Open Outcry

Financial Times  Oct 30  Comment 
Future of red sofa ‘Ring’ in doubt as exchange considers new ways to set prices
Mondo Visione  Sep 29  Comment 
BOX Regulation is issuing this circular to remind Participants of the rules that must be followed when trading in open outcry on the BOX Trading Floor. This circular addresses rules pertaining to order protection and will cover the proper...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 6  Comment 
Towards a more structured form of trading
Forbes  Jul 24  Comment 
Leo Melamed faced death threats from floor traders and had a policeman stationed outside his office.
MarketWatch  Feb 4  Comment 
SAN FRANCISCO -- (MarketWatch) -- CME Group Inc. said it will end most open outcry futures trading at its New York and Chicago facilities by July. Open outcry trading has fallen to one percent of the company's total futures volume, CME said in a...
Forbes  Dec 19  Comment 
New regulations are bringing together the previously separated worlds of over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives, said Steve Grob director of group strategy at Fidessa. He has recently published a paper on the topic “You Only Live...
Finance Documentaries  Nov 19  Comment 
This short documentary explains what the old LIFFE (London International Financial Futures Exchange - now a part of NYSE Euronext) was and how it worked. The LIFFE was established in 1982 at the Royal Exchange in The City of London in order to...
Reuters  Oct 20  Comment 
Louis Barbera will go to work in downtown Manhattan on Monday to trade soft commodities as he has done for almost two decades.


It's a way of trading in a stock exchange which mainly depends on communication between trading professionals through hand signs, signals and shouting out loud. (Yes the place would definitely look chaotic with all the shouting and people roaming!)

The place of trading is referred to as the Pit and, the hand signaling is sometimes referred to as Arbitrage or the Arb. hosts the guide to the signals used in an Open Outcry system.

It's one of the methods of carrying out trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME) apart from the completely online trading platform CME Globex.

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