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Book Note:The Birth of The CBOE

Traders Magazine Online News, June 24, 2011

Peter Chapman

It all began with a slow grain futures market. In 1968, with surpluses and government price supports sapping the life out of the grain futures pits, board members at the Chicago Board of Trade were casting about for new things to trade. They charged Eddie O'Connor, a successful futures trader and exchange director, to come up with something.

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