About the Book
Inspired by the 1903 book by Frank Norris, THE PIT is the story of a successful businessman who casually begins trading, only to be swept in and ultimately ruined by the Chicago futures markets, a fascination “worse than liquor, worse than morphine.”
Created by former floor trader Jonathan Hoenig, THE PIT features lush, color and B&W photos of the trading floor's most thrilling era along with an epilogue documenting its final years.
Jonathan Hoenig is an American investor, contributor to Fox News Channel, WLS-AM, public speaker and founder of Capitalistpig.com. Hoenig was raised in Illinois and is a former floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a vocal supporter of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism.