9 Financial Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Money and Investing
By Vincent Trivett Sep 20, 2012 3:15 pm
From profiles of famous and infamous traders to sprawling economic oeuvres, here is our list of the best nonfiction must-sees for traders, investors, and other market observers.
25 Million Pounds
Interview with rogue trader Nick Leeson.
This is the true story of Nick Leeson, a British trader that went from a Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) clerk, to a rogue trader that brought down Barings, a smug old bank that even held the Queen's money. This story inspired the film Rogue Trader in which Ewan McGregor starred as Leeson. Through interviews with Leeson, this documentary from the early nineties helps us understand the psychology behind dishonest traders like Kweku Adoboli, who managed to relieve UBS (NYSE:UBS) of $2 billion. Or impulsive gamblers.
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