The New York Times just reported that Time Warner is going to be bought by AT&T. This deal will be massive as AT&T is prepared to pay $85.4 Billion ($107.50 a share in half-cash, half-stock deal) according to WSJ "AT&T will tap $40 billion in bridge loans, a person said, with...
I know it is immoral and highly risky, but I won't be asking this if I am not completely out of options and have nothing to lose... I'm thinking there is no way for the recruiting company to know your graduation date without your consent. Under the Family Educational Rights and...
For 2018 summer analyst internships **what methods of studying technicals have you guys found work the best?** I am currently studying BIWS and making flashcards for the questions. Obviously I'm not memorizing every question's answer, it's just a nice way to randomly have a...
I was shot down pretty hard this <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting season, so I figure it's time to stop slacking and wallowing in self-pity, and to start networking in preparation for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> or a...
Looking for buyer to accquire a Wall Street <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> firm. It was incorporated in Delaware in March 2017 It also comes with two brokerage(IB and TD) and bank account with full global margin trading privileges and a Wall Street Address. All the...
Hello Gentlemen, Just wanted to get some input on this question. I've seen a lot of posts on this website about taking clients out and conducting business outside of the typical business office environment. What job role enables you to do this on a normal basis? In other words,...
If you don't know about Asian parents, they always ask you about your job/money/prestige/etc. Am I the only one who finds these conversations annoying? I can't tell them that I work in Statistical Arbitrage because there's no Chinese words for StatArb. So I tell that I work in...
So I'm about to enter Wall Street, but having noticed some kids I grew up with, who worked in the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> full-time leave, I'm scared. Three of them: 1. One went to a...
Is McGill (Desautels) a good choice if I want to pursue a commerce degree? What's its reputation on Wall Street? How does it stack up to Ivey or Queen's? How is the recruitment at McGill? I will be going to McGill this fall, so any insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Very interested in starting as a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Trading at Big Oil. What's in it for me? What kind of exit opps that big oil junior traders typically go to after 2-3 year gig? How difficult is it to switch to <abbr title="investment...
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Hey guys, For my research internship I have to call up IR in this company and ask them some questions. I am having trouble coming up with good concrete questions. Are there any lists out there that can help me out. Or can you guys post some suggestions. For reference this compnay is in...
Talkin outta 1600 by the way. Applyin to all the big boys next year, Goldmud, Citipoop, both the Morgans, and all the otha kidz with da pumped up kix. Should I swap that 1st 0 with da 5 and pray they don't come a knockin?
So i interviewed with MS <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> about more than a week ago first round on campus, and am yet to hear back, so...
Hello everyone, I know this is not a forum for <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr>/Accounting/Big4 specifically but since I'm trying to get out of this field, I figured I would give it a shot.. Basically here is my story. I started auditing in a...
Hello WSO! Let me start off by saying this is quite the resource for those seeking to enter and rise as a professional within the financial industry. Impressive to say the least. Warning: this might be considered a novel and the word "I" is used 35 times (just throwing it out...
One of the most over saturated markets out there, but this 2014 Stanford GSB alum founded a site called The League. Ostensibly, it's a hybrid of Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Hinge. It was created because the founder, Amanda Bradford, felt that Tinder was too sketchy and wanted to...
Hey guys, I have 2 offers (Graduating Senior) and need a little help on Pro's and Cons for exit opps, b-school, etc. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> Technology...
Alright lets hear it first year analysts- who is: A) at the office B) at the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> apartment C) at home with the family if C, where is home and how long you sticking around?
I am in the process of making decision between Temple, villanova and drexel <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs Villanova and Drexel are both two year co-hort programs. My intention of getting an <abbr title="Masters in Business...
I noticed the M&I resume guide advises against using Senior (Soph, Jr., etc) unless you have a special circumstance. Well long story short (blah blah blah) I finally got my ass working senior year and got a 3.96/4 and Deans Honor List. My overall GPA is 3.38 and my major gpa is 3.7. I...
Hey everybody, I'm a college student right now, my plan is to major in Statistics and continue on to graduate school to complete a master's in the field at least. I had some quick questions. What would be a suitable double major or minor? I've considered mathematics, computer...
So an alum of my school today told me that he could ensure that I got into the interviewing process at one of the B's. Now I know the rest is up to me and case prep is going to be big... But my question is--are my resume and CL not really factors at this point? He told me to cite him and...
Hey fellow monkeys, Over the **LSE** Economic History MSc I found the MSc in Economics and Social History run by **Oxford University.** Keeping the line "brand>major" do you guys think that master worth it? Compared with <abbr title="London School of...
This prob one of my worst posts but i had to.....if you don't think she's hot I don't know who is? https://i.cdn.turner.com/si/pr/subs/swimsuit/images/11/FsquPA9Qn3E9J2.jpg
Does anyone with a normal job stand a chance? Are there any membership clubs in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> that are more welcoming to non-"creatives" like us?
I know the topic of Wharton versus Tepper may seem ludicrous to many on this forum, however I'm in the midst of a true dilemma. I just now, as I'm about to start pre-term at Tepper, received admission to Wharton. I already moved into my Pittsburgh apartment and gotten acquainted...
pwned, muthafucka... like the rest of this board. like your lie, too bad you're too dumb to execute properly. lmao. or maybe i'm just 2 fucking smart. u 2 fucking E Z GTFO... thanks! any other dumb-shit wanna match wits? what about some idiot also-ran who's been...
Hi guys, this is my first time posting, but I'm interested in entering a financial career following graduation and I was recently accepted into these undergraduate schools. I know you're all knowledgable about this sort of thing, so I'd greatly appreciate any advice you have on...
Hey everyone, I was just wondering how you would compare Canadian universities (undergrad) to American universities for their business schools. I didn't even consider applying to the US due to the cost of tuition - Canadian schools are much, much cheaper. The main two universities...
Lets say you attend a semi-target. Maybe two top <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> recruit there with limited spots for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front...
Hi guys, I'm a clueless student looking for some career advice on this site
Hi guys, I have a math degree from NYU in 2014, and interned in Wholesale planning and Retail Operations division of several luxury goods company in <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr>. I passed <abbr title="Chartered Financial...
I am aware of the barrage of posts here that ask about which groups are the best at which banks, etc. This is not one of them - I care about the quality of people and the general deal flow that I will be exposed to. I have had experience as an <abbr title="summer analyst...
Janet actually did it!! http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/16/fed-raises-rates-for-first-time-since-2006.html
Need your help! If you were a female and had <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst offers from</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">Credit...
How much better does an Economics major look for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internships than a History major? I'm a sophomore at Yale, trying to decide between the two. Basically, I'm trying to decide whether to drop an Econ class, and the...
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Hello fellow financiers, I'm a 15-year old high school student residing in Portland, Oregon who is looking to get started in the world of finance. Ever since a young age, I've watched the Nightly Business report, read the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Forbes. and I want to get...
Interesting article in the WSJ today talking about how <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> is building a new bond <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Anyone see value in getting a FA to help manage money that will be coming down the cute in a year or so? Not having time as a IB-Analyst; does it make sense to develop a relationship (for a fee) with an FA for their services?
Hey guys, I'm sure this question has been asked but I couldn't find it. I'm a junior at a small MN school. In MN we don't really have any major <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> firms so placement coordinators at my school don't know much....
What would you do?
I'm wondering which 2nd tier <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and elite boutiques / <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firms are most receptive to sophomores for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Hey guys, just accepted an offer for a commodity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>, and the possibility of it becoming a year round internship. It is for a "commodity <span...
I plan to submit my resume for several <abbr title="on campus recruiting ">OCR</abbr> postings. Any tips to get closed listed? Also, if a cover letter is shown as optional, do I need to submit one? I've never had much luck with cover letters getting me any interviews.
How often are the banana point rankings and percentiles updated? I've been at the same number for a couple weeks and I was just curious to see how much I've posted compared to other users. Also, it would be cool to see the users above and below you in points when you click rank in...
Hi guys, I am working on this topic for my project, and am wondering if any of you guys have a case study of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>'s <abbr...
Can a master's in healthcare administration place someone into healthcare IB? I wonder if someone in an MHA program can do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in a healthcare <span...
I hope avid fans of college sports dynasties can relate to this. The loss of luster of many schools that absolutely dominated in their respective sports in earlier eras is an ordeal many supporters and alumni shed tears over. I am an IU alumni and almost every game over the past 3 years...
Those who know me know that in politics, life or anything in general I call a spade a spade. I don’t fear anything. Whatever news there is out there about what happened in Turkey is almost definitely false. Any harm done to a Turkish man or woman or child or elder or any person, hurts me more...
Hi, I got entry-level <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild" target="_blank">offers from Rothschild</a></span> and <span...
I have 4 pairs of wool pants that I wear to work M-F. How often should I be taking them to the cleaners? Should I still be looking to take them to the cleaners every 1-2 months if I'm wearing them every day? I work in <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> so I sweat...
In The Flesh
Well dear monkeys, it seems cheating is once again a hot news topic: about twenty people from the North Shore of Long Island, a very wealthy area, are facing criminal charges and arrests for paying others to take the SAT for them in their place. My last post on this topic generated quite a...
Hey guys, I have a phone interview with Centerview tomorrow afternoon with their tech group for an Analyst position (2019) and was told it'd be technical in nature. I was planning on prepping by focusing on my background, deals the firm has done that I like, overview of...
This summer I'll be on the hunt for foreign women ( spanish, brazil, poland, german, etc.) Do these ethnic groups generally settle in the not-so nice neighborhoods throughout the <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> area? For example, Spanish harlem, lower east...
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Happy to see my school back in 12th place above the, erm, "lesser" ivies :-) the Princeton guys got a nice slap in the face as well. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/national-search
I haven't seen a direct comparison between these two banks, and I'm just curious what everyones' opinion is. Obviously they have different deal sizes, but they're both growing substantially. If you had a choice between the two, which bank would you choose for SA?
Will having only a 3.5 gpa after my first semester at Wharton kill my chances of getting a top gig? Also, how hard is it to improve the gpa, considering wharton is tough?
It is being reported that <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/08/28/merrill-lynch-black-financial-advisers-discrimination-lawsuit-settlement/2722833/">Bank of America is settling the largest racial discrimination suit against an American company in...
I work with the research department of a tier 1 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in Asia (think <span...
As <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> tends to be very male-dominated, is there anything female <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> analysts should be aware of before joining a <span...
I thought this would a fun and peculiar topic. As we all know (or you should), formal education is only a drop in the bucket of technical skills required in high finance. To that end, I've come across people with some strange backgrounds. Tell me who you've come across. tie for the...
I've heard that some elite boutiques (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>) ask more difficult...
Blaming the "EVIL banks" for being greedy, to me, is akin to blaming doctors, teachers, or colleges for being greedy and evil for taking advantage of the common man and making him pay so much for healthcare and education. I believe the real finger to point is at our government....
Hi everyone, Does anyone have any good articles on analyzing the financial statements, in particular cashflow statements? I am currently performing due diligence on our target companies and have no clue of what to look out for. Google hasn't provided very useful inputs. Found...
Hi there this is a little long. I have a question about how to leverage my masters into a career in finance. I went to a very small, unknown college and graduated with a 3.1. Luckily I got into a masters program in public health at columbia's program. I have chosen the management...
Pump and Dump
Amid all the flooding in Texas I really hope is ok. I haven't heard from him in a while but he did mention he worked at a <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> firm in Texas. Was he banned or just inactive now?
Hi everyone, Does anyone know the questions for 2020 J.P.Morgan Hirevue? Can someone please share them? Would Really appreciate it!
I wanted to know what was the salary of a financial analyst or accountant in one of these cities, the pros and cons of each city, and career, and pretty much everything else, As you all can see I'm an example of whom the gaming community would call a "noob" I am trying to get...
I graduated '08 with a bachelor's and master's from MIT. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have the foresight to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">get any trading</a></span> internships while in...
So does anyone have any suggestions for good books on the not so technical side of business.. i.e. How to books for bribery, kickbacks and blackmail? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have about 10 banks and would really like to know the street's opinion on their rankings.
Is it possible to break into Ib with that degree? Also, can I apply to two master programs at vandy?
I would like some opinions regarding product groups versus coverage groups. What are some advantages and disadvantages (i.e. work load, social interaction, upward mobility, etc). Which one do you guys like better and why?
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I know, I know. Everybody hates these comparison posts but I go to a southern school where there's not much available experience on <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>.I'm looking at summer associate offers and am interested in <abbr...
Currently in my sophomore year and looking to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank"><abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> with Deloitte</a></span> summer of my junior...
Ciao Monkeys, I am an incoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> analyst. In the meantime, I am traveling through Italia. Over...
Do really analysts dig deeper on financial statements to perform an analysis about a company to make a buy, hold or sell recommendation? But why bother if financial statements are black boxes cooked by the management for the benefit of the management, and do not provide much relevant data...
I currently have a 3.46(rounded to 3.5) as a sophomore. I'm trying extra hard this semester to bring it up to a 3.7, where I'll be competitive, but <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions are already starting recruiting. I'm not gonna get my...
<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Guys give me a suggestion to get a watch. Only condition has to be steel no leather.
i applied for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> Hong Kong <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position. Got an email from...
Long time lurker, appreciate the wealth of information I've gleaned from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> to date. Currently deciding between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...
So I'm not a finance major but using vault/<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">wso</abbr> guides i was able to <abbr title="balance sheet ">BS</abbr> my way through techincals for first round. However, they called me for the second round and I need...
I'm a Penn senior graduating in 4 years with a management degree from wharton, computer science degree from engineering (3.8), and public policy masters (3.9). I have a perfect GRE score. My past experience includes: Publishing research papers on innovations for improvements to supply...
How does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span>/MS/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr...
How do you go about modeling an acquisition cost that is to be amortized? Usually you put everything in goodwill and then debt and equity to get the <abbr title="balance sheet ">BS</abbr> to balance.How would you balance it with only a fraction of the cost being recognized...
Rising senior in HS. Considering applying Early Decision to one of the schools above. Need help deciding which is best from personal experience on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. They all seem to be very different. Duke - I really like Duke. It's very...
Hello, OK I would like to know what kind of <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> would be considered 2nb and 3rd tier plz? I guess for first tier there are some obvious banks like <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Crazy Lloyd Braun
All, I am doing some analyst work for an existing client of my firm on a stand alone basis. Its a redevelopment project and I have done all of the modeling for the equity raise. My firm is involved, however not in the capacity of raising equity. The client has expressed that he will compensate...
I keep reading about places where commodities are stored... i read a while bac that the highest useage of shipping containers at one point was from banks who would hold oil in them off the coast. I just read about copper being stored in some place... now i thought that by storage they meant...
Hi folks-- Really just asking for a friend here but he got into USC and was planning to go there on a $50k scholarship, then just found out a couple days ago that he got off the UNC waitlist. He went back to USC with the news and now they've bumped it up to $100k. He's an East Coast...
Hey guys, I'm heading to bschool in the fall, and spent the last two years in mgt level role at a healthcare start-up that eventually <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">became a <abbr title="Goldman...
Mr. Bob Dobalina
Hi all, I was contacted by a DT recruiter for their Consulting <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> practice and had a few questions. Hoping anyone can help me out with any info on the following: -Does this fall under the S&O umbrella? -What kind...
I'm just going to leave this here.. lalala.. ;) <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NGdTQDjEjU4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGdTQDjEjU4 And this...