Jeff Carter

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Jeff Carter
Occupation Manager
Employer West Loop Ventures
Location Chicago
Twitter @pointsnfigures
StockTwits pointsnfigures
LinkedIn Profile

Jeff Carter is a Chicago-based trader and venture capital executive. He is currently a manager with West Loop Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund.[1][2]

Carter is a co-founder of, an angel investor network in the U.S. Midwest.[3]

He was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and traded his own account for 24 years. He is the author of the Points and Figures blog, which he calls "An irreverent Look at Economics, Finance, Trading and Politics.[4][5]


Carter is a trustee for the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans.

He has also been a member of the board of directors for He was also a financial market commentator from Fox Business, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Carter has been a director of the CME's political action committee. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the CME from 1998 to 2001.


Carter graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in marketing. He spent one year at the U.S. Air Force Academy on a basketball scholarship, but came home after experiencing homesickness. He attended a junior college, then moved to the University of Illinois.


Carter was interviewed in 2019 for the MarketsWiki Education Open Outcry Traders History Project.


  1. "Demystifying the Angel Investment" with Jeff Carter , Angel Investor, Founder and Board of Director. Harvard Business Club of Chicago.
  2. The Obligatory About Page. West Loop Ventures.
  3. Jeff Carter. Hyde Park Angels.
  4. Points and Figures. Points and Figures.
  5. Market Update With Guest Jeff Carter. CME Group Open Markets.