Billion Dollar Day

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Billion Dollar Day
Genre Documentary
Narrated by Hugh Sykes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Crane
Producer(s) Robert Thirkell
Location(s) London, New York, Hong Kong
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC 2
Original release 1986
Related shows Part of documentary series Commercial Breaks

Billion Dollar Day is a documentary about currency trading created by the British Broadcasting Corporation on June, 4th 1985. The documentary focuses on three traders, each located in New York, London and Hong Kong. The traders are followed throughout a typical day in order to demonstrate the challenges and dedication of each trader.[1]

More than a Billion is exchanged during the course of 24 hours while trading GBP, USD and German Marks. The documentary is considered a landmark in International Business Schools[2] and currency trading circles.[3]


  1. ^ Billion Dollar Day - Part a (Television). 1986. 
  2. ^ "Billion Dollar Day". University of Washington educational media collection. 11 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Billion Dollar Day - Documentary 1986". Forex Factory. 23 July 2010.