Mapping the Futures

Local Cultures, Global Change

Author: John Bird,Barry Curtis,Tim Putnam,Lisa Tickner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134912900

Category: Art

Page: 308

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There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists from different disciplines to assess the implications of economic, political and social change for intellectual inquiry and cultural practice.

The Futures

The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Emily Lambert


ISBN: 1459608143


Page: 340

View: 3724


In The Futures, Emily Lambert, senior writer at Forbes magazine, tells us the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, which together comprised the original, most bustling futures market in the world. She details the emergence of the futures business as a kind of meeting place for gamblers and farmers and its subsequent transformation into a sophisticated electronic market where contracts are traded at lightning-fast speeds. Lambert also details the disastrous effects of Wall Street's adoption of the futures contract without the rules and close-knit social bonds that had made trading it in Chicago work so well. Ultimately Lambert argues that the futures markets are the real ''free'' markets and that speculators, far from being mere parasites, can serve a vital economic and social function given the right architecture. The traditional futures market, she explains, because of its written and cultural limits, can serve as a useful example for how markets ought to work and become a tonic for our current financial ills.

Leo Melamed

Escape to the Futures

Author: Leo Melamed,Bob Tamarkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471112150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 6699


Acclaim for Leo Melamed Escape to the Futures "A well-written, fascinating memoir of a remarkable man of manyparts, who arrived in the United States at age 9, fleeing theHolocaust. Almost single-handedly, he transformed a minor commodityexchange into the leading futures market in the world. Hisinfluence was and remains worldwide." —Milton Friedman SeniorResearch Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University "There are only a few people who have revolutionized bigportions of the business world. Warren Buffett did it in investing,Bill Gates in software. Leo Melamed, author of this book, is inthat same league. He truly revolutionized futures trading in theUnited States, and in the world. This book tells how."—Ambassador Clayton Yeutter Past President of the ChicagoMercantile Exchange Former U.S. Trade Representative "A grizzled old Merc trader once assured me that nobody everlost by being long on Leo. Why that's so, this endlesslyfascinating personal history makes clear. It shows how an immigrantboy, after surviving unimaginable horrors, drew on the 'elan,combativeness, and sophisticated conviction' learned from hisequally remarkable father to build the CME and to lay thefoundations of the modern, Chicago-based, financial servicesindustry." — Merton H. Miller 1990 Nobel Laureate EmeritusProfessor University of Chicago Graduate School of Business "Leo tells it all. To say there would not have been a financialfutures industry without Leo is probably only a slightexaggeration!!!" — John Damgard President Futures IndustryAssociation "Escape to the Futures tells the remarkable story of a youngboy's escape from the Nazis and the impact of his life on thefinancial markets of the world. It also serves as yet anotherpoignant reminder of the immeasurable losses —in the arts,sciences, professions, and everyday life—humanity sufferedbecause of the Holocaust." — Benjamin Meed President AmericanGathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors He is one of the most powerful figures in the world offinance—a visionary who pioneered the modern futures industryand launched the International Monetary Market (IMM). Yet, LeoMelamed was not born to wealth and influence. His is anextraordinary rags-to-riches tale of intelligence, drive, savvy,timing, and the overpowering force of a uniquely charismaticpersonality. Now the inside story of the remarkable life and careerof Leo Melamed is revealed in this long-awaited autobiography. A Holocaust survivor, Leo Melamed had barely begun the firstgrade in 1939 when he and his parents fled their native Poland onestep ahead of the oncoming Nazi juggernaut. Crossing Siberia enroute to a brief stay in Japan—just months before PearlHarbor—the family arrived in the United States to begin lifeanew. They settled in Chicago, where young Leo became a product ofthe inner city and embraced his new country and its culture. Seeking part-time employment while attending law school, LeoMelamed answered a classified ad that would change his life. Hiredby what he presumed was a law firm named Merrill, Lynch, Pierce,Fenner & Bean, he found himself on the floor of the ChicagoMercantile Exchange. "I was Alice stepping through the Looking Glass into a world ofnot just one Mad Hatter, but hundreds. The shouting among thetraders, the movement of their bodies and hands, captivated me likenothing before . . . there was a life force on that floor that wasmagical and exciting, and though I didn't understand what was goingon, I wanted to be a part of it." Leo Melamed became much more than just a part of it. From modestbeginnings as a pork belly trader, he led the Chicago Merc for thenext quarter of a century, introducing finance to an industry thatwas the exclusive domain of agriculture. As his reputation as afinancial genius grew, so did the tales of his larger-than-lifepersonality. In Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures, you'll meet theman behind the legend. Written with the assistance of award-winning journalist BobTamarkin, this enthralling memoir deftly weaves intimate personaldetails with behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the mostmomentous financial events of our century—including Leo'srole as advisor to the White House after the Hillary Rodham Clintoncattle futures trading episode. You'll read fascinating accounts ofhis dealings with political powerhouses like Bob Dole, Tip O'Neill,Dan Rostenkowski, and others. Offering penetrating insights intothe workings of a multibillion dollar industry, this is a storythat has as much to say about human nature as it does about thenature of today's markets. Hailed as both hero and tyrant, Leo Melamed is undeniably one ofthe most colorful and intriguing personalities of our time. Thisintimate, revealing personal account is not to be missed.

The Futures Bond Basis

Author: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The 2nd edition of The Futures Bond Basis, is an updated and revised version of Professor Moorad Choudhry's succinct but in-depth look at the government bond futures contract basis. It includes essential background on contract specifications and the theory of the basis. It also covers the concept of the cheapest to deliver; price and delivery data for a sample of gilt contracts; the drivers of the basis and its dynamics; the mechanics of basis trading; a detailed explanation of gross and net basis, and an explanation of the implied repo rate. The book uses examples from the UK gilt market, although the basic principles are applicable in any bond futures market.

A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets

Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis, Trading, Spreads, and Options

Author: Jack D. Schwager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471893769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 741

View: 7850


Explains the workings of the commodity futures market, describes methods for analyzing the futures market, and offers advice on trading in futures

The Futures Research Directory


Author: World Future Society

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242305

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 3240


The World Future Society is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization concerned with how people will live in the coming decades. Founded in 1966, the Society currently has over 25,000 members worldwide. Individuals and groups from all nations are eligible to join the Society and participate in its programs and activities. The Society publishes a number of periodicals and books, sponsors local chapters, and holds conferences and assemblies. The publications include THE FUTURIST, a bimonthly magazine reporting trends, forecasts, and ideas about the future; FUTURE SURVEY, a monthly digest of abstracts of futures-relevant literature; and FUTURES RESEARCH QUARTERLY, a professional journal providing information on more technical future-oriented topics. The Society also maintains a unique bookstore that enables members to purchase future-related books, cassette recordings of Society conference sessions, videocassettes, and more, all at special member prices. Chapters of the World Future Society are active in both the United States and abroad. Chapters offer speakers, educational courses, seminars, and other opportunities for members in local areas to meet and work together. World Future Society conferences and general assemblies provide opportunities to hear and meet many outstanding thinkers. The Society's next major conference will be held in Washington, B.C., in August 1989.

The University in Transformation

Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University

Author: Sohail Inayatullah,Jennifer Gidley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897181

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 3345


Leading scholars examine the future of the university based upon historical and emerging issues and trends.

The Futures of Old Age

Author: John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs,Professor Chris Phillipson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901079


Page: 255

View: 2032


Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and self and identity in later life. The Futures of Old Age is thought-provoking reading for anyone studying aging, especially for those attending courses in gerontology and related areas, as well as for those concerned with the development of social and economic policy.

Fundamentals of the Futures Market

Author: Donna Kline

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071379885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5579


From the basics of open outcry trading to advanced technical indicators, Fundamentals of the Futures Market gives beginning futures traders everything they need to get started. This hands-on workbook walks readers through the entire process to read and understand major reports, track prices, follow the major indicators, and more. In today’s fast-paced futures trading arena, it provides the tools readers need to trade in any commodity market—grains, metals, or financials—and minimize risk as they sharpen their trading skills.

Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets

A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

Author: John J. Murphy

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 556

View: 4927


Covers the philosophy of technical analysis, charting theory, trends, reversal patterns, continuation patterns, commodity indices, averages, oscillators, the Elliott wave theory, time cycles, computers, and trading tactics.

The Futures of American Studies

Author: Robyn Wiegman,Donald E. Pease

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384191

Category: Education

Page: 630

View: 329


Originating as a proponent of U.S. exceptionalism during the Cold War, American Studies has now reinvented itself, vigorously critiquing various kinds of critical hegemony and launching innovative interdisciplinary endeavors. The Futures of American Studies considers the field today and provides important deliberations on what it might yet become. Essays by both prominent and emerging scholars provide theoretically engaging analyses of the postnational impulse of current scholarship, the field's historical relationship to social movements, the status of theory, the state of higher education in the United States, and the impact of ethnic and gender studies on area studies. They also investigate the influence of poststructuralism, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, and cultural studies on U.S. nationalist—and antinationalist—discourses. No single overriding paradigm dominates the anthology. Instead, the articles enter into a lively and challenging dialogue with one another. A major assessment of the state of the field, The Futures of American Studies is necessary reading for American Studies scholars. Contributors. Lindon Barrett, Nancy Bentley, Gillian Brown, Russ Castronovo, Eric Cheyfitz, Michael Denning, Winfried Fluck, Carl Gutierrez-Jones, Dana Heller, Amy Kaplan, Paul Lauter, Günter H. Lenz, George Lipsitz, Lisa Lowe, Walter Benn Michaels, José Estaban Muñoz, Dana D. Nelson, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Janice Radway, John Carlos Rowe, William V. Spanos

The Futures

A New York love story

Author: Anna Pitoniak

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405927461

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2631


*A completely original, heartwarming and unforgettable love story* Evan and Julia are in love. In love with each other, in love with New York. New York is where they plan to build the life they've dreamt about. New York is where Evan will be drawn into the high stakes of finance, right before the crash. New York is where Julia, shut out of Evan's new world, will turn to someone from her past. They'll take chances and make mistakes in pursuit of their futures. But will New York bring them together, or tear them apart? 'An emotional page-turner' Cosmopolitan 'A story that feels familiar yet wholly original, like every heartbreak ever' Marie Claire 'I absolutely loved it' Jane Fallon

A Complete Guide to the Futures Market

Technical Analysis, Trading Systems, Fundamental Analysis, Options, Spreads, and Trading Principles

Author: Jack D. Schwager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111885375X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 7189


Focusing on price-forecasting in the commodity futures market, this is the most comprehensive examination of fundamental and technical analysis available. This guide treats both approaches in depth, with forecasting examined in conjunction with practical trading considerations including spread trading, option trading, and more. Schwager is the starting point for any serious reading on futures and options trading. Well-written and clear, and truly encyclopedic in scope: every conceivable options trade, with all permutations thereof, is discussed and dissected, even inadvisable ones.

Technical traders guide to computer analysis of the futures market

Author: Charles LeBeau,David W. Lucas

Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 6754


With the low cost of modern computer hardware and software combined with the communication of price data via satellite, a new and rapidly expanding market of traders using computers has developed. This essential book bridges the gap between the basic instruction that comes with software programs and what a trader actually needs to know to develop and text profitable futures trading system. With specific information on how to set up and use computer-generated technical studies of the most popular indicators, the book includes: How to build a trading system tailored to the reader's specific need; Practical instruction on how to display and analyze technical information; Advice for developing well disciplined money management and risk control strategies; techniques for monitoring a trading system to detect if something has gone wrong before major losses occur.

The Futures of the Family

Author: Charles L. Jones

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall


Category: Families

Page: 182

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This text considers what family life used to be like in other times and what it is currently like in other places. It examines positive and negative aspects of recent changes, perceptions of family, images of the family in the media and issues such as divorce and family breakdown.

The Futures of Evangelicalism

Issues and Prospects

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Robin Parry,Andrew West

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825420221

Category: Religion

Page: 317

View: 1667


An insightful assessment of the current state of evangelical affairs and the varied directions evangelicalism is poised to take. Contributors include Alister McGrath, Eugene Peterson, I. Howard Marshall, Gregory J. Laughery, Stephen Lazarus, Robin Parry, and Andrew West.

The Futures of Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Author: Hilary Sommerlad,Sonia Harris-Short,Steven Vaughan,Richard Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782255869

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 5500


We are currently witnessing an unprecedented transformation in the legal profession and legal education. The Legal Services Act 2007 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 have both enabled and necessitated dramatic structural changes to the profession, as well as impacting on its ethos and ethicality. The recent Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) promises similarly dramatic change to the provision of legal education, reflecting the shifting landscape of both the legal professional market and Higher Education in general. These transformative changes bring both exciting opportunities and challenges with which everyone involved in the law – from University lecturers, to Senior Partners in leading law firms, to the judiciary – must grapple. This edited collection comprises a selection of papers presented at the 2nd conference of CEPLER, Birmingham Law School's Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research. The aim of the Conference, and thus this collection, was to bring together leading academic scholars, senior figures from professional practice, policy-makers, and representatives of the regulatory authorities, to reflect on the key issues arising from this transformative moment. As such, this volume of essays covers diverse ground, from curriculum development to professional theory, enriched and enhanced by the range of backgrounds and perspectives of its contributors.

The Futures of Europe

Author: Wayland Hilton Young,ANONIMO,Communautés européennes. Commission,Commission of the European Communities

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521213266

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Originally published in 1976, this book is based on material produced by members of the Europe Plus Thirty project.