I worked on Wall Street for 9.5 years in 6 different jobs, the last was 4.5
years as a buy side trader representing insurance monies. My job was to buy
and sell stocks through the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock
Exchange (AMEX), over the counter markets (OTC) and Instinet. Basically I
was protecting the savings of widow and orphans and facilitating the
efficient allocation of capital into productive infrastructure with
resulting job creation.
My job was to trade with the sell side firms to increase and decrease stock
holdings while minimizing market impact. It was challenging in that we were
not allowed to play games on the buy side. Still we exceeded the benchmark
index funds that we were compared against every single year!
During market lulls, I would walk over to the programming department and
work with the department manager to simplify the trading reports that we
These days, especially post 2008, I follow what is going on in the capital
I would be happy to speak to the good doctor about his FileMaker plans, if
only for the fun of talking shop.
I also have friends that have done some market related programming.
All the best,
Tony White Designs, Inc.
That's reassuring... we rarely credit those involved in the stock market as having a social conscience.