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Three reasons why you should consider investment management over investment banking

Yes, as a start-up trying to help students break into the investment industry, we admit we’re a bit biased with this article’s title. But it’s purposely done. That’s because in our experience, the majority of students we come across only want to be investment bankers (and usually just at Goldman Sachs!). But that’s a shame because such a mindset means you’re not exploring the breadth of opportunities in the finance sector. So in this article we’ll...

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InvestInU's Three Things, April 2020 edition

three things Apr 06, 2020

Practical insights to help you break into and thrive in the investment industry

In this edition

  1. Big Picture: Bazooka mode: ON
  2. Let's Discuss: Has the time for alternative data finally come?
  3. Career Advice: The do's and don'ts when cold-messaging professionals

1. Big picture: Bazooka mode: ON

What's happening?

Economic update

  • The impact of the coronavirus has started to show in economic numbers, with PMIs reaching new lows, unemployment claims reaching new highs and other indicators...
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InvestInU's Three Things, March 2020 edition

three things Mar 16, 2020

Practical insights to help you break into and thrive in the investment industry

In this edition

  1. Big Picture: Markets highly v(oil)atile this week
  2. Let's Discuss: What is the VIX index and how can you trade it?
  3. Trading Lesson Learnt: How insanity cost us $$$ last week

1. Big picture: Markets highly v(oil)atile this week

What's happening?

  • WTI crude oil below $30, down >50% this year.
  • Markets across the board remain extremely volatile. Last week, the US stock market had back-to-back...
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InvestInU's Three Things, February 2020 edition

three things Feb 26, 2020

Practical insights to help you break into and thrive in the investment industry

In this edition

  1. Big Picture: Markets in risk-off mode amid mounting coronavirus fears
  2. Let's Discuss: What an inverted yield curve means for markets
  3. Soft Skill in Focus: How to disagree respectfully
  4. Bonus: The Rule of 72

1. Big picture: Markets in risk-off mode amid mounting coronavirus fears

What's happening: Markets moved decisively into risk-off mode this week

  • Equities down about 10% from their previous...
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