Tag Archives: finance

February 26

8 Bits of Financial Jargon That Must Go — But Won’t

Few things divide like jargon. While inspiring terror or teeth-gnashing rage in communications pros, people using such language might meet it with a shrug of indifference or, worse, a glint of pride. So what, you might reasonably ask, is so bad about jargon? Though often superficially appealing – and, we’ll grudgingly admit, useful to financial […]

September 12

Filmlab: Best finance movies of all time – 1. Margin Call

The financial industry is so bafflingly complex and rife with moral corruption, it’s small wonder that a lot of the movies attempting to grapple with its intricacies (see most of the other entries in this top ten) do so by fixating on the rampant criminality frequently associated with the profit-promulgating schemes and dreams of its […]

August 22

Filmlab: Best finance movies of all time – 2. Trading Places

Finance is a serious business, although perhaps the most intricate depiction of its complexities is to be found not in a drama, but in one the funniest, bawdiest and most beloved American comedies of the 1980s. Trading Places – John Landis’ yuletide classic about a commodities broker and a vagrant whose lives are switched, The […]