Here is your 401(k) - here today gone tomorrow

Here is your 401(k) - here today gone tomorrow.

Screen shot from the film "Floored" 2009 documentary. Highly recommended viewing.

Female Upstairs Trader depicted.

"Floor trading is dead - everything is electronic today."

[Note: not my copyright]. For editorial use only.



2009 NR 77 minutes

Experience the intense pressure, pandemonium and excitement of Chicago's commodities exchange floors in this documentary that profiles several old-school traders as they struggle to adapt and prosper in the new era of electronic transactions. Offering viewers insight into an often-neglected sector of the U.S. financial system, director James Allen Smith's poignant story delves into each subject's struggle with personal demons.



Jon Najarian, Pete Najarian, Rick Santelli


James Allen Smith


Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries

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  • bcanepa_photos 4y

    Oh yeah, this is how I wanted to start my day! :)
  • lamoustique 4y

    I hope mine is still alive in two years.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Jerry Kirkhart 4y

    You better go for the long haul on these types of charts, and hope for a gradual steady climb. You are so on top of all of this, Mike. What a different and neat photo.
  • Elizabeth Haslam 4y

    Too scary for me.
  • Anita Ritenour 4y

    oh the irony.......a netflix movie
  • docentjoyce 4y

    What's a 401k?
  • Dagmar Collins 4y

    Yeah, I like to gamble.
  • Mike Baird 2y

    Creative Commons use note 06 Nov 2013.
    Q: AHidas aka
    Andrew Hidas On 6 Nov 13, 8.25PM PST AHidas said:
    Hi Mike, Just a note to let you know I used your foto/screen shot on my blog at, along with attribution and a link to your Flickr photostream. Just go to my home page and it's the second entry, dated Nov. 2. Many thanks! Andrew Hidas Santa Rosa, CA A: Thanks for the use note.
    I always liked that image
    Here is your 401(k) - here today gone tomorrow by mikebaird
  • Jean Mauger 1y

    That the best way to try your luck.
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