Category Archives: CBOE Memories

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The Creation of Listed Options Among Top Chicago Innovations

The Creation of Listed Options Among Top Chicago Innovations Over the weekend I was reading through the Chicago Tribune and came across an article by Phil Rosenthal titled – My own list of Chicago’s greatest innovations.  I assumed McDonald’s and the transistor radio (by Zenith) would make the list, but was curious what other innovations [...]

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CBOE Memories: From the Corners of the Exchange

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… NORM ! I don’t recall the date, but President George HW Bush was set to visit [...]

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CBOE Memories: Celebrating 40 Years

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Cool Hand Luke Comes to the CBOE Back in the day,  MU was one of the [...]

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CBOE Memories: ‘I Remember When…’

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Everyone at Post 6 Jump When I Tell You The year was 1980. I had no [...]

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CBOE Memories: 40 Years of Remembrances

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… The Rock Island Line is a Mighty Fine Line Many of today’s CBOE employees may not [...]

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CBOE Memories: Fond Thoughts From Around the Exchange

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Be Careful Trading Options Young Lady When the CBOE opened on April 26,1973, I was pregnant [...]

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CBOE Memories: Timeless Moments From the Floor

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Pssst, Mr. Mayor, Those are Called Puts When puts were being introduced (only calls were traded [...]

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CBOE Memories: More Reflections From Staff

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Good Morning Mr. Hosty When I first started working on the floor of the CBOE in [...]

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CBOE Memories: 3 Long-time Employees Share Their Recollections

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… Great Day to be Out of the Office One of my unforgettable memories of 33 years [...]

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CBOE Memories: Bring Your Scuba Gear – No Jacket Required

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… One of my fond CBOE memories happened Saturday, October 6, 1979.  I received a call from [...]

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CBOE Memories: Trading Places

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… I started on the CBOE floor in July of 1978.  The trading floor on the 7th [...]

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CBOE Memories: Follow Your Blocker

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… I started at the Exchange in 1980 working in the office area, without the need to [...]

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CBOE 40th Anniversary Kick-Off

Today, we’re excited to kick off a month-long celebration of CBOE’s 40th anniversary.  In the weeks ahead, we’ll be using our social media platforms to reminisce about our history, share stories and photos, and salute CBOE’s “40 years of innovation.” To commemorate this milestone, we’ve added a special “CBOE 40th Anniversary” page to the Options [...]

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CBOE Memories: Ed Tilly Looks Back

April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry.  As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we’ve invited the CBOE community to share their memories of CBOE and four decades of options trading.  These are their stories… It’s easy for me to pinpoint the luckiest day of my professional life.  As I approached [...]