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Currency Trader Help

By Terry Savage on February 15, 2014 |

Hello Terry,

I am doing a self study on how to trade currency and I have been doing this for about 2 1/2 years now.. Not a lot of women do trade so I was really happy to hear that you were the first woman who do trade in Chicago. I would like to learn from you and any books to read, tips, etc. you can give me it will be much appreciated. I think it is about time that WE women learn how to trade either in futures, stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, etc..

Hope I can learn from you too.. Thank you for your time 🙂


Terry Says:  Well, thanks for the compliment.  Yes, I was a founding member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and an early member if the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s International Monetary Market.  (Full disclosure: I am now on the board of directors of CME Group.)  I can tell you from personal experience that trading is as much an art as a science.  And you find out very quickly if you are any good at this art!  (I, for example, found that I am much better as a long-term investor, since I am basically a very risk-averse person!) But there are many, many successful women traders.  The legendary Mickey Norton at the CME is certainly one of the outstanding ones, and I admire her greatly.

If you want to learn more about trading futures, go to, and click on the “education” tab at the top. There you will find a drop down menu that lists a wealth of information about getting started, and moving on to sophisticated classes in trading.  These are the best resources in the industry and should get you off to a good start!

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