Sandor: Inventor of the first order

With Richard Sandor not only inventing the first interest rate and environmental futures, he sounded the clarion call for the use of computers in futures markets in the very first issue of Commodities magazine.

It was only natural that we spoke to him in our 500th issue. Here are some past stories featuring Sandor.

The original story on computers and commodity trading Sandor coauthored in first issue of Commodities magazine.


Sandor discusses the history of markets wiht interns. 

Sandor talks about inventing markets

Try and imagine a time when you can get Congress to agree on anything, let alone limiting its carbon footprint.

Washington's new greenhouse

For those not familiar with how the futures industry works, these markets are often lopped into the vast derivatives universe. Sandor’s book “Good Derivatives,” goes far in describing the vital uses of futures and distinguishing them from the mass of OTC products that contributed to our recent financial meltdown.

Good Derivatives


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