‘Chicago Pits’ is first comprehensive novel on Chicago futures and options business
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 Chicago seeking to make a fortune on the trading floor, only to find savagery and deep, Chicago-style corruption. The book is available on Amazon Kindle and through paperback.
The author, Bill Walker, is also the author of the Skywalker hiking series, including Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail and Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail.