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Mary Ryan, TD Ameritrade – TD Ameritrade U: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How Tech / HFT,Video

“By increasing the financial literacy in a risk-free environment, we can decrease the age of the average investor…which is going to bring more traders and investors to the marketplace.” Mary Ryan of TD Ameritrade explains the TD Ameritrade U program, which serves to educate students on trading and the financial industry. Ryan discusses the types of tools used in the program, such as giving students access to actual trading platforms, market data and trading support. The goal is to give students the most accurate simulation so they can go out and begin trading in the real world. Ryan also explains…

Blair Hull – Getting the Edge: Blackjack and the S&P 500 Video

“What you need to be is persistent and disciplined in your strategy.” Blair Hull, founder and managing partner at Ketchum Trading, compares the similarities of playing Blackjack with trading the S&P 500. Hull is not only an experienced Blackjack player, but also has about 40 years of experience in the financial industry. He says that both Blackjack and trading can be approached using a similar strategy. Hull continues his explanation with diagrams and numbers to be aware of during the Blackjack and trading process and even correlates the deck of cards with amounts of dollars made per trade.

Ethan Kahn, Principal, Wolverine Trading, LLC – Exploring ETF’s Tech / HFT,Video

“It’s a very competitive market out there. Constantly innovating and constantly adapting is what makes opportunities occur.” Ethan Kahn, principal at Wolverine Trading, gives an explanation of ETF’s and shows why the product has become popular over the years. Kahn discusses the differences between ETF’s and mutual funds, breaking down how much lower the costs of ETF’s are and how there is more buying and selling flexibility compared to mutual funds. Finally, Kahn explains the importance of innovation and adapting in the financial industry, telling his audience that constantly changing with the industry is key to staying competitive.

Terry Duffy, Executive Chairman & President , CME Group – My Road and the Industry Challenge Video

“Take a deep look at where you could possibly go…and if you don’t do that and take the near-sighted approach, you’ll be sorry.” When starting your career, it’s best to think about where each opportunity can take you, rather than being envious of your peers. Terry Duffy, executive chairman & president of the CME Group gives a brief glimpse of how he entered the financial industry and addresses how his audience should utilize each opportunity they receive. One never knows where each job can take them; an entry-level position could one day lead to a top executive role. According to…