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Bonus Money: How Traders Spend

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 7:57 PM ET

Ever wonder what big time traders do with their legendary Wall Street bonuses? Us too. Here are the results of a joint survey from Trader Monthly Magazine and Fast Money.



Do you expect this year's bonus to be…

More than last year’s - 43%
Less than last year’s - 20%
About the same - 20%
Can't tell - 17%

Fast Money Bonus Poll
Fast Money and Trader Monthly team up to find out what Wall Street thinks about bonuses this year, with Ty Wenger, Trader Monthly Magazine editor, and the Fast Money crew.



















Are you planning to use part of this year's bonus on real estate?

Yes - 33%
No - 67%

Are you planning to invest or spend this year's bonus?

Invest - 33%
Spend - 10%
Invest and spend - 44%
Undecided - 13%

Will you be looking to change jobs in 2008?

Yes - 29%
No - 56%
Will know when I get my bonus - 15%

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Here’s where traders may be spending that bonus cash!

Pick one item from each of the following categories that you consider the most desirable, regardless of price.

Cars

Aston Martin DBS – 39%
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – 31%
Porsche 911 Turbo – 12%
Mercedes CL65 AMG – 10%
Audi R8 - 8%

Motorcycles

Ducati 1098 S – 50%
Harley Davidson FXCWC Rocker C – 20%
BMW K1200 S – 17%
MV Agusta F4-R 312 – 8%
Suzuki Hayabusa – 5%

Bottles

Johnnie Walker Blue Label 1805 Whisky – 39%
Macallan 55-Year-Old Whisky – 38%
1952 Balvenie Whisky – 13%
1974 Ardbeg Double Barrel Whisky – 5%
Highland Park 33-Year-Old Whisky – 5%

Homes

One Hyde Park (London) – 29%
The Centurion (New York) – 23%
W New York (New York) – 23%
Mandarin Oriental Tower (Chicago) – 14%
Trump International Hotel & Tower (Chicago) – 7%
The Shard, London Bridge (London) – 4%

Watches

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph – 42%
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon – 19%
IWC Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus – 17%
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT – 13%
A. Lange & Söhne Datograph – 9%

Retreats

Raffles Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 24%
La Réserve (Paris) – 22%
Tides Riviera Maya (Mexico) – 19%
The Library (Thailand) – 18%
Wine & Spa Resort, Loisium Hotel (Austria) – 17%


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