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What to Expect in Your Equity Sales Internship at a Bulge-Bracket Bank in New York

Back when we had nothing about sales on this site, I always used to give the same excuse: “Well, sales and trading are pretty similar… just take a look at all those articles on ‘sales & trading (S&T).’” But that wasn’t a great excuse because sales internships and trading internships can be quite different – […]
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What is the S&P 500, and Why Does It Matter to Traders at Banks?

This article was guest-written by SilverSurfer, a former prop desk derivatives trader on Wall Street and founder of LifeStyleTrading101.com, a site that teaches you how to generate consistent weekly income from the stock market. He provides daily analysis of the S&P 500, lessons on how to use options, and weekly podcasts on iTunes.  In addition to […]
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What to Expect in Your Hong Kong Sales and Trading Internship: The Hunger Games Meets the Wolf of Wall Street?

Have you ever read an interview here and said, “That sounds nice… but what happened to this person? Did her internship or full-time job work out? What’s she doing now?” I have. Luckily, I don’t have to wonder too much because readers frequently come back and update me on how everything went. In that vein, […]
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Sales & Trading Internships: The Top 9 Ways to Go from Internship to Full-Time Offer

This is a guest post from “DerivsTrading,” an experienced options trader who has worked at both bulge-bracket banks and hedge funds in London. He defied the odds and broke into sales & trading coming from a non-target school. Six years ago I had beaten the odds and managed to secure a trading internship at a […]
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A Day in the Life of an Options Trader at a Bulge Bracket Bank: From Delta to Vega and Back Again

This is a guest post from “DerivsTrading,” an experienced options trader who has worked at both bulge-bracket banks and hedge funds in London. He defied the odds and broke into sales & trading coming from a non-target school. We’ve covered a few days and 48-hour periods in the lives of sales & trading interns before, but what […]
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A Day in the Life of a S&T Intern at a Bulge Bracket Bank in New York: 5 AM Wake-ups and Glorified Lunch Delivery Service?

This is a guest post from a reader who broke into Sales & Trading (S&T) coming from a non-target school. He’s previously written about his own story of how he broke into sales & trading, from the recruiting process to networking to resumes to “fit” interviews and technical interview questions. The following occurs between 5 […]
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Trading Psychology: How to Think Like a Trader

Trading – it’s all about using your brain to analyze the options and then make the best decisions, right? You might hear that from a trader at a cocktail party when he’s trying to impress people, but most traders know that psychology plays a huge role. Some traders would go as far as saying that […]
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Sales & Trading vs. Investment Banking, Part 2: Lifestyle, Co-Workers, Pay & Exit Opportunities

We wrap up our series on Sales & Trading vs. Investment Banking with this podcast, focusing on the lifestyle, your co-workers, pay, and exit opportunities. Whereas Part 1 was all about recruiting, this one’s all about what happens when you actually get the job – and we go into subjects like pay and bonuses in […]
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48 Hours in the Life of a Sales & Trading Intern

The following takes place between 6 AM and 6 AM, at a large investment bank in Tokyo. Events occur in real time. 6:00 AM: The alarm goes off. I really want to snooze but via sheer willpower I jump out of bed – need to impress my boss and co-workers. 6:30 AM: For my breakfast, […]
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On the Trading Floor

This article was guest-written by Zeke Lee, a Stanford graduate, former management consultant with Booz & Company, and current derivatives trader on Wall Street (Oh yeah, he’s one of my friends from school as well). He founded the GMAT Pill based on his experience scoring in the 98th percentile on the GMAT in just 2 […]
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