Expert Trading. Advanced Technology.

Spot Trading is a Chicago proprietary trading firm active in multiple markets including cash equities, options, and futures. We have grown from a team of 5 individuals in 1999 to over 100 professionals working in technology, equity research, quantitative and trading jobs. We proudly distinguish ourselves through our world class trading technology, our innovative trading model, and a collaborative culture.

Since its establishment in 1999 by Rob Merrilees, Spot Trading has expanded in reach, accomplishment and size. Today, we deploy capital to multiple strategies across options, equities and futures, utilizing an industry-leading platform for algorithmic trading. We are proud of our history as a Chicago trading firm, and the opportunities we have provided to individuals seeking jobs in the trading industry.

Spot is Recognized

best-brightest-award-chicago-tribune-top-100-spot-tradingSpot Trading was recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, along with our fifth win as one of the National 2015 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. In 2014, Spot was named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune for the second consecutive year, a designation determined solely on employee feedback. The 2013 Chicago Tribune honor included the highest score for the company’s benefits package and a profile about Spot in the newspaper’s Top Workplaces issue. Being selected for these honors demonstrates our efforts to provide employees with the best opportunities to learn, develop their careers, and enjoy their work environment. It is an honor to be recognized for Spot’s strong culture and commitment to our team.

Current Highlights

2016STP class

That time of year is upon us yet again, the time when all of our campus recruitment efforts from the previous fall come to fruition. This week, seven new Spot Trading Program (STP) Trainees joined Spot full-time in our trading and software development teams. They will experience a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on guidance […]

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2016 Interns'_First_Day

At the beginning of every summer, a group of fresh faced interns flow into our office, bringing an exciting energy to Spot! Time and again it proves to be our favorite point in the year, and this year is no different. Interns have just begun their journey at Spot Trading for the next 10 weeks! […]

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