footon wrote: SpiderMan wrote:
I remember seeing that documentary when it first came out. Very Good.
If you remember that doc from 27 years ago, I assume it must had been one hell of a impression upon you
Thanks for the link, Ryan. I very much enjoyed it, the best part - "we used to be more aggressive, but the market changed completely". Some things never change, heh.
Great piece of work from the Beeb, they kind of hint their actual opinion through the soundtrack they used - 10cc Wall Street Shuffle
Trading back in '85 really no charts?
Haha, if I had seen that documentary when it first came out, I definitely would have remembered it. Even for 1985, it's dang near watching a magician with a guy on a telephone moving 55 million pounds holding a cigarette like, "Meh. No big deal."
I can only imagine what "aggressive" used to mean... because that was aggressive what that guy was doing, lol.
And I didn't even notice they didn't have charts! Perhaps the grid of information and details was sufficient, or the information came from a telephone call. It looked like the traders (not from the bank) had a dedicated secretary on the phone buying/selling.