Enthusiastic Joanna had been telling me how she learned the hand signals used on the trading-room floor during a slow day at work. Things have changed since they were the primary means of communication, however.
It’s almost tragic to go down to the floor of the exchange now, because even the guys that are standing in the pit have what look like Blackberries and are trading on their electronic terminals more than half the time, and then flashing only every now and again. So even now, they’re still trading on their electronic platforms because that’s where the liquidity is in the market. That’s the number-one rule, you always go where the liquidity is.
Do you see any connection between changes in food production you’ve become interested in recently and the changes that are affecting your work place?