It was one of Lirty’s first few weeks in the trading pits as a local. He had spent six months on the phone for Goldman Sachs in natural gas. They moved him upstairs. He wanted to be a floor guy so badly, he left the firm to go trade his own account. Lirty did his […]
I have fond memories of observing eating habits on the New York Mercantile Exchange. There was a direct parallel between the creature of habit, the risk embracing gambler, and the carnivore in every floor trader I ever met. Keep in mind, back then there was no “vegan,” “farm to table,” or organic aisle. Oversized east […]
I was 26 years old when the transition of tuna fish on a Ritz cracker on my couch was replaced with Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare at Gotham Bar & Grill on the reg.
This story took place while I was at a small research boutique on Wall Street. Delta Airlines had been on an incredible run and just reported earnings. Our airline analyst was a leading bull in the sector.