Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as on-air editor in June 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange and the Federal Reserve.
Santelli is a regular contributor to CNBC's "Squawk on the Street " (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ET).
A veteran trader and financial executive, Santelli has provided live reports on the markets in print and on local and national radio and television. He joined CNBC from the Institutional Financial Futures and Options at Sanwa Futures, L.L.C. There, he was a vice president handling institutional trading and hedge accounts for a variety of futures related products.
Prior to that, Santelli worked as vice president of Institutional Futures and Options at Rand Financial Services Inc., served as managing director at the Derivative Products Group of Geldermann Inc., and was vice president in charge of Interest Rate Futures and Options at the Chicago Board of Trade for Drexel, Burnham, Lambert. Santelli began his career in 1979 as a trader and order-filler at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in a variety of markets, including gold, lumber, CDs, T-bills, foreign currencies and livestock.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree. Santelli has been a member of both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.
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CNBC's Rick Santelli and Yra Harris, Partner, Praxis Trading, take a look at what the future may hold for the Federal Reserve, including its new chairman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest CPI numbers from last month. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors, discuss whether the Fed will likely taper and take a look at current labor participation rate trends.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the Dodd-Frank Act and what caused the housing bubble.
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Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.