World Trade Securities Interview Questions

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at World Trade Securities (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I was emailed to interview here, thinking it was a normal, salaried trading position but then found out that it was nothing more than a typical prop shop. Wherein you're asked to put up your own money up front for your licenses and your individual trading account. A waste of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like sports? (Wanted someone who likes competition...?)   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    It wasn't a paid position. All commission.

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    Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at World Trade Securities (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was with two managers from the firm. They contacted me through email for a test after 2 weeks we had a panel interview. Received the offer after 2 weeks Generally easy questions about risk and trading. what is trading risk? what is your plan in 5 years? what is the ideal job if you could not trade.

    Interview Questions

    • What is trading risk   Answer Question
    • if I offered you two choices: one dollar or a game where you had to guess a number from one to 10 and if you guess correctly you would receive $10. which one would you select   1 Answer
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    Day Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at World Trade Securities (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career center. They contacted me through email twice. - 1st You have to pass an online quiz of 15 questions. -2nd Interview date The 1:1 interview did not last more than an hour. They asked me about my goals, why I fit the position, an NPV question to examine my decision process. They contacted me 2 weeks later with their decision. Advice: Be yourself!

    Interview Questions

    • You have the choice between a dollar or a 10$ bill sealed in an envelop, which you can only obtain if you correctly guess a number from 1 to 10. Which would you go for?   Answer Question
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    Equities Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at World Trade Securities (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in August 2009.

    Interview

    The two managers interviewed me for about 40 minutes, asking why do I think I would be good at trading, what do I know about this type of trading, trading psychology, etc. I got the sense that they were a fairly knowledgeable and professional team, but not without a tinge of macho/bravado that traders often have. A question I particularly remember is: "If you could play a game just once with two choices: take $1 or have a 1/10 chance of getting $10, what would you choose? How about $1 vs 1/10 chance of $15? How about $10000 vs 1/10 chance of $100k?"

    Interview Questions

    • If you could play a game just once with two choices: take $1 or have a 1/10 chance of getting $10, what would you choose? How about $1 vs 1/10 chance of $15? How about $10000 vs 1/10 chance of $100k?   3 Answers
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