The History of Financial Futures

John J. Lothian & Company, Inc., MarketsWiki Education and John Lothian Productions are pleased to announce plans for a large scale video project to collect the history of the open outcry era and traders’ personal stories.

Additionally, John Lothian Productions plans to develop video documentaries about specific themes and subjects emerging from the collected personal histories.

The project is modeled on the Veterans History Project signed into law by President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In this case, rather than capturing the experiences of veterans of warfare and conflict, we are capturing the personal market experiences of those who participated in open outcry markets around the world. Traders from Chicago to London to Paris to Sydney to Singapore and beyond are welcome to submit videos.

Trader Videos

JIM MARZANO – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES

JIM MARZANO – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES

BROKER AND TRADER OF FINANCIAL FUTURES AT CBOT SHARES TALES OF EARLY-DAY HICCUPS Jim Marzano thought he was going to be a grain merchandiser at Stotler Grain. Instead, he ended up being a broker and a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. In fact, he made the first...

RAY CARMICHAEL – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES – PART 2

RAY CARMICHAEL – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES – PART 2

Carmichael Led Communications at the Chicago Board of Trade During a Decade of Incredible Growth in Financial Futures Ray Carmichael was in the thick of the new markets, the early days of electronic trading and huge change in the futures industry globally as the head...

RAY CARMICHAEL – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES PART I

RAY CARMICHAEL – THE HISTORY OF FINANCIAL FUTURES PART I

Carmichael Led Communications at the Chicago Board of Trade During a Decade of Incredible Growth in Financial Futures Ray Carmichael joined the Chicago Board of Trade in 1980, hired by then-CBOT president Thomas Donovan to lead communications for the exchange....