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+61What Made You Ding a Summer Intern?

ctrl-z

Title says it all. I know that the intern making accumulated simple mistakes or if the intern just isn't a cultural fit they won't end up with a return offer. Do you guys have any stories of single actions/events where an intern was instantly 'dinged'... like something...

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+61From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking

alpinespringwater

<h3>Timeline:</h3> In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly. In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death. In 2009 I...

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+61HEY you OCR little f*cks

KREBSCYCLEOMG

shit on me all you want because idgaf!!!! all your fate is mine, you little f*ckers i volunteered to do <abbr title="on campus recruiting ">ocr</abbr> because i thought it'd be a nice break but F*CK i'd rather be hunched over my desk than be dealing with these...

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+60Landed Your First Job? EXTREMELY Important Thread: Office Politics

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/22/14 and ranks #14 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+60AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)

NuckFuts

Edit: <em>Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my <abbr title="Wall Street...

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+60What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?

Ebolamonkey

Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... 1. What is your current ride and why? 2. What's your dream...

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+60I am leaving investment banking to be a cop

TacoBanana

Hi there folks, been some time since I last mingled around here. So here's my story: Used to work in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+60Re: Does School Prestige Matter?

MBAApply

"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...

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+60If I ever get fired in banking its because...

Jamie_Diamond

CFOs who provide me with financial statements that look like something out of Jumanji. How am I supposed to work on the model when capex is in your pre-tax expenses and you've clearly had your audit done by El Pollo Loco. I drooled over working in <abbr title="mergers and...

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+60From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great Offer

Wu_Tang Financial

Good morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...

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+60Why Are You Worth Your Salary?

ptm24

There are plenty of posts on here about whether or not <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or other finance jobs are "worth it." However, I haven't seen many posts on whether or not people on here think that they're worth all of the benefits that...

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+60Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Deo et Patriae

Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending <abbr title="Harvard Business School ">HBS</abbr>. A week ago I finished...

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+60Sales & Trading Interview Guide - Gekko's Guidance Part 2

Gekko21

In Part 2 of Gekko’s Guidance, I’m going to cover <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of <a...

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+60Updated Summer 2019 SA Open Applications

DiscountedSmashFlow

Hi everyone, I know there's a mega-thread for this but that thread doesn't seem to have the most accurate information. <h3>Investment Banks With Summer 2019 Applications Open</h3> Summer 2018 applications have barely closed and it's already time to start thinking...

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+592018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread Page

TheMagicConchShell

It's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> sophomore...

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+59Investing Styles of Mario Characters

Basketfoot

<strong>Mario</strong> - Rational asset allocator, owns a good mix of low-cost index funds and ETFS <strong>Luigi</strong> - Incapable of second level thinking, investment theses are that he "believes in it", writes disingenuous Seeking Alpha articles, has...

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+59Who is your favorite billionaire?

SBrunsWS

Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...

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+59 Young Money? Perception vs Reality on Wall Street

big unit

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/6/14 and ranks #9 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+59Why You DON'T Leave Banking for B School Just to Come Right Back...

rufiolove

This is the reaction any analyst who has ever worked in banking has when you say you want to leave banking for business school then come back as a post b school associate... <img src="http://epicpinterestfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/how-i-met-your-mother-barney-why.gif"...

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+59How I Broke Into Goldman IBD From a Non-Target

JD665511

Hello Everyone, I am a senior at a non-target school in the northeast and have recently accepted a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at <abbr title="Goldman...

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+592017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages

WeMadeIt

<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page....

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+58The Other Road: Corporate Development Associate Fielding Questions

harvardgrad08

<em>Mod note: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso ">Click here</a></strong> to see all of our q&a's and interviews</em><P> Given the...

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+58An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 1 of 2

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+58Why do so few go into Real Estate?

Bankerstreet

Theres no statistical evidence for this but, why is real estate second to most other financial services jobs? Most people in business school are primarily looking for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, consulting, <abbr title="asset...

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+58How I got into Banking

CompBanker

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in 2006. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> So I'm new here and spent a good deal of...

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+58How does a working class teen headed to a target undergrad get into IBD?

Anonymous Monkey

I hate being poor. I want to make a lot of money. I got lucky getting into a target college, now what? Maybe I'm scrappy, but I can't compete academically with hyper-aggressive kids from Stuyvesant, Exeter, and other $30K-60K year prep/boarding schools, so what am I supposed to do?...

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+58What your liquor of choice says about you

itsanumbersgame

In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...

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+58What Are You Old-Fashioned About?

GingerGuy

What technological advancements or updated social norms are you not following? I like to think I'm a pretty forward-thinking guy but I still always prefer to pay with a card/cash, over using Apple Pay on my phone. What are you old-fashioned about?

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+58How To Ask For Anything

geoffblades

Whatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help. A...

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+58How Did Trump Win?

geoffblades

Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...

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+57Aziz Ansari becomes a victim of MeToo

Dances With Newfoundland

First, it goes without saying that men who actually rape or assault women or use their power to blackmail, threaten, or intimidate women into engaging in sex, are disgusting human beings who should be castrated and locked up. There is no excuse for it: period. At the same time though, an...

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+57Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as IB?

Blazer1989

Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as Investment Banking?

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+57Models, Bottles, and Playing Hard in Finance

Tiger16

Finance attracts a lot of people who like to work hard and play hard. Financial professionals may work brutal hours and have to deal with high levels of pressure, but they also make lots of money, work prestigious jobs, and can afford to drop cash on nights out. So what are some of your...

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+57Intern Horror Stories

Intern4ever

Share the worst task you had to do as a summer intern, or most tedious work you assigned to a summer intern... Example: - Manually scanning a 300 page investment consideration deck, page by page, because graphics was too busy

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+57Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching Out

TripleActingTripleAction

Not too long ago, I was an undergrad. Reaching out to people that I have never met. Praying and hoping that they would perhaps read my Linkedin message and respond. In this process, I learned what rejection felt like but also met a ton of people across the different segments of finance and was...

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+57UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview

Marcus_Halberstram

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em> Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...

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+57Non-Target to Bain/BCG Intern

1600mPenn

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to...

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+57Sick of ‘Do I have a Chance’ Posts

SeekingAlphaMale

Every day there are numerous posts from undergrads or recent grads with nearly identical topics - “Do I have a chance at landing an XYZ entry-level position at ABC”. Posts like these, where all they seek is validation from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>...

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+57The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't

Alistair-Clark

[quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all night.</strong></p> [/quote] That's what my MD said to me before I pulled my first all-nighter. &nbsp; I've had other...

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+57My not-so-secrets to success

Undefined

<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em> In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....

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+5611 Steps to Becoming a Finance Jedi

ichorturtle

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #12 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+56Never Give Up - A guide to success even if you're dumb

Lions.

Longtime lurker. First post. ###About me: I'm originally from the South. Growing up, I hated school. I'm talking about failing multiple classes, dreading going to school, and even getting suspended many times. I was diagnosed with ADD at a young age, but never wanted to take...

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+56Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good life

wilowallstreet

I've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...

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+56Work/Life Balance: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 1)

NoEquityResearch

I'm probably one of the few people on here that has done both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="equity...

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+56Does your family despise you?

Phizzurp

With the holidays approaching, I'm curious how you all deal with the awkward family gatherings. More specifically, does anyone else feel despised by their own family now in regards to their career choice? Personally, I have a VERY blue collar family. My immediate family consists of...

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+56Notorious Investment Banking Groups and War Stories

DealTeamSix

Monkeys, What are some of the most notorious "Groups" on the street? This can include massive jerks, (overly 100+ regularly) abusive workloads, or just old school street mentalities. For example, I've heard <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> HC is one of...

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+56What's your preferred vice?

Kassad

Liquor, hash, Mary Jane, Molly - what's your preferred substance when it comes to taking the edge off or making things just interesting enough? I've gone through a few, including all of the above, a few hallucinogens, some experimental stuff that is said to be produced by the brain...

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+56Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the Desk

moneymogul

This week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training ">Week 1: Training Week</a></strong>. Note that I <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> a bit further into my internship...

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+55Biggest professional regret?

NuclearPenguins

In light of the “Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018” thread ([link](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/piper-jaffray-sweatier-than-ever-in-2018)), I was inspired to share the biggest professional regret of my career so far, however early in my career that it may...

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+55Tesla Q1 Earnings Call

GreenspanAndHam

Well that was absolutely hilarious. Haven't seen a CEO dodge questions and come unglued like that since the "asshole" moment from Skilling. Stock's down about 5% after-hours thanks to fraud-boy shitting the bed yet again. I hope some of you are short the stock or long swaps...

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+55Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst Program

cashfl0w

So applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...

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+55Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle

BlackHat

Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the <strong><span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+54Don't. Stop. Hustlin'.

MTBaltimore

Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...

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+54Craziest Travel Story

LeveredBetaBoy

I have a super slow day at work today and found myself thinking about some ridiculous travel stories I've had from the past few years and want to canvas <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for some of your own. Can be anything from a weird or funny adventure to...

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+54Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes

wilowallstreet

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Someone asked me last week about all...

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+54What do you splurge on?

finbrah

It seems like lately there have been more posts about saving money and how to accomplish fiscal responsibility. That's nice and all, but everyone splurges on something, no matter how fiscally conservative they are. I happen to think a topic like this would be a lot more interesting than...

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+54Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting

geoffblades

6 <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life <span...

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+54WSO, It Is Time To Talk

Nefarious-

<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, it is time to talk. The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a...

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+543.9+ GPA BAD

ibpotential

Recently got the opportunity to talk with the head of banking at a solid <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm (think William Blair). He said that he hates hiring 3.9+ GPA candidates and actually sees it as a red flag. His reasoning was that they lack social...

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+54Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE Exits

CompBanker

I received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

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+54An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst Class

originationmgmt

As we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...

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+54What does it feel like working 40-hour weeks?

Pizz

Working 55-60 hour weeks every week of the year has made me forget what it feels like having a 9-5 job. So those who do, what does it feel like?

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+53Lateraling Guide for Investment Banking

Sil

I recently lateraled from a “no-name” boutique to a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> and wanted to share some of the knowledge that I gathered and wished people had told me when I went through the process. I also have several friends who also went through this...

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+53Pre-Interview routine

Deal Team Six

Obviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy: I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as...

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+53Focus on the downside: brushing up on credit skills

big unit

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/13/14 and ranks #10 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+53work/life balance >>>>>> $$$. also i resent my asian parents

disillusionedasian

i resent my tiger, helicopter asian parents. they were basically amy chua. i had no fucking life growing up. no video games. barely any friends. no TV. all i did was school, academics, etc., after school academics, violin, etc. fucking horseshit. all my parents cared about was GPA, how well I...

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+53Breaking into Private Equity from Banking

CompBanker

Since some of my longer threads/advice seems to have been buried on the forums, I decided to consolidate it via this post. Enjoy! The majority of the below text is sourced from the following link: <a...

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+53I Might Hate Finance, And This Might Be the Turning Point

Kassad

The signs were all there. I wasn't a great student in college, but it wasn't the content of the work that killed me. It was the little things like attendance, being on time to things, paying attention to the instructor, setting aside time to study, and following the instructions...

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+53My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up Interviews

overpaid_overworked

I don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us": What is it about my resume and experience that interest you. It's a beautiful...

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+53Correction time, is it finally happening?

neink

Or is it too early to post Ron Paul.gif? Pretty exciting. Take your guess, we'll see in a week who was right. Make sure to see the top comment below by UFOinsider. **Tuesday update:** <img src=https://i.imgur.com/oVpBYGp.jpg> **Thursday update: ** <img...

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+53Own Your Time: or What I learned from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Lone Wolf

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 11/24/14 and ranks #7 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...

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+53A Few Observations on Investment Banking Exit Opportunities

StateofNature

I see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. <h3>An Experienced Review of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Exit...

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+53Bullet Proof Comps Recipe

TorontoMonkey1328

Inspired by @APAE" 's recent post as well as trying to further my goal to give back by posting meaningful content on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I know this is super basic, but rarely will people actually sit you down and teach you exactly how...

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+53Buyside dating tactics

el bee oh

After working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> for a while I am thinking of applying my skills learnt on the buyside and transferring them to the dating scene. <h4>Step 1</h4> Find the good opportunities. Search through Instagram, Facebook and other...

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+52Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best Health

APAE

After seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people. Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...

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+52Is America a Second-Tier Country?

To IB or not to IB

Hey Monkeys, Read up on this [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-21/america-is-now-a-second-tier-country) from Bloomberg. The article is based on the Social Progress Index report that is published annually by non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative. I did...

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+52What's a Monkey's typical weekend plans?

hightheta01

How's it going you filthy Monkeys? As we talk about our professional life and career aspirations on a daily basis, I became a little curious. *What do you animals actually end up doing on the weekends?* Unfortunately I have to do the whole dinner and a movie routine with the old...

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+52Lessons From a PE Superday

Mr. Manager

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/27/14 and ranks #8 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+52The Perfect Day

Auditor277

Currently being in the hell that is non-target recruiting one exercise that I constantly do to remain optimistic is to imagine what my perfect day would look like. My perfect day would look something like this: - Wake up 4 <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> Run for...

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+52Football, Potential Felon, Non Target ---> S&T Offer

VTTRADER

####ABOUT ME A decent amount of details will be omitted, went through too much to type.. just shoot questions… My mom was 21 when she had me and my father was a taxi driver In <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Growing up was a bit tough given the cards I was...

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+51Reflections on Year 1 at Booth

CompBanker

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+51By Popular Demand: Ranking The Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street, Non Target Edition

PrestigeCaller

With no further ado, from most to least douchey... **The SEC Frat God:** Perhaps the most identifiable of all the non-target Analysts, mostly because he looks like the exact opposite of everyone else around him. Instead of the gelled slick-back, he's rocking a poorly trimmed Frat Mop...

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+51To All the Hillary Supporters that are allowing themselves to be spoon Fed by Main Stream Media

StoicTrader

http://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990 Please read. I'm not a huge fan of Trump but IMO he's a better option than Hilary. Shit is so rigged... And Trump isn't like all the other puppets.

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+51Just Got Into a Target, AMA

reformed

I made it 5 minutes before they closed and I bought a gallon of skim milk. <em>Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 12/14/15.</em>

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+51J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video Interview

ripxxx

Hi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">app for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+51A Business Lesson Learned The Hard Way

UTDFinanceGuy

Ok, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...

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+51Tips For Incoming FT Analysts That Did NOT Do an IB Internship

GrandJury

You've made it. The holy grails of holy grails. Maybe you have successfully escaped your credit analyst internship at Capital One and have landed a cushy job at Citi come Summer 2018. Maybe you did a summer at Bain last year and realized you wanted a more fulfilling experience than...

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+512017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

phd_engineer

Hey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...

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+51List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITs

Trunk Yeti

I'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...

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+51How do you spend your bonus?

Jamie Dman

When you got your first bonus, how did you feel? how did you spend it? How much of it did you save? How are you spending your bonuses now?

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+51What's your favorite banking phrase or lingo?

lapike

Today I saw an analyst try to talk to an MD about working capital adjustments, and the MD went "Don't teach your father how to fuck, kid", which is something he usually says when we're showing him stuff he already knows. It always has us cracking up. That got me thinking...

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+51A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO Hell

thugnificent2123

Thank you to everyone on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <abbr title="front...

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+51Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure

wilowallstreet

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #9 and was originally posted 11/22/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a...

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+50Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

JamesDimon

Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad...

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+50London IB Summer Internship Discussion 2018

MonkeyLaundering

I'm looking to secure a bulge bracket, investment banking, summer internship, in London, next summer. I'm currently on internship in a small financial service firm in Dublin, and while the experience is decent, it's not exactly what I was hoping for this summer. I had...

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+50A Letter to a Chimp

NiuShi

Dear My Little Chimp, Slow down, child. I know you are just <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">starting that <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> investment...

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+502018 Bonus Rumors

Winston Wolfe

Has anyone been hearing rumors on how bonuses are looking this year? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span>: *"An investment banking analyst should make $155,...

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+50More people are lonely than you may think

LES

In today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...

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+50Riches to Rags Stories

Mostly Random Dude

Since we are talking about savings and cost of living, I thought it would be interesting to share "hero to zero" stories that you have seen. I'd imagine anyone working in finance has seen at least a few cases of some dude overextending himself financially and blowing up after a...

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+50Life after PE - the other road

labanker

As I mentioned in a previous thread (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-make-vp-in-private-equity">"How to Make VP in Private Equity"</a>), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech...

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+50Is WSO serving its purpose still?

thebrofessor

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+50Most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seen

BillMurray

What is the most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seen someone get or take directly after college?

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+49I was fired today, don't know what to do....

DopeBoy14

I've been working for a year at a large investment bank as an analyst in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I was fired today after an argument with my associate that happened a couple of days ago. I'm still in absolute shock right now....

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+49A Letter of Resignation From theaccountingmajor - it's been real

theaccountingmajor

So for the past several days, I've been getting DMs from the website moderators that my posts have been removed. Can I ask why you all are so angry? I've had so much MS thrown my way, it probably triggered some sort of red-flag. Lol like seriously - every other day, there's some...

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+49What is The Meanest Thing You've Ever Seen a Superior Tell a Subordinate in the Office

REPE God

After a long day of watching our dickhead CFO haze the new analysts with his miserable sense of humor, I've been reflecting about some of the biggest dickhead moves I've ever seen a superior pull on a subordinate in the office. I think my top three are... 1) During Christmas party a...

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+49The Work Always Gets Done

mergersandacquisitions78

[quote]This is the kind of <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> that MDs absolutely LOVE to tell themselves: "I am hardworking and tough, sure, but I'm also really fair and I let people have lives when they tell me about it. This would never be my...

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+49How do you CRUSH your interviews?

geoffblades

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #10 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em> In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+49Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non Targets

Big_Red

Hi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...

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+49Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know

I Invest

<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm?</h3> There are <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate...

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+49leaving IB, next steps...

anonymousman

I'm confused. I used to post on here a couple of years ago, most of what I posted was bullsh*t. The truth is I was in my final year at university, I'd just done an internship, wasn't sure how I felt about it as a prospective life, and I wanted to play banker on the internet to...

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+49So many dweebs in this industry.

Leonardo-Cope

I remember back when I was I kid, which wasn’t actually that long ago... I used to think everyone in high finance was like Harvey Spector or something. Found the idea of working in a place like Pearson Whatever extremely intimidating. But then I got to college, did an internship, worked as an...

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+49Can I turn a jackass into a champion?

Fear The Bulge

How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...

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+49Picking the right Trading jungle

big unit

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/6/14 and ranks #25 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+48Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????

Stannis_B

As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...

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+48Life at Mega Developers

decrebepro

Can anyone speak to what it's like working at a Hines/Tishman/Related in a flagship office (NY/LA)? Somewhat curious about comp, hours, culture and all that, but far more interested in the actual quality of the work and what the impact is on your career. As an analyst at one of these...

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+48What are your Linkedin pet peeves?

fine-nance

Some people choose to document their entire life on Linkedin, while others prefer to keep it simple, showing the bare minimum. Personally, I like to keep mine somewhere in between. I cringe whenever I see people writing their autobiography in the summary, having an essay under each of their...

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+48The GOP's tax plan

Dances With Newfoundland

House Republicans unveiled their tax plan today, and boy do I hate it. And I'm saying this as a conservative Republican who has never voted for a Democrat. The key components of the plan are as follows: 1. Federal tax bracket will be reduced from seven to four: 39.6%, 35%, 25%,...

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+48Kid Doesn't Make it to IB BB; Refuses to Walk at Graduation

Cheney

Saw this on my Facebook feed a few days ago from an international student with an extreme case of poor me syndrome. Probably the most entitled thing I've ever read. Oh, and for context, this school is a semi-target at best. All references to the school's name have been replaced with...

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+48AMA: Reflections on 1st Semester at Columbia Business School

dabears92

I recently completed my first semester at Columbia Business School and wanted to share my experience thus far. I would also be happy to field any questions. The primary reason for writing this long-winded anecdote is to provide clarity into the actual experience at Columbia for prospective...

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+48How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?

takenotes08

Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She...

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+48Tech As An Alternative to Finance

CuriousCharacter

I’ve been seeing lots of grass is greener envy on WSO and thought I could offer perspective. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/tech_alternative_1.jpg?itok=Bp2G3yKy" alt="" /> ####For Context I was all set to join a hedge fund post graduation,...

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+48To summers hitting the desks Monday v2

DCF_king

Any new tips that could helpful is greatly appreciated. Some input on what to expect from your experience...

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+48Is it true that Tobin & Company doesn't pay their analysts?

DwyaneWade3

I had a friend who used to worked with a few people from Tobin tell me that analysts at Tobin don't get paid unless they're there while a deal is closed. In that case, they'll receive a bonus/stipend or something like that. Does anyone know if this is true??? I'<span...

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+47MSF Class of 2019

TNA

Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed...

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+47FAKE NEWS CNN

thebrofessor

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+47Tell me a joke.

myPuppyVictoria

I went to an interview and was asked to tell a joke. I told a simple one. How would you respond? <em>Mod Note (Andy): See more jokes in this thread from 2017</em>: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/interview-questions-tell-me-a-joke

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+47The Road Less Traveled

Rags to Hermes

I was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long. Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school...

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+47Favorite Substance and Why?

DealTeamSix

Gents, Off topic and just out of curiosity. Being a first-generation American with strong European roots, I have always found it fascinating which substances people use to get through the week, enjoy the weekend, wake up in the morning, or fall asleep at night. ESPECIALLY here in America....

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+47What are your goals for 2017?

Dedline

Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...

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+47BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter Hireview

mb317

Has anyone applied to BlackRock to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if anyone has completed it and could tell me what questions were on it that would be great! I'm not sure whether to expect to submit one...

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+47JP Morgan Winning Women

drali

This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan's 2018 Winning Women events in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and Chicago. Feel free to follow and/or post if you're in...

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+47Cocky Intern

Chimp scampi

Any creative subtle solutions on dealing with a cocky intern who likes to re-iterate everything you say and talk over you?

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+47Goldman Sachs HireVue Process

banker89978

Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell how I did but will <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> still...

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+47A controversial “portfolio theory” of career planning

Feinstein

Hi all. I posted earlier (about [reflecting on six years following a career change](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/checking-in-6-years-later-ib-to-mbb-transition)) and got treated to a fascinating discussion — thanks to the questions raised by all of you! In that discussion, some...

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+47Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedIN

timetogetserious

Has anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...

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+46No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)

earthwalker7

Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> myself, but man, it's hard. Seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is all about the...

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+46If you could work directly under one Wall Street Titan, who would it be?

thefinancekid

From all-star banker Frank Quattrone, buyout magnate Henry Kravis, to hedge fund legend Steve Cohen - there are always people we aspire to be or in the least look up to. If you had the chance to choose ANY big names to work directly for, who would it be and why?

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+46phantombanker's GMAT Study Guide

phantombanker

Plus make sure to see my post <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/how-i-got-a-770-on-the-gmat-with-minimal-effort-while-working-banking-hours%E2%80%A6">How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours</a>

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+46From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall Street

JamesDimon

I majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting firm</a></span> in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment...

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+46SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH): An Extensive Review

ATL_8379

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #13 and was originally posted 2/22/2015.</em> <center><img src=“https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/suntrust.png“ alt="" /></center> I’m a long time reader...

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+46A Clueless Freshman's First Networking Event

Teller

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 9/18/14 and ranks #13 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...

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+46MSF Class of 2018

TNA

I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...

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+46Why they aren't more women in X field

xgozax

I'm about sick of all the damn women (and virgins) complaining about how there aren't enough women in INSERT_CAREER_FIELD_HERE. This argument is made about minorities as well, which is similarly irritating. I'm writing this article to (brutally) highlight the things that women do...

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+46AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" Consulting

BreakingOutOfPWM

Hi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...

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+46How do you signal women that you work in Investment Banking without telling them?

Thorr2017

Hi Guys, I know that there are women out there who are easily impressed by the money and generally the prestige of Investment Banking, but how do you show them discreetly that you are <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+46My hippie mom doesn't want me to go into IB

Bankers Dozen

I'm a freshman at what you guys would consider a semi target (uva / mich / notre dame) and am at the point where i'm really trying to figure out the rest of my time in undergrad and what i want to do when i graduate. I'm good at finance, i understand how the <abbr...

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+46The Case for Choosing a Non-Target

NonTarget Scrub

Hello all. Long time lurker here who recently "made it" by winning a summer offer for 2019 at a top independent advisory shop (think EVR/CVP/PWP). I want to reflect on my experience recruiting and hopefully help out some prospective monkeys in the process. My background- I currently...

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+46Morgan Stanley 2019 SA Megathread

FiredFedChairman

Figured since MS just officially opened their applications for summer 2019 I’d start a megathread to keep track of updates. Has anyone applied yet?

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+46Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.

Passionate Investor

1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. 2. Stop talking about where you went to college. 3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. 4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. 5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...

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+46Lets hear your rejection stories

financekid02

Most of this forum is about how people successfully broke in and now hate their lives. In reality breaking in isn't as easy it looks. So people people who went to elite semi/target schools (and non targets as well) and got rejected whats your story?

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+46500k Legal Green Card Holders and Students Banned from the US

AllDay_028

Under the current executive action. this article gives the numbers: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-executive-order-could-block-legal-residents-from-returning-to-america Homeland Security confirms it applies to green card holders:...

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+45Friendzoned by Your Job

dan_yo23

I’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common. One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no...

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+45Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't Enough

JuicyJuice

I received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist...

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+45A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too

madmoney15

<h3>Background: </h3> Rewind back to October 2011. I was a Senior at a fairly prestigious state school, but it was a non-target university. I was graduating with a major in History, and I believed I wanted to go to Law School eventually. My father and mother both went to Law School...

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+45I love you guys.

champagnepaki

I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...

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+452018 /2019 Bonus Discussion

AllBurnedUp

That time of year again. Banks have finished their fiscal year and should be close to payout time (BMO / <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> / others?) Thought might be good to start a thread to see where comp is shaking out. I realize <abbr...

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+45BAML 2019 SA Megathread

lionheartedx

Hey! I haven't seen a megathread for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> yet, so here it is. <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>...

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+45Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 edition

thebrofessor

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+44What companies do you respect?

tgi-finance

In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and Deloitte. My favorite is probably Google, because of they way it treats its...

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+44Random musings that sound like venting

Mr. Pink Money

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #8 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em> There's really no point to this post. TLDR: Sometimes it's just a job with a boss that does boss things. <h3>1) Young PMs...

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+44VP screwed me over at superday

throwaway_999

Hey all, This is really bugging me. Recently <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">had a superday</a></span> with the regional office of an <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+44How WSO has enhanced my IB/PE career

CompBanker

<h3>Background</h3> I randomly discovered <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> nearly seven years ago just weeks after I secured a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr...

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+44Follow up on last week's Tinder date

Fear The Bulge

First off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to save...

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+44PED GPAs Should Get an Asterisk

Eddie Braverman

I was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...

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+44Share the Strangest Interview Questions You've Received

bell_hk_sig

As we go through recruiting season, people are bound to get hit with some of the strangest and most absurd interview questions that they never would have thought to prepare for. For the sake of comedy, please share questions here that you've either given or received. Here's...

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+44Does Growing Up Poor Make It Harder To Succeed?

Wu_Tang Financial

Janet Yellen recently provided a federal reserve study, with the ultimate findings being that income inequality creates different opportunities for people. Now this isn't exactly a big discovery, however it seems odd this study was performed. You can read the full article published on CCN...

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+44If You Want to Learn How to Get a Job on the Street, Read my Story

TheWolfofWS

Whatsup Monkeys, I thought it would be important for all college students to read my story and understand that ITS NOT IMPOSSIBLE to get a job on the street coming from a Non-target school. I'm sorry if this post is long, I just have first-hand experience going through recruiting and I...

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+44Shithole Scandal

Dances With Newfoundland

Ok folks. This is Trump scandal #99447. Oh hell, I've lost count of the number of times people have gone hysterical over Trump's comments. Here are my thoughts on this. 1. Trump is a vulgar man with no filter. It's just who he is. Having said that, Presidents say a lot of...

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+44AMA: 3rd Year Hedge Fund Analyst

ActiveShare

I've been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for years and it helped me out immensely when I was trying to figure out the best route to take in order to achieve my goals. Now it's time to try and return some of that value, so here goes....

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+44Married Before or During First Year of Analyst Stint

JuulAddict

Hello, I'm in a predicament. I need to decide whether to propose and marry the girl that I love before starting my first year as a full time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Bulge Bracket analyst or to do it during the first year or after the first year. I...

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+44Breaking the hedge fund case study

big unit

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/24/14 and ranks #17 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+44Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMA

My Name is Jeff

TL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private...

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+43OCR: The Saga Continues (Alternate Title: I Now Have Cancer of the Nose)

KREBSCYCLEOMG

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #12 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): See his original post here: "<a...

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+43FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)

Fear The Bulge

Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...

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+43Why are recruiters so useless?

guyfromct

I’ve dealt with both internal corporate recruiters and external (headhunters) and I continue to be amazed at how awful they are as a rule. I applied to a super regional bank, a recruiter reached out with some questions and stated that after I filled it out they’d reach out to set up a...

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+43AMA: I hate my Banking job. Most likely transferring to Back office.

LateralMonkey

Hello everyone. I'm an investment banking analyst and I.. hate my job to put it lightly. I'm also terrible at it, which is mostly due to how much I hate it (I was a top 2 analyst until I just started hating everything). No, I'm not throwing myself a pity party. I'm...

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+43What I hate about Banking

overpaid_overworked

Number one thing I hate about investment banking: the congratulations you get after pushing an all-nighter to get a book out. Spent last night (and most of this morning) pushing out an important book for an <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr>. This...

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+43What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?

thefinancekid

As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...

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+43Is Social Class Still an Issue in Investment Banking?

Tiger16

For years, the investment banking sector has prided itself on the idea that it is fiercely meritocratic. Those who work hard succeed, and those who don't get chucked out fast if they don't make the grade. Recent research, however, has shown that the industry is dominated by people...

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+43Lmao Tesla

BobTheBaker

So Elon Musk tweeted a series of erratic comments stating that he is considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share, which represents a 23% premium on Monday's closing price of ~$340. As a result the stock shot up, reports were the tweets might be fake, volatility is ridiculous, and now...

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+43Debt for Elite School, or none for non target State School

grassmuffin

Ok, so I am a current senior in high school and I am in a predicament. I want to go into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> before getting my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> and then <abbr title="asset...

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+42Ask Fake DickFuld January 2016

DickFuld

Yes, you read that right. AndyLouis asked me to when I was going to do an AMA a year and a half ago or so in some random thread. I first researched what "AMA" meant and then realized it was a great opportunity. I had not really been in the DickFuld character yet and I truly never...

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+42Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers

LReed

It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers? I commonly hear journalists spout...

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+42Leaving the buyside

endoftheroad

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #26 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+42Where do you find those "wifey" types that will stick with you forever?

jnhadekjs

Since most women in clubs are just looking for one night stand/brief flings and <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> girls have superiority/feminist complex. So where do you find those other wife type girls?

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+42Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out

wannabeconsultant999

<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e Operations) on this site but I...

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+42Filtering resumes - what I looked for when screening 200+ resumes

SSits

<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 12/30/14 and is a great read for those getting prepared for Summer Analyst recruiting</em> We're preparing for our OCR interview day for <strong>summer interns</strong> from one of our target schools and our team...

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+42A Monkey's Guide to the Gym

Hugh Myron

Monkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....

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+42PE exec stops dating women that are too hot

JTH

I started skimming the <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> Post irregularly after I heard the Mulaney bit on it ("the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they’re trying to give you the gist"), and I saw an **AMAZING** article today...

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+42The guessing game: best site for Amazon's new HQ?

Appley

[quote] Fee <abbr title="fixed income ">fi</abbr> <abbr title="front office ">fo</abbr> fum I seek the site of a new HQ Bringing jobs and scouting talent I'll make retailers know they're dead -Appley [/quote] Jeff...

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+42AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)

thewallstreeter200

Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. <h3>My background: </h3> I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back...

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+41Facepalm moments at info sessions

treeman

So tonight I was <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">at a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> info session, and a student asked verbatim "what can you tell me about the work/life balance...

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+41How I Paid Off 60K In Loans

tillmanw

Hey - I just wanted to stop in and tell you guys how I paid off approximately 60K in student loan debt. I went a very cheap/frugal route, but maybe you can apply my methods to your day to day. This post is for the middle class kids who don't get enough financial aid and/or scholarships....

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+41Disappointed and heartbroken

Toonsquad

Target school, 3.5+ GPA, relevant experience (really good <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig at an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> firm) but still unemployed for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr>. I...

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+41Nicest Thing Your Boss Has Ever Done For You?

CreditMadrid

Hi monkeys, so today is my last day at my internship and when I got to the office, my boss left me an entire plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as a gift card on my desk. Wasn't expecting anything like this and she didn't really have to do this. So the title is pretty...

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+41What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017

PatrickStar120

What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...

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+41Do any bankers play any video games? If so which ones?

Dimesnickels44

Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc

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+41Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?

FinDroid

Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...

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+41College kiddos are disillusioned by college degrees -- surprise?

Appley

According to a [recent WSJ/NBC survey](https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-losing-faith-in-college-degrees-poll-finds-1504776601), a staggering estimate of 47% young Americans feel that a college degree is not worth it compared to a 49% who do. *That* is a pretty close divide which is...

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+41Office Hazing Stories?

TrackBack

You guys have any good stories? My group doesn't do anything which is probably good in terms of HR but I've heard some decent ones from some of my friends: - One group makes all the interns dress like absolute clowns during the last week of their summer. Like tuxedos to the...

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+41AMA: A Bored Financial Advisor

wrapfee

Hello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...

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+41How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.

Pizz

<h3>Finance Interviews: </h3> Goldman Sachs 1st round. No. Altamont Capital 1st round. No. Bracebridge Capital 1st round. No Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No. <h3>Consulting Interviews:</h3> Cornerstone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round....

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+41Commercial Banking SVP Ask Me Anything (AMA)

CB SVP

In the spirit of sharing, I figured I would set up one of these to help out those interested in learning more about Commercial Banking. As there is no separate sub forum, it is hard to find up to date/current info. Commercial Baking isn’t super sexy like <abbr title="investment...

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+41How do you stop being butthurt and emotional in this business?

Pizz

Do any of you cry if your MD/PM yelled at you for screwing up, or coming late, etc.? Or simply feeling irritated by your MD/co workers who speak in a stern voice? How do you stop taking all of this personally, and realize that all that matters at the end of the day is money?

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+41Bad Habits

morgan28

What bad habits (besides lack of sleep) have you all developed since you started at a bank? For example, I started biting my nails after a month on the job but had never bit them before and a friend began to mumble random finance terms in her sleep.

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+41Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)

LeveragedTiger

Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. <h3>My Bio:</h3> A little bit...

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+41Yes, You Are Having a Quarter Life Crisis (and it's ok)

itsanumbersgame

Hello everyone, A big HELLO to those who can relate to this thread. *Don't have to read.* SHORT intro: I'm in my early 20's, went to a non-target school. Found my way to a storied and renowned <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and secured a...

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+41Is the Bull-Market Over?

ForexOptions

Kind-of insane how fast equities sell off. I presume it's mainly from the algorithmic machines that dump massive amounts of volume all at once. The DOW opened insanely how but sold-off very fast afternoon. I have no hope in these markets anymore. Now, everyone is running around chasing all...

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+41Beyond the guide: a list of real interview technical questions

LES

Over the past few years, this forum has helped me a lot, so I thought I'd give back. The following questions are all from interviews and superdays I've had at various <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr title="elite...

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+41Interview Question: "Prove to me that you are smart"

HairyHilary

This is an actual question I got and completely f'd up the answer... How would you go about answering this question? It seems like a lose lose scenario. If you answer it seriously, by explaining your high GPA/relevant experience then its a really boring answer and you might even come...

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+40AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment Fund

WpgJets

I have been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I...

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+40What if Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan merged together?

JackTheBad

I know this sounds insane! But theoretically speaking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">what if Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+40Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I Follow

thewaterpiper

I short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: <ol> <li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4> These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...

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+40Establishing Executive Presence

Dedline

Greetings Monkeys; Starting a Certified User Thread to find out from those who are established in their career to share perspective on Establishing Executive Presence. As an example, I am in a new role where I am to convey our firm's point of view on the state of the industry to...

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+40Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...

chan.kw

I recently went for a <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: A man walks into library and approaches the librarian. The librarian...

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+40Global macro recruiting - a primer

Burke

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+40The market is turning rapidly...

PacNumber

In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...

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+40Why do people choose megafunds over MM?

lurker22

Wondering about this. Is it just the prestige/pay? Seems like your experience would be quite limited at megafunds (type of work similar to banking, just modelling focused). Why don't more people pursue <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> -- especially if it is less...

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+40Accidentally Punched MD in the Face

Goldmansak

It's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...

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+40I made it. So can you. Thanks WSO!

notbad4aquant

Posts like these are a dime a dozen, but I need to tell my story so that the next kid can take inspiration if they ever stumble onto this post. This is a long post, but I promise it's worth it. ###**Background** Was born and raised in Australia to immigrant, lower-class parents. We...

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+40Why You Should Reject that Start-Up Job

NorthSider

I've always considered myself entrepreneurial at heart. Even since I've started my work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, I have continued to work on developing a few "back pocket" ideas that I'm excited about. Indeed, ever since I can...

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+40People who didn't make it into IB: What are you doing now?

straighttohellxo

I am currently in the process of applying for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> related internships and I have a feeling I'm not going to make the cut. You know how sometimes you dance with the hottest girl in the club but you KNOW she's not going home...

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+40106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable Perseverance

ValueBanker14

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/29/14 and ranks #11 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+40Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Shakalu

I have seen a few posts on the Commodities Trading forum asking about how petroleum trading is priced, hedged, etc. I was reasonably high up in Risk Management for a “major” trading company in Houston for a few years and am now running a hedge book at a smaller company, so I thought I may...

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+40From <2 GPA, to Bulge Bracket and Hedge Fund

marketbeater

Yesterday I received an offer from an equity long/short fund in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> and achieving my goal that I have been pursuing over the past 5 years. As a long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> user, I have read...

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+40NYSSA Equity Research Initiation Report

Human

***Please look at the bottom of the post before PM-ing me for materials. Summary: NYSSA IRC as a Stepping Stone in Getting a Job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...

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+40What Everyone Ought To Know About Failure

SouthernAlpha

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/26/14 and ranks #18 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+40Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?

WhiteHat

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> <h3>Deciding to Recruit For the Buy...

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+402019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking

Theo_Epstein_2032

Recruited on-cycle in early December and signed with an upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> buyout fund in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> starting Summer 2019 (flagship fund size: $6-9 bn; AUM: $20-40 bn). Lazy Friday in the office...

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+40Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Overview

newyorkermonkey

Who else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 <abbr...

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+39Successful Blackmail Achieved

Fear The Bulge

I'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...

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+39Have you ever seen an intern quit early?

Blazer1989

Hi, I know that it's quite unlikely probably that an intern quit early, since they put a lot into getting the internship in the first place but nevertheless did you hear about interns who just couldn't handle the hours and therefore decided to quit early? <h3>Have Interns...

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+39Goldman Sachs SLC IBD Overview

KD's Burner Account

Over the past few years I have noticed a notable amount of misinformation related to the <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> SLC <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> program on this site. Given the amount of recruiting momentum...

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+39Craziest Things You've Seen in NYC?

CreditMadrid

Good afternoon monkeys. As much of this site must work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> or used to work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, what are some of the wildest things you've seen go down in the city?

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+39This forum helped me go from Blackstone to Facebook to YCombinator startup founder (rebrand.ly/getourchat). Ask me anything!

sometechfounder

Wow does this forum brings back memories! WallStreetOasis was a welcome discovery my freshmen year in college and I checked it religiously back then - trying to gauge the relative prestige and status of different firms and sucking in all the hilarious and offensive terminology along with it....

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+39Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.

xgozax

Happy to answer any questions. Message me personally if you'd like 1 on 1 help.

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+39Classic Diversity Rant

Fear The Bulge

Here we go again, boys. Diversity rant. Notice what I did there? I said "boys" because I'm sexist, right? Wrong. Am I sexist? Fuck yeah, if paying for everything and thinking (knowing) that men are better drivers is sexist. But no, I'm actually just speaking to my intended...

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+39Breaking into buy-side equity research - my experience

Subutai Baghatur

This will be my very first post to this forum, which is admittedly dedicated more to banking and private equity rather than investment research. Given the dearth of content on buy-side equity research (understandable given the small size/low turnover of the industry), I have decided to share my...

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+39New To Formal Fashion? Start Here. PT1

EnergyHOU

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #14 and was originally posted 6/14/2015.</em> I spend a bit of time in this part of the forum and consistently and constantly find repeated questions from individuals coming out of college and...

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+39What is street smart in Investment Banking business?

Fatwilly

Hey monkeys, I am a junior analyst who just landed a full time <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> analyst role in the city. I asked for the feedback from my director and MD and they say 'All the job you have done is great, that's why we...

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+39Credit Analyst AMA

N0DuckingWay

Background: I work for one of the largest banks in the world by assets, in credit analysis. My job is basically to analyze the credit risk of large corporates (generally more than $1Bn in revenue). Products are not limited to loans and revolvers, but extends to everything under the sun that is...

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+39Got into a target because of you guys! 2.6 GPA in high school!

champagnepaki

*I'm sure so many of you are tired of seeing my name around here - but god damn this community is truly amazing.* 1. I graduated from a shitty high-school (Ranked 2/10 on Zillow). 2. I had a 2.6 GPA 3. I smoked weed (perfectly fine, but is just not for me) and was distracted,...

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+39Tricks of the Trade

babymonkey357

Just want to share best practices and hear what other people do to be more efficient. I'm wrapping up 1st year associate in middle-market growth equity shop... <h3>PortCos</h3> * Keep a folder for each portco in outlook where I save all correspondence * Save all...

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+39It's getting ugly out there - Baly to cut 13 stock teams

sonibubu

Article just hit last night...Baly cutting 13 stock teams (~40 investment professionals) plus a bunch of back office to be cut by end of year. Oct was really bad for hedge funds, Nov has been an official **bloodbath**. MLP, Citadel, Baly all getting hit hard. Garden leaves vary by firm, but...

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+39Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake

Sohail

Hey Guys! With regard to the above captioned subject, I'm looking to get in touch with candidates who have applied for Abraaj's GAP for the 2017 intake. In this regard, I'd be grateful if people can apprise about the status of their application process. Also, all those who are...

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+39Overview of Sell-Side M&A

Keyser Söze 123

Would love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr></h3> <h4>1 -...

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+38Delta: Breaking Down the First of the Greeks

Ben Shalom Bernanke

Hey guys, I've seen a few threads on options <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading and how</a></span> important the Greeks are to your overall options trade. I found a great read courtesy of OptionsHouse...

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+38Do you believe in man-made climate change?

Wolfofgeorgestreet

Interested to hear what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> thinks of this. I am in two minds with this one, Its a tough one and in general you can't dare to question the validity of some government scientists

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+38Why You're So Easy to Replace

Eddie Braverman

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> <strong><em>"The meek shall inherit the...

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+382017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread

myr899

When does <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other...

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+38Anyone feeling burnt out by recruitment?

cipranis

I've been recently feeling exhausted while wading through the summer analyst recruitment process. I've been stretched thin from networking in February to pushing for interviews now, with no signs of letting up for a few more months. I'm sure some folks out there feel the...

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+38Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career Banker

TorontoMonkey1328

In <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is...

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+38So I heard You Want to Start Trading?

The Uncontortionist

Let me start off by clarifying. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">By trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold down a full-time job). I’m...

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+38EBITDA vs. Operating Cash Flow vs. Free Cash Flow

squawkbox

<strong>Moderator note (Andy):</strong> <em>this is a post from 2010 but squawkbox suggested its relevancy remains and can be very useful for those going through <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> & <abbr title="summer analyst...

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+38How Do Hedge Fund "Geniuses" Einhorn and Ackman Still Have Any AUM?

MichaelScarn

So hedge fund "genius" <a href"https://nypost.com/2018/07/31/einhorns-greenlight-capital-is-down-18-percent-for-2018/">David Einhorn<a/> is down 18 percent this year, even though the S&P is up 5 percent. Last year, his fund gained 2 percent while the...

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+38Why do we want "success" so bad?

timr23

I'm a lot more ambitious than people around me and how I just can't relate with them because they have no aspirations, don't plan long term, etc.(I go to a non-target state school) It got me thinking about why I'm so professionally focused and want to get into a top firm and...

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+38Prestigious Pete

Prestigious Pete

I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called Prestigious Pete. After finishing up at Andover, I went on to attend Yale University, where I majored in...

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+38How in the hell did things get so bad in Venezuela?

Appley

So for anyone who hasn't heard of the situation in Venezuela, [basically everyone is dying of starvation because of the lack of... well, everything](https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317). Literally, everyone -- infants are facing the possibility of dying so early...

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+38IP Ban for Latest Trolls

CreditMadrid

This is more to catch the attention the mods if anything but is it possible to place an IP ban on a user? I, along with a lot of people, are definitely sick of the trolls that have been plaguing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for the past month and a half. I am...

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+38JP Morgan Junior Investment Banking Analyst Program

Sanctified

Recently saw a posting for this program go up. Can anyone cast any light on what it actually is? From what I understand it's a 1 year program, then after do they cut you or are you asked to stay on given good performance? Insight into comp and details about the program would be appreciated...

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+38Foster Care to Strategic Finance: My Story

Withoutapaddle

I saw a couple of my story posts, and thought it would be good to share mine since I come from a very nontraditional background. I saw another post in outline form and liked it, so mine will mimic that. <h3>The beginning:</h3> * I was placed in foster care at three months...

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+38Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience

embeebee

I’m 6 weeks removed from receiving an offer at a UMM/<abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> – it was truly a thrilling experience. Now that I’m back into the swing of things at work, I thought I’d give back to the <abbr title="Wall Street...

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+38Why Do People Hate on Frats & Preppiness in General?

CreditMadrid

Nowadays there seems to be this overall hatred amongst the majority of people (more so millennials) for people who are in frats and for people who dress 'preppy'. A lot of people seem to look down upon those in fraternities and make generalizations about those in frats such as being:...

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+38The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars

Eddie Braverman

<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-tesla-cars-being-produced-now-have-full-self-driving-hardware">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...

107
+38Praying for Lily

VPGuerilla

I am posting this because I need the WSO community's prayers, your good vibes, positive energy, anything you can send my family's way. Monkeys, I am going through a very difficult time right now. This site has helped me in many ways, I have tried to give back. You all know I am a...

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+38What's the best pizza in New York City?

HeadsetWorking

Easy, non-controversial question. I am expecting a clearcut winner to emerge. Let the recommendations fly.

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+38Every Second Counts

TripleDown

**Disclaimer**: *This is not a stupid self help post, just something I thought people should know. I am quite shit at helping others personally in general so don't expect much or in fact anything.* <h3>What I have to say</h3> It goes like this, I have changed jobs recently...

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+38When Did You Have the Hardest Time Staying Professional?

DonalDayUmTray

We have all been there, some d**k just pushes our buttons to the level where we consider knocking this dude out cold or just being a complete douche and making him regret his entire existence. What did you guys do? When were the times when some bumblefuck gave you the hardest time staying...

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+37The Truth Behind PE Compensation

CompBanker

Hello World! Compensation in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

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+37Forbes 30 Under 30 2018

Ash Ketchum

Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2018 today. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a 29...

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+37America: We Had A Good Run

Eddie Braverman

<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...

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+37Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and Answers

Slobberynugget

All, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <abbr title="investment banking">ib</abbr> interview questions that they have been asked,...

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+37How much $ do you need to make?

Antiaverage

Curious how this varies across cities. In SF, it seems living anything above a bare minimum life-style requires $130-140k, after retirement contributions, healthcare, etc;. Pre-taxes you're talking closer to 165-180k. <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> seems...

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+37Recently received an offer from Goldman Sachs

johnbates1776

I recently accepted an offer from Goldman. I got 6 rejection <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">letters from bulge bracket</a></span> banks. Finally, on my last <span...

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+37How can WSO Get Better?

WallStreetOasis.com

Dearest Fellow Primates, It's been a while since I reached out and asked for advice, so I thought I would take the time now to explain what we've done recently, what we're working on and see how we could make the site better for YOU. ### Design So we just changed this to a...

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+37Blackstone / PJT Exit Opps

kingmark21

A friend forwarded me this list of analysts / associates destination of Blackstone and PJT Partners (onwards) classes in New York and London. More info in the US. Enjoy, apologies for the long list: <h3>Blackstone <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>:</h3> * ...

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+37What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"

WhiteHat

I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some time this week going through the more popular posts on <abbr title="Wall Street...

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+37Millionaire by 30

benjirivers

Hey there wolves. I recently set a goal for myself to be have a million dollars sitting in my savings account before mid-age crisis blows me across the face like a metal baseball bat. If there's any of you young bucks out there on the street with a similar goal. Matter of fact, if...

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+37Minimalism and Wall Street

Eddie Braverman

This is going to sound pretty odd to some of you, but it's one of those macro trends that have been on my radar since roughly before the crisis started in 2008. I'm talking about the current trend toward minimalism in general and its many offshoots in particular, what long term impact...

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+37Are rich people ruining America?

To IB or not to IB

Hey monkeys, Just like the title says, [are rich people ruining America?](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/opinion/how-we-are-ruining-america.html) The article claims that the future potential of the children of low-income Americans are being diminished by upper-middle-class...

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+37Sincere thank you to the WSO Community

henchman

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+37Do you guys actually enjoy your jobs?

Simshifter451

I'm curious why you guys went into investment banking (or why you want to) and how many of you guys actually enjoy your jobs? It seems like so many people going into banking (especially at the analyst level) end up hating their work and the lifestyle that comes with it. I know investment...

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+36CV & CoverLetter - S&T Citi, Internship - No mercy please !

FellowMonkey

Hello there fellow monkeys, I am about to apply for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in <abbr title="Sales and Trading ">S&T</abbr> at <span...

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+36What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?

Real Marcus Halberstram

I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> 15300 Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712

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+36I don't want kids - let's discuss

thebrofessor

As you all know, I'm a bit older, but not one of the oldest guys on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, been with my wife for a while, and we're at the age where people are constantly asking us when we're gonna have kids, as if it's a guarantee....

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+36Wells Fargo Fires Bankers for Expense Policy Violations

NuclearPenguins

WF crushing it, just saw this on WSJ. Expensing meals early is apparently a fireable offense at Wells. https://www.wsj.com/articles/wells-fargo-fires-bankers-amid-probe-of-dinner-receipts-that-were-allegedly-doctored-1535637745

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+36How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment Banking

Asia_i_Banker

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+36Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers

JimmyDormandy

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/16/11.</em> I have been meaning to post something regarding this topic for some time, even though it has been covered to the point of exhaustion. My final breaking point was about 2 weeks ago, when I...

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+36The Intellectual Yet Idiot

Matrick

Must read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): [quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...

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+36Most Frustrating Job Search Stories

VaRty Time

So I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why. I graduated from a small but...

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+36Trump = Quant-mageddon?

George Kush

I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...

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+36Dating girl in same bank & floor, diff team/division

GridironCEO

Have been really hitting it off with a hot first year analyst during social and drinking environments. I work in a large trading floor type environment, she's on the other side of the same floor but sells a different product/has different clients. She might actually be a middle...

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+36Investment Banking Hours - What to Expect?

Marcus_Halberstram

<h3>The 100-hour Work Week Fallacy</h3> <i> A typical investment banking analyst can expect an 80-hour week.</i> Yes, there will absolutely be weeks where you will work a hundred hours, but those weeks are outnumbered by 80-hour weeks. A user shared a wise comment...

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+36AMA - Alternative Path to F100 Corporate Strategy w/ Exit Details

DifferentPath

Took a different path to Corporate Strategy and have since exited (see below). AMA. * Grew up in suburb of tier 2 US city * Underachieved in HS – B student (generous), ~1200 SAT, lazy * Pretty good at basketball, helped me get into top 20 college – WHEW * OMG COLLEGE...

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+36AMA - F500 Director of FP&A

accountingbyday

I've been asked to do an AMA a few times over the past few months and it's dead in the office so I figured I'd open myself up for questions. Brief background: - <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Accounting from no name college with 3.0 - MS in...

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+36How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career

IBDMagician

As a woman eyeing a career in <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr>, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner? I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from...

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+36Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)

Alistair-Clark

If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing Excel for 8 hours and your brain is turning to mush.  When you've been getting...

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+36How did Trump do last night?

BillBelichick37

I think he somewhat helped his case but seems like it wasn't enough.

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+36Thoughts on HBS (Starting Out)

baburator

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 10/1/2014 and ranks #23 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content...

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+36Yelled at for saying "No Problem"

Alecbond19

Hello Monkeys, I had to come to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred. So I'm a part-time intern <span...

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+36Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks

Aaron Burr

When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call – on your office line. For the majority of analysts on Wall Street, working at an investment bank is your first time in a professional...

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+36Living in a city you hate, due to work

Dances With Newfoundland

I work for a very well known tech firm (i.e., <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Facebook, Google), and although the job is ok for the most part (fantastic hours, laid back, love the people...

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+36Ex-PE Guy Launches a Briefcase Company - Ask Me Anything!

TheKing

I've been on and involved with this site since its inception. It's been a sort of guide to me since I was a junior in college - it helped me break into banking and then <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I've tried to give back over the years and am...

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+35The Non-Target Who Didn't Take No For An Answer

km190

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/25/14 and ranks #19 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+35Why do investment bankers get paid so much when their work is so easy?

jnhadekjs

And don't tell that they work too long. I know a manager at walmart who work as much as IBankers and makes just 80k. She has also a degree and been working 12 years in the same company. Even high schoolers with passion can do <abbr title="investment...

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+35What I Learned From Losing $1.2 Million

BOTT1702

At the start of 2008, I was a grain trader with less than one year of full-time experience who, through a series of strange events, found himself as the de facto head of my desk’s P&L. Although I had a senior trader who was supposedly in charge, he had brought his own book of business to...

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+352018 APD MBB Full Time Recruiting

jrdchn

Hi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> for this year. Applied a few weeks ago to McKinsey but no updates yet, including invitation for PST.

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+35IRON MAN

Jared Dillian

<em>Mod Note: This post is from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> readers qualify for a $100 discount... just email [email protected] & mention "WSO Monkey Discount". You can follow Jared...

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+35Is work-life balance overrated?

Dances With Newfoundland

I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Work-life balance is something that I used to care a lot about but now am questioning that. Quick context. I currently work in finance for a mega tech firm out in the west coast. My work-life balance is fantastic: 45 hour workweeks, no work...

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+35My Story: Extreme non-target to top BB

RealDealHolyfield

I can't believe I am finally writing this but it is time to really reflect on what has happened in the past month. <h4>Background:</h4> Parents divorced, grew up in poverty in the middle of nowhere, etc. Chose to go to my extreme non-target because it was a full-ride and...

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+35Anyone see Black Panther? (Thoughts)

CoreyGoldberg

This was one of the most hyped films going into 2018 and as a superhero movie fan I had high expectations. I personally thought it was a really great film, one of my favorite in the Marvel Universe Films. Director did an amazing job, story was well written, all actors notably Michael B Jordan...

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+35"Fewer Asians Need Apply"

Jim Slip

Hi All, I've read several forums, discussions, and arguments on WSO on getting into the target schools, what it takes to get in, affirmative action, diversity, equity et al, but here's an in-depth look at the admissions process and how American Asians are suppressed because they...

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+35"Getting Laid in College is Somewhat Overrated"

FratLord

[quote="<span itemprop="name">Attack_Chihuaha</span>"]<p>getting laid in college is somewhat overrated</p>[/quote] - @Attack_Chihuaha" 4/30/2017, Never Forget. How do you all feel about this? What are some other things that are overrated?...

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+35Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?

Private_Equiteer

Hi All - Posting from a throwaway account for anonymity, but wanted to get everyone's thoughts on a relatively new phenomenon I've started experiencing since beginning my role on the buy-side. <h4>My background: </h4> A bit of background on me - traditional path to...

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+35Is The American Dream Not Possible Without A College Degree?

FinDroid

Monkeys, I was going through this [article](http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/homeownership-millennials-college-degree/?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_FORTUNE&utm_campaign=fortunemagazine&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social) on Fortune which said that the American dream is not...

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+35US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMA

Kurtz83

Just re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community. While in b-school, I did...

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+35The American Psycho Haircut

Tiger16

The slickback is without a doubt the most iconic Wall Street haircut ever worn. Patrick Bateman was the first to unleash it on an unsuspecting world, and Jordan Belfort brought it to a new generation of aspiring bankers and financiers. This isn’t the generic businessman combover, or even a...

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+3525 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s

FlakieBear

1- You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether. 2- The rumors are true: your...

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+35Calling everyone...Biggest 2018 Takeway

yayaa

What has been the biggest lesson you learned this year in your RE career? Has anything surprising occurred or any interesting moments/events/trends you’ve come across at work and witnessed in the estate field? How other players are reacting to the market? 1st year at your current job or...

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+35Overview of Leveraged Finance

WallStreetPlayboys

We have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As...

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+35Exit-Ops: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 2)

NoEquityResearch

See part 1 here: <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/worklife-balance-equity-research-vs-investment-banking-a-definitive-guide-part-1">Work/Life Balance: <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> vs. <abbr title="investment...

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+35I have been told that I can't make it into the finance industry (HF, VC, PE, etc.) because of my height?

Aerbil99

Hello everyone, I am a freshman attending Dartmouth - majoring in economics. I am focusing my future on finance, whether it be working at a hedge fund or private equity. But I've read and have been told a few times that I won't be able to make it in the industry because of my...

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+35Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast Playlist

Eddie Braverman

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...

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+35The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land"

Pantera

I spent 3 years in bulge bracket bank covering awesome tech companies. Banking was great for me can't complain much. The culture in my group was amazing, the people I worked with were fantastic. Lots of social events, group lunch breaks and coffee chats. But like everyone else I was...

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+34Trump Vs. Affirmative Action

Jcr10

The New York Times has obtained a document that indicates that the Trump administration will be reallocating resources to the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Why does this matter? The document also states that these resources will help to **begin a process of investigating and...

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+34How diversified is your life?

Hayek

<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 08/13/13</em> Reaching for that golden ring of career success, as most of the monkeys here are trying to do, can have significant costs. Some are obvious: preparing for interviews, networking, and getting top grades...

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+34How did becoming wealthier affect your social life outside of dating?

Postgradwonderer

I know some guys in here lucked out in the sense that they grew up in nicer areas but for those of us who weren't raised in private schools or upper middle class type of places, are more "new money", and started getting wealthier after college as our 20s progressed I would like to...

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+34At what point did you get off "the path?"

dcrowoar

We all know "the path:" 2 years of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> + ???? =...

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+34End of Trump?

iggs99988

Some close present / former trump associates got indited this morning, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/us/politics/paul-manafort-indicted.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/russia-investigation-manafort-latest/index.html How high up...

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+34Major life, relationship, interview or business fail?

numbermassager

I recently saw a topic asking users to <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-has-been-the-biggest-choke-in-your-life">share some of their biggest chokes in life </a>, and thought I'd start a similar thread of my own. Any stories? I'll start with...

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+34*CANADIAN* 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst mini Thread

johhnyboiiii

I wanted to start a central thread where all Canadian undergrad students could comment and share inquiries, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...

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+34Strangest thing you've seen while in the restroom

alpha_q

I suppose the title is bespoken for :). Last week I had just finished and was going to wash my hands. At that moment the stall adjacent to the faucets opened and a woman was coming towards the sink. We each made contact with a puzzle expression. Internally, I freaked thinking I accidentally went...

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+34How to be a good employee

Jared Dillian

I’ve been writing for this site on and off since 2012, and while I don’t work in the banking business per se, I work in a related field, and I’ve been lucky enough to have employed five great analysts over the years. So at age 43, and having been an employer many times over, I have a few...

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+34state of the union speech

Wolfofgeorgestreet

I think Trump hit it out of the park tonight. He spoke very well and I don't recall him stuttering or jumping words. What did you make of it?

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+34Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is

upod01

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+34AMA: MBB, BB S&T+IB, Top MBA, US/Global

Discobolus

Been on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for ages (10+ years) and asked Andy to let me do this AMA with a fresh username so I can focus on giving the most helpful answers without any baggage. I've benefited a lot from <abbr title="Wall Street...

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+343 Key Tips for Getting an ER Interview

NoEquityResearch

Back when I was applying for <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> associate positions, I was really struggling. Only a handful of positions per year opened in my industry, so I got very good at making the most of each application. I got to the point where if there was an...

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+34The Safest Space

Leveraged Sellout

Dear Women In Tech, Do you ever get so stressed out at work that you indulge the idea of taking a moderately well-paying job with reasonable hours in a stable industry with men who aren’t going to constantly sexually harass you? Do you dream of a place you can finally settle down and...

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+34Top Groups on Wall Street

ysob2

Interested to hear what people think are the top groups in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> both for <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr>. Some that jump to mind are...

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+34Caught interviewing and asked to leave

Anonymous Monkey

Hey everyone, My interviewer met up with my boss at a networking event and long story short the interviewer revealed I was interviewing at his firm. My firm is likely to ask me to leave as they are very unhappy about it. Just wondering, how do you guys go about your job search to protect...

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+34Private Wealth Management/Private Banking Guide for Associates

navyrugby

Once and for all - Here is the best guidebook I can give you for <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>/<abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> at the Associate level. Enjoy and show me some love... 1.1 What is Private Wealth...

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+34Thoughts on Semi-Retirement

CRE

I'm starting this thread to discuss what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> users' plans are for later in life. So much of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is, understandably, about getting started in careers, but I'm...

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+34The Hedge Fund Experience - Good, Bad, Ugly

Mr. Pink Money

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted Feb 2009</em> Since there aren't any decent/active discussions on the HF forum, I figure I start a thread highlighting the good, bad, and ugly aspects of working at a hedge fund. This is based on my personal...

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+34Take offer in diff city to get over a girl?

Parked on Park

It was the summer of 2014 when I first met her. We were both interning in the city; she was a year older and I met her when my friend, who was her roommate of 2 years, introduced us at a bar. Initially, I wanted to get to know her better so she could help me get a job – I wanted to line up an...

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+34Asian name on resume

laughamout

I am an international student and a rising junior at a semi-target/low target school. When crafting my resume, is it advisable for me to create an English name (the likes of John/Dan) to fend off xenophobia? Or should I just go by my real name, which all of my friends and previous employers...

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+33What's your favorite piece of art?

dchd9

I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...

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+33Do BB bankers really make that much money when you adjust for the cost of living?

xgozax

Most of the big banks are in New York and Glassdoor has their salary between $100-$150k first year. $150k is like $60-$70K In Texas dollars.

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+33What kind of shakes do you like to make?

Isaiah_53_5

I usually make one big shake per day to sustain my energy and nutrition. What do you like to make?

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+33Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training

moneymogul

Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...

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+33AM vs HF: The Business of Our Business

BlackHat

Hedge funds get all the glory... and now they're even going to get all the press, courtesy of the JOBS Act, and I'm more than excited to see who thinks they actually need to advertise to bring in the flows. However, while a hedge fund is structured to make one man insanely rich and a...

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+33Deutsche Bank Offer

pton2020

Have a <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> offer for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019. Haven't applied to any other firms yet, wondering whether to take it or not. Go to a target school, GPA above 3.5.

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+33My path from non-target to BB IB

Bullfighter12

I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...

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+33The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)

h3dgehog

While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">WSO IB interview materials</a> I used in the past. Seeing these old...

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+33The Banker's Guide to Watches

The Pharma Guy

Slow bank holiday night, so I figured I would go into this. After having followed watch brand for some years and having had countless conversation with fellow consultants and banking friends about why you don't spend your first bonus on a fucking mixed steel-gold submariner, I figured a...

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+33The 24 Interview Lessons I Learned on the Way to Getting My First Full Time Job

canarydwarf

Hello all, I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started brainstorming in rough chronological...

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+33How Much of Your Success is Luck and How Much is Skill?

ptm24

Title says it all. There are plenty of discussions on here about the value of luck vs skill, so for you personally, what percentage of your success (or lack thereof) is due to luck and what percentage is due to skill?

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+33What is a Goldman Sachs Superday like?

mean5998

Anyone will to share their experience of a Goldman Sachs Superday specifically for <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. How many interviews is it usually? Is it more behavioral or technical? Thanks in advance <em>Mod Note (Andy) - don't...

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+33Top 5 Stupidest Publicly Traded Companies

George Kush

I was screening for new l/s ideas yesterday and forgot to filter market cap. Some hilarity ensued, and having a minute this morning, I figured I would share this collection of monkey shit. Yes, these are/were real companies and you can look them up on Cap IQ if you want. **5. Reality Racing...

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+33Are you guys happy with life? Help me please.

JacobWSO

I'm looking for serious answers please because your responses will help me decide my life trajectory. I'm an undergraduate at an Ivy... I'm honestly drawn to finance almost entirely because it seems like a lucrative career and I'm not interested in medicine or law (if law...

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+33Woodford + Creatine = Greatness

Fear The Bulge

Story time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...

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+33How do you all deal with anxiety or stress?

Real Marcus Halberstram

Going through a bad moment for university, internship and so on, so Im pretty stressed out with constant anxiety. How do you guys deal with this?

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+33How to deal with that associate??

French35

Hello everyone, I am currently intern in a small boutique and I have some issue with an associate. I would like to have your opinion about his behavior and if you can tell me if it's pretty normal in the industry or not. If it's not normal, how can I deal with that guy? The team...

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+33To what extent do you tell family / friends about your salary?

moobybutts

Come from a town where not a lot of people really know what investment banking is (probably like most towns). I'll be a first year analyst making around 150-200k next year. I told my family, with the exception of my brother, that I'll make somewhere around 70k or so (tell them...

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+33Success Story - Thanks WSO!!!

swagon

Thanks, WSO! I finally had sex for the first time last night. It took a lot of effort and persistence but I finally did it. I couldn’t have done it without the great advice I received on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. Looking back on my experiences, my...

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+33What Do You Tell People You Do?

Pokemon Master

So.... I'm kind of getting sick of explaining to friends and family that I'm not a realtor. Plus even when I do try to explain the concept of being a real estate investment analyst at a family office, it just kind of flies over everyone's head and they still assume that I'm a...

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+32AMA: Emerging markets investment analyst

models_and_bottles

In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I would host a AMA for anybody interested in the life of a buy side analyst that works on an emerging markets fund. I also occasionally contribute ideas to our international developed market funds, but I do not work on any U.S. companies. Brief...

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+32Official Petition to Bring Back Brady4MVP

Going Concern

We, the monkeys of the Wall Street Oasis online community, hereby petition the resurrection of the user famously known as <b>Brady4MVP</b>. Currently said individual is operating under a moniker highlighting the distinction between mba's and muffins, and he is struggling. Having...

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+32My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting Firms

Rondo12

This is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks...

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+32You're not polished enough

mmmm123

I made all the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">way to superday</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

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+32I cant save money

Zosa

Third year analyst here at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Title says it all: I cannot save any money in NYC! Not blaming this on the cost of living here, although very high, my spending habits...

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+32AMA: Crypto Hedge Fund Trader

Crypto Jones

Hello, I currently work as a trader at a crypto focused hedge fund. Our primary function is that of a market neutral liquidity provider and we work with our clients to transact in concentrated positions of illiquid, thinly traded coins. Prior to this role, I was a trader at Goldman in...

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+3230 Weeks Later (Associate Edition)

Synergy_or_Syzygy

### 30 weeks later: Associate Edition Idea shamelessly stolen from @Sizzling_Biscuit" (<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/30-weeks-later-re-imagined">30 weeks Later (Re-imagined)</a>) **Week 1: Training** You arrive through the glass doors in...

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+32What are the Strongest Non-Target Schools for Undergrad Recruitment?

champagnepaki

I've noticed that there is not a thread exactly like this for prospective monkeys to take a look at. I'm currently an undergrad second year applying to some targets/semi's as a transfer, and this would have been helpful if I didn't know exactly where I wanted to be. What...

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+32Nominations: WSO Member of the year

AndyLouis

Voting starts this week! I have some names in my head but feel free to post your nominations in this thread. Thanks! Also, let me know your nominations for <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/nominations-wso-forum-thread-of-the-year">thread of the year</a>

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+32Why the heck do you have over 1,000 banana points?

idaho

I hit 1,000 bananas about nine months back, went inactive, and now am back for the time being. When I reached that milestone, I couldn't help but ask myself: How the hell did I spend this much time on WSO? So, to the ~400 or so users with 1,000 or more banana points: Who are you? Why are...

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+32A girl on tumblr wrote a guide on targetting different types of bankers for money....

Cami19

I follow the investment banking and economics tag on tumblr for study notes and stumbled upon this post. I thought it I'd post it on here for reference for people of all levels. I can't post links but if you search said tags those on tumblr the post is still up and it led me to a whole...

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+32Intern asks for 2 weeks of vacation time?

FierceFalcon

Hi all, This past month a fellow summer analyst asked me if I thought management would mind if he took a 2 week vacation to visit his girl friend in Italy. Let me remind you that this is a 10-12 week internship... This guy has always been sort of an odd ball, but this was plain shocking....

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+32AMA: I got into two T10 MBA programs with a <3.0 GPA

little-monkey

So - I just got all my R1 decisions back and found out I got into MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas! I was a low GPA candidate - ended up with 2.96 from a T30 "semi target" school. Major in Econ, Minor in Math. A caveat about my grades - my lower grades were in upper level math courses...

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+32Career Ladder: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 3)

NoEquityResearch

Hey everyone...sorry to take so long for part 3 of equity research vs. investment banking. For those who missed the first two parts, see the links below: [Work/Life Balance: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part...

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+32The Art of Cheating on your gf/wife

MonacoMonkey

Saw the post about "Cheating Sleep". Figure I'd start a sequel. :) In all seriousness, monogamy is only beneficial for two groups of people: 1) women - they have a biological incentive, since babymaking takes 9 physical months and years of nurture / time investment. a guy...

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+32Fake News Awards

Esuric

So Trump recently released the first ever Fake News Awards. See below: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/17/president-trump-reveals-winners-his-fake-news-awards.html 1) The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming markets would ‘never’ recover from a Trump presidency 2) ...

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+32Goldman's Blankfein & Trump

SilverbackGorilla

Among the many prominent companies and CEO's Goldman Sachs has joined the ranks denouncing Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. [quote]Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s more than 34,000 employees arrived to work Monday to find a voice mail waiting. "This is Lloyd," it...

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+31One person you'd like to grab a coffee with?

GingerGuy

Dead or alive. Fun interesting people, influential role models, mortal enemies, the bourgeoisie, whatever you think will make for an interesting conversation. I've got two picks: Danny Porush, I think he'd be fascinating to talk to about his time with Stratton Oakmont and Jordan...

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+31WH's Interview Stock Pitch Checklist

WhiteHat

<em>This was originally posted on 10/26/12</em> For many positions, the stock pitch is the biggest part of the interview. It gives the interviewee the opportunity to explain his or her thought process and the way they evaluate an investment opportunity. It can separate the...

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+312018 Full-Time IB Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread Page

Dorsia_

Is anyone else tired of seeing the decisions for their applications like 5 months later. I thought It might be a good idea for people to consolidate decision information in a separate thread from the recruiting one. Here it would be cool if you posted anything you may have heard back for...

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+31Associates who started as analysts: Why did you stay in IB?

therealgekko

To the associates who started as analysts at their investment bank, why did you stay? Why not leave for buyside, corp dev, etc. after your two years? I'm genuinely puzzled by this, which is why I'm asking. I did an internship in banking, and worked in banking as a full time analyst...

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+31The Art of Cheating Sleep

kallester

When I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can...

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+31What Profession Lives Up to its Hype?

ThatOtherGuy

So we all know that expectations usually don't meet reality: 1. Banking -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> isn't the multi-million dollar promised land 2. Academia to professorship is a nightmare process with slim chances of tenure 3. Becoming a...

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+31How do you think the student debt saga will end?

tonapornottonap

Looking at how outrageous the entire system has become and wondering how you guys think this will turn into. Any takers?

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+31Approaching 30 and lost

maddy.ap

I am turning 30 this month and looking back now I realize how little of my goals I have achieved (professionally and personally) I make around $150k a year, hardly enough to make a decent living in Manhattan. Not in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...

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+31Wall Street drink: your fav one?

Real Marcus Halberstram

Monkeys, Just for fun, I would like to know how and what do you drink. Personally I love Apple Martini or red/white wine during the dinner Hennessey - Remy Martin after dinner Night out with table Dom Perignon, Belvedere or Patron, obviously Enjoy

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+31Performance of Top Tier vs. Bottom Tier Analysts (Q&A in Comments)

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/13/14 and ranks #30 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+31Champagne Dreams

rufiolove

You hear the occasional story before you take the leap; and longing to maintain the image of <em>The Next Chapter</em> you have so delicately envisioned for yourself, the one that rests deep in the confines of your subconscious and gives rise to those fanciful journeys your brain so...

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+31JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 thread

Potryasayushi

This thread is for people applying to the bank's <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> Winning Women events this October in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another...

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+31Bulge Bracket and Elite Boutique Tiers

Charizard

Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of investment banks in 2016 based on overall brand strength? If you have real balls, rank them with no ties (1a, 1b). <h3>Ranking the Bulge...

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+31Summer 2020 Recruiting Has Started.. (See Attached)

champagnepaki

I applied to a certain bank for SA19 in June. It's now only two months later, and I've just applied to their <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2020. Am I reading this wrong or am I misunderstanding the app? This is pretty retarded - I applied just...

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+31AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analyst

anonymoushedgefund123

I recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...

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+31Need to Brush up on your Accounting Skills?

Mr. Manager

Some of you may have heard that Harvard Business School does not teach introductory accounting classes anymore. One of the reasons is that they use an online accounting software from a BYU professor, who is now providing his course for free. Has some pretty good exposure and some top...

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+31Still no MD after 30+ Years

Patz

My wife has worked for a big <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> for over 30 years. She's 60 years old. Of course, her goal is MD. She's now an ED. Every year, she gets passed over for MD. ...

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+311 year into MBA: Things I wish I knew

Bschool

Hi all, Longtime reader and writing as a small way of “giving back.” I’m in my second year at H/S/W and thought I’d share some thoughts and insights. My background is traditional – think <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> / Consulting / <abbr...

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+31What's the smartest thing a recent graduate can do with the money they earn from their first job/bonus?

whatsapitchbook

Just curious what the brilliant minds of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> have to say about this. Obviously it's a good idea to pay down debt and not spend your money on a sports car, but also given the current interest rate environment - maybe it makes sense...

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+31Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview - DCF Example (No Math)

TorontoMonkey1328

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #23 and was originally posted 8/28/2015.</em> <EM>Inspired by the <a...

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+31Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" status

Ben_CharismaOnCommand

We'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...

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+31Where is the best place to live?

Keepondreaming69

And why is it Texas?! But really, I’d be interested to hear where some of you live and the pros and cons that come along with each area.

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+31Babydick Capital Investor Presentation

BabydickCapital

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund ">HF</abbr></a></span> Satire

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+31$10,000+ Bitcoin: How might it get there?

a PAC-MAN

In a recent [article](https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/bitcoin-is-speculative-bubble-and-unlikely-to-become-a-currency-ubs.html), UBS mentioned [quote] The relatively high volume of cryptocurrency turnover, against limited real-world use, suggests that many buyers are seeking speculative gain,...

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+31Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership Program

ibank2019

Hey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet? <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em> <h3>Citigroup Summer Sophomore Internship...

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+31Trump Davos Interview Transcript

iggs99988

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/25/trump-interview-with-cnbc-full-transcript.html Think everyone should read the interview transcript. I'm not sure how anyone can be against Trump at this point. He clearly has the country's best interests at heart. He's not nearly as draconian on...

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+31Anyone else go to a decent college and/or start making $ and now find your family embarrassing?

wsobroski

The more I mature and expand my scope the more embarrassed I am of my immediate and extended family. I just can no longer ignore or normalize the cyclical nature of their perpetual ignorant decisions, their low culture attitudes & values, adults who don't read anything, exclusively eat...

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+31 Ever Met a Genius or Prodigy? Where Are They Now?

ColdCaller

I guess there are two sides to these kinds of stories: the geniuses that used their intelligence to achieve big things in their careers/lives and the ones that didn't. The terms "genius" and "prodigy" are used pretty loosely these days so I guess the answers to this...

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+31What Banking Phrases Can You Not Stand?

YungBull

Two weeks ago, a thread was created on favorite banking phrases. It blew up, and numerous monkeys shared some hilarious jargon used in this industry. If you haven't seen it yet, I definitely recommend checking it out...

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+31Most ridiculous or inappropriate fashion attire you've seen at work among SA

SirGrayWalrus

What was he or she wearing? Did anyone mention it to them? What happened? Any funny stories? Just curious

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+31Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?

imissmanhattanrealestate

<a href = "http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-the-fck-have-i-done-with-my-life">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...

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+31What side project or side hustle are you working on?

Kassad

Title says it all. The best idea I read here recently was making Instagram bots to sell accounts to wannabe celebs. My entrepreneurial pursuits are much more long-term: an automated trading system and an AI-driven drone security system, among others. So I'm curious: what other...

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+31What is capitalism, when did it start, or is it natural?

iBankedUp

Saw a college chick that was a big proponent of "smashing capitalism" and installing a marxist/communist system. It got me thinking why do people hate capitalism? First thing that's interesting is that people don't know what capitalism is. Discuss what it is, as it seems to...

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+31Didn't Realize This is a Job Requirement Now

NoJobProspectsInSight

So was browsing LinkedIn just for the fun of it and came across this golden job posting today. It's weird to see this explicitly stated as a skill now <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/inkedcapture1_li_0.jpg?itok=iEMwuOya" alt="" />

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+31The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

SouthernAlpha

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 from any of these schools, please...

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+31How do you spend your money associates ?

Moistheman

The typical investment banking analyst's salary spending is known to be fairly tight if you live in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or SF and practically save nothing, but how do the pre-MBA/post <abbr title="Masters in Business...

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+31What Kind of Background Do You Come From?

YungBull

###What Kind of Background Do You Come From? What did your parents do? What led you to an investment banking career?

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+31Trash Talked for Working in Finance

Nightman Cometh

What Up Everyone, So I just had the most bizarre experience last night. I am currently a first year analyst at a bank up in Boston, and I was visiting a friend who is also working in the city. There were some other people at his house, a fairly SJW crowd, but they were led by this absolute...

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+31As my username suggests, not sure what to do...

FullyBurnedOutMonkey

First year <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> associate...rolled into <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully...

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+30Overnight 23-year old BTC Millionaire? Life Choices

qwerty201079

I am 23 and work in commercial real estate finance at a big bank in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (9-6ish job), and have been an avid poker player (gave me some $$). I put all of my poker money ($120kish) into bitcoin at around $2.5k/3k per coin and sold at around...

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+30Why I Left A Seemingly Perfect Megafund PE Gig For A Guaranteed Salary of $0.00

Ben_CharismaOnCommand

<em>Note from Patrick: I'm excited to introduce Ben as a new contributing writer at WSO! A Wharton graduate, Ben has worked full-time in both investment banking and private equity.</em> <h3>Today I woke up at 10:30am. Right on time. </h3> I stayed up later...

148
+30In Defense of Eating Ass

randy_eats

I’m gonna start at 30 thousand feet here and zero in on my thesis because that’s what my english teachers taught me and I don’t wanna disappoint them if they’re reading this ‘in defense of eating ass’ blog. So science says that men are attracted to women chicks with big tits, fat...

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+30Why blaming violence on guns is a subtle deflection away from the human condition.

MonacoMonkey

Humans, it seems, are extremely uncomfortable to admit that a member of their own can commit such vile and egregious acts against another of the same species. We try to attach blame to something, anything, as long as it's doesn't question the very sanctity of our species, and more...

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+30Everything I wish I knew in Banking

Intern4ever

It's a slow Friday, so figured I'd take a walk down memory lane... feel free to add things I miss. <h3>1. Your reputation.</h3> You are building your reputation on day 1, and the first 3 - 6 months will define your reputation for the next 2 years. <h3>2....

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+30Intern F*%#ups Already

BillyAckman

Buddy emailed me about a summer wearing a loud-ass tie on his first day -- in addition to a high-and-tight. lol. Add any fuckups you've witnessed below.

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+30I just got my VP to bring me a cup of coffee.

Prescott Moncrief lll

Pretty sure I just won banking. That is all. Update: He ask me to get him coffee, and I refused. Total domination.

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+30How To Get An Offer At Goldman Sachs

BillBelichick37

I actually posted this video in another thread but he deleted the YouTube video when it got like 15000 views. Thankfully someone from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> saved the video and commented on a thread that I was on a few months ago. I spent 10 minutes...

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+30What do you think of non-monogomous relationships?

iBankedUp

Where do you fall on polygamy or polyamorous relationships, and the various forms these can take? It's becoming quite a real choice to most people that some can make, whether they describe themselves as non-monogomous or not, and it's not surprising with the openness and comfort that...

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+30What would you do with a year of free time and unlimited money? Need suggestions.

MonacoMonkey

Being in my late 20s now, it dawn(s)(ed) on me that staring at a bunch of stock tickers/excel spreadsheets won't be something I think nostalgically about on my deathbed. I've found someone to essentially babysit a (small) portfolio for me for the next year or two. Any thoughts? ...

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+30Why do we keep old people around?

MonacoMonkey

Back before the internet and modern digital age, it was understandable. Old people could pass down tips of wisdom and general life lessons they amassed over their long lives. Everything from basic knowledge (such as apple seeds being poisonous) to insight into the local community (such as the...

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+30From Heartbroken Undergrad to Elite Wall Street Warrior – My Story

-Anonymous

Frequent lurker, first time poster. This is my story, with a bit of personal flair. I’ll cover why not getting an internship was the best thing that ever happened to me. Why a high GPA and and an Ivy League degree are not as important as you think. Why Renaissance, Two Sigma, et.al. are not...

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+30How to Ace the Goldman Sachs Interview

BillBelichick37

Make sure to take notes... [redacted by mod]

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+30Why the focus on exit opps?

rickle

So, I know you'll read this and say ' He's naive". Actually I'm not and have man y years of battle scars on the retail side. Been through the boiler room cold calling w business when it was legal and encouraged. Was told the best lead in the world was if someone answered...

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+30Losing the thing you cared about most

NewYorkHustler

All, I recently just accepted a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">offer in <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> and getting back into the...

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+30How finance saved and gave me a life

paulydreamer

<em>Mod note (Andy): ThrowbackThursday, this was originally posted on 5/18/12</em> A week or two ago there was an article written about how your weight might inversely effect you during the hiring process. During the conversation I dropped some personal information about me losing...

56
+30Anyone Play Videogames?

FaberGrad

Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry. Most...

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+30What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?

technocrat

You've probably heard this one before. "The only thing harder than breaking into private equity is staying in private equity". I would love to hear from people in the industry - what separates those who rise through the ranks from those who do their 2-3 years as an associate and...

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+30A little advice from a F50 executive

NuckFuts

So I was in business class on an transatlantic flight the other day and ended up sitting next to a F50 executive. He was surprisingly friendly and started up a conversation with me (we were both boozing pretty hard, as one tends to do in business class). It was a fascinating conversation - this...

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+30Cracking jokes during an interview

famejranc

Having some trouble recruiting. Want to improve my strategy. I'm a jokester but in interviews I shut that down because I'm scared I'll get dinged for being unprofessional. But I'm getting dinged anyway.. probably for being too nervous/not personable enough if I had to...

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+30What's the most tired you've ever been?

NoJobProspectsInSight

I have literally daydreamed about being asleep. Like not the feeling of the bed, not the relaxation, nothing like that, just purely me being unconscious so my MD can't ask me to put off sleep anymore.

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+30Interview with Simple As...Hedge Fund Analyst

Simple As...

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/26/14 and ranks #22 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+30Day in the Life: Hedge Fund Associate - Investment Banking Background

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best posts of 2014, this originally went up April 2014</em> ***To wrap up our conversations on life at a hedge fund (as an associate) we reiterate that this what you should expect if you have an <abbr title="investment...

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+303 Myths About Excellence That I Used to Believe

Deconstructing Excellence

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #18 and was originally posted 7/8/2015.</em> This week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long)...

46
+30A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process

ValueBanker14

It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. As several other users can attest to, the <abbr title="private...

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+30Hardest You've Hustled for a Position?

Deal Team Six

I've worked very hard a handful of times to go above and beyond what any other applicant did in order to secure positions I really wanted. After having just put together a pitchbook (and all relevant supporting models for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...

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+30Why are rational people so scarce on campuses?

iBankedUp

I would say that Ben Shapiro represents the most articulate and full body of ideas on the right side of the center as a conservative. I'll layout some of the social ideas of a more moderate right sider, to give context into what I mean by the right of center and to distinguish from the...

98
+30Worst Interview experience?

Bert_Breakfast

Bombed an interview. Want to read stories to make myself laugh/fee better

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+30What ‘Rules’ have you set for yourself to save money?

Tandem21

I’m in a new city and pay a little more for rent than I would have liked, so I tried to lay some ground rules for myself to help keep spending down. I want to save aggressively, and pay my student loans off somewhat aggressively, so hopefully this helps: - No eating out during the week,...

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+30Physical Trading (Part 1): What it is and What it isn’t

GoodBread

I’ve been getting quite a few questions on what a typical day in the life is like at a physical trading shop. Other members of this website were very helpful in giving me an idea of what the field is like so now that I’ve “broken in,” I’d like to pay some of that forward. Part of...

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+29How important is the choice of a Spouse to your career advancement?

datguy345

I am late 20s/early 30s and I have been starting to ponder this question. I read somewhere that men with spouses make more than men without...I also know that a divorce can tear your wealth into shreds. I know a guy who had 1-1.5MM in the bank in a Low COL area, got divorced, had to pay...

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+29Is asset management underrated?

BillBelichick37

I've noticed <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> is kinda shoved aside as a post-MBA job on this forum when in reality it's an extremely steady cash flow for the firm. I really don't see why someone would pick banking over <abbr title="asset...

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+29A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSO

dumbmonkey

Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes...

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+29End of the Summer - Peace at last

TripleDown

Its almost September, school will be starting soon and many off you will be left with empty spaces where the plucky interns sat. Maybe it is just me but this years litter seemed particularly precious. They all just seemed so focused on being a "perfect" person, working (apparently,...

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+29A Warning on the Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program

sleekerman

As a former "investment banking" summer analyst at Wells Fargo Securities a couple years ago, I wanted to give all of y'all a heads up before you sign an offer. <h3>wells fargo investment banking overview</h3> The way that Wells did group placement was pretty ass...

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+29Women in the Workplace Pt 2: Rigged Markets, Inside Information, and the “Softer” Sex

surferdude867

My <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/women-in-the-workplace-how-do-you-guys-deal">original post</a> on women in the workplace caused something of a commotion. I hadn't planned on a follow up, but @GLCIB27" forgot to check her privilege, so here we are...

95
+29How to succeed post 20's

Naoki Hanzawa

In my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...

36
+29My Dating Philosophy

Easy C

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #24 and was originally posted 3/21/2015.</em> I figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and...

112
+29The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)

SenhorFinance

Discussions that center upon issues such as “which b-school is better”, “M&A, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-capital-markets-ECM">ECM</a></span> or <span...

22
+2916 Years On, Never Forget

Fugue

It is always this time every year that I find my mind wandering inexorably back to that place I was the morning of September 11, 2001, and how lower manhattan felt in the weeks and months that followed. Unable to sleep last night, I stayed up late and wrote out something much, much longer...

19
+29Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)

Disjoint

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 <abbr title="Wall Street...

40
+29Took an Associate job at a tiny firm, how screwed am I?

Idkmann80

I just graduated from a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program in May. I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span>...

42
+29Avoid a Classic Mistake: Don’t Be a ‘Try Hard’

Ben_CharismaOnCommand

I’ve written before about how your relationships at work are <em><u>everything</u></em>. If your bosses like you, you get better assignments, more favorable reviews, honestly you even get paid more and promoted over co-workers that probably deserve it more than you...

23
+29Hedge Fund Guru Answering Inbox Questions Here. Thanks Mr. Pink Money

Mr. Pink Money

Some of these messages are very old but I'm going to answer them anyway b/c I’m in a helpful mood. <strong>Question: How would I know what the career path for [this particular hedge fund]? </strong> Every fund has their own "career path"...it just depends what...

97
+29Does anything pay better than finance?

sheperd99

If we looked at jobs purely for monetary purposes, does anything beat out finance? Engineers/hard science professions usually don't earn that much starting out and their salaries don't grow that much. Engineers with 15 years of experience could only be earning 150-200k. Heck,...

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+29AMA: Big Four Valuation Associate - Deciding Whether This Job Is Right For You

SeekingAlpha180

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - This AMA was originally posted last year but @SeekingAlpha180" said he can still take questions from you (+new questions about his transition) </em> <strong>3/7/16 update: </strong><abbr title="Wall Street...

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+29Finally an offer! A story of persistence

brutalglide

Been waiting literally 1-2 years now to make a post like this. Finally landed a <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> offer with a solid <abbr title="venture capital ">VC</abbr> firm as an analyst! Super pumped and excited to start as I have gone...

76
+29Wow Litecoin.

ForexOptions

Why am I even invested in stocks? Cryptos have made people millionaires overnight but meanwhile, I'm over here excited on the 20% dividend increase on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/the-boeing-company"...

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+29Mom is friends with an MD from GS... how do I approach this?

AdderallMonkey

I am a freshman at a semi-target. My mom is friends with an MD at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> and she told him im pursuing a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. He gave me his email and told me to reach out to him. I...

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+29Dating future banker boy: get out now? or stick it out?

Banker's Dime

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, So we're both seniors in college, have been dating for about 8 months and things have been getting more serious (ie love / long term). He's locked in for an investment banking job in <abbr title="New York...

51
+29Is America really a meritocracy?

Lloyd BIankfein

I just finished reading the book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press), which was written by Lauren Rivera, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management. She spent time in the recruiting process at several elite consulting/banking firms to research into how...

92
+29You Get to Redo College

GolfGold

The question is simple: if you could go and redo college, what changes/different decisions would you have made in your pursuit of a high finance career? It can literally be anything from which group of friends you surrounded yourself with to what type of internships you did/didn't do, or...

113
+29Asking Out Chicks in the Office- Yay or Nay

VaRty Time

Back story: I am in my young 20s. Been at the bank I am at now for 7-8 months. New consultant joined 2-3 weeks ago and is a dime. One year younger than me and sits on a different floor but some of my team work indirectly with her, and we know each other from hanging out after work a few times....

76
+29Is Investment Banking Boring?

Opslivesmatter

Mind you I'm in ops of a totally different dept but it seems like <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> is boring. Would much rather do <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr>/<abbr title="asset...

134
+29How I Fought My Way Back (Vol. Bruce Wayne in TDKR)

EtherBinge

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/9/13.</em> Hi there, fellow monkeys. Hope all is well. I've been lurking here for a few years and didn't really get to posting until just recently. After some PMs regarding my...

38
+29There is no way Kylie Jenner is worth $900M

iBankedUp

<a...

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+29Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1

Eddie Braverman

<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-2">See part 2 here</a> <p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about...

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+292019 Sumer Analyst Recruiting Starts

prothena

Not to keep reiterating other threads but...the timeline is officially confirmed to be way earlier than any previous year. At a target <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> event a couple days ago for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, HR...

101
+29Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my Advice

TheGrind

Hi fellow monkeys… I’m a brand new poster but have been reading through these boards for a couple of months to pass the time. The preponderance of posts on here regarding happiness and the work life balance have compelled me to add my own .02 cents on these issues, mostly because I think...

49
+29Should I drop out?

Tony Montana

I have, potentially, a very good opportunity. I'm doing really good in college (non-target, first year) right now, have all As but I really don't like it, I've already taken tests in all my classes also. I've been exploring careers and looked into sales. I started networking...

95
+29Cuisines of the World

Going Concern

Folks, a definitive ranking of the planet's major cuisines is desperately needed. I have my own list but the problem is it keeps changing. Below are the major cuisines of the world in no particular order, by country. What should the order be? Which are the best cuisines? Why? By the way,...

92
+29How Amazon Is Disrupting MBA Recruiting

Dances With Newfoundland

Amazon is aggressively recruiting MBAs, replacing banks and consulting firms as the #1 recruiter at many of the programs. Through sheer size, Amazon is sending recruiters en masse to campus, and other firms are deliberately avoiding scheduling events on the same dates as Amazon. I'm not...

87
+29Favorite Athlete

M. Gustave

Hello Monkeys, I have noticed many athletic related threads as of late and began to wonder which athletes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> members would consider their favorite. It's hard to drill down to one, considering you can like athletes for many...

131
+29How Do We Decouple Income From Work?

Eddie Braverman

<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p> <p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...

95
+29So what's December like for you FO guys? It's interesting in BO . . .

GoingToBeAnMD

As I've posted here before, I'm <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, and generally having a great time with it. I even did an AMA on managing my Summer Analysts if anyone wants to look up my post...

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+29Let’s talk REPE Comp

nycre08

Always found REPE compensation info to be spotty so looking to share. Market: <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> Experience: 7 years Role: Acquisitions Firm Size: $7B AUM Salary: $150k Bonus: 70%-100% of Salary Carry: N/A Hours: 45 hours/week

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+29Bonuses for Investment Banking 2017

LehmanBros69

How are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and Morgan Stanley was down 15%. <em> Mod Note: You can find the <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> bonus pages...

101
+292 Lessons Learned at 22

ValueBanker14

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/23/14 and ranks #35 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

62
+29What Perks Do You Guys Get in your IBD Jobs?

tempurask

I'm finishing up my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> stint in <span class='keyword_link'><a...

81
+29Any questions on life in finance in Hong Kong? AMA

earthwalker7

Any questions on life in finance in Hong Kong? AMA i've been here since 2005, worked in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, and then <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. It's been a while, but happy to help if anyone...

79
+29Investment Banking's PR Problem

Stay.Hungry

I was watching Ozark this week, which if you don’t know, it is a show on Netflix about a financial advisor who launders money for the cartel. Later in one scene, he is transferring money from a new client to his account, and they show his screen: <img...

98
+28Amazon Buys Whole Foods

JoeSixpack

Amazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....

82
+28An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 2 of 2

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/14/14 and ranks #34 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

32
+28College/Education Bashing Marketing - Should We All believe the Pitch and become Dropouts?

Ebolamonkey

Most of you are college educated here or perhaps all of you from results on the recent forum polls. Before that, let me start by saying I hate school. Yes, I hate school. I thought it was a waste of time and I slept through most classes or skipped them. In grad school, I spent more time kayaking...

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+28What is the meaning behind your username?

famejranc

I'll start. Mine is more or less James Franco, but backwards. Woah, genius. I know. It took me a while to come up with this one.

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+28Shitty Networking 101

Fear The Bulge

Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...

34
+28J.P Morgan Asset/Wealth Management Video Interview

dk24

I have a interview with J.P Morgan where I have to answer 4 questions on video, but there is not an interview on the other side. Has anyone had any experience with this? <h3>What to expect from a JP Morgan Hirevue Video Interview</h3> All applicants are asked to conduct video...

170
+28The Truth About Money

IlliniProgrammer

I'm seeing a few subtle similarities in the economy today to three years ago, and though it would be precipitous to say a second dip is probably on the way, I don't think it hurts to share some of the wisdom I've gained over the past three years in personal finance. When I...

40
+28AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 times

Christie Lindor

Happy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....

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+28I'm currently an equity derivatives/vol trader: AMA!

ActuarialQuant

Hey guys, I still remember my humble beginnings when I was an undergrad and had no idea what the fuck I was doing. Luckily, I was able to get a lot of great insight from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> (reading in between the lines of troll posts), and well,...

52
+28What weird version of history do you subscribe to?

Kassad

It's entirely possible that I'm just a weirdo, but there are some things I choose to believe or to not disbelieve due to how some facts line up. Examples of my own personal version of history: - I think LBJ was in on the JFK assassination - I think NK strategic command is seizing...

116
+28Divorces: Beating the Courts

trazer985

In my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...

79
+28Argentina raises Interest Rate to 60%

Chekdastack

[Article](https://www.marketwatch.com/story/argentina-hikes-interest-rate-to-60-in-failed-effort-to-stem-peso-plunge-2018-08-30) What does this mean in the grand scheme of things?

41
+2830-year-old Real Estate Billionaire

RawClaw

Read this article last week and was impressed by this guy's story. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2017/07/18/the-30-year-old-texas-tycoon-who-is-building-a-real-estate-empire/#181cfb0594e5 Something that struck me: I just read through the thread about how tough it is to get...

47
+28How I Passed the CFA Exams Back-to-Back-to-Back

jeremysg

How I Passed the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Exams Back-to-Back-to-Back ###Level I: January 2, 2016 was the first Saturday of the year and the start of my Level I studies. At the time, I was working in real estate equity research and my hours...

18
+28Metaperception in Investment Banking

Sizzling_Biscuit

In all industries, particularly Investment Banking, people struggle with the idea of perception. Sticky images, self-fulfilling prophecy, you name it. Ultimately, it really comes down to one concept: Metaperception. People fail to realize the inherent traits of human nature and therefore form...

20
+28AMA: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity Startup

powers99

My experience bridges three worlds: investment banking, private equity, and startup life. Here’s my story, in a nutshell: I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's Plan II and Business Honors programs and was hired directly out of <span...

103
+28What is your favorite movie and why?

GoldsteinPyramidScheme

Mine has to be Boiler Room. Wolf of Wall Street takes all of its terminology and idea from the movie. Boiler Room is just a classic cast, plot and outcome. Margin Call is for nerds, American Psycho is about a psycho not about Wall Street, Wall Street (the real one) is probably the best just...

372
+28What is keeping you from starting your own business?

TacoBanana

So I am guessing most of us here have thought at some point about the possibility of starting a business. Maybe some of you have, and others have ditched the idea (I am still in the middle of both groups, nothing serious though, just a side biz for pocket money). For those of you in the...

116
+28Nomura Reputation

IBtoM7

Why does Nomura get so much shit on WSO? I don't have any personal biases for or against the firm, but it seems to me that their only downfall is the deal flow (which is a problem at a lot of other lower tier banks).

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+28AMA: From non-target to BB S&T internship to jobless after graduation to HF to unemployed...but happy.

Darth-Trader

I am using a throw-away account for this post. I have been meaning to do a post to tell my story for a couple of years now, and finally am following through with it. It is my hope that fellow students and analysts will gain some insight and perspective from my...

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+28Prefer Elite Boutiques or Bulge Brackets?

kenneth19

I'm a senior at a target, coming out of the internship well with a solid offer in hand. Friends and I were discussing about the attractiveness of different <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> and <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>,...

75
+28Why Investment Banking? 43 Sample Answers

nickleeson

I have only heard standard cookie cutter answers before, and I am curious how best to answer this investment banking interview question. <h4>The Safe "Why Investment Banking?" Answers</h4> <img style="padding: 0 15px; float: right;"...

416
+28Your Favorite Breakfast

C.R.E. Shervin

Hi Gang, After having a delicious breakfast this morning consisting of 4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee, I wanted to know what is everyone's favorite weekday breakfast. I wake up a little earlier to have the time to cook it but I start the day full and happy. I...

208
+28Managing Up - Best Practices?

ShelbyCompanyLimited

I have absolutely loved the CU-only threads that have been started recently and wanted to start one of my own in case it comes time for this feature to no longer be available. So, my question is this: what are some of the strategies, stories, best practices, etc., that some of you guys have...

26
+28What was your biggest lesson from the 2008 financial crisis?

FinDroid

Monkeys, I was going through this [interview](http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/what-a-rogue-trader-learned-from-the-financial-crisis/) of Alexis Stenfors, a rogue trader at Merill Lynch who over-valued the books by $100 million. [quote] The bizarre thing, or what I found scary as...

58
+28Millennials Quitting High-Paying Jobs -- Ever Seriously Consider Quitting Yours?

MichaelScarn

Article in NYPost today about how millennials are quitting high-paying jobs simply because the work is boring and the hours are too long (though one guy in the article complains about his "50 hour weeks"... guess he wasn't in...

73
+28Stop Using Your Mouse

valuationGURU

<em>Moderator note (Andy) This was originally posted on 7/9/12</em> As summer has been moving along, I begin to notice more and more the inefficiencies out <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+28The Ten Best (and Worst) Places to Make a Living: 2017 Edition

Kamchowder

I just read <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2017/06/23/the-best-and-worst-states-for-making-a-living-in-2017/#427bcfe91a49"> this article about the best and worst states to make a living in 2017</a>.   [quotes] To create the ranking, MoneyRates factored...

56
+28Ask a VP in Equity Research anything

Fanalyst

I haven't seen one of these in a while, so I figured I would start one. I am a Vice <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">President in equity research</a></span>, with coverage of a selection of stocks...

108
+28WSO's Best Real Estate Books

CRE

People ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...

46
+28Life outside of work in your 30s.

Postgradwonderer

I guess this is a part of my quarter life crisis right now and I've always been the one to plan for the long term. Now I know I am not the only 20 something on the board that feels this way so I guess I'll speak for some others on here. So many members of this forum are going...

138
+282017 Investment Banking Report: 8 Key Trends to Know

WallStreetOasis.com

<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> Wall Street Oasis (WSO) released a detailed <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017...

21
+28Hillary Clinton's Estate Tax

LonstedBrowry

You might have seen that Hillary Clinton has proposed a hike in the estate tax to 65% (it's currently at 40%). The estate tax is unlike other taxes because you are passing down something for your kids' benefit, not your own. On one hand, you should be able to do what you want with...

135
+28Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)

TorontoMonkey1328

There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in IBD: being able to do <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr>, good <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr>, analysis etc. But one skill that is often under used in practice is simply...

20
+27I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMA

Ekoa

I work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...

99
+27How to find a Meal Delivery Service

Alistair-Clark

When’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much time...

28
+27HF Analyst: The Things I Know For Sure

valueisoverrated

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/28/14 and ranks #24 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

45
+27AMA: Former Strategy& associate

strategyand_alumni

Hey all, long-time lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> who worked at Strategy& for 2 years and wanted to give back using a throwaway account. A bit about me: graduated from target undergraduate school, interned at Strategy&, and returned full-time...

64
+27Brexit Wins - What You Need To Know

etx

After months of campaigning, one side leaves distressed, the other ecstatic. The results show 52% voted to leave the EU versus 48% that voted for Britain to stay within the EU. That’s 11,855,663 votes for Remain and 12,698,977 votes for Leave. The goal is to unwind Britain’s 43-year...

290
+27Amazon: King of Commerce

CuriousCharacter

###Amazon: King of Commerce <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/milkshake_1.jpg?itok=KiNRyZMD" alt="" /> *Competition is a Sin - John D. Rockefeller* Lots of interest in Amazon and the “Race to a Trillion,” (edit: looks like the race is over...

52
+27Is the American dream fading?

FinDroid

Was reading this <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-american-dream-is-fading-and-may-be-very-hard-to-revive-1481218911"> article</a> in the Journal which mentioned that barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age. In numbers, only 51%...

126
+27Pride

WolfofWSO

What are you proud of? Your sexuality? Great, Fine, I am too. But why do you need a parade to flaunt it? Furthermore, why do gay men have to flaunt their shirtless bodies on the pride parade like they are in a Sex Shop or working for Chippendale’s. If you want people to accept you for...

46
+27Does Anyone Honestly Work In Finance For Reasons Other Than Money or Prestige?

LReed

I get that during interview season and beyond we all cook up our "story" about why we want to work in finance, but does anyone actually believe their own story? Like, if we lived in a communist society where everyone got paid the same salary regardless of what they did, would you still...

89
+27Dress Like A Man: The Anti-Douchesuit

Fear The Bulge

I have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following: If you're a male in his early 20s who...

53
+27Steve Bannon is nuts and wrong..

Esuric

So this speech by Bannon has made me realize that the guy really is nuts. He really believes that he's been anointed by God. He also has this strange theory of history that's fundamentally Hegelian. He says that we're in the "fourth epoch," where the first three, in...

78
+27Week 4 of IBD Internship: Initiation

moneymogul

This week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...

40
+27Overused Words in Banking

non-targethardo

As the name suggests, I want to know what words you guys hate/hear the most. This can be anything from small catchphrases to pretentious words that add no meaning. The word I hate the most is robust. SO many firms use it when talking about recent deals.

80
+27How do atheists/agnostics live a happy life?

champagnepaki

*I want to start off by saying that I personally am not going to share my beliefs and am asking out of general curiosity. I am neutral on the topic and support people believing whatever they want to believe, this is more so for gain of different perspective/viewpoint of life.* So.. the title...

123
+27Ask DickFuld November 2015

DickFuld

I'm ready for another round of questions from all of you. Please remember, I'm doing this because I care, so try to keep it civil. Fire away.... (PS -- Let's try to refrain from asking dumb questions this time.)

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+27How much do you spend when you go out?

Jamie Dman

How often do you go out and how much do you end up spending on a night out? I wanted to compare my spending with others. I go out once a week (Friday) and typically spend $120 ~ $200 (greasing the bouncer, taxi, drinks) depending on how generous I am feeling to my friends (most of the time,...

42
+27Cryptocurrency: How to Not Lose Your Life Savings

duster1212

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41
+27Crips vs. Bloods: which is more prestigious?

OMS

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 2/28/12</em> Tried the search function, but couldn't find anything. I am a senior at a non-target. I wasn't able to get into banking. So I am considering alternatives to make some cash (high...

136
+27Summer Analyst Hours at BB/EB

ibpotential

What hours should someone expect as a summer analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>. I obviously know that a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst can expect 80+ per week,...

75
+27Women of WSO, when did you decide to have children and why, if at all?

paradeit

I'm wondering when you decided to have kids and how it affected your career. Was there a point at which you felt ready to have a family? Did some of you start off wanting children and then decide not to, or vice versa? I know that family life is traded off with a career in finance in the...

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+27Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off?

Blue_Horseshoe_5

Heard this per head hunters / friends at various banks. Curious to hear what others have been hearing. Thanks

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+27Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals

Eddie Braverman

<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...

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+27Ask me anything - Non Traditional Background to MM PE to H/S/W

MPG

So here I am, the prodigal son returning. I haven’t been on this site in some time but wanted to write this post to generate some helpful content as a way of saying thank you to Patrick and the rest of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> team, as their site...

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+27How do I survive Wall Street as a 1st generation college student?

HighYieldBailBonds

For context, I'm a first generation college student that grew up on food stamps and government assistance, "raised" by a single drug addicted parent. I was fortunate enough to have some positive intervention / influence in my life, and decided I wanted a better life for myself. I...

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+27A Cover Letter Template for Investment Banking

econ

NOTE FROM WSO: <ul> <li>Attached at the <strong>bottom of this post</strong> is an investment banking cover letter template that is sometimes used for <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+27How To Quit Your Job (And Still Win)

geoffblades

You’re going to quit at least one job in your life, probably several. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic? Virtually none of those 2.8 million people know how to quit their job <i>and still...

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+27Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?

THEBLUECHEESE

Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring up often enough - Is anyone else...

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+26McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and Bridge2BCG 2018 for ADP

Zuggsberg

As from 2017, I would like to start a megathread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to! Deadlines McKinsey: 8th of April Bain:...

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+26The Infamous Goldman Interviewee Lands an Offer at GS

BillBelichick37

I honestly can't believe I'm saying this but the person in the video posted in @Les Grossman"'s thread (video below) and a few others (myself included) has allegedly landed an offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+26The most laid back Corporate jobs for those of us without C-suite aspirations?

BoringFinanceGuy

Let's use this thread to discuss roles that offer amazing work/life balance and limited stress (i.e. **not** FP&A, development, etc.). It doesn't even necessarily need to be finance-specific as there are dozens of little-known roles out there that someone with a finance or...

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+26Investment Banking Holidays?

WallBreaker

How do holidays work at most investment banks? I'd assume analysts are working almost every holiday not named Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the 4th of July. At what level if any would you be able to take off for President's Day?

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+26Worst internship stories (investment banking)

Archer's Sterling

Thought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well. I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....

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+26What is Your Magic Retirement $ Number?

MichaelScarn

I've read a number of posts on this site from young people who talk about not wanting to take the traditional path and "work 'til I'm 65;" early retirement seems to be a paramount goal for a lot of of people. My question is, what is the nest egg you would feel...

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+26Best Whiskeys For an After-Work Night Cap?

Nudnick McMooch

Let's get started with the basics, I know everyone's got an obscure favorite whiskey, aged 40 years and produced only in one of the flyover states twice a year yadda yadda yadda but thinking about all of that right now is making me verklempt. But I'm wondering about the basics...

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+26Billionaire Michael Bloomberg condemns GOP tax bill: CEOs like me "don't need the money"

Prospera

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire CEO of Bloomberg LP and the former mayor of <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> worth around $50 billion (at least 13x wealthier than President Trump), wrote an absolutely beautiful op-ed condemning the awful GOP tax bill....

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+26AMA: Volatility arbitrage PM

Mostly Random Dude

After a brief chat with the local Gods (Patrick and Andrew), I thought I would host an AMA for anybody interested in the life of a hedge-fund volatility trader. Brief background: * Undergrad: abroad so by definition a non-name school :) probably can be described as a double major in...

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+262016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD

Neverland-Liyi

Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...

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+26How much do you save??

Keepondreaming69

Right now I'm thinking I will save about 15% of my gross income. I would be interested to hear how much others save, does it rise as income rises, or fall due to lifestyle creep?

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+26Billions Season 2

StaphyBone

First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer...

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+26Non-Target to MM IB: My Advice

anonymous_789

Although I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/financial-modeling-training" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a...

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+26Ask CompBanker

CompBanker

WallStreetOasis, At the request of Patrick and a few users, I have agreed to start an "Ask CompBanker" thread. The purpose is to share responses to my historical and future PMs with the community while keeping the question asker anonymous. Anyone is welcome to send me a PM or post...

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+26Informal Interview w/ thebrofessor (talking career, life, money, etc)

AndyLouis

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Below is a recent informal Q&A between a student and <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Super User @thebrofessor". They gave me permission to re-post on the site so more people could benefit from his responses....

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+26The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your Misery

Midas Mulligan Magoo

I have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another <a...

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+26UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A Firm

ZeTerminator

Hi everyone, This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and has been a great source of motivation. Therefore, I’d like to...

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+26Deaf Looking to Break In

ParkAveCapital

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #15 and was originally posted 11/1/2015.</em> Hey everyone! I have been following this site and enjoyed contents from different kind of people. Since my experience is unique, I decided to post...

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+26AMA: Just finished managing 3 summer analysts

GoingToBeAnMD

I’m VP at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> role. Our cohort of summer interns just finished so thought I would do an AMA. To kick off, here’s 5 things I would advise to students after going through...

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+26A Discussion on Interest Rates/Macro Fundamentals (Long OP)

Non-PC Broker

While there was a recent thread about buying in a rising interest rate environment, I'd like to have a thoughtful discussion about where you're predicting interest rates to be in 1-2 years and how that will impact the market, if at all. To preface the discussion: I first entered...

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+262015-2016 salary & bonus discussion

bbcareerdreams

Let's talk about the 2015 - 2016 year bonus. Please list the firm, level, salary, bonus using the following format: <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>, <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, A0, 150k base, 175k bonus (75% cash, 25%...

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+26So who's doing well right now?

kppw1517

Keep seeing article after article about what big name did poorly in October and November and I am just curious as to who's doing well? Are there any strategies that have been thriving in this volatility or at least had gains large enough to survive it? Personally, I know there are a...

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+26Any hip hop fans out there?

iBankedUp

Since J. Cole's album drop date got leaked a couple of days ago (December 9th), I wanted to promote one of my favorite current generation rappers. But I also wanted to open up a discussion about greatest albums, artists, and moments in hip hop. A lot of discussions I've had about hip...

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+26Excel Formulas you use constantly on the job?

greekmyth

Was wondering what formulas most of you are using on the job? Thanks. I have excel tests that I will have to do for some final round interviews so was wondering if there are any recommended websites to practice.

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+26Bootstrapped Entrepreneur Netting 7 Figures @ 25 - AMA

m_1

I get PM every day or so here asking questions so I figure might as well answer questions publicly to maximize value for the community. Happy to verify if a mod PMs but my post should be pretty telling. <h3>Preface for what it's like starting out....

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+26UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target

Middle Market PE

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #25 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em> <h3>From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to <abbr title="private...

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+26Marriage?

MoneyisHappiness

Are you investment bankers better off marrying a girl who’s also working the same job in investment banking? I feel like they would understand the obscene workload and long hours. And the combined income could also reach up to a million for the family in the long run. Or would you prefer a...

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+26Sick of being Beta

Pizz

Studied my entire k-12 without even thinking of getting pussy because I was a 5'10" 100 lb Asian nerd. Enter lower tier Ivy League school (think, Dartmouth) and actually start hitting the gym and weights thanks to my friends. Go to 160lb and become actually good looking and social....

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+26Worst Type of WSO Users

ColdCaller

Sometimes when scrolling through the different forums on this site I can't help but notice the different types of annoying people. These are the types of users that cross my mind: 1. **The (Douchebag) Braggers:** Just because you landed a summer internship at Goldman doesn't mean...

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+26Has Obama Rescued the US Economy?

imaginarynumber

With Obama’s presidency ending in a couple of days, I recently read an <a href="https://i.redd.it/le7pbf967o9y.png">an interesting article</a> by Martin Wolf who argued Barack Obama did his best in rescuing the US economy and argues that Obama laid a strong foundation for...

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+26Gender Pay Gap - Is it real?

buku18

With feminism on the rise and recent mass demonstrations for gender equality, I have been hearing a lot about gender pay gap. Something along the lines that a woman is paid 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a male makes. However, I have not seen viable evidence for this notion, yet it is...

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+26Anyone making any decent money from investing in ICOs?

TONA09

Looks like there have been some crazy returns available for those investing in ICOs mid-2017. Is it a case of being too late to the party now given the sheer number of ICOs occurring and potential cannabilisation of available funds? I’ve put small amounts of money in to some over the...

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+26Bank Map 2: Electric Boogaloo

Undercover meme

Aight I cleaned up the map and added the tier 2 Dutch bank Jamie wanted for some reason. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/finalbankmap.jpg?itok=yQw_4wtZ" alt="" /> Let me know what you guys think. (Only accurate +/- 3 Blocks; shit gets cramped ya...

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+26Gekko's Guidance (10 Rules to Interviewing) - Part 1 of ?

Gekko21

<em>Mod note (Andy): "Blast from the past - Best of WSO" - while Eddie is away this month in his place we'll be posting up some of the most popular posts from the past. This was originally posted on 12/07/10</em> Since everyone else seems to be jumping on the band...

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+26Lonely and Unhappy - NYC

Detox15

Hey guys, A bit of a long post, but would appreciate any advice. For the last 5 months or so, I've been feeling extremely lonely and unhappy, specifically at the end of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">my summer...

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+26The Last "what should I do with my money?" Thread (hopefully)

thebrofessor

Since I became active in <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> several weeks ago, I've noticed a few threads on "I have this much money, what should I do with it?" And the amounts have ranged from $2,000 to $20mm, and to put it bluntly I'm tired of...

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+26What cities will be the top places to live in the next 5-10 years?

greekmyth

It seems as though many people are fleeing California because of soaring rent increases, weak infrastructure/high traffic, high taxes, and lack of water. Where will the top places to live and develop real estate be in the next 5-10 years? It seems as if the best places would be business...

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+26Amazon HQ2 Location

JBUCHAN

Alright folks, let's have everyone's best guess (or inside knowledge) of what city the new Amazon HQ2 will be located. I am going with Denver and Colorado Springs. The culture is really great Marijuana is legal Plenty of other large corporations have their HQ there The cost of...

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+26Advice for Princeton MFin Applicants

IlliniProgrammer

All, Over the past two months, I have seen several threads asking for advice on applying to Princeton Bendheim's MFin program, what the school is looking for, and many other questions. People on the forums have pointed to me because I go to school there, and they think I have some clue...

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+26Do many young I-Bankers pivot to F500 ladder? Seems like you sharks would dominate, yeah?

DukeED23

I grew up in metro Detroit and every other white collar parent is a Big Ten (if that) grad who makes a cozy $330k, 550k, even well into 7 figures after working up corporate (finance/marketing/engineering/sales) ladder at an automaker, auto supplier, etc. Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford, was...

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+26What places do you visit for credible news?

dchd9

I stopped watching CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, et al because of the outright misinterpretation of facts (e.g., the fake news controversy). I usually shut off the TV if these channels start talking about subjects other than market info or feel-good stories. This doesn't mean I choose to remain...

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+26Some Red Flags During an Interview?

GingerGuy

What are some factors that we should look out for while interviewing, that would either * automatically ding us OR * We should watch out for from the company's side

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+26The hardest Investment Banking interview you've ever done

Real Marcus Halberstram

Personally, as a student without much <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> experience I only have this one to share regarding an an off cycle interview for a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> boutique. They...

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+26How Does Models and Bottles Work?

tinybanana

I keep hearing the phrase models and bottles, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But, I've never actually understood how the entire mating ritual known as models and bottles works. Now, where do these girls come from? Are they just randoms you...

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+26Analyst Modeling Test

ChangedMyName

Figured I would give back to the community. I have a modeling test I was recently given for a debt/equity shop that I am happy to share. PM me and I will send it over.

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+26Best lifestyle PE firms in terms of hours work, comp/size doesn't matter

Making Gravy

Just curious. If someone wasn't worried about comp, wasn't worried about fast progression, wasn't worried about sector, just liked the work of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and wanted to have the best lifestyle possible, which shops would you...

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+26This #metoo movement is an abomination to human intelligence and needs to stop. Immediately.

MonacoMonkey

I find it rather amusing that most people actually believe allegations from years (some DECADES) prior. Try reporting a crime that occured 15 years ago to the police today. Whether it's extortion, theft, or if your significant other hit you on the head with a jar of Nutella...

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+26Target vs. Non-Target

firefighter

One thing that's very disheartening to read on this forum is the bias against kids from targets. Apparently, kids from targets just *happened* to be privileged enough to get into a good school while kids from non-targets unfairly get screwed. I'm sorry, but when did working hard in...

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+26Did anyone enjoy or appreciate their IB experience?

astern73

There are plenty of posts about how horrible <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> was for people, but did anyone appreciate it or like it?

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+26Is Facebook the Devil?

Eddie Braverman

I'm sitting here chuckling because of course the title is in jest, but Facebook has been having a rough go of it lately. Not financially, mind you, where they've been absolutely killing it. I'm talking about in the media and political sphere, where roughly half the country (well,...

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+26AMA: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience

WallStreetOracle

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014 - this originally went up March of this year </em> I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and private equity business who <span...

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+26Worst aspect of finance fashion?

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

What is the one part of finance fashion that you would like to see gone? Gaudy loafers? Thick pinstripe suits that should be relegated to the 80s?

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+26Random Thoughts on the HF Industry

BlueWing

It’s been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis") so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I’ll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thought this was more appropriate. The below is a compilation of...

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+26Your worst work experiences

jtl1002

Curious to hear some of your stories with firms in your career in the RE industry. I'm sure a lot of you had worked at small firms where it might have been a cluster fuck or you got hoodwinked into a position that wasn't what you thought it was.

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+26How to Stay Focused and Re-Develop a Good Memory?

BreakingRich

Hi Everyone, Starting about 3-4 months ago I noticed that I was having difficulty remembering some things at work and staying focused. For the first month or two it didn't make much of a difference because business was quite slow; however, I recently switched roles at my company and...

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+26As an M&A Investment Banker, What Value Do You Actually Add?

Gotham's Reckoning

There it is. The age-old question that continuously pops up, especially when it comes time to sign an engagement letter. I know what our seniors say, but am more curious to hear what you think the value is that <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> bankers...

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+26How has MeToo changed your willingness to mentor female team members?

m_1

Just curious if it's changed anything for anyone else? Not going to lie, it's made me very paranoid, I don't meet anyone (male or female) at all unless it's in a public place and I had cameras installed with audio at our main office. I talked to a few executives at...

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+26GS 2018 Superday

ChimpMaster

Hi all, I just completed a superday for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Classic 2018 Summer Analyst program, so I figured I would create this post to help out those who will have superdays with...

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+262020 On-Cycle Recruiting Kicks Off

sledsonmyfeet

Looks like Christmas has come early this year...for some Rumor has it that the following firms have kicked off; post your observations below! * New Mountain * <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr> * Centerbridge * Ares * Summit * ...

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+25VP Added Me on Facebook - Do I Accept the Friend Request?

bell_hk_sig

I'm a student recruiting for internships, so I networked with a VP at a bank, and a couple days later he sent me a friend request on Facebook. It's been a day since then and I don't know what to do. This guy is about 30 years old and I have a "clean" Facebook account,...

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+25What's the hardest interview question you were ever asked?

David Aames

<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 6/4/12.<em> <em><strong>Andy note:</strong> some of the quotes below were published on CNBC / Yahoo awhile back: <a...

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+25Ask a VP in Equity Research anything - 2018 Edition

Fanalyst

It’s been two years since I did the last one (<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-a-vp-in-equity-research-anything">"Ask A VP in <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> anything"</a> ), so I figured I would do one more....

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+25The Truth About Networking

HowardRoark

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/24/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> From observing the general population in...

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+25Non-target to BB IB SA

herzyherzy

Hi all, Throwaway account to try and keep identity as anonymous as possible. Going to share my experience as I'm starting my <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig this summer in a top coverage...

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+25The Types of Monkeys in The Trading Jungle

big unit

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/23/14. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> The investment banking side of the business...

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+25This Is What I Read Every Morning.

Stay.Hungry

Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...

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+25Best Way For A College Student to Invest?

CreditMadrid

As college students, I am sure that some of you may relate to the fact of looking for new ways to make a solid amount of money. Personally I have a little under $2000 and would like to get started in investing. For the experienced members on this forum, what would be some good ways to invest in...

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+25If you had to start your life over again, what would you change?

French35

What you would change and what advices you would give to a 20 years old kid to be successful in life does not matter if it's in finance or another field!

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+25What are your interviewing red flags?

dcrowoar

I've enjoyed the new Certified User discussions and wanted to throw my hat in the ring. Here's my question: what red flags do you look for when you're interviewing at a new company or for a new work project? What alerts you that the manager may be a terror to work with or that...

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+25If you could punch one well known person in the face, who would it be?

SaltySpitoon

I have a pretty long list but I'll just stick to my numero uno. Also, there are no consequences after hitting them. Justin Bieber. Obama is a close second, but I HATE Justin Bieber. By far the biggest douche bag on the face of the planet. Kid thinks he's the greatest thing since...

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+25Analyst Interview - Common Questions

Bodacious

Hi, I have a partner interview with a large commerical real estate firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what type of questions I should expect and how to best answer them. I've been told questions will be mostly fit questions. Any help will be greatly appreciated, and...

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+25Do you have hobbies?

MilitaryToFinance

The question is fairly straight forward. When I started in business school I noticed that most of the fund managers or PM's who would come talk repeated a similar refrain. It was a point of pride to spend every moment thinking about investing. They would all say something along the lines...

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+25About to graduate from HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Deo et Patriae

About one year ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-1st-year-at-hbs-ask-me-anything-ama) about finishing my first year at HBS. Two years ago, I did [this AMA](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama) about being...

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+25How To Live In The Present: Is The Perpetual Focus On The Next Big Thing Unhealthy?

Nudnick McMooch

One of the most commonly obsessed over topics in Finance conversations and forums is Exit Opps. It's always about that next big move. In high school you're just worried about which college will give you the best internship opportunities, once you get that first internship it's...

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+25My analyst went AWOL

nickcageisnotabadactor

Monkeys, I jumped companies ~6 months ago to work in corp dev. It was a promotion, different city, etc. Overall a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone have an analyst working under me. Said analyst was at the company before I joined. It was a weird situation - they didn't...

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+25760 on GMAT -- Game Plan

NoName

Hey everyone, Just took my GMAT this morning and scored 760 (IR8/Q50/V44), which is at the 99th percentile. While this is certainly not the limit of what many of you could score, I think my experience going through the process might be valuable to share, so I'm hoping at least a few...

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+25Best Finance - Investment Banking movies

blazeraid

Some examples; The Boiler Room, American Psycho and Wall Street.

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+252016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

23mishima

It's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for...

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+25Basic Overview of the Consumer Sector

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 12/7/14 and ranks #32 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+25Why the hell do people work in NYC/SF IBD?

xgozax

It makes absolutely no sense to me. I've heard a lot of people try to defend it, but it's simply indefensible. 100 hour weeks working <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge...

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+25Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview

BlueWing

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #31 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em> <h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3> I think the most useful threads I’ve...

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+25MBA SA Goldman vs Evercore

FinallyMadeIt

I can't believe I'm finally posting this after a couple years of skimming these forums, but I FINALLY received offers to become an investment banker. Though not the objective of this post, if anybody is curious about my path. Non-target UG (~3.5 GPA, not stellar) -> Audit at Big 4...

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+25Do "no-name" boutiques really open doors to MMs and BBs?

Galt93

Have an offer at a "no name" boutique, I'd guess around 20 employees. I have a call lined up with an analyst to ask questions regarding deal flow and size, haven't had time to do my due diligence yet because this sorta came out of nowhere. Let's just assume small....

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+25EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)

Lloyd BIankfein

After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...

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+25Congratulations to the 2015 WSO Forum Member of the Year: DingDong08

Dingdong08

<em>Mod Note (Andy): I'm posting this under DingDong08's account so he can reap all the silver banana love :-) </em> Winning by an astounding margin (33% of the votes vs 14% ), congratulations to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> super...

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+25AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge Fund

Born2Trade

Hey everyone, I’ve been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to...

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+25Traders screwed?!?

RGee

I'm often concerned about my peers in the Sales & Trading career track. While many of them seem to think they will be the next big <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> PM and such (and I am certain that a few of them will be) I have a hunch that the vast majority of...

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+25Do you consider your Private Equity job intellectually stimulating?

Wolfofgeorgestreet

I have heard on some threads here and in general that <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> jobs can get stale and boring, of course every job has its shit days but the nature of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is long term concentrated...

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+25J.P. Morgan HireVue Interview Questions: What to Expect

msft

I applied for an analyst position at J.P. Morgan. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through WSO and I still have some questions. <ol> <li>Are you allowed multiple tries? It seems J.P. Morgan allowed this for the Wealth...

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+25Biotech finance part 2: valuation methodologies and modeling considerations

biotech212121

In a [previous post](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/biotech-finance-from-ib-to-vc-hf-to-funded-startup), I discussed the most basic skill required for biopharma finance: forecasting a P&L for a drug. In this post, I'll discuss the next step -- valuing biopharma companies. ...

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+25Is College Worth the Opportunity Cost?

Eddie Braverman

<p>This is going to seem like an odd question to many of you, and I even debated whether I should ask it here. On the other hand, this might be the perfect place to ask it. It's about the opportunity cost of college.</p> <p>I'm asking as the father of two young...

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+25More classics from resumes/cover letters

Mis Ind

We're digging through resumes for summer analysts again. Thought everyone might enjoy or benefit from a few of the real gems (all emphasis mine): "Objective: To obtain an internship in the field of financial services to utilize my VAST analytical and quantitative...

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+25GS Veteran Integration Program (VIP) 2018

hummed46

I'd like to start the 2018 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. I'll be applying as soon as the application opens...Last year it was mid-October. Who else is applying this year? In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed by a Hirevue...

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+25Starting a small hedge fund

pianoman11686

New user, co-founder of a 2-person small Asset Management firm utilizing a trading algorithm for long-short equity. Looking for advice on networking, fundraising, partnerships, etc. Newly relocated to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>.

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+25Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSO

thebrofessor

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+25Share Your Christmas Party Stories!

oreos

It's the season to be jolly, and some of us take that a little too far sometimes... So I thought it'd be good to confess, retell and share the stories of vomiting Analysts, passed out MDs and sexy PAs from this festive season's work Christmas parties, or the ones of years gone...

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+25Preparing for the HF informational interview

Mr. Pink Money

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/27/09. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I got a PM asking how to prepare for an...

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+25AMA: Corporate Banking Associate

Kinetic Friction

This site has been incredibly helpful to me over the years so I thought I'd do one of these as an attempt to give back. I'm currently a Corp Banking Associate for top 10 US commercial bank (e.g. US Bank, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+25Is everyone's experience this brutal?

AA777

I'm completely ready to work hard, but threads [like this](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-much-damage-has-banking-done-to-your-life) scare me. Is this the norm, or did this guy have an exceptionally bad experience? I'm in college right now, considering pursuing...

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+25Is my start to new job normal? Paid to do nothing

Chargerz34

Hello, I started a new job as a first year analyst at a small investment firm out on the west coast. During my first few days, I learned there is no formal training program here and it is basically learn as you go where I would be pulled into various projects to help out. However, I am now 4...

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+25I'm a hedge fund recruiter. AMA!

Ekoa

Howdy all, I work at the largest private search firm in the world that only does financial services. I focus on the fundamental, bottom up investing space of the hedge fund community, however we cover the full gamut of products on the buy and sell side. It's been quite a year for the hedge...

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+25Is finance less attractive than it was years ago?

Alessiod

From: [Poets and Quants: Finance Careers Fall at New Low at Wharton](https://poetsandquants.com/2017/11/15/wharton-mbas-headed-to-finance-falls-to-a-new-low/) [quote]The numbers of Wharton MBAs going into the financial services industry reached a new record low this year, falling to 32.7% of...

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+25How to NOT send cold emails

NuclearPenguins

Got forwarded the below from another analyst. Email has already made it through a bunch of <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and <abbr title="middle market firms">MMs</abbr>. Picture was originally embedded in the email body...

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+24IBP Institute Announces Investment Banking Professional (IBP) Credential

WallStreetOasis.com

Dear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://ibpinstitute.org">IBP Institute</a> and the **Investment Banking Professional Credential** to the public. This initiative has...

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+24AMA: Non-finance major --> BB IB --> Director at $5B+ Multi-strat HF (in 6 years)

roversam

It's been a slow week and I'm not going away for Christmas so AMA time. Some background: Engineering major at an engineering-focused school in the Midwest during the crisis (graduated 2011) <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> only recruited for back and...

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+24AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECM

MichaelBurry

What's going on everybody, The <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span...

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+24What careers are there that pay very well that are atypical (i.e. non-PE, IB, etc.) or less considered?

WATCrr

As the title says. A lot of talk on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> -- I mean, for obvious reasons -- is about <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, Hedge Funds, etc. and...

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+24INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies

WallStreetOasis.com

Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a <abbr title="Wall...

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+24Finding time to date in your early-20s?

BryceLarkin

Currently working around 60-70 hours in asset management and am putting in around 20-30 hours outside of work trying to grow a software company. I see my friends maybe once every couple weeks and it seems like they're all trying to get into a long-term relationship with the intention of...

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+24How are so many hot women successful in finance?

michigan10483

I was browsing through LinkedIn and saw some of my 2nd/3rd connections had model-esque profile pictures, yet they were VPs/Directors at top investment banks. How are these women successful (in finance)? Did they actually get there by merit? Or did they use other strategies? I am genuinely...

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+24What is there to life after 30 if you don't want to go the starting a family route.

Postgradwonderer

Guess it is a part of my quarter life crisis even though things have been going a lot better for me in recent months in regards to employment (loving my full-time job!) and financially (pay is decent for someone like me). I often wonder about my 30s and have this habit of looking ahead to see...

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+24What do we think of Infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli?

charmingchimp

### A True Pharma Bro Many of us know Martin Shkreli from his 2015 pharma endeavors. He raised the price of a life-saving drug by over 5,000% while working at Turing Pharmaceuticals. He has also started another pharmaceutical company as well as two hedge funds. [quote] Mr. Shkreli is on...

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+24How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?

Jane02

My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...

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+24GS -> YouTube -> top hedge fund

Matrick

Impressive or nah? [quote]Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn’t eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she’s just turned up at Winton Capital...

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+24AMA: Credit Analyst at +$5B Distressed Shop

valueisoverrated

Have lurked on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> on-and-off since pre-crisis days. Reading the material on here helped me get my first internship - time to give back. Happy to answer anything and everything. Quick background below. - Beginning third year as...

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+24Moving From Canada to Philly...Any Advice?

Lafanador01

Hi Everyone! I am living in Canada but will be moving to Philadelphia early 2017. Wanted to reach out to Philly natives for some advice: 1) Was considering renting a place in University City....sticking within easy/short commute to UPenn. Keep getting mixed advice about how far into...

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+24Young People of WSO: What is with this fascination towards IB?

Opslivesmatter

I'm a lot older than most of you guys and while I never worked in <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or desired to do so, I don't understand the obsession and circle jerk of getting into <abbr...

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+24Who else is making $$$ off cryptos?

Praesto

With IOTA shooting up over 500% over the last few days and BTC shooting up almost 500% in 12 months, anyone else making big bank off cryptos? I know the volatility and risk are pretty big but an investment as little as $5K can yield pretty insane results, trust me I know from experience.

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+24Value add - multifamily ... RENTS, TAXES, WTF??

yoruba123

I am seeing a ton of shit OMs from brokers labeling everything value-add for multifamily. This is nothing new but who is the potential buyer pool for these shit class B & C assets? To my main question, is it realistic to expect rents can be doubled at a property in 18 to 124 months at a 50...

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+24Any late bloomers or guys who missed out on a lot growing up feeling this way about life as you get older?

Postgradwonderer

I might be one of the very few here but my background was atypical compared to the normal American kid. Grew up poor, didn't have a halfway decent high school experience that involved spring breaks and breaking out of your shell (high school was straight World Star lol), and college...

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+24I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.

donquixote2929

Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...

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+24How was Investment Banking modeling done back in the day?

Howard Hughes

Have always wondered this. Investment banks have been around long before excel - even back to the 80s and 90s - so how would investment banks and private equity firms create <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> pricing, valuations, <abbr...

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+24JP Morgan HireVue Actual Interview Questions for Online Interview

Pierpont

Just completed the HireVue for JP Morgan IB- FT Role. 7 questions, 30 second preparation, 3 min to record your answer. <h3>Interview Questions for JPM HireVue Interview</h3> Questions will vary based on the position. You can expect some of the following...

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+24I'm A F*cking Sleuth

Fear The Bulge

No fucks left to give, monkeys. I've got dirt on my boss and I want you to dream with me: what should I ask for? So I'm in the shitter, taking a shit, as I do, and reupping on Adderall, albeit with an off-label route of administration, hence the privacy. I've also got a good...

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+24Best option for paying for my home

Nijikon

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, this one is a little off tangent. Basically, me and my wife disagree on how I should work towards home ownership. Given the finance masters here, I wish to ask which route should I take. I'll disclose the information...

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+24What percentage of your after tax income is devoted to housing?

REPE8

There is an age old adage that your monthly housing expense should never be above 30% of your after tax income that I think is completely irrelevant in today's rental and housing market. I'm curious to see what the average renter's/home owner's monthly expense including...

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+24AMA: London L/S + event-driven analyst

thewaterpiper

Hey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London <abbr...

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+24Best/Cool/Interesting Bars by City

The Pharma Guy

With many <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members being avid drinkers, I figured it might be insightful to have an idea of bars worth visiting in different cities so when one is there (for business or pleasure) one has a decent idea of where a good night starts...

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+24New Shit List: Apartment Building

Fear The Bulge

Holy shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, so...no homo). <img src =...

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+24Ask an experienced senior analyst anything

Frank Rizzo

So I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.

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+24Minimum Time Before Lateralling?

StreetofBulls

I know people say that a firm cares about you as much as what you can do for the firm, but I honestly believe that relationships you build go beyond just a number that appears on the P&L. My question is for those that have made a move at some point in their careers. 1. How did you...

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+24What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

CRE

Worthwhile opinion piece this weekend from Wharton professor Adam Grant - ["What Straight-A Students Get Wrong"](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/opinion/college-gpa-career-success.html) [quote]The evidence is clear: Academic excellence is not a strong predictor of career...

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+24French Presidential Candidate Proposing 100% Tax On The Rich

Wu_Tang Financial

Title says it all. Link is <a href=http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/18/news/economy/france-tax-rich-election-melenchon/index.html?section=money_topstories>here</a> if you wish to view the article. This tax would be on incomes over 400,000 euro which is $425,000. These income...

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+24CFA Charterholder who left finance and joined the Army—AMA

AlexCook

Title explains it. I’m Alex Cook, and you might have seen my YouTube video on the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Program. I can't post links here right now but it will pop up if you type in "How I passed all of the <abbr...

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+24Am I the only who who tips Uber drivers?

MichaelScarn

Last night, after taking an Uber with friends, on the way out of the car, I leaned forward and gave the driver a few bucks... and my friends yelled at me! They proceeded to berate me for tipping the Uber guy, saying that no one does that and no one's SUPPOSED to do that... and that,...

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+24USA: 50 Things I Miss & Love

AndyLouis

With all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...

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+24I failed miserably at life. What do I do?

fuckingfailure

Earlier this year I graduated from a rank ~30 (semi-target) school with a 2.2 GPA in a hard science. I was a premed and did premed things all throughout college. I work as a waiter and take care of my 2 little siblings(parents died my freshman year). I don't need any sympathy, just help...

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+24Oil and Gas Overview

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #29 and was originally posted 1/10/2015.</em> Hopefully this post will generate some debate with regards to profiting from the recent drop in oil prices. As we have...

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+242019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley Hirevue

A-Jns22

Did anyone get the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> MS HireVues yet? I just got it today. Could someone explain the process further, and give me some tips? (I am a rising sophomore so this is my first interview) Also, was getting the HireVue a selective...

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+24Officially Out of the HF Business

Mr. Pink Money

Might as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span> business to pursue...

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+24Places where salaries are high but the cost of living is low?

TheBestMan

Does anyone know any cities where salaries are high and the cost of living is low for a life style quality that some may consider being average to high?

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+24Answers to "why should we hire you?" question

gms96

Hey guys, In a few interviews I've been asked "why should we hire you?" or "what distinguishes you from the other applicants?" They're tough questions but also pretty fair since they're getting at what's really the point of the interview to begin with....

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+24The future of LA

ga901

Curious what SoCal guys think the future holds for LA. The change here is staggering. Tech companies are flooding in. Snapchat, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Google and others all...

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+24Pay It Forward

Jared Dillian

I distinctly remember a phone call I made to a managing director at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/prudential" target="_blank">Prudential</a></span> Securities when I was in business school—I had cold-called him, done an...

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+24What car should I buy?

Whatever1984

OK, so according to my parents I "still have my communion money" (I do, minus what I lost on Global Crossing) My GF recently blew up the tranny on my old Jeep. That means I need a new car. Prestige is a non-factor (thank you Manhattan) I Take the train to work, what should I buy for...

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+24Las Vegas 2018

Mr. Deeds

Fellow Monkeys, I am going on a Vegas trip in a few weeks and I wanted to share some advice on what to do and what NOT to do in Sin City. LV is my annual escape from the office and I’ve been burned hard while enjoying what the city has to offer. I don’t want any of you to waste your hard...

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+24I DID IT!!!

paulydreamer

I did it!!! For those who are not in the know here is a quick recap. I was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front office ">FO</abbr></a></span>...

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+24Johnson (Cornell) 2nd Year MBA Ask Me Anything AMA

Masterz57

Inspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business...

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+24From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA

THE PsYcHoLoGy

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy" wrote and said he could still answer questions</em> <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to...

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+242018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Megathread: August 15th and Beyond

LBOver

APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS Now that early recruitment is wrapping up, most of the applications are open (minus some boutiques) and the previous thread has hit 1K comments, I thought it would be best to create another thread so people don't have to scroll through 6 pages to get...

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+24PE Horror Stories

babymonkey357

We thought (maybe just me) that <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> would have none or significantly less of the silly bullshit that banking had. Would love to hear some horror stories of pre-MBA associates being owned by their more senior colleagues. The gorier the...

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+24Most Mundane Shit

babymonkey357

You read correctly. What is the most mundane shit us monkeys do? This is what I've got so far (in no particular order): 1. Manual data entry 2. Working group lists 3. Buyer logs 4. Logo slides 5. Weird custom transaction precedents like break fees. Lay it on me. I want horror...

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+24Hot Take: Is ADHD (Among Other Psychiatric "Disorders") a Myth as We Understand It?

LReed

All humans have different spectrums of cognitive abilities and emotional ranges. Some people have a base-rate of happiness that is higher than others, some people get psychologically aroused (anxious) to a higher-extent than average, some people can't keep out distracting thoughts as well,...

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+24Why We Hired a Non-Target 1st Year - IB Analyst

WallStreetPlayboys

So apologize for the bad formatting here, no idea how to use this thing still but this should be helpful for guys trying to get into Wall St. <strong>Here's the breakdown on how to stand out as a Non-Target.</strong> After having an analyst <strong>already...

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+24Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBD

GoW

This is an absolute must read if you're from a non-target! I will try to detail out as much of my journey as I can. This post is kind of long overdue; however, I feel like it's better late than never. (Even if it's really poorly written.) I got an email around November of 2010...

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+24Some Thoughts on Private Equity Case Study Interview

TheKing

When you go through the interview process with private equity firms, particularly if you move along in a process at a middle market PE shop, <strong>you will almost certainly be asked to do a case study.</strong> <h3>Guide to the Private Equity Interview Case...

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+24How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to Follow

SanityCheck

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/7/13 </em> Now, most of the posters on WSO aren’t managing anyone yet or even have anyone below them on the totem pole for at least a few years, but those that will (or have) may benefit from this...

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+24 AMA - I Work at Strategy&. Consulting

StrategyAndWhat

Here to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not...

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+24Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst

wallstasks

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em> At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...

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+24People wondering whether they should quit their IB job to join the military

Romain-Mar

This post is inspired by a recent thread in which someone mentioned wanting to leave his cushy <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> position at 26 to join the military as a junior officer. Apologies if it's in the wrong forum, moderators. As someone who...

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+24Thoughts on PJT Partners?

whattodo

Read through this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-is-pjt-partners But i'm looking for an update a year and a half later or so. How did comp shake out? How is the increasing deal flow? I'm less concerned about exit opps but interested to hear that side too....

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+24Being a father and a workaholic

Hedgehog2017

Yeah, sometimes shit happens and I’m going to be father at my early 20’s. Even though I’ve never intended to have kids, I know that I have to provide education and be present in this kid life. I’m not so worried about the challenges of being a father, but in terms of my professional...

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+24Corporate Development: My Experiences and Background

HashtagCorpDev

I started my career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (BB company) out of undergrad from a regional target school. I had held internships at other <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> prior to my full time role. I started my analyst...

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+24AMA: My journey, from the lab to MMPE

Layne Staley

I’ve been threatening to do one of these for a couple months, and I figured I’d slam it out while I have some downtime in the office. I’m in my early 30s and I work at a middle-market private equity firm in the Southeastern US. I’ve taken a rather long, circuitous route to get here, and...

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+24Macro Monday: The Middle East

CuriousCharacter

####The Middle East I was feeling ambitious, so rather than post on Microsoft (coming soon) I thought I’d step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I honestly think the piece is fantastic, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it. *PLEASE NOTE: this...

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+24AMA - Master of Real Estate

CRE

I'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018. I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...

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+24Equity Research Q&A with Flake

Flake

<em>Mod (Andy) note: This thread is from December '11, but Flake said he is still up for answering questions, so fire away</em> Given the holiday season, I'm in a relatively good mood and feel the need to give back a little. I've seen a bunch of these "fielding...

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+23Are Hedge Fund Employees Structurally F***ed

dazedmonk

Happy 2018. Going to start it off a bit heavy here. I think in the last ~5 years things have been getting worse for your typical fund analyst/PM, and I think the trend is only accelerating. When I say getting worse I mean the growth path and (especially) the compensation for your moderately...

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+23How to Prepare for Restructuring Technical Questions

South Sea Tulip

<em>Mod note: This comment was originally posted in the thread "Restructuring Technicals" <a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/restructuring-technicals#comment-914608>here</a>. Many users found it useful so of course it would get front-paged. Enjoy! <a...

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+23banker career/lifestyle....not all that great? worth it?

hellonyc

Part of why people go into banking vs. any typical "finance analyst" role is the lifestyle. However realistically, what is the point of having an amazing apartment, if you never spend any time in it. I mean I'm not going to rent a 5000/month penthouse if I come home every night...

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+23Salesforce: May The Force Be With You

CuriousCharacter

Cloud computing original Salesforce.com has been on a tear since inception: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/salesforce.jpg?itok=UYw0guVn" alt="" /> However Investors have been divided on the stock. [Joel Greenblatt has shorted...

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+23Where are the Diced Bankers?

H-1Beast

Hey guys, so I’m a non target who recently got an offer at a (Blair,Lokey,Jefferies) for 2019. I wrestled in high school and have always loved lifting and staying in shape. I’m a little worried about what my banking schedule is gonna be like next year and where I’ll be able to fit lifting...

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+23How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)

Revsly

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: <strong>Here is how you learn about trading:</strong> <ol> <li>Have at least 5k. If you dont have that then get it somehow, use your...

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+23How to Ace the GMAT with Minimal Effort while Working in Investment Banking

phantombanker

<em>Moderator note (Andy): this was originally posted on 5/17/12, <strong> <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/phantombankers-gmat-study-guide">Here is the link to his study guide</a></em></strong> <h3>highest score on GMAT while...

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+23What is Your New Year's Resolution for 2018?

Tiger16

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2018? Mine is to read more, whether that's for education or for personal enjoyment. Happy New Year to everyone and rock this new year.

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+23AMA: I'm an Agricultural Commodities Trader

BOTT1702

I'm a senior trader with 8 years of experience in the ag markets. I currently trade physicals only but have traded futures and options to a small extent in the past as part of my hedge book. I have experience in grains and a wide variety of other ag byproduct commodities. Feel free to ask...

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+23AMA: From Pizza Delivery to Quantitative Research/Data Science/Programming

not_the_SEC

What is going on, everybody? I have been a lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for a while and thought I would share a story with you. Here goes nothing... I worked full-time and went to school full-time pretty much all throughout school. Knowing I...

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+23Favorite All Time Quotes?

CreditMadrid

I would like to present this question to all those in the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community: what is one of your favorite quotes? Could be from absolutely anything.

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+23I Knew Finance was for me When...

DonalDayUmTray

As the title says. When did you guys decide "yep, I wanna be banker, crunch numbers and have no sleep". Was there any moment that pushed you towards finance or did you come out of the womb spitting valuations in the maternity ward?

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+23What banker careers really look like: real private data

bankerella

<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12.</em> The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage in witty banter...

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+23Transgender at a Hedge Fund

Ashley617

I currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from a top 3 program, passed the <abbr title="Chartered Financial...

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+23Ditch The Computer Science Degree for Philosophy; Here's Why..

champagnepaki

Hey guys, This was a very interesting read, and really has me thinking about the what the world will be like a decade or two out. Mark Cuban, billionaire tech. guy, claims that in 10-15 years that computer science degrees will be less favored over liberal arts majors such as Philosophy....

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+23The Definitive Top 10 Alcoholic Beverages

Fear The Bulge

Let's talk booze. You all knew the time would come that the discussion would branch out from my tried and true (WoodfordandCreatine™) and get more adventurous. There's no rules when it comes to alcohol, except obviously don't be a pussy. Try everything once. Also, girl drinks...

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+23The tormented worldview of Ta-nehisi Coates

Dances With Newfoundland

Ta-nehisi Coates is a writer for The Atlantic and a pundit who skyrocketed to fame in recent years for his writings on race in America. He has been awarded a MacArthur genius grant and showered with effusive praise from the mainstream media and liberals alike. Coates is a powerful writer indeed....

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+23Don't Masturbate. Don't Look at Porn.

GoldenCinderblock

In fact, delete all your porn and your LatinaMilf links. I did a while back and it's helped my life immensely. Obviously, this is anecdotal evidence on my part, but if you want some real evidence: http://yourbrainonporn.com/ There are also a bunch of great Ted Talks (Google it) on why...

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+23A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball Player

Pinkpoloshorts

I figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...

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+23Goldman Sachs CEO's advice for young people

fine-nance

Personally, I am not a fan of Lloyd Blankfein</strong>, but I do admire the guy's background. He started out as a peanuts seller at the Yankee stadium and ended up running one of the world’s most prominent banks. In a recent interview, when asked what he advice he would give...

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+23Career Paths/Exit Opportunities

futureREmogul

I think this would be very beneficial to a lot of people on this forum, so if you could list your career path to how you got to your position you are currently in now from undergrad, as well as the firm or at the least the size, it would be very appreciated. Ex: investment sales (think...

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+23Best City To Live in is...

DonalDayUmTray

What's your guys' opinion? Where is the best city to live in and why? Of course it depends on a ton of stuff: age, job, preference, etc... Mine is London but that's biased af because I spend most of my time there, if I visited <abbr title="New York...

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+23How much do you give your parents per month?

maybeimtypingtoomuch

Title. How much of your salary do you contribute to your family? What percentage do you feel is a suitable number for someone starting work?

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+233 Tips for Non-Targets

Smitty4526

Well I did it. I landed an offer to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at an investment bank. Breaking into I-banking from a non-target may be a more common occurrence these days, but it is...

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+23Sell Your Options Dearly: MARRIAGE

Eddie Braverman

Andy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week & next. If there's an...

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+23Dress Code in Real Estate Asset Management

Don Johnson

I want to share an experience I just had on my third week of being a first year analyst in RE <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr>. To give a little background, I work in a second tier east coast market (Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, DC etc) working at a large <abbr...

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+23How to negotiate for more money during the interview process

SirTradesaLot

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12</em> So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring...

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+23My Story of Breaking In (Summer BB IB)

Na'Daz

Hey guys, this forum had been invaluable for me in securing a summer analyst position within <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (MS/<abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/JPM) and...

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+23Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship

HedgeFundHopeful94

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/29/14 and ranks #36 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+23Managing Your Money - Building a Personal Financial Model

TorontoMonkey1328

Inspired by: <A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-cant-save-money">I cant save money</A> <STRONG><EM>tl;dr: This could be the most important model you ever build.</EM></STRONG> <H3>Prologue</H3> When I started <abbr...

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+23I'm nervous about ring for her

Mikhailov

I'm looking for where to buy a ring and found this (redacted spam). What do you think of it? Whether you are deceived there or have you heard something about it? Tell me, you've already gone through this. I'm nervous!

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+23How I Taught Some Kid a Lesson

Fear The Bulge

Happy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...

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+23Using , MBA as a suffix

Blake w Mitch and Murrary

Reasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates">MBAs</abbr> do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix...

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+23Cars You Would Never Get

ColdCaller

What car would you never consider getting? I know many people that won't get luxury cars because they are depreciating assets. Nothing wrong with that but I'm looking for opinions on cars you wouldn't get because they're cliches or just plain bad.

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+23The best of the back (or middle) office?

BoringFinanceGuy

obviously most people here are <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> or bust, but for those of us happy making a decent living and prioritize work and family time, what are some of the better roles in the <abbr title="back...

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+23My PE Recruiting Process

ThatIsNotMyName

Post #2: Update as of Feb 21, 2014 It has definitely been a stressful month. Recruitment has fully kicked off for me and I was surprised at the amount of traction I’ve gotten so far. With each interview, my responses have gotten better and I learned to <abbr title="balance...

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+23Why are senior bankers so tall?

IgnorantIntern

I've noticed that directors and managing directors tend to be taller than average people When bankers get promoted, do they grow an extra inch or two? Is the added height included in senior bonus packages? Do <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> guys get the same...

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+23Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example

WallStreetOasis.com

<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...

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+235 Steps To Effective Networking

ValueBanker14

So ever since I've posted my story on here (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/106-rejections-1-success-unquantifiable-perseverance">"106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable Perseverance"</a>) and the follow up post detailing a few lessons I...

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+23Hacks to Make You More Successful

ReachThePeach

I came across this article that discusses the benefits of a cold shower on your life. I have tried taking cold showers and find it is quite beneficial. I have heard that this is one of the habits of successful people as it improves your mood, reduces stress, treats depression, and can even...

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+23Ask DickFuld May 2015

DickFuld

Ready to answer questions...

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+23Do you Support Trumps Tweeting Habits

PatrickStar120

I was surprised when I saw a headline earlier today on CNBC <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/17/69-of-americans-call-trumps-twitter-habit-a-bad-thing-says-nbc-wsj-poll.html">(link)</a>stating that 69% of Americans called Trumps twitter habit a bad thing. Not that I...

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+23Living a Serious Life

Tandem21

I was recently watching Chappaquiddick and there was a line that stuck out to me “You can choose to live a serious or non-serious life but if you choose to live a non-serious life I won’t have much time for you.” Joe Kennedy to Ted Kennedy as a youth. That being said, what are some of...

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+23Makena Capital

callibsunite

For all interested in Investment Analyst internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... <h3>Interview Process:</h3> In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, <span...

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+232019 NYC SA recruiting timeline pushed up to March/April?

deletedeletedelete

Currently a sophomore at a top undergrad Econ program. Hearing from friends at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> that first round interviews are going to be starting in Spring, around March and April. If...

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+23AMA: 2nd Year REPE Associate

MonkeyWrench

Wanted to do this since I have recently seen a trend of more <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> posts in general, and quite a few about REPE specifically. Brief background: -Not really sure if there's such a thing as a 'target' tranche for...

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+23I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything

MPG

I'm a VP in <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc.

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+23Books that Changed Your Perspective on Life

StrictlyNovice

Hi all, I just wanted to start a thread for great books that people recommend reading in their free time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Although finance book recommendations are great, I really want to start reading books that will change my perspective on the world. Cheers!

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+23Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing Up

CRE

Some of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...

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+23Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada

thefinancekid

**EDIT**: Changed rankings to place Ivey in 1st place instead of UBC Sauder PMF as people I've talked to think it's unfair to compare the top 7 kids at Sauder to entire schools. And, to be fair, the top 7 kids at Ivey/QC place comparably to Sauder PMF kids and Sauder as an entire...

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+23Is it weird to like working 100 hrs a week?

LeveredCat

I always preferred to work over 14 hrs a day and always felt the 40 a week is not enough. Since my job requires a lot of analysis and research, it is quite enjoyable to work all day. I recently saw an [article...

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+23Goals - What are yours?

Dabears50

I'm in the process of writing out my short term, mid, and long term goals and I'm curious to hear what kind of goals you guys have for yourselves. For context, I'm 23 and I've noticed most of my goals are driven towards career and finances. I think this is because I feel...

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+23Investment Banking 2014: 6 Things To Know For MBAs

FormerHornetDriver

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 9/22/14.</em> <em>This comment was originally posted in <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-decline-of-mba-ocr#comment-1180319">The decline of MBA...

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+23Your Craziest Commute/Road Rage Story?

champagnepaki

Hey all, Last week I was driving to class in the evening during rush hour, and witnessed a young teenager completely rear end someone's jag suv (the new f-pace) on the highway. The driver immediately got out of the car, opened his rear door - *and I shit you not* - grabbed a used diaper...

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+232017 Commercial/Corporate Banking Bonuses

WallStreetJunkie123

I'm curious to see how everyone fared in terms of commercial/corporate banking bonuses this year. Especially interested to hear about people who are only 1-2 years out of school (however, please feel free to share numbers for all roles and levels) Personally: Bulge bracket commercial...

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+23What is the worst book you've ever read?

WhitePaper

Title says it all. We hear a lot on here about the best books to read, but what is a book where you've thought: "Man, that's 2-4 hours I'm never getting back"

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+23"If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong"

ChiCubsFan

Slightly Buzzed rant: Let's feed into the retirement crisis the country is currently experiencing with this trash. Most of this I feel like is propaganda for people with liberal arts degrees that are baristas at Starbucks. Average 401k balance is $25k... across the entire spectrum, I am...

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+23Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?

johndoe89

All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a <abbr title="confidential information...

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+23Done123123

Banananker

Sorry had to take this away.

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+23Do's & Dont's - 1st Year Private Equity Associate

pe-b1tch-hehe

There are a lot of posts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

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+23What are you surprised is still around in the year 2018?

dc22

Earlier this month, I asked what you guys thought would <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-will-be-obsolete-in-10-years">be obsolete ten years from now</a> It got a shit ton of responses so going off of that, what do you are you surprised is still...

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+23Best Conversations You've Had With Bankers?

Tiger16

What are some of the best informal conversations you've had with bankers at networking events, information sessions, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interviews</a></span>, or other events?...

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+23What I Look For When Hiring Junior Traders

BOTT1702

<h3>What makes a successful junior trader?</h3> I’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having...

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+23AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUM

TheBigBambino

Hi All - I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...

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+23AMA From a Semi-Target Lower GPA to a Hedge Fund and Bulge Bracket

Joobacca

My story to get to where I did is a very strange one. I went to a semi target school, had an OK GPA, didn't join any finance clubs, and had zero connections into the business. At this point I was pretty much shunned and didn't get any interviews at a bank, even regionals. I personally...

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+23How to buy your first set of golf clubs

BillBelichick37

For a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...

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+23Real Estate Industry in a bubble?

AndyLouis

Was speaking with someone in my network (M7 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> student, soon to be working in RE) about the amount of RE interest/activity on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and he responded...

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+23A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luck

LES

WSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...

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+23Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app process

onlythestrongsurvive

Hello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle. <h3>Background</h3> I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no...

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+23Evolution of the Financier

rufiolove

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+22Why doesn't everyone invest in index funds?

mike ross

Can someone explain to me why every non finance professional doesn't just invest in low cost index funds? how can you beat the market when there are institutional/hedge fund investors that have more info about companies than you've ever dreamed about? The S&P has beat the...

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+22Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall Streeters

geoffblades

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #22 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em> I'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> community and I wanted to...

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+22Oprah Winfrey “our future president”

Shaun-Mullins

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+22Special Sits PE Case Study Example

Matrick

<em>The webinar for this case is TODAY, July 6th, at 5:00pm EDT. If you miss it, it will be replayed for free on the homepage on August 6th</em> Even though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has...

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+22AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst

Almost there lol

3rd Year analyst at <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

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+22Firm E-mail Formats

tangent style

Fellow Monkeys, If you're a non-target kid like me, you know the rules: network, network, network. Personally, I enjoy it, so I made a little list that might help some people out there like me: e-mail formats for a handful of firms you all might be interested in. I stole from a few...

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+22Demystifying GSO Capital (Blackstone)

Kimura

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #33 and was originally posted 6/9/2015.</em> I’ve been searching info about these guys for a while now. There are few threads on <abbr title="Wall...

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+22Wharton kids favor restructuring/distressed investing?

SBL

I was talking to a few friends who are currently there and learned most of the top kids (current junior/senior) are going to restructuring shops (whether it be PJT Rx, Millstein, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+222016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

wallstreethopeful17

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> info and added to the frontpage each week to...

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+22Jordan Peterson - An Answer to Unhinged 3rd Wave Feminism?

Anonymous Monkey

I thought that since there are a few womens marches going on that today would be the perfect day to share this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54 Not an incredibly political person but I think that today's feminism has gone off the rails and that Jordan Peterson is one of...

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+22Leveraged Finance – 2017 Update

lazerbear

There are a number of threads detailing what the job of a leveraged finance analyst and associate entails. A number of these are a bit dated but still pertinent. Therefore, the purpose of this thread is rather to focus on a few lesser spoken about topics, which people may find interesting:...

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+22Firmsconsulting TCO Program

consultantbhai

Hey everyone, I have asked this question before a few years ago, but wanted to ask again. Has anyone used Firmsconsulting services? Can someone vouch for the quality of the training program that they provide? I am wondering because they charge a very high $ for training for off-cycle...

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+22How Hungry are You to Win at Everything?

Ebolamonkey

@DickFuld" can attest to this truly inspirational quote: [quote]I want to reach in, rip out their heart and eat it before they die.[/quote] Japanese businessmen schooled Larry Ellison on competition by saying that the Japanese view competition as: [quote]Other people trying to...

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+22Gary Cohn out.

Negative Rates Ghostrider

He left <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> with a nice chunk of change and hung in the Trump Administration longer than most. Will his seat next to Lloyd be warm or will he ride into the sunset? Predictions. Winner one month out will receive a prize.

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+22Trader Documentary - Paul Tudor Jones (Must See)

Gekko21

Below is a link to the Paul Tudor Jones documentary video that shows him predicting the 1987 Crash (he tripled his money during it). This is a must see for any trader and shows the legendary trader in action before he became a billionaire. Although the video was shown on public television in...

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+22AMA: equity research analyst at top 3 AM

ridingthebullwave

**Note: as of 07 31 18 I will no longer answering q's on this AMA. Thanks for your questions and I hope some of the responses help.** Before I started in the industry I used to (somewhat anxiously) trawl <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for hints of what...

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+22Any tips for cold walk ins

freemarketswork

I plan on driving to chicago from a city roughly 5 hours away. The goal is to cold walk in at as many investment banks as I can. Does anyone have experience doing this? Any tips? Keep in mind I have absolutely no warm leads. I plan on going in and asking for a hiring manager or MD depending on...

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+228 Rules to Live By

ibgybg

The old guy here... A lot of people emailed me asking for life advice after I posted <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/15-career-steps">"15 career steps"</a>... Pull up your skirt and repeat diver John Chatterton's 8 "rules to live by." He...

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+22Worst Networking mistakes

bankerella27

Hey guys, I was wondering what are the worst networking mistakes you have experienced or heard of so far, especially for entry-level candidates?

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+22I Hate [Interviewing] Millennials!

Shaun-Mullins

I have been looking for an associate for a while now: smart, eager, ability to really dig into something. I don’t care if you came from a lesser shop if you can prove you got the fight and drive. So, I interviewed a dozen people and everyone has been pretty bad for the dumbest reasons. I...

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+22Starbucks plans to hire 10K refugees

George Kush

Well boys, where will you be getting your coffee at tomorrow? That's about one for every other store, considering they have about 20K stores globally.

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+22"Project success but don't be flashy"

Mostly Random Dude

I got a bunch of meetings coming up, some in a casual setting and some in a more formal setting. I was told to "dress and accessorize appropriately" and when I asked what the fork is that supposed to mean, the response was "project success but don't be flashy". So let...

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+22Why can't I even get any interviews?

The Funky

Title says it all. I'm a junior at a top NESCAC with a 3.40 GPA in Econ, some solid finance experience my sophomore year and plenty of finance activities and leadership on my resumé. Additionally, I speak several useful languages and know basic coding in C++. My knowledge of financial...

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+22Do the humanities have value in today's banking world?

MusicCityBoer

I recently got to sit down with a partner at a major <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> firm (think Baird, HLHZ) who was a history major in college and we worked our way to the question of what value...

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+22AMA: I'm at the end of the WSO Rainbow and Profoundly Unhappy

Colonel_Sanders

I'm in my early-to-mid 20's, I work in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, I'll make nearly $500k this year and I have no fucking idea what I'm doing. I went to the doctor. He said I drink too much coffee, get too little sleep, and drink too much...

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+22I worked on the Amazon / Whole Foods acquisition — AMA!

blumie

Hi WSO! Since the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>/Whole Foods acquisition seems to be the "hot topic of the day", I figured I'd help pay back the community for all the...

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+221st Year HF Analyst taking questions

Simple As...

Just finished up a couple very long weeks at work and am feeling pretty generous at the moment. So, a little bit about me: - Non-target former varsity athlete/captain - Corp Strat to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...

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+22Would you live here for $200k?

InTheRearAndOutTheEar

A lot of basis towards each coast and no love for the middle of this country. Would you take a job in one of the flyover states for $150k base, $90k(mixed Bonus) for 2 years then it jumps up VP, SVP ($400k base) etc? Corporate Development type of role with financial analyst mix. If so what...

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+22Do you ever feel resentment?

RobberBaron123

Numerous times I've made it through numerous rounds of interviews to be shut out in the end. In the current process, I've had three phone interviews and they flew me in to meet the team one morning. Got a very positive phone call about three weeks ago saying the team thought I was the...

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+22How IBD Makes (or Loses) Money and Why that Matters to You

TorontoMonkey1328

Inspired by @CompBanker" 's post on <A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-truth-behind-pe-compensation">"The Truth Behind <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Compensation."</A> <span...

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+22Microsoft: The (not so) Evil Empire

CuriousCharacter

Ah, **Bill Gates**. Growing up, William Henry Gates III was the kid you loved to hate: With an IQ of 160, a today’s dollars-trust fund worth north of $20mm, AND politically connected parents, he was smarter than you, richer than you, and had a brighter future. <img...

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+22M&A Interview Questions - Beginner to Advanced Questions

TorontoMonkey1328

I have a set of <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> interview questions I like to ask. <h3>Interview Questions for Mergers and Acquisitions</h3> In my career, I've only had two analyst / associate candidates answer all four levels...

349
+22The Sunlight Hurts My Eyes...

rufiolove

I want to start to bring back the douchey candor of LSO that we all know and love... Below is my morning, in the best Logan impression I can muster in my sleep deprived state... Hope you enjoy... As I wake after a near all nighter, the bulk of which was wasted tweaking valuation...

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+22In Response to “20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get”

CRE

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/15/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Jason Nazar, a contributing writer for...

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+22When does the rat race end?

CDN1Banker

I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, and given the...

124
+22Stereotypes of your industry?

GingerGuy

So every industry/job has its own collection of stereotypes, Some right off the bat: * Software engineers are nerds who wear flip flops to work and enjoy craft beer * Lawyers are sleazy liars who wear nice suits * Accountants are incredibly promiscuous people with wild sex...

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+22mrsdowjones internet troll

Jamie_Diamond

Does anyone follow mrsdowjones on instagram? She tried to give me financial advice and was annoyed I didn’t take it... https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-sacks-59b64831 As you can see she hasn’t worked a day in finance ****<img...

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+22Why is Goldman Sachs the best firm?

calms

I know <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> is considered the best in terms of prestige, but why is it like that? Is their culture any different from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> or Barclays for instance, do they produce better/quality work?...

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+222018 FT/Off-cycle London Recruiting Timeline Megathread

dank.knight

***UPDATED AS OF 10/01/2018*** Title says it all - the 2018 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> mainly covers the US schools so I thought I'd start one for London ones. BBs: Goldman: Closed...

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+22Wearing Deal Sleds or Loafers as an Intern

Ronclue

Would love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed? <h3>Can I Wear Fancy Shoes as an Intern on Wall Street?</h3> As a rule - you should be conservative when selecting your shoes as an intern. Even if junior analysts...

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+22Attached - Equity Research Template Examples

rajsmith

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, A lot of people have asked me for equity/industry analyst report templates. In response I have attached a few <span class='keyword_link'><a...

55
+22Lying on your resume -- experiences, ethics, and strategies

Jake Paul

This might not sit well with a fair amount of people on here, but I've found this interesting since I've heard a few financial professionals say that this is an okay thing to do (to an extent). Has anyone else here made a small lie on their resume? (director of bullshit club,...

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+22Dirty Money Series on Netflix

ironman32

If anyone has some spare time I would suggest watching the "Dirty Money" series on Netflix. Each episode is a separate 1 hour documentary about a separate topic. I watched two of them, one on how the short sellers figured our valeant pharm. and the other about the Trump empire. ...

66
+22How many models did you build in your 1st year as an analyst?

sonnypatel

How many? What types of models? Would be helpful if you include what group and what size bank you are at

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+22AMA... 3rd year ER analyst

saracen

I have been an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr></a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+22Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me Anything

flewbye

I'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...

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+22The rise of RBC Capital Markets

TheSleepyBanker

<abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> Capital Markets made it in top 9 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> revenue in 2017, above UBS and below the rest of the <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>. Can any of...

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+22Martial Arts

dornelbr

Are you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one? I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga.

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+22Credit Suisse 2019 SA Megathread

smartypantstest

Figured that some of the BB's already have their threads but not <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr>. Post any updates that you guys have about Credit Suisse's recruiting timeline (especially NY)!

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+22Summer 2018 Citigroup Summer Sophomore Leadership Program

jamesht0

Hey guys, I just got an e-mail from Citigroup replying to my submitted application for the Sophomore Summer Leadership Program. It is just asking "to preference your business line of interest." I'm assuming the fact that I got an e-mail back is a good thing. Did a lot of people...

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+222017 APAC IBD Summer Analyst Interview Update

VanPro

Does anyone <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">know if Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...

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+22Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017

Karn231

Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread for it. From my understanding,...

81
+22Biotech finance: from IB to VC / HF to funded startup

biotech212121

I worked in the healthcare IB group of a lower-tier BB, then was a biotech analyst at a $1.8B late-stage VC / growth equity fund / public equity fund, then founded a venture-backed biotech startup. I’ve also worked in advisory and BD roles with several startups and in finance and BD at...

8
+22Exercising on the job

redraidermustang

I've never met an Analyst in banking that is overweight....or even portly for that matter. With how much you all work, when/how do you find time to exercise?

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+22AMA - I quit my job as a bond trader to fight MMA in Peru

[email protected]

A few years ago, I quit my job as a corporate bond trader to become a professional MMA fighter in Peru. I went to Wharton undergrad and interned in finance every summer on various trading desks. I wound up full-time on a prop desk as an analyst and got right into the grind. After two years, I...

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+22What makes someone a POOR Summer Analyst

SirGrayWalrus

We've seen and had a countless number of threads on what makes someone a GOOD Summer Analyst. What makes someone a POOR or BAD Summer Analyst though? (Apart from making repetitive mistakes in his/her work) To those who are already in the industry, do you have any stories? What kind of...

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+22My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige

bankerella

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/1/12.</em> I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I’ve never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+22Do You Think Getting My Ex-Girlfriend Back Is Possible?

Plicate

Hey Guys. I'm relatively new. Similarly to some of you, I belong to the finance sector too (working as a forex broker) and I've got to say, I have really enjoyed reading the comments and threads created by this community in the time I've been here. I know it may not be my...

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+22Work Hard and Achieve Big Things: A Short Success Story

YungBull

Hello fellow monkies, Today, I wanted to share a success story. Unfortunately, this success story is not my own, but instead, my college roommate. Hopefully soon, I will be sharing my own. ###The Background: My college roommate has a ~4.0 GPA. He spends every day, morning to night, in...

9
+22RESCINDED FT Analyst Offer

tomsmith23

I recently received an offer from a bank for a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Analyst role, I accepted the offer both verbally over the phone and via email. A few days after accepting the offer (before progressing to sign the contract), I was called in for a...

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+22Would it have mattered if Trump stuck to his words?

Appley

[quote]Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to...

61
+22What are your career/life goals for 2019?

famejranc

Did you accomplish what you wanted to in 2018? And what do you want to accomplish in 2019? Please discus.

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+22Wall Street vs. Entrepreneurship

Dr. Dres

I am very new to this but I thought I would post something I feel many of us students have thought about at some point in time. This may be more tailored to first-gen, low-income, students who attend non-targets. Can apply to others as well so feel free to critique? You spend hours at school,...

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+22The Allure of Investment Banking

etx

Though in recent years, many have highlighted the fact that the allure of investment banking has significantly dimmed given the multitude of undergrads wanting to head straight into the buy-side or technology. This however has not been a trend I personally agree with, as more and more students...

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+22Stock Pitch Sample Template - Proven Examples to Help Ace Your Interview

Will Hunting

Stock pitches have been a part of finance interviews since the dawn of man. People typically underestimate the importance of pitches in an interview, but think about it this way: if you’re interviewing for a position at any sort of financial institution - hedge fund, private equity firm,...

36
+22CFA Results - 2015

Mr. Skilling

Today is the big day we've been waiting for/dreading since early June, when we peeled out of the testing center parking lots, burned our books, and went off to get drunk with our long lost friends. Level I & II results will be released via email today after 9:00 A.M ET. Level III...

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+22Bankisms

babymonkey357

That's right. All the nonsense that's said. 1. "We got to dig into the numbers" 2. "Those logos look blurry to me" ... Provide your best below.

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+22Biggest wastes of time in Private Equity

Intern4ever

Want to hear from junior <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> monkeys what their biggest wastes of time are. I have to deal with a bunch of process bullshit, and I want to hear what else sucks up people's time. For example: - When first looking at a company,...

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+22AMA - Commercial Banking Credit Risk SVP in Southeast USA

MidasMulligan

Howdy all, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to post and say hi. About Me: - I'm a 10 year commercial banking veteran that got started in 2008-2009 going through a super-regional's <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development...

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+22Changing friendships when becoming successful

deMaestro

Recently I've had to think a lot about how some old friends, who have been close to me in the past, have greatly changed their behavior towards me after I have received life changing opportunities in my professional career. I come from a highly non-traditional background (think sports,...

38
+21New H-1B Visa Bill to Double Minimum Wage

ebit_dab

A legislation has been introduced which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa holders</a></span> to $130k (currently set at $60k)....

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+21Paris Climate Agreement Discussion

dr_mantistoboggan_MD

In a shameless attempt to farm some bananas during a slow week, i figured I'd stir the pot and see what everyone's opinion on the subject of the potential withdraw of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, as the President is set to make his decision known at around 3 today. I can...

52
+21Goldman Sachs Video Interview

gdang123

Myself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's IBD summer internship. However, I believe they are not interviews, but rather you recording answers. Anybody have any experience with this/know what they ask? <h3>GS HireVue Online...

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+21How to Beat Post-Lunch Drowsiness

Rich5erval

As title suggested, in a sustainable way. Coffee does not seem to work as effectively as my morning cup. Thanks guys.

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+21Common Pitfalls of Early Analyst Life & Unemployment

M- Weintraub

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #21 and was originally posted 5/1/2015.</em> I wanted to share some insight on what it’s like having been through a few things after graduating from college. For reference, I graduated from...

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+21For Those of You Unable to Secure Investment Banking Internships - Keep Your Head Up

kinginthenorth

I know summer recruiting is winding down and a few of you are probably freaking out. There was another thread a few weeks ago called <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/on-losing-failure">On Losing & Failure</a> that I would recommend reading if you haven't...

28
+21Worst/most ridiculous things one can do on LinkedIn

Paper Plane

Hello there. Today, while browsing LinkedIn I bumped into a hilarious entry on the profile of one of the so called 'incoming summer analysts: http://imgur.com/a/gbcxT This is what I call a magnitude. ITT share your best findings from LinkedIn..

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+21hot car but no hot girl - HELP!

blumie

okay guys, i am in a very difficult situation. I have a very nice car, 2006 bmw z4, that gets me compliments all the time. there is this incredibly hot girl at work that i like but i've never talked to her before since i have nothing to talk to her about. i figured that i could use my car...

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+21Farted in Pipeline Meeting - Advice needed immediately

Goldmansak

It was horrible. Smelled like someone killed a fat skunk with an egg stick. The two MDs in the room gave me the most evil stare I've ever seen...even worse than when I royally screwed up on a deal. Any help on what I should do to apologize? Thank goodness a couple analysts were there to...

37
+21Is investment banking not as prestigious as most people think? Are kids that break in sub-par?

xgozax

I think we've all already come to the conclusion that Investment Banking certainly doesn't pay as well as it used to when you adjust for the cost of living, but is it still prestigious and does it still have good exit opportunities? Does breaking into banking mean you're a...

114
+21I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?

themonkeyking

DELETED for very important reason...

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+21Most hated people in finance?

GingerGuy

Who are some of the most looked down upon people ever in this industry? Martin Shkreli immediately comes to mind, but who else?

64
+21Thoughts on Mumble Rap?

ColdCaller

What do you guys think of this generation's rap? Since its inception in 2011, mumble rap has taken off like crazy. Migos, Future, MGK, Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Lil "*insert random name*" and all these other "rappers" these days just don't give a damn about their...

55
+21Allen & Co. - An In-Depth Review

Herbert Allen III

In browsing this forum, I’ve come across some misinformation (or none at all) about Allen & Company. The firm has historically been shrouded in secrecy…until today. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this super-secretive firm. All information was gathered through online resources and...

33
+21Boss going to get me fired

unicornsandrainbows

[Comment has been deleted as I don't want to be identified, but thank you everyone for the advice!]

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+21Venture Capital Associate Fielding Questions

JimmyDormandy

<em><strong> mod (Andy) note:</strong><em> this was originally posted in July but he's still answering q's for those interested in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>. In following the solid threads of the 10x leverage,...

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+21Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?

Burke

What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...

35
+21What is life like at no-Bulge Bracket Investment banks?

banking_and_hedging

You will always hear about daily life and exit opportunities at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and Boutiques, but what about other large banks like Mizuho, Nomura, Wells Fargo, HSBC and etc?

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+212017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD

Endlessyao

Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

208
+21Anyone else miss school?

JustAnotherAnalyst

Hey guys, I've been working for about a year now and have realized that I kinda miss going to school. Anyone else feel that way / don't feel that way? Curious to hear thoughts.

37
+21Was life, at least the fun and social aspect of it, supposed to have peaked in college?

Postgradwonderer

Outside of work, this has been a big theme for me and something that has occupied a great deal of my thoughts being in my 20s. I am still in my 20s so maybe an older soul can give more insight into all of this. While it seems like after college you start to make more money and become...

157
+21Black Women in IB - Experiences?

fem.blk.ib

Hey Everybody, I have read a few posts about African Americans in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and there are a slew of forum topics about females in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. However, I haven't seen a post about...

134
+21How PWM really works (part 1): past, present, future, and $$$

thebrofessor

Hey guys, Andy had asked me a while ago to do a blog on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span>, so I figured...

60
+21RE / REPE - What is your typical day to day like?

jtl1002

I thought it would be cool if guys here can give their "day in the life" from 9am to whenever of a typical day for them at their current role/company. I think it would be great for inexperienced guys like myself to see what is like formguys here from development to brokerage to REPE...

33
+21How much do you put into your 401k?

chestnutxyz

Right now I'm at 11%, but with equities getting so high, and I definitely have a fear of heights this extreme, I feel like I'm better off getting the cash. Thoughts? My company only matches up to 4% so was thinking of dropping to 5%. Note: if you cold list seniority (analyst...

78
+21Quitting major Investment Bank in NYC after 2 months...?

IBDQuitter

Hi guys, I am in a weird situation and would love to hear out some opinions. Two months ago, I started working as and <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> analyst at one of the top 3 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> banks in...

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+21Note to People Networking - Don't Copy & Paste Emails

NuclearPenguins

Friendly piece of advice - if you're sending out networking emails, please don't copy and paste them word for word with the only thing that is different being who the email is addressed to, especially if this is after some event and not an out of the blue cold email. I was in my...

34
+21Resume and cover letter - a reviewers perspective

SSits

I just read through a stack of cover letters and resumes to prepare for a summer intern interview day. Here's some comments from the perspective of a late 30s banker on the interviewer side of the table. <br><ol><li>Every cover page and resume looks the same. I skim...

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+21Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........

wilowallstreet

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss his webinar coming up this Sunday! "<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-hedge-fund-investment-pitch-3pm-et-11016">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a>" You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot...

171
+21Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs (Learning About/Staying Up-to-Date on the Tech Industry)

7xEBITDA

Now that I’m in the real world (and working in tech banking), I hear from a lot of students claiming they’re interested in working in/around technology, and asking for advice on how to learn more about the industry and keep up with trends. In order to save myself some time and not be forced.