THE WEEKEND UPDATE: OCTOBER 12-16, 2020

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CHRIS HEHMEYER: OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

Chris Hehmeyer started out as a runner in the CBOT grain pits, but he really wanted to get into the financial room – which many of the grain traders sneered at. He did it, trading bonds and eventually becoming a phone clerk.

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THE SPREAD: REMEMBERING JOE SULLIVAN

This week on The Spread, a binary options fraudster is charged by the CFTC, the father of the VIX publishes a paper on leveraged ETPs, and we take a moment to remember the remarkable life of Joseph Sullivan.

THE JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS DAILY UPDATE (WEEKLY ROUNDUP) – WEEK OF 10/12/2020

The John Lothian Daily Update is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.

 JOE SULLIVAN’S INFLUENCE AND SUCCESS, PART 2

Wayne Luthringshausen is another person whose career was influenced by the arc of Joseph Sullivan’s option exchange startup crusade to create the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Joseph Sullivan

JOE SULLIVAN’S INFLUENCE AND SUCCESS

Joseph Sullivan’s life impacted so many others, including many or even most reading this newsletter, because of the successful launch he led of the first new securities exchange since the enactment of the 1934 act that created the U.S. Securities & Exchange…

LATEST CANNABIS LICENSE LAWSUIT PITS CRAFT GROWERS V. THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

Lawsuits related to stalled cannabis licenses are piling up in Illinois, with the latest suit filed Monday by the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association v. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

DAVID JOHNSON – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

David Johnson was trading OTC stocks and options for Pershing in 1970. He was in the right place at the right time when the CBOT decided to launch an options exchange.

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