The Weekend Update: May 18-22, 2020
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CHESS OBERMEIER – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT
Chess Obermeier started working for his cousin, Charles Obermeier, at the Cboe, and was able to purchase his first membership by his 21st birthday. He eventually made his way to the CBOT in 1984, where he traded grain up until 2016. During his time on the floor, Chess met his future wife Maureen, who was also working on the floor at the time. The rest is history. Check out part 2 with Maureen Obermeier tomorrow.
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CHICAGO DERIVATIVES EXECUTIVE PENS MURDER MYSTERY THRILLER SET IN CHICAGO’S MARKETS
Margaret Wiermanski is a longtime derivatives industry back office executive turned author. Silent Partners is a murder and financial crime mystery, and the first of three books she intends to write.
CBOE’S TILLY OUTLINES EXCHANGE GROWTH AMID MARKET DISRUPTION
In a webinar interview Thursday, Cboe Global Markets’ CEO Ed Tilly said the exchange is contemplating reopening the trading floor next month but will not pull the trigger until all the safety protocols have been signed off on.
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is picking up where it left off in 1986 with regular issuances of bonds with nominal 20-year maturities. (“Nominal” because the bond will be issued on June 1 and pay out 19+ years later on May 15.) The bonds will pay semi-annual interest.
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MAUREEN OBERMEIER: OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT
Maureen Obermeier started on the CBOE floor the summer after her freshman year of college and never left. She helped some friends get jobs that summer, and some, like her, stayed and built careers in the markets.
UPDATE: SAFE BANKING ACT OF 2019 MOVES FORWARD WITH HEROES ACT
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, legislation introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and passed by the House late Friday, seeks to deliver an additional $3 trillion in aid to a wide range of individuals, businesses and municipalities hit by economic fallout from the coronavirus.