Interbank market news scan: Most of us are digital serfs. Some of us will learn to trade.

The upside for the “knowledge worker” is that if she plays her cards right, she can go from being a digital version of a tenant farmer and trade her own coin. She has the research ability and given the digital tools that she likely helped develop, she can identify opportunities for trade and actively enter the markets. This is why I shed no tears about engineers being laid off from Facebook, Google, or Twitter. You have the digital skills and the severance pay to become traders.