Technical Interview Guide

Preparation for Finance Interviews

Updated and revised! This 80+ page guide is a compilation of the most common technical questions encountered in Wall Street interviews. This guide was created to provide prospective financiers a thorough review for a fraction of the price of other interview guides. This is an electronic pdf so you get everything immediately and can start studying right away.

New Features of the second edition include:

1. 45 New Questions and Answers
2. 20+ easy to read charts to help you remember what you read
3. Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Basics
4. One page tutorials on how to read each of the financial statements
5. Current events related interview questions and explanations (including the Mortgage Crisis)
6. More detailed LBO explanation

Technical questions are part of almost every finance interview. While the level of difficulty of these questions vary from firm to firm, you will undoubtedly be quizzed on technical questions in at least one round. Detailed and accurate responses will more likely impress your interviewer and help you land the job. In this difficult market and competitive industry it is important to gain any edge you can. If you put in the time to review, this guide will give you that edge.

Good luck and please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving the Technical Guide by sending an e-mail to

Types of questions that are included in this guide:

1. Accounting, Finance and Valuation
2. Stocks
3. Bonds and Interest Rates
4. Currencies
5. Options and Derivatives
6. Mergers and Acquisitions
7. Brainteasers
8. and Other


"Just got the new technical guide. By far much better than vault. Very detailed (80+ pages) with charts, graphs, etc. I'll be reading this at least once this summer in prepping for fall interviews. For $20 this is definitely the best deal out there." - banker88

"Just bought the guide, and I can say that it really goes into a lot of detail to introduce and expand on certain concepts." - Sisak

"I bought the Vault guide and there is a lot of fluff, this guide is straight to the point. Question, explanation, sample response. It was amazing. Going into my interviews and superdays, I almost never got a single question that I hadn't seen before, or wasn't able to work my way through." - Scott M.

“The new Wall Street Oasis Technical Guide provides questions and easy to understand answers for all the questions I typically ask when interviewing a candidate. The additional questions expand the guide, and the new charts are an added bonus for easily remembering the crucial concepts. If a student really knows all the questions in this guide, they are sure to nail the technical section of their interview.” -Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Sales and Trading

"I bought it as well! Pretty awesome simple format...walks you through the answers and then gives you an example of what exactly what to say in an interview. Breaks it down from beginner to intermediate to advanced questions for Banking and S&T." - slkyswtbllr05

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