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How did the credit crisis happen?

Although this can't be summed up in a sentence, paragraph, chapter, or even a book, there were a number of important events that caused and/or fueled the crisis....

How do derivatives work?

Derivatives are financial instruments that derive their value from other more fundamental variables, such as the price movements stocks, bonds, or commodities;...

Sell me something in this room.

The “sell me” question is a popular one on Wall Street, especially in sales and trading interviews. For this one, try picking something other than a pen, which is...

What is a hedge fund?

This is obviously a common question for those candidates interviewing for the increasingly popular and prestigious hedge fund positions. it could also be asked when...

Why do you want to work on the sell side vs. the buy side (or vice versa)?

First, it’s important to understand what is meant by these terms. The sell side refers to investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which sell products...