For Crying Out Loud : From Open Outcry to the Electronic Screen

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-24
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In short, Melamed is to the futures markets what Bogle is to the indexing/mutual funds industry. In this book, Melamed covers not only the developments in the futures markets since 1992 but also discusses their future and the technological and global issues surrounding them.

Author Biography

Leo Melamed is globally recognized as the founder of financial futures. In 1972, as chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), he launched currency futures with the creation of the International Monetary Market (IMM)—the first futures market for financial instruments. He is currently Chairman Emeritus of CME Group and CEO of Melamed & Associates, Inc. Melamed has been an adviser to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and serves as special adviser on futures markets to governments worldwide. He is also the author of Leo Melamed on the Markets (Wiley), The Tenth Planet (Bonus Books), Escape to the Futures (Wiley), and editor of an anthology entitled The Merits of Flexible Exchange Rates (George Mason University Press).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Author's Notep. xxi
Batting the Tyranny of the State Quo
Countdown to Liftoffp. 3
Globex: The Fundamental Differencep. 13
EOA: The Rocket Propellant Fuelp. 23
E-Mini: Springboard for the Mexico Successp. 33
Strategic Commotion: Planning the Journeyp. 45
Global Competition: The Ultimate Enforcerp. 51
Demutualization: Stepping on the Moonp. 59
Dot-Coming: The False Paradisep. 73
Cabal: Boardroom Intriguep. 85
Baptism by Fire: Sweet Victoryp. 99
Postscript: Globex Time Linep. 111
Messenger from the Futures
Tomorrow's Technological Tidal Wavep. 115
Wakeup Callp. 121
Reminiscences of a Refugeep. 129
The Need for Futures Markets in an Emerging World Economyp. 137
Panel on the Stock Market Crash of 1987p. 145
Preface to the Japanese Translation of Escape to the Futuresp. 153
Pain, Progress, and Promise: Reflections on the Twentieth Centuryp. 157
There Are No Jews in Bialystokp. 165
Chicago Futures in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 181
Merton Miller, 1923-2000p. 187
Buy a Call on the Snake: Traditional Exchanges in an E-Commerce Worldp. 191
Transformation of Futures Exchangesp. 199
Our Middle Namep. 203
CME Center for Innovationp. 211
Remarks at the Celebration of the Chinese-Language Publication of Escape to the Futuresp. 215
Knowledge Tagp. 221
CME Fred Arditti Awardp. 225
Math Is in Our Futuresp. 229
If It's Good Enough for Miltonp. 233
Education: The Only Thing that Never Failsp. 239
The Boy of Steelp. 243
CME: The House that Innovation Builtp. 247
The Law of Selective Gravityp. 251
The Gray Swanp. 255
The Third Milestonep. 263
Letter to Milton Friedmanp. 268
It's Time for a Changep. 270
A Brief Who's Who of the Members of the Equity Owners' Associationp. 276
A Merged Future for Two Exchanges?p. 278
The Merc Fights for Self-Regulationp. 280
Dear Equity Ownerp. 282
Equity Owner's Association Status Reportp. 285
Creating a New Alliance-Why Here and Now?p. 292
Chairman Emeritus Remarksp. 297
Open Letter to the Members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchangep. 299
A Return to the Tablep. 301
James J. McNulty Joins CME as President and Chief Executive Officerp. 307
CME Names McNulty New President and CEOp. 309
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. Board Elects Officersp. 311
Letter to Audit Committee from Scott Gordonp. 314
Futures' Future Isn't in Chicagop. 316
Notesp. 319
About the Authorp. 333
Indexp. 335
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