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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Skywalker Hiking Books a Good Christmas Gift

Let’s face it–Christmas shopping can take on an obligatory cast. What to buy. My experience is that gifts that ‘enable’ make the best Christmas gifts. How about some long-distance hiking narratives to plant seeds in the recipients minds. I was 44 years-old and had never spent the night outside when I decided to attempt to thru-hike the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail. I was so taken with the experience that I decided to...

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Free Upload of Skywalker Hiking Books

Today and tomorrow, December 5th and 6th, Bill Walker’s series of Skywalker hiking books will be available for free upload on Amazon Kindle. These include: Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago Tall Tales–The Great Talisman of Height

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