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Bogged Down with Financial Speak in Billions? Let Us Help – May 20, 2020

Billions Financial Glossary

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 20, 2020

We don’t think it’s essential to be a financial or legal expert to enjoy Billions. It is a show more about characters and their interesting relationships than about the workings of Axe Capital or the US Attorney’s office.

Having said that, we believe we are more likely to enjoy Billions once we understand exactly what’s going on…which brings us to this Billions glossary.

We have seen it mentioned on various social media that some are distracted by the fact they are finding the stock market jargon difficult to follow. Only natural for those of us who do not spend our days talking about longing and shorting and looking out for people ditching stock through back doors at lunch time.

Think of this page as a constant work in progress.

We list terms that we think could be helpful, in alphabetical order, and we will keep adding to it!  If you hear a term (or terms) we haven’t added yet, let us know and we will be on it!

Without further ado:

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Bogged Down with Financial Speak in Billions? Let Us Help – March 31, 2019

Billions Financial Glossary

by LadyTrader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 31, 2019

We don’t think it’s essential to be a financial or legal expert to enjoy Billions. 

It is a show more about characters and their interesting relationships than about the workings of Axe Capital or the US Attorney’s office.

Having said that, we believe we are more likely to enjoy Billions once we understand exactly what’s going on, which brings us to this Billions glossary.

We have seen it mentioned on various social media that some are distracted by the fact they are finding the stock market jargon difficult to follow.

Only natural for those of us who do not spend our days talking about longing and shorting and looking out for people ditching stock through back doors at lunch time.

Think of this page as a constant work in progress.

We list terms that we think could be helpful, in alphabetical order, and we will keep adding to it!  If you hear a term (or terms) we haven’t added yet, let us know and we will be on it! Without further ado,

Glossary of Financial Terms:

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Explaining Hedge Funds for Fans of Showtime’s Billions – March 14, 2019

“You get one life, so do it all.”

by Richard Glunt | Money Wise | March 14, 2019

Showtime’s hit series Billions follows the exploits of hedge fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. He navigates the quasi-legal waters of investing huge amounts of borrowed capital through his firm Axe Capital.

All the while, Bobby is hounded by U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, who is committed to stamping out the types of financial crimes committed by infamous hedge fund managers such as Bernie Madoff and “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli.

Learn more about the world of hedge funds and how Billions — back for its fourth season — compares to the real world of high-risk investment.

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Billions’ Stars Celebrate Season Three with High-End Whiskey – Sept 4, 2017

Billions’ Stars Celebrate Season Three with High-End Whiskey

By Ian Mohr – Page Six – September 4, 2017

The cast of “Billions” — including on-screen archrivals Damian Lewis and Paul ­Giamatti — were spotted knocking back high-end whiskey together at Mario Batali’s Del Posto to celebrate the series’ third season, spies said.

The cast earlier had their first table read before filming starts next week. Also at the tasting of flights of eight whiskeys, followed by a private dinner, were stars Malin Akerman, Maggie Siff and Condola Rashad and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The group sampled Michter’s limited-production whiskeys, including the rare $5,000-plus-per-bottle “Celebration Sour Mash,” guided by the brand’s Magliocco brothers.

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Showtime Renews Billions for Season 3 – March 8, 2017

Showtime Renews Billions for Season 3

by Tim Surette – TV Guide – March 8, 2017

The struggle of the hedge-fund manager will continue on Showtime.

Source: Showtime

The network today announced that it has renewed its Wall Street drama Billions for a third season. Showtime didn’t announce an episode count or an estimated premiere date, but history says that the renewal will be for 12 episodes and Season 3 will premiere early next year.

Currently three episodes into its second season, Billions stars Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, a filthy rich hedge fund manager who skirts financial laws to add to his ever-increasing coffers. Paul Giamatti plays Chuck Rhoades, a U.S. Attorney bent on taking Axe and the rest of the Wall Street weasels down, but who has some issues of his own.

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