Getty Images: Treasury traders in Chicago last year.

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is the worlds’ oldest futures an options exchange with an octagon shaped trading pit. Trading is done through open outcry in the pit and 24 hour eTrading. Much the trading is done electronically now but the pit remains the best place to get some complex options filled.

“Getting on to the floor of the trading pit is like getting a photo op with God”

rm photograhic: The Chicago Board of Trade's octagon trade pits

I was the project manager for a construction subcontractor on the Chicago Board Trade.


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