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After Friday’s article, Faces of the CME Floor, was posted, we’ve been hearing from new and old traders about the old Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Wacker Drive and the days when thousands of traders packed the floors. A significant amount of the global economy passed through our hands.
It still does, though most of it is on screens. But there is still a need for people to fill orders person to person and to do it with hand signals and shouting just as it was a century ago when carloads of cattle came into the city on trains from Montana and Colorado.
Enjoy this short video of memories from some of the traders who kept the world economy running day after day and had a lot of fun doing it.