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Kansas City Board of Trade documentary from 2006

I transferred this documentary onto youtube from a DVD the Kansas City Board of Trade offered after it was produced in 2006. The documentary was produced as part of what appears to be a PBS affiliated series called Voices of Vision, showing both the speculative and producer perspectives on the hard red winter wheat contract which was traded in the …

1993 CBOT video

I finally got around to converting this sixteen minute 1993 CBOT promotional video from cassette, about futures markets and the trading floor. In particular, I think this video is great with how it leads with the professional perspective of a top step bean local, who has none of the amateurish bravado, but shares his perspective of how serious things are …

1865 CBOT building Inaugural Banquet program

As anyone who has been a part of the trading floor environment knows, there ain’t no party like a Chicago trader party, and that’s rang true going back to the origins of trading in the city. The CBOT and it’s members were quite flush just months after the end of the Civil War, and offered this luxurious banquet to open …

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Course of the Exchange – John Castaing

It’s been a long while since I’ve been back on here to pontificate and curate, largely because I’ve been so busy, I barely have time to wipe my ass. This trading lull ahead of the election and wanting to clear a lot of stuff that’s been backed up ahead of an upcoming project, is giving enough of a push to …