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Futures Market Myths

Futures Market Myths

In this video from our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Donna Heidkamp, the executive director of RJO Futures, says the financial industry gives people the opportunity to be lifelong students, continuing to learn about the economy, politics, culture and many other topics. She also explores some of the myths about the futures markets, including that there is too much leverage in commodities, that you have to take delivery, and that nobody makes money in futures.
The Marriage of Money and Machines

The Marriage of Money and Machines

At MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rumi Morales, entrepreneur and partner in Outlier Ventures, gave a brief history of trading and the technological changes that have swept the industry, ending with blockchain, which she said is "revolutionary" because no central counterparty is necessary. Blockchain, along with the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, will lead to a "Convergence Ecosystem," she said.
Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

Interviewing and Career Tips For Your Future

In this video from our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in Chicago,  Robert Khoury, the CEO of Agile Rainmakers, a business development consultant and advisory firm, gives graduating students tips on job interviewing and careers, drawing from his 21 years in the financial industry. He learned a lot from his mistakes, and his practical suggestions are intended to empower those just starting out on a career in the financial industry or in any field.  
Managing risk with VIX

Managing risk with VIX

In this MarketsWiki Education video from our World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rob Hocking, senior vice president, head of derivatives strategy at Cboe, explains what the VIX index is and how to manage risk using the VIX index and its related products, including VIX futures and options. In the complex options world, face to face negotiations between brokers and traders still take place, he says, and market makers still provide an important function.
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.
Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Leo Melamed – Open Outcry Traders History Project

The first video we are releasing from the Open Outcry Traders History Project is of Leo Melamed. In this video, Leo tells of his start as a law student and runner, how he financed his first membership with help from his father and how many times he went broke. Three. There are lots of great stories from Leo - from how he makes his trading decisions to the impact of his career on his family and what kind of father he was. The Chairman Emeritus of the CME has had a long, history-making career. Here is his story.
The Human Element

The Human Element

In this video from MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Jason Manumaleuna, the CEO of the RCG division of Marex Spectron, talks about some of the false starts in his life and advises students to focus on soft skills such as public speaking and business writing in addition to academics, and to “be the most impactful person in the room” rather than the smartest.
The Power of “Money Talk”

The Power of “Money Talk”

In this video from MarketsWiki Education's World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Women’s Money Lab Co-Founder Nancy Kaplan emphasizes how crucial it is, in particular for women, to talk about money and to establish money goals. It has been shown that talking about debt and money is more difficult for people than talking about other typically taboo topics like drugs.

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