Skywalker Releases Novel about Chicago Futures and Options Markets

B Bill Walker, author of the Skywalker hiking series, has just released his long-in-the-works novel about the Chicago futures and options business. It is entitled, Chicago Pits. It is a surprisingly savage tale of life on a futures and options trading floor, written by someone who worked and traded at the world’s three largest futures and options exchanges.

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Chicago Pits

Chicago Pits

Chris Parker has heard tales of vast fortunes being made in the Chicago commodities business. The near seven-foot-tall Alabaman has a freakish ability to make fast numerical calculations, helping him get promoted to floor broker. A Wild West atmosphere reigns on the Chicago Commodities Exchange (CCE) trading floor; rail-thin Chris gets bludgeoned. He complicates things by becoming enthralled with a tiny female trader, and begins trading with...

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