• CBOT, pass through

    Glitch! It’s not just the NYSE anymore. Electronic trading of financial and agricultural derivatives at the Chicago Board of Trade has ground to a halt. They’re blaming “a technical glitch.” It’s all open outcry now.

    / Sep 19, 2007 at 4:11 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, CBOT, CNBC, Fed

    The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were!

    In case you missed the Crameruption on Friday: Cramer’s main points: -The Bear guys should shut their dirty, whorish mouths -Bernanke should get on a Bear Stearns call and stop being an “academic” -But, Bernanke has “NO IDEA!” -People talk to Jim Cramer, especially in the last 72 hours -It’s bad out there, contrary to […]

    / Aug 6, 2007 at 10:27 AM
  • CBOT, Chicago, Exchanges

    Exchange Love Triangle: Merc Ups Offer Before Shareholder Vote

    With a shareholder vote on Monday, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange increased its bid for the Chicago Board of Trade again today, all but securing a deal set to create the largest derivatives exchange in the world. The new Merc bid is valued at $11.3bn, still short of the rival $11.4bn offer from the Atlanta based […]

    / Jul 6, 2007 at 12:22 PM
  • CBOT, Chicago

    Overpaying for CBOT

    How much is the Chicago Board of Trade really worth? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange upped its offer for the world’s oldest futures and options exchange, this time raising its bid by 14% to $11.7bn. This comes only days after the Merc offered a $485mn dividend to CBOT shareholders. The rival bidder, Intercontinental Exchange still has […]

    / Jun 18, 2007 at 4:04 PM
  • CBOT

    IntercontinentalExchange goes for a proxy-block

    [This post was written by CBOT Overlord Peter T-1000 Ribic] IntercontinentalExchange Inc. issued a preliminary proxy statement to the SEC yesterday urging Chicago Board of Trade shareholders to vote against a rival bid from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It is unlikely this will be enough to stop the CBOT-CME merger. This week Merc sweetened its […]

    / Jun 15, 2007 at 4:33 PM

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