(Confessions of a Stock Operator)
Start Date: 9/20/2018
As a full-time stock trader, I speak stock market lingo every single day. Outside of my stock trading community, and to an extent some family members, it’s almost like I speak a different language.
“I wouldn’t short that stock, it’s thinly traded or lacks liquidity”. If you fully understood that statement, chances are you trade stocks. If nothing in that statement makes sense to you, then you probably are like most ‘normal’ folks and get a bit confused when tuned in to Showtime’s Billions.
Billions is a Wall Street drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin. It stars my new favorite actors, Damian Lewis (Bobby “Axe” Axelrod) and Paul Giamatti (Chuck Rhoades).
Nearing the end of its second season, Billions can be described as a constant cat and mouse game between bad boy hedge fund billionaire, Axe and U.S. Attorney, Chuck Rhoades.
“cat and mouse game” does the series a disservice but I am not sure words can capture the genius of the writing; the splendor of the acting and the depth of each character. It is something to be consumed and digested; and if you’re like me and can’t tell who’s the protagonist and antagonist between a hedge fund billionaire and a U.S. attorney; then well…. …you're tuned into Showtime’s Billions.
I won’t spoil it any more for you but I do believe the series has Emmy written all over it.
Catch it every Sunday night on Showtime and before you begin watching; learn the lingo of the stock market here.
If you're into these types of Wall Street plots, find more Wall Street in film here. And if you find yourself wanting to be the next Bobby "Axe" Axelrod; here are some of my personal favorite trading books to get you started.
Tina "ShortMeTina" Ley (pronounced Lee) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology and a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling and has been a stock market participant for over a decade. Currently a Full-Time Trader and Blogger of all things financial.