Business & Finance: Introducing Mr. Cutten

Another "big operator" has been developed this Spring by the sharp rise of grain in the Chicago Board of Trade pits,−Arthur W. Cutten. His dealings in grain this Spring are said to have netted him $1,800,000.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, in 1870, Cutten was successively a clerk in a hardware store, a brokers' messenger boy, a trader in the grain pits and member of the Chicago Board of Trade, and a dirt farmer and cash grain merchant. Earlier in the year, in the belief that a natural bull market in grains was ahead, he bought corn options at 75 cents a bushel....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!