Mary Pilon

is New York-based sports reporter at The New York Times and is writing a book about the history of Monopoly.



Meet the Young Trader/Blogger Who is Preserving the Dying Language of Hand Signals »

On B1 today, I profile Ryan Carlson, a trader who started snapping photos and blogging once he left the old-school trading pits. 

To report this story, I journeyed to Chicago and would be remiss if I didn’t think my family, friends and of course the WSJ Chicago bureau for their hospitality. (And pie!) Gawsh, people there are just, nice

In the past, I’ve written about traders who worked as restaurant hosts, the slowdown on the New York Stock Exchange, a trader who runs a Mister Softee truck and some former Merrill Lynch guys who went into yo-yos

Don’t miss the neat slideshow of Ryan doing his signals! Edutainment!