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Trader Digest: Women in Finance, Bloomberg Terminal & Ponzi

Trader Digest presents our weekly selection of what we think you'll enjoy reading, watching and listening to in those rare moments of free time away from the markets.

Following more fallout from the Fearless Girl of Wall Street, this week's Digest features a number of stories on the subject of women in finance.

Reading List

"'Fearless Girl' joined briefly by 'Peeing Pug' statue"
Last week, CNN Money brought the story that Wall Street's Fearless Girl and Bull had a new neighbour, the Peeing Pug. Made by New York City artist Alex Gardega, he wanted to draw attention to the fact that the Fearless Girl was commissioned by asset-managers, believing it to all be a PR stunt. Instead, he managed to attract the ire of feminists worldwide.

Women, minorities are still nearly shut out of this $71 trillion industry
This brilliant article, from the Washington Post, is a little over a month old but given the subject of women in finance being a hot topic, we figured it worth linking to again.

Trading Legend: Leda Braga
Meanwhile June brought a new Trading Ledend on TraderLife, and aptly it just so happens to be the most powerful female hedge fund manager in the world, Leda Braga:

Trading Legends: Leda Braga

Millennials are still spooked by the 2008 financial crisis
Yahoo Finance bring the news that the financial crash of 2008 is still haunting many, with 18-34 year olds the most affected, with their investment decisions still affected by it. Read their report here.

A look back: The Bloomberg Keyboard
A simple yet great piece from Bloomberg, looking back at the evolution of the trader's hallowed Bloomberg Terminal.

What to Watch

The Wizard of Lies
HBO simply don't make bad television, so when they managed to get Robert De Niro on board to portray the infamous 2008 tale of Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme for a made-for-tv movie, it just has to go down as a must-watch for anyone working in finance. Although it might not do much to help those millennials. Order it here.

For the Headphones

Election Cast
BBC Radio 5
BBC Radio Five Live have a daily podcast dedicated to the UK Election, and with the polls open on Thursday it's worth tuning into to get the latest.

Comedy Election
BBC Radio 4
If you want something a bit lighter on the subject of election, the comedy team over at BBC Radio Four (including Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt) take another angle on the big day.