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How the Trading Floor Really Works

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A detailed look at what really happens in the front office of an investment bank and whyTrading floors have always fascinated people, but few understand the role they play in the world of finance today. Though markets rise and fall every day, the drivers of those are rarely explored. Those who understand the dynamics of trading floors will better understand the dynamics of ...more
Hardcover, 347 pages
Published October 22nd 2012 by Bloomberg Press (first published August 23rd 2012)
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Jan 29, 2013 Jon added it
If you want to understand what goes on inside investment banks, read this. It was a slow haul for me because the content is dry and all the jargon sucks (GFM, FX, ITM ETP, and so on), but Duhon explains it all as clear as it can be explained. It's an essential read for learning about Wall Street.

I will say that Duhon is sympathetic to traders perhaps to a flaw. She says we need the trading floor because it provides liquidity to the market, but she doesn't ask how much liquidity we need. Do we ha
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