Randolph and Mortimer, the Duke brothers, thought they had it all figured out. They knew, or at least thought they knew, that the orange crop would be a failure and prices on the futures market would skyrocket.
Obviously, they had inside information.
The instructions to their floor trader were to buy on the opening and keep buying no matter the price! A killing was to be made; it was going to be the Duke’s day. What they weren’t aware of is that Louis and Billy Ray had other plans.
As Robert Burns once said “the best laid plans...