Futures Ambition

Electronic trading of futures contracts has significantly enhanced liquidity in the sector, and hedge funds are enjoying the benefits.

Not long ago anyone who wanted to trade futures either worked in the pits or knew someone who did. Harris Brumfield understood this as well as anybody. Two decades ago he arrived in Chicago from rural Mississippi still shaking Delta dust from his cuffs and quickly transformed himself into a pit bulldog at the Chicago Board of Trade with a voracious appetite for Treasury futures.

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