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‘Chicago Pits’ is first comprehensive novel on Chicago futures and options business

Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Amazon Kindle, Chicago Pits, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

tinyurl.com/ycesd7tw  #ChicagoPits Chicago Pits (2018) is the first comprehensive novel on the famed–and infamous–Chicago commodities business. Growing up, I periodically saw pictures of people packed in on a trading floor yelling and screaming and waving their hands as they traded corn, wheat, cattle, etc. Personally, I traded U.S. Treasury Bond Futures at the Chicago Board of Trade and German Bund Futures at the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). This book tells the story of a lanky Alabaman who moves to...

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Interest in financial books because 54% of Americans exposed to stock market

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Chicago Pits, Skywalker hiking books | 0 comments

Financial professionals like to act like the average American is financially illiterate. While they might not be experts, people are increasingly aware of the stock market. Between 401(k) plans, retirement plans, profit-sharing, etc., along with speculators, over half of Americans have exposure to the stock market. The Bonfire of the Vanities was perhaps the most renowned book of the 1980’s; it told a tawdry tale of corruption on Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street was a smashing success. Michael Lewis, has had great popular...

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Skywalker’s ‘Chicago Pits’ Novel Begins Selling Paperbacks and Kindle e-books

Posted by on January 27, 2018 in Amazon Kindle, Appalachian Trail, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Pits, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, Snow levels on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

Bill Walker, author of the Skywalker hiking series, including Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appaalachian Trail and Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, has published his first novel. It is called, Chicago Pits (2018), and draws on his experiences as a commodities broker in the huge Treasury Bond Pit at the Chicago Board of Trade. Readers will be shocked at the savagery in the midst of the world’s largest market. Walker worked and traded at both the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile...

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Chicago Pits floor trading was capitalism at its most feral

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Amazon Kindle, Chicago Pits | 0 comments

I traded at the world’s three largest futures exchanges: Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, London International Financial Futures Exchange. There was a premium on one human quality: aggression.   Now, that futures and options are traded electronically, the premium is on brains and human analysis.   Bill Walker is author of the Skywalker hiking books. His most recent book is a novel about the Chicago futures business. Chicago Pits (2018). It is available in paperback on www.amazon.com and e-books are on...

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‘Chicago Pits’ Is in the Vein of Wolf of Wall Street and Bonfire of the Vanities

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Books by Bill Walker, Chicago Pits | 0 comments

Bill Walker’s new novel, Chicago Pits, is satirical in the vein of The Bonfire of the Vanities or Wolf of Wall Street. One is bound to never view our nation’s financial markets the same again, after reading Walker’s account of the savagery on the trading floor in Chicago. He should know what he is talking about having worked at The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBT), and London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE).

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‘Chicago Pits’ Goes on Sale on Amazon

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Chicago Pits, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

Chicago Pits, written by Bill Walker, a former broker at the world’s three largest futures and option exchanges, including senior broker for Kidder Peabody, a leading Wall Street Company, has gone on sale at www.amazon.com.  The link is: https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Pits-Mr-Bill-Walker/dp/1981143289/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516292918&sr=8-1&keywords=chicago+pits This suspense novel tells the tale of a near-seven-foot-tall Alabaman who hears of great riches being made in the Chicago commodities pit. He moves to Chicago,...

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Skywalker Releases Novel about Chicago Futures and Options Markets

Posted by on January 13, 2018 in Chicago Pits | 0 comments

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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Skywalker Hiking Books a Good Christmas Gift

Posted by on December 10, 2017 in 'Getting High--The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal', Appalachian Trail, Camino de Santiago, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

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 write a narrative about the journey; it sold well and I have since done other long treks and written...

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Free Upload of Skywalker Hiking Books

Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Amazon Kindle, Appalachian Trail, El Camino de Santiago, free Amazon Kindle, Pacific Crest Trail, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

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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Outdoor Writing is a Rich Genre

Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Books on El Camino de Santiago, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail | 0 comments

Even amateurs can hike the world’s great hiking trails, get the journeys of their lifetimes, and write their life stories. Bill Walker is author of Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail and The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago.

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