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Where is the S&P 500 and Where Will It Be in 6/12/18 Months – Part I

Answering Market Questions in S&T/Investment Banking Interviews 2019 We get asked a lot by people who are interviewing for sales and trading (and investment banking, as MDs like to see if students know what is going on in the markets, can speak to the underlying factors and develop a view). We

Why Investment Bankers Are Bad Investors

Friendly Neighbourhood Investment Banker Not A Stock Picker Seems counterintuitive right? People who literally look at stocks all day and tell corporates how to take on corporate actions (such as mergers & acquisitions, dividend hikes and share repurchases, and play Nostradamus on how the market will respond to things in glossy

Value Capture Model

Porter's five forces, founded in the 1980's, is the classical framework used to understand and analyze competitive forces in an industry. In the 1990's, a new framework was formed, the Value Capture Model. The Value Capture Model extends on previous frameworks in two ways. One, it formally describes competition as a

Are Investment Bankers Good Investors?

Looking for Free Investment Advice This is something I wanted to address because I am asked for stock advice often. I was having dinner and a glass of wine at a friend's house where most of the other participants were doctors and lawyers, nurses and civil servants. After some conversation on Donald

Compiling a Buyers List in Investment Banking

Compiling a Buyers Universe When investment bankers are looking at an asset or a corporate for sale, the natural question is who buys it. This is part of the expertise that the investment banker provides in their services offering. At a large investment bank such as JP Morgan, there are large, dedicated

The Investment Banking Staffer

The Need for a Staffer Role As you may know from frequenting this website, investment banking is very much a brokerage role with senior staff in coverage groups operating on an eat what you kill model. This is less pronounced at the bulge brackets and large integrated banks but the model

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