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Elena Watson
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May 28 09:43

5 Awesome Trading Movies

Films on tranding created to inspire
Films on tranding created to inspire
1. Trader (1987)
This film was made in 1987 during the raging bull market. The movie portrays legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones and his Tudor Investments firm. Filmed before the 1987 Wall Street crash, Trader looks at futures trading and the frantic pace of the marketplace during this time. It also highlights the wealth that traders like Jones accumulated ahead of the epic crash.
2. The Corporation (2003)
A brilliant motion picture demonstrating the ascent to the top of a major corporation. The movie is an in-depth psychological investigation of the legal concept of a large enterprise. It can buy property and has legal ownership and rights. This movie makes you wonder and ask important question: If the corporation is like a person, what is the mental status of that individual? Is that individual useful for the society?
3. Floored (2009)
This is a brilliantly executed documentary that revolves around Chicago's futures trading pits. It scores high for several reasons. Firstly, it provides insight into futures markets and trading. You will hear a lot of shocking anecdotes and honest commentary from interviewees. The movie highlights the trade-off between gambling and real trading.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
This movie is based on the true story of a brilliant yet depraved financial expert, Jordan Belfort, who served 22 months in prison for fraud and money laundering. The story is direct and engages viewers from the very first moments. An epic movie maxed out to grand proportions. This was undoubtedly one of DiCaprio's best screen performances of his career.
5. Billions (2016)
"Billions" is a series about a billionaire hedge fund king who's constantly trying to tilt the capital markets in his favor. The show exposes viewers to the genius and dirty tricks of hedge fund managers, as well as the relentless pursuit of these managers by U.S. attorneys. It offers a look into the way financial markets work at the extremes, and how the system is played by its richest participants. The series is laden with investing and financial terminology.