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The trading pit of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
At the legendary Chicago Mercantile Exchage, danger and controlled chaos rule with every trade.
In an age when trading online has become the norm, the 'Merc' maintains 
its frenzied, quirky systems of communication, clothing, rhythms, values 
and codes of conduct. OPEN OUTCRY captures the atmosphere of the pit, a fast-paced trading floor where options traders still scream 'buy' and 'sell' in what may be the last gasp of a centuries-old ritual.
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