||Barry Lind with Jack Waldock—two
successful traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange,
opened Lind-Waldock. Dave O’Leary founded the Carroll,
Iowa Branch office of Lind-Waldock.
launched at the CBOT with silver contracts.
||CME launches first
non-agricultural futures with contracts on seven foreign
||CFTC (Commodity Futures
Trading Commission) formed as an independent agency to
regulate commodity futures and options markets in the
||NYMEX launches first
successful energy contract: heating oil futures.
||Lind-Waldock’s Carroll, IA
branch office serves futures and options traders in
Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
||CME launches S&P 500 Index
futures; CBOT launches first options on futures
contracts with U.S. Treasury Bond.
Mark O’Leary, Trade Desk
Manager, joined the firm.
||October’s stock market crash,
the CBOT is the only major world exchange to operate
without interruption in the crisis.
Sean O’Leary, Broker, joined
||First electronic futures
trades are made on CME Globex trading platform.
||Man Financial acquires
Refco’s U.S. regulated futures brokerage business, as
well as Lind-Waldock in Chicago.
||Man Financial separates from
Man Group via IPO and becomes MF Global Inc
||Chicago Mercantile Exchange
and the Chicago Board of Trade merge to become the CME
||Hawkeye Commodity Brokers, former Lind-Waldock
branch office in Carroll, Iowa, become Introducing Brokers for