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Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

Justice for Jitesh: Special Sauce is Never Shared

I worked with traders and systems developers for many years when I was a futures broker. During the time I worked with them, they never shared with me their “special sauce,” the intellectual property that made their trading systems tick. There...

Statement on Justice for Jitesh Thakkar

Statement on Justice for Jitesh Thakkar

There is a cloud hanging over the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee that does not involve Bitcoin. That cloud has darkened recently. The cloud is the civil case against Jitesh Thakkar, a one-time contributor to the TAC’s high frequency...

Lunch with the New CME Chairman Terrence Duffy

Lunch with the New CME Chairman Terrence Duffy

Before the CME went public in 2002, there was a change in leadership at the top. Terry Duffy ran for the job of chairman of the board against the incumbent, Scott Gordon. I was a fan of Gordon’s and then CME  CEO Jim McNulty. McNulty was one of the reasons I started the John Lothian Newsletter. He had helped me find a job when I first graduated from Purdue University. He was for a short time one of my mentors. But then I started my career and he started traveling the world as an investment banker and I lost track of him.

The Highest Paid Grip in Chicago and Parts Beyond

The Highest Paid Grip in Chicago and Parts Beyond

Friday I was the highest paid “grip” in Chicago as I helped drag JLN’s video and lighting equipment to the Wrigley building in Chicago on Michigan Avenue for a video shoot with American Financial Exchange CEO Richard Sandor and Wedbush...

A Look Back with Steve Staszak

A Look Back with Steve Staszak

Former CME Group Director of Clearing Operations Reflects on a Career that Spanned the Modern Futures Trading Era Steve Staszak recently retired from the CME Group, where he was director of clearing operations. Staszak began his career at the...

How to Improve Gender Equality

How to Improve Gender Equality

Accepting the Challenge to go 50:50 I have been challenged by a senior woman in the derivatives industry to promote gender equality in my newsletter. For as much as I do to support women in the industry and in general, evidently I need to do...

A Great Day to Start Trading Micro E-Mini Futures

A Great Day to Start Trading Micro E-Mini Futures

Record Setting Volumes in Complex, Micro Emini S&P Trades Over 156,000 Contracts A Trump-influenced lower equity market and then a near rebound produced the perfect day for the CME Group to start trading micro E-mini equity futures...

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