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5 Questions with Deanna Lahre of StatFutures

Deanna Lahre StatFuturesDeanna Lahre started her futures industry career in market surveillance at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), where her work included investigating the controversial May 1977 soybean deliveries and March 1979 wheat deliveries as well as the Hunt brothers’ attempt to corner the silver market in 1979-80. A former member of both the CBOT and Kansas City Board of Trade, Deanna has held prestigious positions in both commercial and proprietary trading. She managed the wheat pit trade operations for Pillsbury and then co-founded Aardvark Financial, which was the predecessor to TransMarket Group. Deanna launched TransMarket’s grain trading operations, with Ray Cahnman heading the large financial and cash arb partnerships, and Bill Feldman managing business operations.

Deanna is currently focused on rolling out StatFutures, a firm she co-founded that’s dedicated to commodities market decision science and education. You can follow her on Twitter at @statFutures.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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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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