Floor trading clerk/ trading assistantAM
Hey everyone, I recently started a job as a trading assistant/clerk for a market maker on the floor of (NYSE, CBOE, CBOT). Its a small, but very profitable, firm that uses a combination of computer models, some electronic trading, and floor trading to make money. I like it so far, and they are teaching all the new trading assistants option theory and all that goes into pricing options. Its good experience, but since I am working on the floor (which I think will be extinct at some point in the future), how would this affect my ability to find another (probably electronic) trading job in the future? I am not saying I want to leave my current firm, and there is a definite possibility that they will be able to be successful if the floor is closed. But I just want to make sure I am not pigeonholing myself, beyond learning all about options should I try learning programming?