Also, his top pick is McDonalds, if you’re looking for some ideas.
Shia LaBeouf “Incentivized” His Trading Coaches To Make Him “Some Coin” By Promising Them Visits To The Set Of Money Never SleepsBy Bess Levin
Marcos Esparza Bofill is a twenty-something native of Barcelona who moved to New York in 2006 to “try his hand at day trading.” He did so for a year, in a little set up in his Alphabet City walk-up, to not much success. So after losing most of his money, not being able to pay the rent and figuring that chicks dig musicians more than day traders anyway, Bofill headed home to try and get career number two off the ground. He stayed in touch with his NYC buddies though, and actually had plans to come back to the states to help a friend with a clothing business, perhaps by offering to model the threads (celebrity endorsements and whatnot). Maybe try and get a gig with a hedge fund too, who knows. What Bofill did not anticipate was the possibility of not being let back in the country, and a bill from the IRS for $172 million. Read more »
As you undoubtedly know by now, during the course of his preparation for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Shia LaBeouf became a master trader. He worked with the guys at Encino Charles Schwab office, Citi and John Thomas Financial, he turned $20,000 into almost half a mill, he’s thisclose to becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst and he knows exactly what it takes to get hired at Goldman Sachs. He’s spoken of his pedigree many, many times, under the guise of promoting the movie all the while communicating to Wall Street that there’s a new Josh Birnbaum in town and so far, things have been coming together quite nicely. He has offers coming out the ass, he senses that Lloyd is just waiting for the right moment to can Viniar and offer him the gig and re: Shia LaBeouf Capital Management, all I’m going to say is that it’s been communicated from Stamford that the seed money is there for the taking. And up until this point, the plan has gone off without a hitch, because his co-star, Josh Brolin, has kept his trap shut. You see, kids, because he achieved none of the theatrical success young Shia did at an early age, brolin had to start day trading in order to pay the bills. He achieved a tiny modicum of success but nothing like LaB. Did he trade on his cell phone? No! Did he have Bloomberg on speed-dial? No! And yet this prick is now going around telling people how fucking great he is at making it rain. Read more »
For those of you worrying the Money Never Sleeps actor would just be spouting lines about the market without the faintest clue as to what he was talking about, fear not. According to director Oliver Stone, ShiLa really gets this stuff. Sayeth Stone:
“[I'm in the market]…but I don’t play it like the [pros]. Or like Shia. As a result of this movie, Shia’s really learned. He’s into it. He trades daily. He and Josh discuss the market between takes.”