DAVID GREENBERG – MARKETSWIKI EDUCATION OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

David Greenberg started his career in Chicago as a runner making $3.75 an hour. HIs father was a COMEX trader who later served as chairman of COMEX. So Greenberg took his Chicago experience to New York and started working for his father’s company on COMEX. But he begged to go over to NYMEX and finally got his wish. Once he moved to NYMEX, he never came back. In this John Lothian News interview for the MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project video, Greenberg tells the story of his days trading in the open outcry pits in New York.

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CHRIS HEHMEYER: OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

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. From there, he moved up to starting his own...

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DAVID JOHNSON – OPEN OUTCRY TRADERS HISTORY PROJECT

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. He came to Chicago in 1974 from New York and never left. He saw the immense growth of the CBOE and...

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JAMES GORDON: FORMER TIMBER HILL OPEN OUTCRY TRADER STORY

JAMES GORDON: FORMER TIMBER HILL OPEN OUTCRY TRADER STORY

James Gordon spent eight years working on the Cboe trading floor as a trader for Timber Hill. His experience, and how he was treated as a trader, was different from others’. He found his way to the exchange through a brother who was a clerk at the CME. Gordon was an...

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