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"Floored," the documentary on Trading Pit opens in Chicago this week

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Does anyone know the story behind Greg Riba? He was by far the most interesting interview in the film and he says cut before we hear what happened to him.

Greg Riba, rests his bare feet on his pool table under an original Picasso, swallows a glass of wine in one gulp, and slurs: "I #$%&*@ a Playmate. Isn't that what every guy's #$%&*@ dream is?"
Riba left the Merc under circumstances he wouldn't discuss with Smith. (from an article about the film)

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Greg Riba, rests his bare feet on his pool table under an original Picasso, swallows a glass of wine in one gulp, and slurs: "I #$%&*@ a Playmate. Isn't that what every guy's #$%&*@ dream is?"
Riba left the Merc under circumstances he wouldn't discuss with Smith. (from an article about the film)

Thats the guy but I want to know what those undisclosed circumstances are

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So close, but no cigar. Some good stories though Stories from The S&P options(Chicago Merc) - Page 2 - Business, Finances and Investing Forum

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Does anyone know the story behind Greg Riba? He was by far the most interesting interview in the film and he says cut before we hear what happened to him.

He was my favorite trader from the movie! Very interesting, such a character. It seems he was the most successful person they interviewed, and really understood how to trade. It was a shame the interview got cut short. I found his "rap sheet" here:

http://www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/CaseInfo.aspx?entityid=0249578&type=reg

I guess he came back and got into a big fight with another member... probably when he quit trading.

FINDINGS: Pursuant to an offer of settlement in which Riba neither admitted nor denied the findings, on October 28, 1999, a Special Hearing Committee of the Board of Directors (“Committee”) found that on January 25, 1999, Riba returned to the trading floor after a 14-month absence and established a 247-contract S&P 500 futures position without notifying his clearing firm of his return. Before officers of his clearing firm clarified the situation, Riba began acting erratically and became physically abusive towards another member, which disrupted trading. The Committee found that in so doing, Riba violated CME Rule 433.c, a minor offense.


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Floored


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A world that's more riot than profession, the trading floors of Chicago are a place where gambling your family's mortgage is all in a day's work. Floored offers a unique window to this lesser-known world of finance. These men may not have degrees, but they've got guts, and penchant for excess that solicits simultaneous feelings of revulsion and admiration. But like many aspects of our economy, technology is changing the way these traders do business, and these eccentric pit denizens aren't the type to take kindly to new tricks. Check http://www.babelgum.com/floored for more info

this web page doesnt seem to be working for me.. ive never seen this movie..

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You can find the film on YouTube in full length.

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You can find the film on YouTube in full length.

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Also on Netflix when I last looked

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this web page doesnt seem to be working for me.. ive never seen this movie..


The babelgum link is broken, but you can find an authorized version here:



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Hey Harry

This makes me pretty sad, reticent at least. A lot of those guys and many of the casualties where friends and people I knew. This movie is pretty close to my experience I think most chicago floor guys would agree as well, that this is an accurate presentation. I think I was greatly helped by being a nasdaq market maker and learning the screen first, then proceeding to the floor. Funny the guy that taught me had as his first job the duty of erasing and replacing quotes that where displayed on a slate chalkboard.

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Ha...


The scene with Joe Howe from Jack Schwartz walking...that is the street I live on. He is walking home from the train.

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