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Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Donnie Roberts – Open Outcry Traders History Project

MarketsWiki Education's Open Outcry Traders History ProjectDonnie Roberts came to Chicago after graduating from graduate school with a love of futures and options trading. He chose Chicago over New York and London. He came to the visitor center of the...

Jordan Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jordan Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jordan Melamed is a former trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and a filmmaker. He is the son of CME Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed. He followed his father’s footsteps to the trading floor of the CME. After a career trading in the open outcry markets he pursued a career as a filmmaker. He is the director of “Futures Past,” a story of the end of open outcry trading and the human element of trading and family.

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...

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Kadlec

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Kadlec

From regulation to technology to the revenue structure, futures commission merchants have experienced drastic changes over the last 30 years, as Tom Kadlec, CEO of ADM Investor Services, knows full well. In this John Lothian Profiles...

John Lothian Profiles: Blair Hull

John Lothian Profiles: Blair Hull

It's not every day you hear one of the most successful traders and businessmen in the industry say he got his start as a card counter in blackjack."My brother-in-law told me that he made money in Lake Tahoe, enough money to pay for...

John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

John Lothian Profiles: Lee Stern

Lee Stern has seen it all in his career - the highs of great markets and the lows of market scandal. After completing his military service in 1947, Stern enrolled in Roosevelt College and then found his way to the Chicago Board of...

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

John Lothian Profiles: Neal Kottke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BESH_tfCDE 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...

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Cashman

John Lothian Profiles: Tom Cashman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq5NaNt0z_g Tom Cashman, a member of an iconic Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) family, is a pit trader, exchange trading floor broker and 50-year member of the exchange. Tom Cashman's contributions to the CBOT...

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