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CME's Terry Duffy on the trade that changed his life
Crain's Chicago Business
In 1981, future CME Group Inc. chief Terry Duffy was a 21-year-old in a fix. With a few years of college behind him, he had persuaded his mother to mortgage the family's Mount Greenwood bungalow for $50,000 so he could trade futures. Just weeks after joining the trading pits, he lost the $50,000 and another $100,000.
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Today: Invest real assets — André Perold has the keys
CFA Chicago
During the latest installment of the the Distinguished Speaker Series, André Perold, retired George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School, will discuss investing in real assets such as timberland, farmland, water, shipping, oil and gas, and metals. The focus will be on the opportunity set for real asset investing in the context of today's macro environment.
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Vote on directors, officers at the Annual Business Meeting
CFA Chicago (Members Only)
All members are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting for CFA Society Chicago, where society leaders will present the nominated slate of Directors and Officers and provide a strategic overview of the organization. Regular members will vote on the nominated slate of Directors and Officers. The short business meeting will be followed by a complimentary cocktail reception where members can recognize outgoing leaders and welcome the newly elected leaders.
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Get country-specific investment ideas on global investing
CFA Chicago
Equity markets in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia have outperformed the S&P500 by a wide margin in 2013. Unprecedented quantitative easing and accommodative monetary policy throughout the world have sparked a rally in many developing countries. Is the trend sustainable, or reminiscent of crises seen in the 1990s and 1980s? Join us July 19 to discuss global stock and country-specific investment ideas. Only 15 spots available. First come, first serve
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NIRI-Chicago elects, recognizes CFA Chicago members, Elizabeth Higashi and Steven Eschbach
http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/06/20/4963740/niri-chicago-names-2013-2014-officers.html
The Chicago Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute, NIRI-Chicago, has elected six officers — including CFA Chicago member, and incoming chapter president, Elizabeth Higashi — and eight directors to its board for the 2013-2014 term. At its annual meeting, the chapter also will recognize Steven Eschbach and other retiring board members, as well as two chapter members who were named NIRI Fellows.
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IPO numbers come back from the dead
Crain's Chicago Business
Buoyed by a robust stock market, IPOs are making a stirring comeback around Chicago, with deal volume on track to reach levels not seen in nearly a decade. Following Gogo Inc.'s pricing late last week, the Itasca-based provider of in-flight wireless service plans launched at $17 a share, selling 11 million shares and raising $187 million — a half-dozen Chicago-area companies have completed initial public offerings this year.
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Chicago Fed National Activity Index for May
Bloomberg
Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to -0.30 in May from -0.52 in April. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from April, but only one of the four categories made a positive contribution to the index in May.
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United Airlines ups its investment in Dreamliners
Chicago Business Journal
Forget the battery problems. United Airlines has decided it can't get enough of those Dreamliners. Chicago-based United said it will increase its 787 Dreamliner order from 55 to a total 65 aircraft (including six previously-delivered aircraft).
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Ned Davis in the news: Investing— who wins, loses with higher rates
USA Today
Investors who forgot what to do when interest rates rise might be due for a refresher course.

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What are CME Group, CBOE selling at Blackhawks games?
Chicago Grid
At the United Center, brand-building on the sideboards extends beyond fast food, insurance and light beer to another arena that's long been part of the city's identity: trading.

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Invest real assets — André Perold has the keys
CFA Chicago
During the latest installment of the the Distinguished Speaker Series, André Perold, retired George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School, will discuss...

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Annual Dinner Speaker Nate Silver talks LeBron's odds of catching Jordan
The New York Times
Nate Silver writes: "After LeBron James and the Miami Heat won their second consecutive N.B.A. championship, I noted on Twitter that James was on the same pace as the Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan. Both James and Jordan won their first championship at 27 and their second at 28, I wrote. Jordan went on to win four more N.B.A. titles, for a total of six."
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Surge in ETF trading foretells volatile summer
USA Today
A surge in exchange traded fund trading signals that investors should buckle up for a volatile summer. BETF trading as a percentage of overall stock-trading volume tends to skyrocket in headline-driven markets, and particularly when fear trumps greed.
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Banks present crisis plan to the Fed
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
U.S. banks have given a proposal to federal regulators on how to pay for restructuring the country's too-big-to-fail institutions in the event of a future crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the conversations.
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