LEO MELAMED ESCAPE TO THE FUTURES PDF

Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures A Holocaust survivor, Leo Melamed had barely begun the first grade in when his parents and he fled their native Poland one step ahead of the oncoming Nazi juggernaut. Crossing Siberia en route to a brief stay in Japan- just months before Pearl Harbor -the family arrived in the United States to begin life anew. They settled in Chicago, where young Leo became a product of the inner city, embracing his new country and its culture. Seeking part-time employment while attending law school, Leo Melamed answered a classified ad that would change his life. From modest beginnings as a pork belly trader, he led the Chicago Merc for the next quarter century, introducing finance to an industry that was the exclusive domain of agriculture. He is one of the most influential figures in the world of finance- a visionary who pioneered the modern financial futures industry and launched the International Monetary Market IMM.

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Almost single-handedly, he transformed a minor commodity exchange into the leading futures market in the world. His influence was and remains worldwide. Warren Buffett did it in investing, Bill Gates in software.

Leo Melamed, author of this book, is in that same league. He truly revolutionized futures trading in the United States, and in the world. This book tells how. Trade Representative "A grizzled old Merc trader once assured me that nobody ever lost by being long on Leo. To say there would not have been a financial futures industry without Leo is probably only a slight exaggeration!!! It also serves as yet another poignant reminder of the immeasurable losses --in the arts, sciences, professions, and everyday life--humanity suffered because of the Holocaust.

Yet, Leo Melamed was not born to wealth and influence. His is an extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of intelligence, drive, savvy, timing, and the overpowering force of a uniquely charismatic personality.

Now the inside story of the remarkable life and career of Leo Melamed is revealed in this long-awaited autobiography. A Holocaust survivor, Leo Melamed had barely begun the first grade in when he and his parents fled their native Poland one step ahead of the oncoming Nazi juggernaut.

Crossing Siberia en route to a brief stay in Japan--just months before Pearl Harbor--the family arrived in the United States to begin life anew. They settled in Chicago, where young Leo became a product of the inner city and embraced his new country and its culture.

Seeking part-time employment while attending law school, Leo Melamed answered a classified ad that would change his life. The shouting among the traders, the movement of their bodies and hands, captivated me like nothing before. From modest beginnings as a pork belly trader, he led the Chicago Merc for the next quarter of a century, introducing finance to an industry that was the exclusive domain of agriculture. As his reputation as a financial genius grew, so did the tales of his larger-than-life personality.

Hailed as both hero and tyrant, Leo Melamed is undeniably one of the most colorful and intriguing personalities of our time. This intimate, revealing personal account is not to be missed.

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