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241: The Tough ‘n Tumble Lifetime of a Merc Jerk w/ Jimmy Jude

This episode consists of an especially uncooked and unfiltered interview with veteran derivatives dealer and self-proclaimed Merc Jerk, Jimmy Jude.

As we rewind to the early 90’s, Jimmy relives the tough ‘n tumble of CME’s Eurodollar choices pit. Telling of energy struggles, immense danger taking, and wisdoms gained from his friends.

Jimmy additionally recounts a number of the extra notable—and chaotic—occasions he’s witnessed, equivalent to; being entrance row to an $8-billion blow up in Nat Gasoline, when buying and selling on the NYMEX ground.

Then to complete, I ask Jimmy a couple of issues about his means of buying and selling these days; working buildings on the VIX curve and E-mini futures.


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  • 06:22 – Beginning on the backside, clerking, using “balls to the wall” danger
  • 10:39 – Eurodollar choices: The “most badass pit on the planet”
  • 18:20 – Buying and selling apart Don Wilson, Margie Teller and a “pot smoking degenerate”
  • 38:00 – Chaotic occasions: $8B Nat Gasoline blowup, GFC, Y2K rate of interest turmoil
  • 50:55 – Transition to digital buying and selling, VIX curve and E-mini futures
  • 01:01:00 – Staying within the sport

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