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THE FUTURES: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets

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Forbes senior writer Lambert delivers a history of the birth and evolution of Chicago's swashbuckling futures market.The buying and selling of futures contracts—agreements to receive at a future date a specific quality and quantity of a given commodity for a fixed price—had its origins elsewhere, but the practice took hold in post-Civil War Chicago, the prairie city built for trade. The Irish ... Read full review

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