This Guy should be called Borat Not Boaz

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by dont, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. dont


  2. Most of these bulge bracket prop traders, and by most I would say 90%, are just gambling. This blow up is becoming a common story.

    All they were doing was going long mortgage derivatives.
  3. RedDuke


    But they all walk out with huge compensations for the few years they do it. He made 40 mil in salary.

    Most of us who trade will not come even close to this figure even in 1 or 2 decades.
  4. It's a great racket, that's for sure.
  5. Genius = leverage in a bull market

    Most of those boobs were no better than your average prop trader.
  6. The market is not a chess game, or a blackjack game, or any other closed set game.

    Taleb knows this.

    These other clowns don't. Or don't care.
  7. dont


    You know This Boaz character is exactly like the character in Taleb's first book, fooled by randomness.

    Its amazing how in the 1990's it was swaps traders that were hero's. Now its credit derivative traders.

    Same story different actors.