You’re probably wondering what happened to the Floored traders as the original release of this film was in late 2009. Although the movie ended, these lives didn’t. With the help of Director James Allen Smith, we found out where some of the more colorful characters have moved on to.
Pete and Jon Najarian, Rick Santelli: Are still commentators for CNBC. All former floor traders had made their move to media prior to the film.
Linda Raschke: Is still trading upstairs for herself as well as continues to educate traders everywhere.
Jeff Ansani: Winter golfer and the former floor trader who took a big financial hit, and returned to the floor as a clerk, is still working on the floor. For some people, it’s in their blood.
Rob Prosniewski: The young trader who went to the floor to find his riches and realized he couldn’t cut it actually made it on a much larger and more dangerous playing field: Afghanistan. Rob went on to become a medical specialist in the U.S. Army, and served in Afghanistan as a combat medic patching up the 10th Mountain division. No doubt the chaos of the floor helped prep him for combat duty. Currently he lives in Hawaii while training for the Special Forces.
Kenny Ford: The long-time floor trader who was convinced that the computer was “evil” apparently changed his mind. He left the floor in October 2011 and moved to New York where he now works upstairs at a proprietary trading firm Coastal Trade using — what else? — computers.
Greg Riba: The trader who was interviewed seemingly while inebriated had a very bad turn of events when his Lincoln Park home caught on fire in April 2012, according to reports. The home he bought on Seminary in Chicago in 1992 for $900,000 sold in late 2012 for $910,000… not one of his better trades.
Mike Walsh: Big game hunter who cursed as a second language left the floor. Other than rumors that he joined the gaming industry, we can’t find him.