Talk:Chicago Board of Trade

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Films[edit]

The building was featured as the headquarters of the fictional Wayne Enterprises in the 2005 film Batman Begins.

What teenager keeps putting this line in here? The building has been used in many films. Who cares? Are you obsessed with Batman? - —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.80.81.193 (talkcontribs)

Perhaps there just needs to be a subsection, Movies that the CBT building has appeared in? No reason that everyone can't be happy. Carptrash 18:45, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

The Pit[edit]

The trading floor contains many pits, not just one. I know this because I worked on the floor plans.Gary Joseph 23:01, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

This is true, but traders I know still refer to the the entire floor as "the pit" in the general sense. I.e., "In the pit, things are different..." without saying which pit. Also of significance, IMHO, is the fact that the pit is becoming much less important presently due to electronic trading. The bond room, for example, is basically empty these days, and even the corn pit has only a dozen or so locals and brokers in it. siafu (talk) 19:24, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Importance, eh?[edit]

I'm confused by the importance ranking, and at the same time don't want to sound offensive, so please take this normally offensive-sounding question with a grain of salt and explain it to someone not overly familiar with Wikipedia's standards slowly :-). Why is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange of less Chicago-related "importance" than the Chicago Board of Trade, who was actually bought by the merc? Also, I don't think it's mentioned in this article, but I think CBOT's on Globex now, and I'll bring that up in the discussion on the CME page, where I believe I saw it mentioned. panth0r (talk) 08:38, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

October 2006, CME made its bid. March 2007, ICE makes a counter-offer. Timeline particulars need working out. --Christofurio (talk) 16:09, 10 February 2011 (UTC)