I admit, when I was a kid watching Trading Places, I had no idea what was going on at the end with all the trading. All I knew was that I liked the scenes with the gorilla and that the good guys won in the end. I am not sure how they could have given a quick breakdown of how the commodities market works that would have demystified it more fully for me, but it really would have helped.
Yes, I know that the Dukes explain it to Billy Ray at one point, but that really doesn’t explain shorting and cornering the market to a dumb kid.
I would later come to understand what is going on, but for those of you who are still confused, maybe this explanation from Winthorpe himself, Dan Aykroyd will help you understand.
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