Chicago Trading Firms? Seeking Junior Trader/Assistant Position

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by cmh, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. cmh


    Hello All!!! I hope your summers are all going very well and profitable. I am a newcomer to this site and I must state that it has been very beneficial so far. It has a good community with the exception of a few bashers on each post but overall A+ when compared to many other sites out there. I hate to post a new question similar to others but I will anyways. As this section corresponds to newcomers trying to get into the industry I will leave a post concerning this topic.

    From this site I have read the consistent threads stating that the Chicagoland firms are extremely difficult to get into. However, this has not deterred me from my goal, and it has been the direction I have wanted to go for quite sometime now. Currently I am attempting to bridge between the tech industry into trading and hoping to land a junior assistant type position either on the floor of the CBOT, CME, CBOE or in an electronic trading firm. Could anyone provide a website beyond the exchange website that would list out trading firms in the Chicagoland area? I have been searching for quite some time and it appears that many of them are hidden. I know they are there and you may need to know someone to get their url but I thought I would ask you all, the experts.

    Once again thank you for your help and I hope your summers continue to be rewarding.

    (Also if this posted twice I am sorry, I had some cpu issues that I am working through – Go Windows.. NOT)
  2. here-

    tradelink, llc

    200 w jackson, ste 2300

    send an email to
    (evan nosek) and (steve wolf)

    they have prop traders, floor guys, an internal hedge fund, etc

    tell em youre looking to get into trading and ask what they have - emphasize your computer skills
  3. cmh


    I will make sure to shoot them an email this weekend and I appreciate your help.
  5. cmh


    Hello again sault. I sent them both an email late Sunday night and have not heard anything back yet. I still have my fingers crossed.
  6. Chicago Trading Services? Might want to look them up, but I know nothing of the firm personally.
  7. cmh


    I will have to take a look into that firm. Thanks Mowery.
  8. you might have to keep pushing tradelink.

    also try

    walt weissman, owner,
  9. cmh


    Thanks again Sault, I just sent an email to him today. My fingers are crossed.
  10. Does he mind having his email address published here? I'd be mighty pissed off if someone put my address on a public forum.
    #10     Jul 21, 2006