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capitalistpig presents / a film by jonathan hoenig

Pit Trading 101 on Yahoo! Finance

Apr 2, 2014

Before HFTs and e-brokers, there was pit trading

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Pit Trading 101 documentary a snapshot of Chicago's bygone trading pits

Feb 27, 2014

In 18-year-old footage from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's University of Trading, students learn a now-dead language

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Pit Trading 101 on First Business

Feb 24, 2014

Pig in the pit: Documentary recalls frenzy on the floor

Feb 23, 2014

Eighteen years ago—long before he was an internationally known hedge fund manager and financial commentator known as “The Capitalist Pig” — Jonathan Hoenig was one of thousands of those meshuggenehs screaming and yelling and waving their arms on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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Jonathan Hoenig’s Pit Trading 101: Fuel for The Capitalist Soul

Feb 19, 2014

Jonathan Hoenig’s new film, Pit Trading 101, is a fascinating and inspiring look at a small group of highly ambitious capitalists who attended the University of Trading in the 1990s and went on to trade in the commodities pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where they allocated huge amounts of capital via split-second decision making under immense pressure.

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Capitalistpig Releases Film

Jan 15, 2014

CHICAGO, IL—Imagine a job that required you to stand on your feet for seven straight hours, frantically screaming and yelling, while making bets worth $10,000, $50,000 or even $100,000. But this isn’t Las Vegas – it’s a trading pit.

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Citigroup to close trading desks on CBOT floor

Sep 06, 2013

Citigroup Inc. plans to will close its trading desks on the Chicago Board of Trade's grain and financial floors at the end of September, in the latest in an ongoing exodus from the floo, prompted by the shift of the vast majority of trading volume in grains and other products to electronic platforms.

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Chicago Board of Trade silences floor traders

Aug 06, 2013

It's going to be pretty tough to reenact the climactic scene on the commodities floor from "Trading Places" or to piece together Ferris' itinerary from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" without all those traders yelling and shouting.

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Insight: Chicago pits going quiet, 165 years after shouting began

Aug 05, 2013

Reuters—On a recent morning in the Chicago Board of Trade's soybean futures pit, the trading action looked like this: One trader hiked up a leg onto a metal railing, stretching his hamstring; another passed time bouncing a green rubber ball; a third yawned.

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Floor traders feel swept aside

Jul 02, 2012

Chicago's floor traders, exemplars of a swashbuckling, commodity-based capitalism that has thrived here for more than 160 years, are fearful that their days are numbered—and that their own company is delivering the death blow.

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