Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Floored: The Movie

"Floored" is a good documentary about the traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I found it last night while surfing around on Netflix and decided to give it a view (I say this, as a lot of you should be able to watch it for free). It was certainly entertaining and educational. It makes you see a ton about how people behave, as well as how technology and money have an effect us. Certainly, I am not so callous as to limit the effects of said things to certain people in some far off financial hub; we are all human and as a whole, will generally react in very similar ways to similar situations. Some, to a lesser extent than others...

It also did a good job of making you feel for the guys that lost everything-literally everything, not just their money. Certainly, it takes a different type of person to trade, just the same way that it takes a different type of person to do value investing.

Here's to drinking cheap bourbon and not smoking cigars...

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I have no financial position or interest in or against, in any regard, to any of the entities mentioned. This is not advice of any kind. Always do a ton of your own research before contemplating doing anything that I say, do, write, or so much as think about.

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