0The Federal Reserve is a SCAM?


I am a novice about this myself and don't have a strong feeling either way, but was doing some research on the US deficit and came across certain points about the Fed (on the web and youtube) I had no clue about. The Question: No one really seems to be able to answer why the US, the...

0Transaction Multiples - Help


I am doing an analysis on recent transactions in a small subsector category of companies to obtain transaction multiples that we can use to get a better understanding of prices paid in this space. There is an issue however... The company I am at (im an intern btw) has me calculating all the...

0Chances at Top B-School


I'm currently a big data consultant. My current company will sponsor most of the tuition if I decide to get an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> (applying for class for class of 2018). I'd ultimately like to stay in big data consulting,...

0Observation: 99% of Princeton's 2020 MFin class come from a non target


Just something I was looking at. Princeton's MFin 2020 class has had their resumes released Not a single target undergrad edit: ok there is 1 cornell u

0JP Morgan Corporate Strategy Offer


I have a summer offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JPM</abbr></a></span>'s Corporate Analyst Development Program. I could be placed in a number of different...

0Making the most of an MSF

Lemmon 714

Hello everyone - I will be attending a corp. fin. <abbr title="Masters in Finance ">MSF</abbr> this coming year and was hoping to get input from students who have attended these programs in the U.S. about their experiences. As a little background, I am a white guy from...

0Plant Grow Lights - A Growth Industry?


In the event that an individual tend to be shopping for any Indoor Growing an individual should certainly contemplate investing in a good Indoor Growing out of a powerful internet warehouse. We tend to recommend highly which will we Grow Lights and thus keep in mind shelling out point in time...

0Am I Adolf Hitler?


So, I met this girl last night--she's unbelievably hot. Perfect body, great features. She's also super well educated and from a rich family (dad bought her a house in Old Towne Alexandria, VA). She and I hit it off really well. She's basically perfect except for the fact that she...

0Best type of buyside firm to make most compensation - pe vs hf and debt vs equity


A lot of the billionaires in finance are l/s equity or large cap <abbr title="private equity ">pe</abbr> guys. Does this means that these are the best types of funds to become very rich? If not, what are the best buyside investment strategies to become rich? Equity...

0Parenting tips to maximize prestige?


After reading about the Harvard Asian Lawsuit it has come to my attention that children of legacies and donors have a meaningfully higher chance of getting in, per Harvard's own internal documents. This has me thinking about how I can maximize the prestige of my future kid. Basically,...

0Teach in Korea = Good Work Experience for Top Tier MBA/job with BB?


Hi, everyone I was wondering if enrolling in a teaching abroad program would be deemed as strong work experience as to applying to one of the top-tier <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs or even to applying for a job with <span...

0Interesting observation by my prop trader friend

UChicago Economist

Overheard from a prop trader...

0New Private equity firm


Are their any benefits of doing a placement at a new firm which has been around for 5-6 years rather than an at a typical top firm?

0BB In Philadelphia


Posting this thread to see if anyone know what the best branches of big investment banks in Philadelphia are the best ones to work for and what their hiring patterns are for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>. I know most of them are <span...

0Best book for interpreting candle sticks???


Looking for a book that teaches you how to interpret candle sticks.

0Goldman Sachs Elevator Gossip


I died reading this, just thought I'd share for the people that haven't seen it. Just posting a few of the lesser offensive ones here. [At the gym] #1: What machine should I use to impress the girls? #2: The ATM. #1: Hey, do you have change...

0what's the difference between a commodities trader in an investment bank and trading house?


do commodities traders in <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> deal with physicial trading like those in glencore, vitol etc. and what actually is the job scope of commodities traders in IB? pls enlighten me. thank you

0Hello from a bar


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0some Goldman Sachs interns are going to get F*CKED


My friend <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/got-goldman-sachs-internship-not-sure-about-it-i-need-your-help">has a Goldman Sachs internship</a></span> in Ops. He's been waiting for a month and a half for his background check to clear,...

0Afghanistan tastes capitalism

TNA A little freedom and capitalism feels good, doesn't it my Afghan friends. Amazing that even Afghanistan can experience entrepreneurs, business, investment, etc. Just wait until the...

0Dealing with working with ex in same department


So I have been informed that my ex will be working in the same department as me. This is a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> position <span class='keyword_link'><a...



0Investment Banking Salaries - Is it all lies (USA)


Hey Guys, I'm a first year <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> analyst at a boutique investment bank/advisory shop (Greenhill, Perella Weinberg, Moelis), with a little bit of free time as I'm in between deals. I lurk this subreddit often on my...

0BSD, or BSP?

BSH Big Swinging Hokie

Do women consider themselves Big Swinging Pussy's, or Big Swinging Dicks? and if they see themselves as BSD's does having sex with them make you gay? im bored, sorry

0Is trading fun?


I had a beer with a former teammate who's been trading at a prop firm for the past 3 years. I could tell he was bragging about his success but his enthusiasm seemed genuine. He's not the first person who's talked about trading as being fun. One of the traders I met while...

0How I Almost Got Scammed (Part 1)


In December of last year, I (a sophomore in college) decided to open up a LinkedIn account and get the ball rolling on networking. I go to a not-target school and realized (thanks to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and M&I) that networking was one of the best...

0Have you been told that you come on too strongly with women?


I've heard though friends that women think that I can come on too strongly and be too aggressive when first meeting them. I just try to express my interest and talk to women, but apparently I can't catch a break. Has anyone else heard the same or am I the lone wolf in this issue.

0The Libyan School of Economics

Midas Mulligan Magoo

You did read that correctly and if you have been keeping up with headlines <em>across the pond</em> it should come as no surprise. Sir Howard Davies, head of the London School of Economics <a...

0New Yorkers


Hello fans, Between being told my wife tastes like honey nut cheerios to tonight's blowout against the Pacers (if you guys didn't notice, I checked out pretty early, just wasn't percolating), I think I'm ready to leave basketball and start a new chapter in my life. I have...

0Mining M&A Due Diligence


If you have a Client interested in acquiring a company and you're in the process of due diligence, as the Company's advisor, what would you specifically look for and why?

0Cargill Corporate Development or Koch


Monkeys, I want to know what the reputations are of Cargill's and Koch's Corporate Development Teams (also Koch Equity Development) are. Cargill's associates on LinkedIn look stacked from <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> schools which is...

0Vault 2010 Prestige Rankings: Top 50 Investment Banks


1 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> & Co. 2 The <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...

0What are the Tier 1 Consulting Firms?


I know most consider <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> to be the top tier consulting firms but I was wondering what you guys think of OW, Booz & Co, Monitor, etc in terms of their rank/tier. Also, I know Booz Allen and Booz & Co split up a few years...

0Drinking on The Job


I was reading this <a href="">thread</a>. And many people in some higher level positions have admitted to having a bottle of alcohol in their office, or a case of beer in their...

0How To Prepare For An Interview With No Finance Background


Hello Everybody, I have several upcoming phone and regular interviews at either Bulge Bracket or Elite boutique firms for a summer analyst position. I'm wondering what people think is the best way to prep for these interviews for someone who doesn't have a technical finance background....

0Is it worth it???


Hey guys I’m gonna be really blunt. I’m a rising junior in high school and really want to find an opportunity in finance to make the most money. I have a mix of A’s and B’s(slightly more A’s). This year I’m taking 2 <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr>, one...

0MonkeyShit Pics and Popularity


OK everyone, let's make Patrick proud and let's all post a pic of something related to MonkeyShit. This is a post in honor of MonkeyShit. I am the Supreme MonkeyShitter and I think 50% of the posts on this site should be monkeyshit, and I hope that everyone can grant me some silver...

0Partying Too Hard?


I like to drink and party hard, as I'm sure many of you guys do. I am a few years removed from college and defintely can't keep up like I used to. After a long weekend or night of partying hard, my brain is absolutle mush for the next few days. Not just your regular hangover....

0FB & instagram


I have a lot of friends on FB and instagram who are showing off. Somebody always comes up with a "going to Mallorca;) sunshine beachhhh" post or a body shot with a relatively expensive watch on their arms, stuff like this (note ALL this was brought by their parents, they are in a lucky...

0Advice for a young monk


Greetings all, So, I'll get right into it. I want to make it to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I'm a junior graduating next fall from a non-target school double majoring in finance and economics. While I don't have the best cum. GPA(3.02), I have a...

0target undergrad to medical school to healthcare consulting or IB, which med school?


I'm currently a senior at MIT and will be graduating with <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Physics (minor in biology) this year. I've been accepted to two medical schools: Emory and Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University (in Bronx, NY). Since like sophomore...

0what's the most prestigious nfl position/team?


asking for a friend, but i'm interested in getting into harvard business school (maybe stanford too). i know qb is the best, but also the most selective. how are its exit opps? should i target offensive line since there are more players? and what team? the ravesn won this year but the...

0What is the average GPA of graduating MBA students?


Anyone know roughly what GPA most <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> students typically graduate with? Also, how important is your <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> GPA even after...

0Women in Private Equity?


Hey everyone so I am wondering if there are any women in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or who went through the recent recruiting cycle who browse this site Can you share your experience given that firms are trying to hire more women? What was the process like...

0How did you hear about us?


How did you hear about us? The interview question that pops up from time to time and one that I cannot seem to master. Truthfully I found out about most banking firms and also which ones are fantastic (<span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Goldman from UMich/Ross


I'm currently a freshman but I'll be obtaining a BBA from Ross School of Business as well as a BSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering. I will have a pretty decent GPA when I apply for internships towards the end of Sophomore year as I have a 4.0 as of now and this semester...

0All else equal would you...


Want to be top dog at a strong <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">performing fund <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span>/<abbr title="private...

0London BB and EB interview season


When are recruiting seasons in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">London for <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and EB? I would like to know for both summer...

0S/T, IBD conflict please advise


Here's the situation: -Applying for <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

0Wall Street Oasis: Suggestion Time!

So, after reading the thread "WSO is getting worse" where several users argued <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> was deteriorating while others disagreed, I figured it was time we throw together another <abbr title="Wall Street...

0Is CBS MBA worth the money?


Hi, Is Columbia <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> worth it, being a little more expensive than other top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs since it's in NYC? (Totaling at ~250k)

0Iran News


I want to learn more about Iran because one of my professors mentioned it as a potential investment opportunity. Is there any news letters I could get sent to my email daily or websites you recommend?

0Obama Got Jokes


The President teases Mr.Trump and all the birthers during the White House diner yesterday. BTW, how do you embedded videos and photos on WSO? <iframe width="560" height="349" src="" frameborder="0"...

0Game of Thrones!!!! *SPOILER*


WHAT!!! I can't believe they killed of the King of the North. For those that read the book, you saw this coming, but I was distraught after that. Anyways the scene was done really well.

0EV/EBITDA Multiple


I read a book which claimed that the <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> multiple is not affected by changes in taxation...I understand why <abbr...

0Bulge Bracket Fact Sheet


Could somebody please make a bulleted list of all of the bulge bracket banks and include the core competencies for each bank at what they're best at? This would be to everyone's benefit who wants to learn the "scoop" on each of the big players

0BAML vs. Barclays: Better Exit opps/B-school placement?


I have generalist Summer Analyst (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD</abbr></a></span>) offers from <span...

0218 reasons to vote for Obama


This Forbes article is the biggest piece of shit I've read in my life. Loved this gem, "Many Americans take it for granted that President Obama has been one of the most effective Presidents since FDR. It’s important to remember just how bad things were when he took office and...

02014 Summer Analyst Athletes


I was thrilled to accept an offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> for the summer, but I am worried about staying in shape for my senior season next fall. There have to be some varsity athletes that have come...

0On Being Average


We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

0Auburn Wins National Championship


They covered the spread.... barely. One of the best National Championships I have seen in recent memory. A lot of people lost a bunch of money on the over, but it was a phenomenally exciting game!

0Electoral College Math


First things first: Jim Cramer is a moron. This guy needs to really hang his hat and stop making predictions. I read on the <a href="">Washington Post website</a> that Cramer not only...

0MSc from LSE?


I'm a recent graduate interested in a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I graduated last year with a BBA in finance from a top 5 undergrad. b-school in the US (along the...

0Superscore SATs?


Hello Most universities look at SAT superscores in the admissions process. For those that do not know what a superscore is, here is an example: First time taking SATs: 2100 - Critical Reading 700, Math 800, Writing 600 Second time taking SATS: 2050 - Critical Reading 750, Math 650, Writing...

0Sluggish, Narcissistic, and Extremely Entitled Millennial Checking In


Hi All, I'm a freshman at Penn State majoring in finance. I came from a solid high-school where, as I now realize, I had very good chances to get into an Ivy if I had put some more work into school instead of sports and other things. Some inferiority-complex part of me always thought...

0Best Clubs/Fraternities at USC


Hey, I am sophomore transfer student going to USC next fall and I wanted to know which fraternities and clubs will provide the best networking and placement into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, while also providing a fun college environment i.e. (parties, girls,...

0Describe a time you worked with a team

New Yorker

What points should I cover? What are they looking for? What do they want to see?

0HELP!!! does anyone see emerican kids drive nice car in uni?


why do all students who drive nice cars are international students ? Is it because emerican people are not that well off they cant afford a nice car for their kids or they are just tight ????? :((((((((((((((((((




0How to find a smaller shop/boiler room?

Pump and Dump

Before you MS and call me a troll please let me explain. I have a passion for cold calling and working in the "bro" environment. My friend worked at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr...

0Question for people who went to targets...


Do you see or hear non-targets when they walk beneath you or try to ask you for change on the street?

0Do these people really drive you crazy?


I asked this guy who's in my year if he knew any easy A classes to fulfill these gen ed/core requirements, then he was like, "You're in school to learn, not to get a high grade" and didn't give me any helpful response. Honestly, this guy is like the stereotypical trust...

0Target School Freshman Sending Follow Up Email to Goldman Recruiter


I am a freshman at a top 10 US target school. I met with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> representative at the career fair, and like all of the other...

0Evercore ISI email format?


Tried [email protected] and [email protected] but both didn't work. Any suggestions?

0Cashing In Your Diploma

Gold Man Sack

Everyone’s heard one version or another of a statistic that contrasts the earning potential of college grads with that of non-college-educated common folk over the course of a working lifetime, and that difference is typically quoted as being somewhere around the $1MM mark – one hell of a...

0Ayn Rand and Corporate Control


When Ayn Rand comes to mind, I remember The Fountainhead before anything else. The protagonist is named Howard, a rare occurrence for the hero of a work of fiction. His surname is Roark, a one syllable, no-nonsense growl that, with a consonant shift here and a zzzz vibration of the vocal cords...

0Financing Specialist (Private Placements & Bond Syndicate)


Does it look like a backoffice role? MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES ORIGINATON • Draft detailed pitch books for client presentations and for internal marketing. Maintain a record of pitches and keep updated standard pitch books for market developments. • Conduct analysis and research to...

0Putting BSD after your name to show you are the alpha male in the office?


I was wondering if anyone had ever put BSD after their last name to prove to everyone that they are the real <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-alpha">alpha male</a></span> in the office and what the results were. If...

0Your first beer?


What was it and what age? Also, how can you tell if you're a violent drunk of a non violent drunk? Don't have to say age <3. Oh, any tips for some one who is about to have there first alchohalic drink? Finally, what would be a good first beer/whiskey. I was told NO SHOTS for first...

0GS TMT vs. Moelis LA


A good friend of mine just chose <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> LA over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman...

0Unique LOLL



0FT First Rounds Next week


Monkeys, Please share which Full Time 1st rounds u guys have next week. Please be specific, like mention the group/location/timelines and anything the Recruiter said. Thank you so much!

0Scoretop GMAT Cheating Controversy Grows

According to Business week, apparently <a href ="">1 VIP member of Scoretop</a> has already had his score canceled by GMAC. "It's unclear exactly how Scoretop obtained the live...

0Too Smart for the Office?


I have a serious question for all of you. I am a rather smart man. I played D1 chess as a 13 year old. I currently have a 4.0/4.0 from HYP with a 790 GMAT and a 186IQ. However, I also own 4 of my own businesses. I worry that my overly smart brain will not bode well with company culture. After...

0Jefferies: Culture? Hours? Pay? Exit opportunities?


I was wondering what everyone thinks about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span> M&A? Culture? Hours? Pay? Exit opportunities? Etc? Anything would be appreciated.

0Real Estate & Family Business


One thing that doesn't come up often here is working within your family's real estate business. My parents own probably $10-15mm in real estate (and they probably have at least 60% leverage on those assets) and I've sort of grown up going to small development sites on the weekends...

0Dartmouth vs. Duke OCR?


Hi everyone, As a high school junior I've started thinking about where I want to go to college, and considering that I want to go into finance, particularly Private Equity after undergrad (yes, I know it's very difficult but one can only hope...) I have narrowed down my top choices...

0Fin/Econ vs. Physics/CompuSci :(


I looked at a job posting on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> a few days ago for traders in a prop shop. They were looking for Physics, Math, Engineering etc. majors not a word about economics or finance. I got interested in <span...

0Question regarding differences between investment banks

A Fellow Linguist

Hey guys, I think I have a pretty good idea of what investment banking is (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

0omg tummy ache


What do you do when you have an inexplicable tummy ache at work?

0Citi Lowers Investment Banking Base?


Heard <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span> used to bump their first year analysts from $85k base to $90k after the first 6 months, but did not this year. Can anyone confirm? Also overall what have senior analyst...

0How I got into Wall Street and the steps I took


<strong>***MOD NOTE: HILARIOUS <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> SPAM FAIL***</strong> I want to share a great opportunity and my experience with a program I have recently completed. I took a class to attain my license for the <span...

0TPG Buyout - All GS Kids?


There's a rumor that the incoming TPG <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> class (summer '13 start) is all <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman...

0Phone Interview: Was It Unusual?

The Los Angeles Bull

I had a phone interview with a boutique investment bank and the interviewer asked four questions **Update: This was for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position that would only pay...

0I stimulated my local economy!!!!!


Hey guys! I'm excited because I know you all will be impressed. So I've been saving my money all year long and I've saved almost $10,000. I thought I would know what to do with the money but I've been struggling to find a good cause. Until yesterday, I met a young woman...

0What's Chicago best known for again? Hedge funds? quants? or Forex? I-Banking?


What is Chicago best known for? I remember it was either Forex <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> or quant jobs right?

0Do you think she's hot?



03 Things Every CFA Candidate Should Do Before the Year is Out

300 Hours

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0Ted Cruz Blocked Emergency Legislation For Flint Water Crisis


Because Jesus. This is the slimiest human being on the face of the planet. Awaiting monkey shit from evangelicals and Cruz supporters.

0choose between GS, McK and Deutsche offers


Hi, all Sincerely appreciate any advice on the following... I am in a very fortunate dilemma (1) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> - Associate, <span...