Thursday, August 1, 2013

What Is Inside Investment Banking

If you're serious in a banking career and are looking for insiders' guide, view this video.  You can spend 13 minutes daily easily on things like browsing the internet, chatting on whatapp...but I gurantee viewing this 13-minute video is going to be your best investment today.  Want to find out how to break into investment banking?  Here you go.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Finance Job Interview Questions

If You Want a Finance Job, Have Answers to These Questions

Job interviews are stressful, grueling and often times painstaking, especially for recent master of business administration graduates eyeing six-figure jobs at investment banks, hedge funds and other top financial firms. Softball questions are often tossed aside, with most inquiries looking deeper into a candidate’s behavioral and quantitative abilities.
Part of every M.B.A. program’s curriculum is preparing students for interviews for summer internships and full-time employment. New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business takes the preparation process a step further, collecting real interview questions hiring companies ask its students.
Below are some of the most interesting we’ve found. These are the questions you need to be able to answer to get a job with asset managers, commercial banks, private wealth managers and other finance firms. A few even come with answers. Up next week on eFinancialCareers: the toughest interview questions posed by consulting companies.
  1. How much did the S&P increase/decrease this year? What will the S&P be at the end of next year? Why?
  2. What will you do if the stock falls 30% after one month of your Buy recommendation.
  3. What’s your favorite investment idea right now (could be geographic or sector focused)?
  4. If you could buy one stock for the next 50 years what would it be? Answer: Coca-­Cola for example. They want to see a stock that can grow over time at a compound rate, less cyclical, less elastic to small price changes, management doesn’t matter, selling a product people are willing to pay a premium for.
  5. Tell me about a time when you persuaded a person or group to do or think what you wanted?
  6. Which ratios would you analyze to understand the liquidity, the efficiency and the profitability of a company?
  7. A long-standing corporate client decides to offer the lead role in a new debt offering to another bank. If, at all, how would you approach the client in future dealings?
  8. Who is the CEO of Global Citi Cards?
  9. How would you get somebody to invest with you if you are competing against a 15-year veteran from another company?
  10. What is the biggest misperception that people have about you that is NOT true?
  11. So you play poker? What are the odds of flopping a flush if you have two cards of the same suit? What about the turn if one of the cards on the flop is off suit? How about the river? What if there is $200 in the pot and the guy ahead of you bets 40. Do you make the bet? How many people must bet before you have good “pot odds”?
  12. Two companies in the same industry. Company A raises price and Company B increases production capacity. Which one is better?
  13. Let’s say I have two envelopes. And I tell you that one has twice as much as the other one. You open the first one and it has $100. You may open the second one but you forfeit the $100. What do you do? Answer: Open the second one. Expected value is $125.
  14. Rank the following securities in order of riskiness to the investor: Aircraft leases, tax liens, credit card receivables and sub-prime mortgage backed securities.
  15. I’m going to give you five plays in baseball and you tell me which one you would rather complete. 1. Hitting a lead-off double. 2. Completing an un-assisted double play. 3. Sacrifice bunting a runner from second to third. 4. Hitting a double and scoring the runner who was on second base. 5. As a pitcher striking out the other team’s best hitter. (Asked to a student interviewing for a sales and trading role).

Monday, May 27, 2013

Think and Grow Rich - Free Download

My blog has just stepped into the 6th year. I want to give you a little souvenir.

If you've been following my blog since 2007, you should have completed or already gone beyond the associate level.  It's time to talk about personal growth and development.

Being one of the best selling books on Personal Development and Self Help, at1970 (Napoleon Hill’s death), Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies and by 2011 over 70 million copies had been sold worldwide.
It's definitely one of the best selling books across all categories at all time.

In case you haven’t read it yet, grab your free copy here: Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill's 1937 original masterpiece, and learn the secrets of living a richer life!
About The Book 

Napoleon Hill interviewed 500 extremely successful men and, from the experience, distilled the secret of success into a simple workable formula. 

The resulting book, Think And Grow Rich, took him 20 years to produce. 

The "13 steps" listed in the book are:

  1. Desire
  2. Faith
  3. Autosuggestion
  4. Specialized Knowledge
  5. Imagination
  6. Organized Planning
  7. Decision
  8. Persistence
  9. Power of the Master Mind
  10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
  11. The Subconscious Mind
  12. The Brain
  13. The Sixth Sense
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