Have you ever wonder how a bank really works?
After learning about finance, the different types of investments, how to invest and how to analyze a company (stock) we got the opportunity to visit a R E A L bank. My dad works in Banco Financiero and he allowed us to come to one of his offices where we were able to experience a bank in A C T I O N !
When we got to the trading desk office there was a lot of noise. There were many people talking on the phone, to each other and voices coming from both of the TVs. Some the workers had thousands of tabs opened in their computers as they were figuring where to invest and watched the market. The environment was wild. The people in the trading desk have limited time this is because it only opens for few hours, 9:00am- 1:00pm , therefore they have to make many smart moves in shot time. As I was exposed to all this noise and active work I felt stressed, I could feel the rush and concentration in the room. I could not imagine myself working here, I usually get stressed under time pressure so I would FREAKOUT. Also multitasking is not easy for me, I need to do one thing at a time so I can do it good.
Begin able to visit the trading desk allowed me to learn a lot about investment by simply watching the people work. I learned how the events happening around the world play such an important role in the market and this is why they have to keep an eye on the news.