Jeff Carter – Open Outcry Traders History Project

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Jeff Carter is a Chicago-based trader and venture capital executive and long time member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he formerly served on their board of directors. He is currently a manager with West Loop Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund.

He sat for an interview with John Lothian News for the Open Outcry Traders History Project and has encouraged other current and former traders to do the same.

Carter is a co-founder of, an angel investor network in the U.S. Midwest.

He was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and traded his own account for 24 years. He is the author of the Points and Figures blog, which he calls “An irreverent Look at Economics, Finance, Trading and Politics.

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