Ah, summer. A time where many of us stuff a towel, sunscreen and a great book into our weekend bag. Next stop — the beach. So, what's Wall Street reading? Are they turning the pages for pleasure, like the rest of us, or looking for guidance to navigate this crazy market?
I checked in with over 100 finance professionals and the overwhelming response was: to improve their trading game. Most of the people I spoke with felt that, in the current environment, where job stability is low and market fears are high; they need any edge they can get.
"I've been on edge since last August when stocks got taken to the woodshed," a junior hedge fund trader said. "Where I work is like the 'Hunger Games.' I don't need to read that crap on the beach. I need to step up my game."
Here's what's on Wall Street's summer reading list: