Understanding how to read and interpret futures contracts specifications is an important part of getting started in the market. A contract’s specifications spell out its parameters in concrete terms. If you’re not familiar with a product’s specs, then you shouldn’t be trading it!
By a wide margin, the single greatest benefit of futures is the diversity of alternatives. Products facing a multitude of asset classes stand at the ready to help market participants achieve a variety of goals. When futures trading US markets, there are two primary venues: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board Options… Read more.
CME’s Chief Economist and managing director Blu Putnam recently wrote a report focusing on 8 specific factors that could influence the energy market in 2016 and beyond. The energy markets are what I like to follow, and I think the content of this report is worth reading.
This articles explains in detail how to find the Futures Spreads margins through the CME Group’s website and the ICE Exchange’s website.