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.
Senior Broker Andrew Pawielski reviews CME Group’s report that focuses on upside and downside risks to Natural Gas prices.
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.
Senior Broker Andrew Pawielski reviews CME’s Chief Economist Blu Putnam’s report that focuses on 8 factors that could drive the energy markets in 2016.
Here is a detailed example of how to find the margin requirements for the Dec/July Corn Futures Spread on the CME Group website
This articles explains in detail how to find the Futures Spreads margins through the CME Group’s website and the ICE Exchange’s website.
This comprehensive guide, compliments of CME Group, is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of managed futures and will aid you in determining whether or not managed futures fits within your personal investment strategy.
Whether you are just starting out or have done some futures trading, we have assembled a useful package of information and tutorials that will get you the answers.
Join Craig Turner of Daniels Trading & Turner’s Take Newsletter on why futures spreads are often the strategy of choice for many experienced Grain traders at the CME. Craig explains how futures spreads can reduce systemic risk while allowing the trader to have a more focused, pure trade in the ag markets. Join us and learn the reasons for trading futures spreads and the mechanics of spread trading.