Released in 2009, Floored is a film which explores the people and business behind the trading pits of Chicago. For over 150 years, the Chicago trading floors have been home to the most primal method of buying and selling.

In 1997, more than 10,000 people traded on these floors but later that year a new method of trading appeared, this was computer trading. Electronic trading was a true game changer which culled a significant  number of these floor traders. Today only about 10% remain.

In this documentary we see first hand how computers have affected the trading world through interviews with those in the business, we are also taken to several of the key trading pits which remain.

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  1. Fantastic documentary on the change in the market structure that has been going on for the past 15 years. I haven been in the trading business for over 25 years and it really captures the story. Highly recommend! Well done