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University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition: Making it Real

Trading Technologies recently provided the trading platform for the University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition. The event centered on algorithmic trading and attracted students from some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and Canada.

At the center of the competition was the TT® platform, including our visual programming interface, ADL®. While this was the fifth year for the annual competition, it marked the first year of our involvement. The organizers approached Trading Technologies last summer and told us they were looking to improve the event. In particular, they wanted a new trading platform that could make the competition realistic, providing students with an experience that truly replicated how the markets operate.

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5 Questions with Peter Thomas of Zaner Precious Metals

peter thomas zaner metalsPeter Thomas is a senior vice president at Zaner Precious Metals, a division of Zaner Group. As a licensed floor broker, he was a filling broker in the silver pit back in the days when silver ran to $55 an ounce. He currently manages a global cash desk which handles refiners, recyclers, mining operations, and coin and bullion companies. His insightful opinions drawn from his 35 years of metals trading are frequently in demand by Bloomberg News, The Guardian, Hard Assets, Kitco, Futures magazine and other news outlets. Follow him on Twitter at @goldbug111.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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5 Questions with Ingo Hillen of sino AG

Ingo Hillen is the co-founder and CEO of sino AG in Dusseldorf, Germany. Established in 1998, sino AG provides brokerage services to professional German traders. In this edition of “Five Questions with…,” Ingo shares the firm’s history, his predictions for the financial markets in 2017 and some advice for trading the German markets.

Note: sino AG and Trading Technologies will be exhibiting together in Stand 4E13 at Invest 2017 in Stuttgart on April 7-8.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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5 Questions with Michael Melissinos

After graduating from Seton Hall University with a degree in accounting, Michael Melissinos began his research into systematic trend-following while working as a junior analyst at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan. Both the Bear Stearns collapse and the subsequent financial crisis motivated him to challenge the traditional investing approach and try to develop something better. In 2011, four partners contributed a total of $300,000 to help Michael launch his fund management career. Today, he manages money for more than 30 individuals and institutions. You can follow him on Twitter at @mmelissinos.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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