In praise of Charlie D. Falloon's eloquent explication of the life of the legendary Charlie D delivers a good read while exposing that most under-publicized commodity of them all-a mega-trader with a low public profile whose superhuman trading abilities were exceeded by only one thing-the extended reach of his heart and soul. -Patrick H. Arbor Chairman, Chicago Board of Trade Charlie D. is a tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of Charlie D, whose legend still lives today on our trading floors. It also captures the essence of the men and women of Chicago who, working in a unique environment, through their trading provide ecomic benefits around the world. -Thomas R. Dovan President and Chief Executive Officer Chicago Board of Trade Charlie D was unique-a poker-faced, unemotional, swashbuckling trader every other trader seeks to emulate. At the same time, he was also a model of trading integrity and one of the most generous people I have ever kwn. Whether trading or gambling, vacationing with family or go lfing with superstars, he did everything with a special flair and spirit. Charlie was truly larger than life. -Thomas DeMark Author of The New Science of Technical Analysis and New Market Timing Techniques Falloon captures the essence of the Charlie D I knew and rekindles my memories of a larger-than-life individual-how he laughed in the face of cancer, his generosity, and his sense of humor. -Mike Manning Rand Financial Services, Inc. Charlie D was the most dynamic trader I've ever seen in my nineteen years in this business, and, beyond that, the best human being I've kwn. -Tom Fitzgerald TPF Trading
WILLIAM D. FALLOON is an editor at Risk magazine, the world's leading derivatives news publication. He has covered the futures and options markets from Chicago for fourteen years, and recently completed a sesquicentennial history of the Chicago Board of Trade. Charlie D helped me see futures markets in a different light, he says. Traders are often portrayed as greedy, unethical, or worse, but Charlie D is the George Bailey and Brian Piccolo of the futures markets all wrapped into one.