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Get your first job on Wall Street – with Scott Hoover

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Scott Hoover has prepared thousands of undergraduates for their first jobs on Wall Street.written by Scott Hoover

Associate Professor at Washington and Lee College, Scott is the author of a new book, How to Get a Job on Wall Street: Proven Ways to Find a High-Paying, High-Power Job.

In this episode of Tradestreaming Radio, we discuss:

  • what financial firms are looking from job applicants
  • how to slay your interviews
  • why job seekers need to say on top of current economic events
  • why Washington and Lee has been so successful placing graduates in Wall Street and how you can mimic the college’s success
  • more reading to stay on top of your job search game

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  • Stock Twits, Estimize, and the future of social investing – with Leigh Drogen

    Posted on September 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm UTC

    Leigh Drogen played an integral role in StockTwits‘ success. Now, he’s on to his own startup, Estimize, which takes aim at improving financial estimates with a decidedly social approach.

    Drogen shares his own experience and history as an investor and now entrepreneur as he’s one of the most vocal proponents of using a mix of social media communications to enhance the investing process.

    He’ll share his vision of social investing and how Estimize should help investors become more accurate.
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  • Lifecycle investing – with Ian Ayres

    Posted on September 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm UTC

    Sometimes big ideas attract a lot of flack.by Ian Ayres

    Such is the central idea behind Ian Ayres’ book: Lifecycle Investing: A New, Safe, and Audacious Way to Improve the Value of your Retirement Portfolio.

    Built upon a central idea of Paul Samuelson, the book was ultimately spurned by Samuelson.

    Even Ayres’ colleague, leading economist Robert Shiller lent his approbation only to come onto Amazon later to clarify his views.
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  • Finovate and the future of financial startups

    Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm UTC

    I wasn’t at Finovate so I can’t be accused of drinking the Kool Aid.

    But it seems to me that startups targeting the financial industry are not only interesting again, but downright exciting.

    As the winners were announced, I couldn’t help but think that the long-anticipated changes people in the industry (and out) have been waiting for are a lot closer to being reality.

    Ultimately, this is about the future of investing, startups, and the $11,000,000,000,000 question.

    Couple of themes are emerging from the winner’s circle…
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  • The Path: From Novice Investor to Master – with Adrienne Toghraie

    Posted on September 21, 2011 at 11:45 am UTC

    Join Adrienne Toghraie, master trading coach, and me on Tradestreaming to discuss the psychology of trading as she shares practical, actionable tips to better investor performance.

    In this special edition of Tradestreaming, we discuss:

    • finding and staying in your zone
    • 4 steps for bettering use of trading time
    • how to discover your ideal strategy
    • 10 rules to be more professional in your practice
    • how to learn and make mistakes well
    • much more!

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  • Sharpening investor intuition

    Posted on September 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm UTC

    As we learn more about behavioral economics and neural finance, we’re beginning to understand more and more about human decision making and the investment process.

    In an interview a few weeks ago with Jason Apollo Voss, I explored intuition’s role in his success as a portfolio manager.

    1. moving beyond just facts: investing is hard because facts are only true in the present and past — they don’t tell you what the future has in store for markets or stocks.  Investors are looking beyond “what we currently know “and moving into “getting what we want to know”.  Enter intuition.
    2. tapping investor intuition: Voss believes mental pollution clouds our judgment and coaches investors to remove the clutter.  In his framework, it’s not behavioral finance’s obsession with why we make poor emotional decisions.  Rather, it’s looking at the left brain and how that obstructs good decision making.

    Voss uses a meditative process to fully tap the power of his cognitive and creative capabilities.

    What are you using to move beyond your limitations?


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