An interesting look into the day of a very active trader in NY.
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There are some expletives in this so beware if you have sensitive eyes.
http://nymag.com/news/businessfinance/53617/The screens are crawling with red and green. But mostly red.
“What is this?”
The stock market is headed down again, as it was yesterday and the day before that. A 32-year-old trader named Peter Milman sits slumped under fluorescent lights in an open-air trading office on Madison Avenue, surrounded by men just like him: rows of traders in jeans and T-shirts and hoodies, faces slack, staring at banks of monitors that jump with charts and graphs and gauges, the only sound the tapping of computer keys—and the occasional expletive.
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Peter Milman Describes His Addiction to the Stock Market
On this day in mid-November, President Bush is in Manhattan trying to reassure investors, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s announcement that he’ll scrap his original $700 billion bailout plan for financial institutions has sent the market into a tailspin. Milman’s monologue reads like an emotional ticker tape: “****. ****. Oh my God. Unbelievable. Oh God. Wow. Oh God. Wow, wow.”