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Pit Trading 101 (2013)

In the boom 1990s bull market, a small group of aspiring traders attend the University of Trading, experiencing first-hand the thrill of open-outcry trading in the commodities pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Director:

Jonathan Hoenig

Writer:

Jonathan Hoenig

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Credited cast:
Bridget Byron Bridget Byron ... Herself
Don Cook Don Cook ... Himself
Jonathan Hoenig Jonathan Hoenig ... Himself
Mickey Hoffman Mickey Hoffman ... Himself
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... Himself
Jay Pearlman Jay Pearlman ... Himself
Michael Radkay Michael Radkay ... Himself
Stephanie Radkay Stephanie Radkay ... Herself
Andrew Strusiner Andrew Strusiner ... Himself
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On a cold Saturday in 1996, a small group of aspiring traders gathered in a classroom at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to participate in the University of Trading. Open to anyone who wanted to attend, the students were offered instruction in pit trading, the legendary system of "open outcry" trading pioneered and centered in Chicago's famous futures pits. Back then, the world markets were booming and the trading floors in Chicago were the center of the financial universe. Traders were like rock stars, making money hand over fist while chatting it up with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC after the close. On this day, these men and women would have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it felt like to put on a trading jacket and make trades in the CME's currency pits; to experience that thrill and know if they were cut out for a job as a pit trader. Some people were hooked immediately, while others quickly learned that it wasn't for them. A documentary film crew was given rare access ... Written by Anonymous

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A film about life before point and click.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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The trading floor where the film was made was closed in 2008. See more »

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Follows Floored (2009) See more »

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