By Teeka Tiwari, editor, Palm Beach Confidential
It was the winter of 1986.
A New York City film crew followed a brash young trader’s every step. At just 32 years old, he had been dominating the trading scene. He was most famous for making $100 million in a single day (around $250 million in today’s money)… all using a secret trading tool he called “The Analog.”
But he had made one critical mistake.
You see, this man had unwittingly revealed the secret to his success to the documentary crew.
Realizing his mistake, he spent years buying up every single copy of the film he could, so that no one else could access his edge.
In the 1980s and ’90s, rare copies of the film would sell for thousands of dollars.
By the time it went mainstream via the internet, the trader had already made over $4.5 billion… all from “The Analog.