Sorry to let the blog go dormant but I’ve been finishing up the book and just concluded a final pass on it. Only thing that’s keeping it from release is various logistical things and my hope is it’ll be available electronically on Kindle within a few weeks and hard copies shortly after that. I don’t have anything to leak but here is atleast a chapter listing,
1 – History (general history of the trading pit, hand signals, how signals evolved, etc…)
2 – Trades, Traders and the Trading Floor (how a pit operates, role of different participants, etc…)
3 – Prices & Quantities
4 – Months
5 – Years
6 – Functions
7 – Participants
8 – Hand Signals in the Equity Markets (Curb exchange/AMEX signals and CBOE signals)
All of the writing was done by me so it’s approached from a practitioners point of view including all the relevant details rather than a dry academic perspective heavy on filler. Pretty much chapters 3 – 7 are taken from the website but obviously a lot easier to read through in book form and arranged to flow better w/some adjustments. Also wish I could post my favorite trading pit photos I bought licenses for from Getty Images but can’t show them except in the book due to the contract terms.
Anyways, just an update….