I just watched Margin Call and thought about watching some other, arguably better biz-related movies, something along the lines of the original Wall Street, but any good documentaries are fine too.
In short, movie thread
Heres a list op. Related, slightly related and documantry.
Barbarians At The Gate
Billion Dollar Day
Capitalism: A Love Story
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
How to Make Money Like Top Hedge Fund Managers
How to Stay Out of Debt: Warren Buffet
Other People’s Money)
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street
The Ascent of Money
To Catch a Trader - PBS Frontline documentary about the SAC trial
Too Big to Fail
Trillion Dollar Bet
Wall Street 1)
Wall Street 2
Wall Street Warriors series
Why Are We All in Debt? - part1 - part2 - part3 - part4
Wolf of Wall Street
NOVA - Mind Over Money
Can markets be rational when humans aren't? Aired April 26, 2010 on PBS
The problem is markets aren't economic they are psychological. No one wanted $3.50 silver in 1997 but they sure as hell cleaned off the shelves at $50. No one wants oil and gold now, guess what will be the winners in Q1? I'm going to guess no one is looking for new ATH in US stocks in Q1 either
They used the actual trader terms and hired real life actors to be themselves to explain them in scenes. Maggie Robbot from WOWS was naked in a bathtub explaining CDOs to the viewers.
I've counted three times where one of the higher-ups, all the way up to Fuld, said something like "can't you put that in easy terms?" or "I can't read that chart!"
Am I really supposed to believe that the CEO of one of Wall Streets biggest banks, who's worked there for 40 years, doesn't understand technical analysis?