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CFTC Unanimously Approves an Interim Final Rule and a Proposed Rule at May 28 Open Meeting

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission at its open meeting today unanimously approved an interim final rule to grant an extension of the compliance schedule for initial margin requirements for uncleared swaps in response to operational challenges certain entities are facing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Moscow Exchange launches new weekly options on Gazprom and Sberbank futures

MOEX Moscow Exchange's

On 13 May 2020, Moscow Exchange’s Derivatives Market will launch weekly options on futures of Gazprom and Sberbank ordinary shares. The new instruments will expand MOEX’s equity derivatives offering, enable portfolio managers to build new strategies using instruments with a different duration and provide market participants with new trading opportunities.

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How Traders Measure Liquidity

David Lerman, Senior Director of Education at CME Group

By Dave Lerman The investment community usually defines a liquid investment as something that can be easily turned into cash. Selling a house is an example of an illiquid investment.  It could take weeks or months to close on the transaction and receive your money.  Stocks, however, tend to be ...

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History of Futures Trading

futures trading

History of Futures Trading The first recorded instance of futures trading occurred with rice in 17th Century Japan, there is some evidence that there may also have been rice futures traded in China as long as 6,000 years ago. Futures trading is a natural outgrowth of the problems of maintaining ...

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Futures contracts vs. Forward contracts

FUTURES VS FORWARDS

Futures contracts vs. Forward contracts A futures contract,  often referred to as futures, is a standardized version of a forward contract that is publicly traded on a futures exchange (CME, LME etc.). Like a forward contract, a futures contract includes an agreed upon price and time in the future to ...

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Derivative instruments

Contracts such as options and futures whose price is derived from the price of the underlying financial asset.

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