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 and e-books are on Amazon Kindle.

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