Standard sized S&P 500 futures delisted 1982-2021

The standard sized S&P 500 futures contract will be delisted on Friday, September 17, 2021 and it will close an era for that specific contract which was first listed in 1982.  Liquidity has long transitioned over to the E-mini S&P contract, which was launched in 1997, so it’s more of a nostalgic closure than anything that has bearing on market …

LIFFE documentary from 1986

This wonderful documentary from ITV was uploaded to youtube earlier in the year and is now making the rounds after I saw it uploaded to the LIFFE floor facebook page.  The tv documentary runs 27 minutes and was released in 1986.  In particular, the mix of raw floor footage and interviews with a few of those who worked on the …

Tokyo Stock Exchange Hand Signals

Once again, it’s been a while between posts as I had to have a friend sort out some technical issues with the website hosting, been busy with trading, living life and also working on another creative project I’ll elaborate more about later on. All the talk about social distancing or even canceling the Olympics in Tokyo makes me long for …

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Game stays the same, only the players change

I don’t write much about the equities markets, mainly because I don’t participate in them and have a lack of interest. The recent squeeze in GME and other stocks did remind me of the above relic from my collection of the famous Panic of 1901. The trading ticket is from the St. Louis branch of the Central Stock & Grain …