Debbie Carlson for CME Group

Debbie Carlson has focused on commodities for much of her writing career. She spent more than a decade at Dow Jones covering the Chicago-based futures exchanges. As a Dow Jones editor, she worked closely with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's in planning commodities coverage.

Recent Articles By The Author

Meet the World's Longest Serving Futures Trader

Meet the World's Longest Serving Futures Trader

Lee Stern began his trading career in 1947 and still trades grains, gold, crude oil and bonds.

FX Futures: How Currency Trading Revolutionized Finance

FX Futures: How Currency Trading Revolutionized Finance

Since launching 46 years ago, currency futures have grown to nearly 90 FX futures and options contracts today.