Trading Pit

August 28, 2015 10:00 AM





(1) Graphs and a proprietary spread sheet for cattle market (2) CTS front end with ladders displaying bid/offer for various options in live cattle market (3) Ladders for feeder cattle and E-mini S&P 500 (4) For surfing the Internet or watching “Family Guy” on Netflix. (5) Desk items: Mobile printer, Blackhawks hat, iPhone 6. Most important tool: $8.99 calculator. (6) Stability ball (not shown) to help transition from the trading floor (standing and moving all the time). 

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Yesenia Duran is Managing Editor at Futures magazine. She has covered the financial industry for more than 5 years. She originally joined Futures in 2002 after graduating from Northwestern University where she majored in journalism. In her free time Yesenia trains and prepares for the eventual zombie apocalypse. E-mail her at, and follow her on Twitter at @yesifutures.