The global energy complex is a vast network that’s worth billions in daily trade. Within this asset class, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is the premier futures product. On the CME alone, WTI crude oil futures average nearly 1.2 million contracts traded per session. Given its consistent depth and volatility, CME WTI crude oil… Read more.
Over the past decade, online derivatives trading has exploded in popularity. In the first half of 2021, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) reported the total number of traded futures and options contracts reached 28.9 billion, up 32.1 percent year-over-year. Of this total, exchange-traded options accounted for much of the action. It’s an obvious point, but… Read more.