Leo Melamed on The Markets: Twenty Years of Financial History as Seen by the Man Who Revolutionized the Markets

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John Wiley & Sons, 1993 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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A riveting inside look at the turbulent, controversial world of the futures markets through the eyes of the man who made them what they are today. Melamed relates how he helped create the futures markets and the changes they wrought in the financial world of the 1980s, the importance of futures markets to the global economy, the debate over them in the wake of the 1987 crash and the future of electronic global markets.
 

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LEO MELAMED ON THE MARKETS: Twenty Years of Financial History as Seen by the Man Who Revolutionized the Markets

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Forty essays and speeches, many dating back to the 1970's, by the ex-chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Promotion is what this book really is all about. In Part I, ``The Soul of the ... Read full review

Leo Melamed on the markets: twenty years of financial history as seen by the man who revolutionized the markets

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As chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1972, Melamed was instrumental in introducing futures on foreign currencies with the International Monetary Market--the "revolution'' being that these ... Read full review

Contents

THE SOUL OF THE TRADER
1
THE BIRTH OF A MARKET
43
Chicagos Future in Futures
51
The Sleazy Speculator
59
The Birth of LIFFE
69
The Future of Futures
75
Financial Futures and the Banks
82
Homecoming
88
GLOBALIZATION
195
The Third Milestone
206
GLOBEX and World Markets
212
Free Markets in Moscow
219
Free Market Victory
226
Financial Markets in the Coming Decade
234
The New World Order
246
Tomorrows Technological Tidal Wave
257

FUTURESTHEIR ROLE
95
The FoodPrice Crisis
102
The Birth of the CFTC
108
THE 1987 CRASH
147
Protectionism The Scourge of Markets
264
INDEX
271
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