JLN Profiles: Neal Kottke

JLN Staff

Neal Kottke, chairman of Kottke Associates in Chicago, is one of those industry veterans who has done it all in his career, from the commercial side to clearing, to starting his own clearing firm to proprietary trading. His contributions to the futures industry also included a term as chairman of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation as well as two terms as vice chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Kottke has seen more events and trends than most during a career that now spans four decades. In this John Lothian Profile, JLN explores Kottke’s experiences, how the markets have changed and evolved and how “discipline” is the key feature for successful trading. He also talks about how to manage volatility in the markets, managing risk and Black Swan events.

Neal Kottke Resources

  • Neal Kottke on MarketsWiki (link)
  • Kottke: A lifetime in grain markets – Futures Magazine — November 2010 (link)
  •  Harvesting Knowledge – CME Group Magazine — May 2011 (link)
  • Kottke Associates website (link)

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