Billion Dollar Day: A 1986 BBC documentary on FX trading

"Billion Dollar Day" is a short 1986 documentary on forex trading that was produced by the BBC. From today's point of view, where it is possible to trade in FX at a 100+ leverage using only your mobile phone, much of what the documentary depicts may seem historic or even silly, but at the heart FX prop trading has remained pretty much the same. The main difference may be that fewer institutions have retained their prop trading desks, having significantly reduced risk after the recent financial crises and the wave of financial market regulations that followed them.

My personal highlight is the Reuters pager though -- watch out for it around the 10-minute mark!