Friday, April 5, 2013

Quick Links to Key Posts

Pre-Interview Preparation

Resume/Curriculum Vitae - Show You Have Made a Difference

Prepare Your Two Year Plan to Get Equities Experience

Developing Your Stock Pitch

The Interview

Dress for Success...Even for Hedge Fund Interviews

How to Talk About Being a Team Player in Interviews

How to Pitch Your Stock in an Interview

Do Not Pitch a Stock and Say it is a Hold

After You Land Your Equity Analyst Job

Master the 30 Second Elevator Speech

Do Not Assume You Will Get a Bonus Every Year

Final Thought

If You Have No Other Options, Consider an Unpaid Internship Not Let Your Tweets or Posts Create a Bad Impression

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Do Not Forget That Externalities Can Affect Your Stock Pitch

While it is true there are a few fundamental variables that will probably make or break your stock recommendation, do not forget there are externalities that you should also consider before heading into an interview to defend your pitch.  For example, what happens to your earnings estimates if there is a currency move?  What would reduced public sector spending from the U.S. Federal Government's impending fiscal cliff mean for your stock?  What happens if interest rates move?  What if Iran's nuclear development facilities are attacked by Israel or the United States?  Could the U.S. elections affect your pitch's key drivers?

While the answers may or may not be perfectly clear, you should step back and consider how big picture issues could change you recommendation.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stock Market Words of Wisdom (XVIII)

This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can’t wait for an opportunity to become obvious." 
Eddie Lampert

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