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Veteran Trader's Intriguing Portrait of the Trenches: A Million a Minute: Inside the World of Sec

Traders Magazine, November 1998

Gregory Bresiger

Hillary Davis, a veteran trader who formerly managed U.S. equity portfolios for Baring Brothers, and now trades for herself, has written at least two books with this one effort. Too bad she just didn't do one.

One book is syrupy, lachrymose, with about as much substance and thought as a boob-tube "magazine" show presided over by that hyena Sam Donaldson or the fawning Barbara Walters. ("Be good to us, Mr. President," she told Jimmy Carter in 1976, apparently thinking that he actually had been elected dictator for life, or Ayatollah.) "A Million a Minute," in parts, has the feel of an "instant book" that has been just slapped together.

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