"Employees Are Ready To Riot": A BofA Trader Erupts After Being Ordered To Stay On An Infected Trading Floor | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

"Employees Are Ready To Riot": A BofA Trader Erupts After Being Ordered To Stay On An Infected Trading Floor

With Gov. Cuomo ordering virtually every New Yorker to go home and only non-essential businesses to stay open, one would think Wall Street trading desks would be a ghost town right about now. After all, shuffling pieces of digital paper with an arbitrary value back and forth can hardly be considered essential work, even in the financial capital of the world, especially when most of this shuffling can be conducted from any computer.

Maybe, but for thousands of Wall Street professionals it's not that simple. For one, there is the dramatic slowdown in trade as an infrastructure geared for speed, where billions have been spent on microwave towers and laser signaling, goes unused. And then there are all the other complications arising from telling a head PM to trade out of his bedroom.

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