I am a former attorney and a 50-year veteran trader. I got involved in the business in 1968 and in 1971 I became a member and turned floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
At that point in time the only futures contracts that were traded were purely agricultural products. We had Live Stock (Hogs, Cattle) at the CME and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) traded grains, most notably Corn. Just outside of downtown Chicago were the Chicago Stock Yards where live stock were railed in, sold at auction and trucked for processing.
On the trading floor there were some very successful Ranchers and Farmers and hidden in their infinite wisdom was the ‘Floor Traders Secret’ to trading futures and consistently make money doing so. That wisdom was shared with me over fifty (50) years ago was based on the wisdom of Ranchers and Farmers for over 100 years before that. So, the Trilogy Spread Trading Strategy's origins are deeply rooted in the open-outcry trading pits dating back to the mid-1850s when futures trading began.