Last night we spoke with Emily Lambert (@lambertem) senior writer at Forbes on StockTwits TV.  Emily is the author of the recently published book The Futures an engaging history of the futures markets. We discussed how Chicago became a futures hotspot, the shift futures markets made from physical goods to financial instruments, the role of technology in today’s markets and the ongoing speculation about further exchange mergers.  You can view the video in its entirety below:

Items mentioned in the above video:

The Futures book site.  (The Futures)

Exchanges are now technology firms.  (Forbes)

RIP, the NYSE.  (Forbes)

Why does the stock business stink?  (Points and Figures)