Jim Iuorio is managing director of TJM Institutional Services and a veteran futures and options trader. Jim has spent his career brokering futures and options trades for large institutional clients in equity indexes, interest rate products, commodities and foreign exchange. His recommendations to clients blend macro-economic themes with technical analysis. Follow Jim on twitter @jimiuorio.
Jeff Kilburg started his career at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and then moved to the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) bond option pit. Jeff has worked with traders from Mercury and Ritchie Capital Markets Group to learn about volatility, equity options, and bond futures. After launching a floor operation of his own, Jeff went on to become one of the larger market makers in the ten-year note pit. He is regarded as one of the industry’s premier futures traders and is a member of Futures Now on CNBC. Follow Jeff on twitter @TheKillir
Scott Nations is the President and Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares, the world's leading independent developer of option-enhanced and option-based indexes. Scott is the creator of VolDex® (ticker symbol: VOLI), an improved measure of S&P option implied volatility. Beginning his career in the Treasury futures and options complex at the CBOT, Scott built experience as a trader in the 10- and 30-year option pits before moving to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the equity index option markets. Follow Scott on twitter @ScottNations
Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.
Scott D. Martin is Chief Investment Officer for Kingsview Asset Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and President and CEO of Accent Asset Management, a diversified financial services company. Prior to founding Accent, Scott was Managing Director at Astor Asset Management where he handled the supervision of new advisory relationships. Scott also served on Astor’s portfolio management team beginning in 2004 and was co-portfolio manager on all of Astor’s ETF-based separate account programs as well as Astor’s mutual fund, which was launched in 2009.
Scott Shellady is an adjunct professor of finance at DePaul University, a frequent television contributor for Fox News, CNBC, CNN, and SKY News, and a SVP of Derivatives at TJM Brokerage. He has a range of technical and trade experience in commodities and financial products and began his career as the European Managing Partner of Prime International Trading London. He built the group up to one of the largest options proprietary trading firms on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and was responsible for all aspects of firm management, from risk controls to regulatory reports.
Dan Gramza is President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. and DMG Advisors, LLC. He has appeared on CNN's "Moneyline" program and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine, Stocks & Commodities Magazine, and other numerous media outlets around the world. Dan is a former member of the Chicago Rice and Cotton Exchange. He has established and run proprietary stock trading operations on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, an off floor proprietary futures trading group and has given expert witness testimony in federal court.
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