I am in love with this show.
I started it a few days ago but it is already making me want to get into the stock market.
Three important things I noticed:
1- technology is seeping into everything. The bulk of stock market is researching, pattern recognition and prediction. All of which can be easily done by a machine.
The way people talk about the stock market, natural events, disasters and the economy - makes me think that this is the perfect intersection of statistics, technology, psychology and finance.
2 - The show makes me realize how rigged the system is. There are people making millions in just minutes. Paying for data, technology and buying influence on the value of a stock. While the majority of us are doing barely any research and hoping that we get lucky - very casino like.
3 - Another interesting observation - they are mostly men. Apparently that is the case in real life too. Why are women not into the stock market like men are?
Why am I NOT in the stock market?
This calls for an experiment. Maybe with all this talk about a recession coming, I should test to see if Wall Street is only for the XY chromosome.