The Pit

About the Show

What does the price of the clothes you wear, the gas you buy or the coffee you drink have to do with a room full of screaming, running, shoving, pushing, spitting personalities speaking in code? Everything! This programme reveals events in one of the most primitive, yet highly ritualised arenas of the financial world - the floor of The New York Board of Trade. Raw goods worth billions of dollars are traded daily at the NYBOT, setting the price of commodities from cotton to orange juice throughout the world. Using their own money, traders make and lose fortunes every day in this microcosm of raw capitalism.