0AT&T buys Time Warner


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...

0Can you fake graduation date?


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...

0Best technicals studying method


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...

0Critique my resume, advice?


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...

0Setting up HF self


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...

0Clients Outside the Office..


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,...

0People are RETARDED?!


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...

0Why do some people leave Wall Street?


So I'm about to enter Wall Street, but having noticed some kids I grew up with, who worked in the <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...

0McGill University - Bachelor of Commerce

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.

0Exit opps/ Prestige for/of Big Oil trading?


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...

0For those of you with iPhones...

Anonymous Monkey

Do you remove the "Sent from my iPhone" email signature?

0Investor Relations Questions - Outsourcing company


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...

0Got a 1050 SAT...what should I do?


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?

0Ever rejected by MS?


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...

0Big4 Audit to what!!????


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...

0Greetings from Chicago


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...

0Stanford GSB alum creates a new online dating app


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...

0Business Development vs GS Technology


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...

0Thanksgiving: 1st Year IBD Analysts (BB / elite boutique)


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?

0Philly area MBAs, Temple Fox, Villanova, or Drexel


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...

0Using "Senior Year GPA"


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...

0College student majoring as a statistician


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...

0Partner said he would get me the interview


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...

0Oxford MSc in Economics and Social History for breaking into IB


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...

0Tell me she aint HOT and I will kill you


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?

0Soho House auto-rejects every banker and consultant?


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?

0Wharton (no $) versus Tepper (full $)


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...

0to the retard who's "friend" got into Booth with one year of WE


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...

0Duke v. Northwestern v. Cornell


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...

0Canadian Universities - comparison to US universities


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...

0Has Anyone go into IB by just networking ONLY


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...

0Hi! Another college student on this site


Hi guys, I'm a clueless student looking for some career advice on this site

0Needs Advice for Master program to break into consulting


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...

0Best Career Move - JPM IBD?


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...

0Rates increased!


Janet actually did it!!

0Credit Suisse, Deutche Bank, or Goldman Sachs?


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...

0Craziest recruiting campaign ever?



0Yale: History Major with 3.4 GPA or Econ Major with 3.36 GPA


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...

0WSO now owns a monkey suit....


Way overdue haha, + we found a cool actor dude to wear it / be our mascot. <a href="">Adult Complete Chimpanzee Chimp Gorilla...

0High School Investor Wanting to do more


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...

0BlackRock to build own bond trading platform


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...

0Value of a Financial Advisor


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?

0Venture capital internships


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....

0If you were in charge of Goldman Sachs for a day...


What would you do?

0Sophomore friendly 2nd tier BBs/Elite Boutiques/MM for SA?


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...

0What to expect as a commodity trading intern.

Karl Icon

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...

0MBA OCR... tips to get closed listed for interviews?


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.

0Percentile and Rank


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...

0The Blackstone IPO Case Study


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="" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>'s <abbr...

0MHA -> Healthcare IB?


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...

0College Sports Dynasties: The Rises, the Falls, and the Resurrections


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...

0Turkey and beyond


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...

0JP Morgan or Rothschild


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...

0How Often Do You Dry Clean Wool Pants?


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...

0Cheating Revisited

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...

0Centerview Partners First Round Technical Phone Interview


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...

0Do most non-American women in NYC live in bad neighborhoods?

Anonymous Monkey

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...

0New US News Rankings

pedigreed monkey

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.

0Wells Fargo (IBD) vs. Baird (IBD)


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?

03.5 First Semester at Wharton


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?

0BAML to Settle Landmark Racial Discrimination Suit

Eddie Braverman

It is being reported that <a href="">Bank of America is settling the largest racial discrimination suit against an American company in...

0CLSA/BCA vs Bulge Bracket Research


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...

0Advice for female M&A analysts


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...

0Strange Educational Backgrounds


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...

0Elite Boutiques asking super difficult technicals


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...

0Sophomore year worked at "bad" boutique. How do I handle it?



0Evil Greedy Banks AKA Goverment


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....

0Due diligence on companies


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...

0breaking into finance-hedgefund/banking/consulting


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...

0Prayers out to JoblessJoe

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?

0Bill Maher said it best.


02020 J.P.Morgan Hirevue Questions


Hi everyone, Does anyone know the questions for 2020 J.P.Morgan Hirevue? Can someone please share them? Would Really appreciate it!

0What is the salary of a financial analyst or an accountant in Houston, Dallas, Austin, NYC, and/or San Antonio.


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...

0Recent MIT grad--any chance to get trading role off cycle?


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...

0Books On Finishing Off Your Competitors


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.

0Could someone in the banking industry please PM me regarding rankings?


I have about 10 banks and would really like to know the street's opinion on their rankings.

0Internship Rant



0Vanderbilt Macc Valuation for IB?


Is it possible to break into Ib with that degree? Also, can I apply to two master programs at vandy?

0Product versus Coverage Groups


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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0Barcap Vs Citi


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...

0Deloitte Consulting Advice


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...

0Company analysis what is it good for?


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...

0Sophomore Low GPA that's currently being fixed; but not before SA 2019 positions are filled. Am I screwed?


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...

0Which watch budget $3000


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Guys give me a suggestion to get a watch. Only condition has to be steel no leather.

0What's this 15-20 min GS "career aspiration" phone interview about?


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...

0Deloitte S&O BA vs. Accenture MCDP BA


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"...

0Technicals Second Round at BB


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...

0How should I craft my application to Stanford GSB?


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...

0Private Equity at a BB


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...

0Amortizing Acquisition Cost


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...

0Duke vs Cornell AEM vs Stern


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...

01st Tier / 2nd Tier / 3rd TIer banks


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...

0Ad Hoc Analyst Work

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...

0B School Dilemma: $100k at USC or no money at UNC?


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...

0Goldman PIA


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...

0Deloitte Consulting - M&A Practice

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...

0Music!! - Two videos


I'm just going to leave this here.. lalala.. ;) <iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> And this...