Pakistan is a land of strange happenings, a place where unimaginable things are quite common, a place where people have selfishness built into their souls from the grass root level, a place where you really get to know what the word “insanity” really means. Even the most prestigious of things turn into the most absurd
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Following are the points that I concluded for you after conducting interviews in Lahore. You people need to realize them today before it is too late: 1. Lack of experience is a curse in this age. Try to get it in any possible way. No matter how hard you study, no matter how higher you
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A sell-side analyst’s day at a brokerage house usually starts with an early morning meeting where the trading team and research team meets. The research team briefs everyone with the updates that are relevant. The Analysts reach office early (before anyone from any other department) and collect the updates and prepare a list of updates (sources of
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Following the interest rates set by the central bank of a country is one of the most important tasks of an analyst as it impacts lot of other factors influencing the economy. All the analysts were foreseeing an interest cut, except one; the analyst at JS was expecting 50-100 basis points cut. He was expecting
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Broadly speaking, the investment world can be catagorized into two groups: a) Sell-side: Entities who have an investment product and want to sell it b) Buy-side: Entities who have money want to buy an investment product to generate returns. Who are Sell-side analysts? Sell-side analysts are analysts who work in sell-side entities. Some examples of
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It doesn’t matter where you study or what you study, you can never understand your work unless you practice it. I still remember the void I used to feel while taking lectures during my professional studies. Despite getting good scores in the exams, at heart I always knew that I just don’t know anything. And now that I am
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