A FEW GOOD TRADERS

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Judge Judy: Consider yourself in Contempt!
 
Charlie Gasparino: Steven A. Cohen, did you order the Inside Trade?
 
Judge Judy: You *don’t* have to answer that question!
 
Steve Cohen: I’ll answer the question!
 

Steve Cohen: You want answers?
 
Charlie Gasparino: I think I’m entitled to.
 
Steve Cohen: You want answers?
 
Charlie Gasparino: I want the truth!
 
Steve Cohen: You can’t handle the truth!
[pauses]
 
Steve Cohen: Son, we live in a world that has Chinese Walls, and those walls are guarded by compliance and bankers. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Peter Lattman? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You celebrate Raj Rajaratnam, and you curse hedge funds. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Rajaratnam sentence, while tragic, probably saved money. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves money. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on Wall Street, you need me on Wall Street. We use words like edge, proprietary, frontrunning. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defeating something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very capitalism that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a phone, and make a trade. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
 
Charlie Gasparino: Did you order the Inside Trade?
 
Steve Cohen: I did the job I…
 
Charlie Gasparino: Did you order the Inside Trade?
 
Steve Cohen: You’re Goddamn right I did!
 

By Turney Duff with apologizes to Aaron Sorkin

7 comments on “A FEW GOOD TRADERS
  1. Red Jaffie says:

    Love it. And most people can’t handle the truth.

  2. Ron Burgundy says:

    Good stuff, Duffster

  3. Mike ditson says:

    “You see Turney, I can deal with the SEC, and the IRS, and the internal auditors. I don’t want money, and I don’t want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty suit from Barney’s and with your Kennebunk mouth extend me some fucking courtesy. You gotta ask me nicely.” (Love all things Sorkin! ;-)

  4. Bernie M. says:

    I think I made more money legally trading than Steve.

  5. Brian O'Dea says:

    Damn right… I never made as much illegal money as any of these guys and my last illegal deal was 250mm… And I got about ten years in prison more than any of them…

  6. Help Desk says:

    Well played…Any chance you can get Louis C.K. to do one of the voice-overs instead of Gasparino?

  7. Super-Duper blog! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also

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