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Movies about Trading and Investing

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ImageBoth trading and investing to general public is boring enough subject to base a movie scenario on. Nevertherless, there are at least a few good ones. Even those few ones are more about sales side of finance than either investing or trading – probably a good reflection of real life as the most succesful products are the best mareted ones rather those with intrinsic value.

Two new releases this year are Marging Call and PyraMMMida. Change a few names and those can be reframed as documentaries. I found both of them highly interesting and entertaining.

Better known movies are Wall Street and Wall Street 2. The lastest had a budget of  $70m to make vs $3.4m for Marging Call. Nevertherless, I find Margin Call more interesting.

Startup.com is more about internet bubble and raising venture capital financing. Boiler Room is the favourite of almost every rogue marketer.

Trading Places is a 1983 comedy and touches onto the subject of what makes a good trader – talent or environment, stingyness of the rich and similar lines. Eddy Murphy at his best.

Other suggestions are Trillion Dollar Bet (about LTCM) and a documentary Broke: The New American Dream.
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Written by A.S.

December 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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