Gallwas, William


Time Travel Webinar on Commodities



Thursday, November 19, 2020 14:30 MST » 16:30 EST

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By understanding the history of futures and commodities markets, one is better equipped to react to today's ever changing world and challenges.

Our November 19th guest speaker, William Gallwas, President of Striker Securities, Inc., has a unique background as a floor member of the Chicago Board of Trade and MidAmerican Commodity Exchange since 1991.  Over the years, Mr. Gallwas has conducted many trading floor tours in the Chicago pits for clients worldwide and has developed a fun, interesting "time travel" story telling narrative to explain how commodities and trading has shaped our world today.

William Gallwas has run Striker Securities, Inc., "Striker", since 1997. They specialize in auto-trading 3rd party trading systems as shown here:

Striker is servicing clients at the following clearing firms:  Dorman, AMP, Straits, RJO, RCG, Wedbush, ED&F Man, ADM Investor Services, Advantage Futures, Phillip Capital, FC Stone, Iron Beam, Gain Capital, TradeStation, and Interactive Brokers.

Speaker’s Bio

William Gallwas is responsible for Striker's administrative, daily results postings, and compliance activities. He is the firm's Financial & Options Principal, Stock-Futures Principal, and General Principal. His licenses include: Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 30, and Series 63.

William learned the futures business from the "ground up", starting as a clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and later moving to The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). He is a member of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange and a past member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He is registered as a Floor Broker (1991 - present).

William holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from the Honors Program at Washington State University, and studied in Japan, where he learned to speak fluent Japanese. In addition to his responsibilities to keep records on Striker's data, he directs the Striker's white label program which started in 2012 when two FCMs approached Striker with the idea. William has served on the Membership Committee of the National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA). He is currently servicing on the Nominating Committee at the National Futures Association (NFA), term ending 2023. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters News Service, and Futures Magazine. William is married and a father of three children. He is a certified Level 4 Ice Hockey Coach with USA Hockey as well as a Level 2 Ice Hockey Official. He also plays adult hockey at the YMCA for a team called "Haller Strong" and at Hockey North America league on the team "The Caerbannogs".

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