Chicago Pits floor trading was capitalism at its most feral
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 Amazon Kindle.