Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project Podcast

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Leo Melamed was the first person to be interviewed for the Open Outcry Traders History Project video series by John Lothian News and MarketsWiki Education. Here is the first podcast we have made from the video series, starting with Leo’s story.

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Scott Shellady – Open Outcry Traders History Project – Part One

Scott Shellady, known as the “Cow Guy,” discussed his journey from playing football at the University of Colorado to becoming a successful trader and market commentator with John Lothian News in an Open Outcry Trader History Project Interview. He encountered a roadblock in his initial attempt to pursue a degree in finance, so he started out studying art. He was later able to switch to finance as he experienced success in football. He was reluctant at first to follow in his father’s footsteps to the Chicago Board of Trade, but eventually he decided to explore his father’s world of trading at the CBOT.

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