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Austin Damiani is an independent futures and options trader in agricultural commodity markets and a member of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Previously, he was an open outcry pit broker and worked for 12 years as a commodities broker and market analyst, providing speculative trade recommendations and risk management advice to financial and agribusiness clients. He also serves as the President of Croptomize, an app-based software company that helps farmers be more profitable through more effective timing of grain sales. In this “5 Questions” blog post, we chat with Austin about how he’s approaching trading during these extraordinary times, how access to trading anywhere is so easy on the TT® platform and much more.  You can find Austin on Twitter at @austindamiani, and find the Cryptomize app here

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Nobel Prize economist Robert Shiller said, “Some of the best theorizing comes after collecting data because then you become aware of another reality.” That is a pretty aspirational statement in our space, but it speaks to the omnipotence and limitless possibilities of data. At TT, we believe that data has the ability to inform, manage, protect, and ultimately drive decisions that could have profound impacts on our clients’ and users’ businesses. In this blog post, we introduce how you can unleash the power of data using some of the data elements that are available via the TT ecosystem.

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IDEM, the Italian Derivatives Market of Borsa Italiana has long been available for trading through TT software. IDEM’s offerings include futures and options on the FTSE MIB Index, which tracks the performance of Italy’s 40 most-traded and liquid companies. In an effort to meet increased investor demand, the exchange recently extended the trading hours for both FTSE MIB futures and FTSE MIB mini-futures by opening at 7:45am and closing at 10pm CET, which coincides with the close of the U.S. markets. Massimo Giorgini, Head of Equity and Derivatives Markets Business Development at Borsa Italiana – London Stock Exchange Group, talked with us about this and other recent developments at IDEM.

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Crypto! How it pushes TT beyond the boundaries of our traditional exchange support, expectations and requirements for order routing and executions. In this edition of Crypto Corner, I wanted to share a modified version of a popular TT Community post that provides multiple tips and best practices for using Autospreader so you can gain an edge trading cryptocurrencies.

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