Jonathan Hoenig

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Jonathan Hoenig
Born (1975-09-10) September 10, 1975 (age 39)
Glencoe, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Stocks Investor, Founder, Capitalist Pig hedge fund, Contributor and panelist on Fox News Channel's Cashin' In
Years active 1998-present

Jonathan Hoenig (/ˈhnɪɡ/; born September 10, 1975) is a founding member of the Capitalist Pig hedge fund and a regular contributor to and regular panelist on Fox News Channel's Cashin' In, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and WLS (AM) 890's morning show, Don Wade & Roma.


Hoenig was raised in Glencoe, Illinois and attended Baraboo High School in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Hoenig is a former floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, whose first book was published when he was 22. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a vocal supporter of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism.[1] His brother Stephen died at the age of 19.[2]


He is a frequent commentator in the financial press, and has written for: The Wall Street Journal Europe, Wired, Trader Monthly, Maxim, and[3] He has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and was recently named one of The Chicago Sun-Times Thirty Under Thirty and Crain's Forty Under Forty.

In 2013 Hoenig's firm became the first hedge fund to advertise in the US since the 1930s. Existing limitations on hedge fund advertising were lifted as a result of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

In 2014, Hoenig was named to the Board of Advisors of Royalty Exchange a leading platform for buying and selling intellectual property.


In September 2014, Hoenig stirred up controversy over racial profiling in a Fox News commentary piece, stating that "We should have been profiling on September 12, 2001. Let's take a trip down memory lane here: the last war this country won, we put Japanese-Americans in internment camps. We dropped nuclear bombs on residential city centers. Yes, profiling would be at least a good start. It's not on skin color, however. It's on ideology. Muslim, Islamists, jihadist-that's a good start but only a start. We need to stop giving Korans to Gitmo prisoners. We need to stop having Ramadan celebrations in the White House. We have to stop saying the enemy is not Islamic; they are. That's how you get started."[4]

Pit Trading 101- The Film[edit]

In 2014, Hoenig produced and directed a documentary, Pit Trading 101, about new traders learning the ropes on the floor of the now-shuttered Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Robert Feder's review, "Pig in the pit: Documentary recalls frenzy on the floor"

Review by Jake Malooley, Timeout Chicago, 'Pit Trading 101' documentary a snapshot of Chicago's bygone trading pits

Review on the Objective Standard Blog, Jonathan Hoenig’s Pit Trading 101: Fuel for The Capitalist Soul

Review on Trading Pit History blog ( Pit Trading 101 Film Debut

Review by Donald Liebenson on, Jonathan Hoenig Recalls Life as Capitalist Piglet in the Pit in New Documentary


  1. ^ Archives (Tradecraft) |
  2. ^ Stephen M. Hoenig Memorial Actors Fund
  3. ^ Hoenig's company, Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC
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