'Floored,' Chicago Trading Floor Madness, Is Online Movie of the Week

Is this how the Dow dove 1,000 points in 20 minutes last week? In Floored, James Allen Smith’s eye-popping documentary about the Chicago Trading Floor -- a mosh pit of screaming and yelling, selling and buying, with millions at stake -- the mad quest for money meets electronic trading, with scary, crazy results.

Available online on Babelgum.com in weekly installments (episodes 1, 2 and 3 are up and running now), Floored offers a fascinating glimpse into the teeming, screaming world of speculators and local traders, moving like lightning, and behaving like, well, nutballs.

“It’s not a normal job,” says one former trader, and boy is he right.  Check it out.