How-to: Company Pages
How to: Discovery
How-to: Portfolio Holdings
How to: Activity
How to: Leaderboard
How to: Performance
How to: Challenges
How to Trade
What are some basic Financial Vocabulary?
How to get recruited using EquitySim
Fixing Account Errors
My Trade is not being processed
An investment in my portfolio is showing up as $0
Stock splits, mergers + acquisitions
I can't find a specific investment
I can't sign-up
My credit card is being declined
What is a Stock?
How to Choose a Stock
Active Trading vs Portfolio Management
How to start testing multiple strategies
What is Portfolio Management Strategy?
How to Build a Basic ETF Portfolio
What is an ETF?
How to Choose ETFs
What is a Bond?
What is an Option?
What are Trading Strategies?
What is short selling?
Understanding Metrics / Data
What is Diversification?
What is the Diversification Score?
What are asset-classes?
What is Geopolitical Exposure?
What is Industry Diversification?
What is Geographical Diversification?
What is Industry Exposure?
How do I read the Diversification Radar Chart?
How to read impact on diversification
What is a good Sharpe Ratio?
What is Sharpe Ratio?
What are average excess returns?
How to Improve Sharpe Ratio
How do I measure risk?
What is Return?
What is Volatility?
Credit-Suisse Investment Challenge
Recording your Strategies and Rationales
Showcasing your work on EquitySim
Adding structure to your interview answers
Preparing for the interview
Preparing for the Sales + Trading Interview
Credit-Suisse: 2019 Case Study
2019 Credit Suisse Investment Challenge [Fall]
2020 Credit Suisse Investment Challenge [Fall]
2020 Credit Suisse Investment Challenge [Summer]
Host your own EquitySim Challenge
Can users share an account?
How do I export classroom data?
How do I delete, archive and edit my class?
Challenge Setting Types
How does EquitySim compare to other simulations?
What is EquitySim?
Can I undo a trade?
How are prices determined in the simulation?
Why didn't my trade execute immediately?
How do I exchange currency?
Why isn't my ranking showing up?
What are Public Portfolios?
How do I switch between portfolios?
How am I Graded?
Does EquitySim have sample assignments for my curriculum?
How are Options priced in the simulation?
How do I find my daily portfolio change?
How do the Portfolio Emails Work?
Is my data confidential?
How do I delete my account?
How our simulations reflect the real-world
What can I trade on EquitySim?
What is a good rationale?
How to set-up your team
What are the different order types?
Which government bonds can I trade?
Updated by Justin Ling
When I was a student, I tried really hard to fit the mold I thought the interviewer wanted me to be. Not getting the job offer after an interview was a big failure sign.
Now that I look back I'd tell myself: "You don't actually want everyone to give you a job offer." Your best-case scenario is presenting yourself honestly and being chosen by those who think you will be a good fit for the company.
Interviews are an opportunity to test fit between an applicant and an employer.
When fighting for highly competitive career opportunities, where everyone has prepared their answers beforehand. The best advantage you have is to be yourself (as cliche as it sounds).
The person who can comfortably be themselves during the interview wins!
Easier said than done, it is a high-pressure environment and most of us have little experience doing it.
Here are some tips:
1) Don't memorize your answers!!!
Most large companies have a list of common interviewing questions. Prepare yourself by looking up these questions, and think deeply about WHAT your answer is. Do not memorize exactly HOW you will communicate it. This will mess you up more than it will help you.
2) Practice having natural conversations with strangers
We have very little practice meeting someone for the first time and communicating personal details about our lives. Here is where practice comes into play. Take any opportunity you can to stir up conversations with strangers (I know it is hard).
The EquitySim finalist group pairs you up with people to practice this. The more you can get comfortable talking to strangers, the more natural you will come up in the interview.
3) Record yourself, and review
Yes I know, cringe. But it is highly effective. We could all use a bit more polish when presenting ourselves in a professional manner. Watching yourself will allow you to pick up on small things that you can tweak.