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Global futures and options trading reaches record level in 2020

Global futures and options trading reaches record level

FIA released yearly statistics that show the total number of futures and options traded on exchanges worldwide reached a record level of 46.77 billion contracts in 2020, up 35.6% from 2019.

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CME Group to Launch Ether Futures on February 8, 2021

CME Group Ether futures

Ether futures to expand CME Group's robust crypto derivatives offering for institutional traders alongside CME Bitcoin futures.

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ICE Sets Exchange-wide Open Interest Record

ICE Index Options futures climate risk fixed income

Futures Open Interest hits record 46.8 million contracts. Open interest in Global Energy +8% and Natural Gas +14% year-over-year

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ICE Reports Record Activity Across Its Environmental Complex as Participants Price Climate Risk

ICE Index Options futures climate risk fixed income

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listings services, today reported record open interest across its environmental complex as participants price climate risk.

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CFTC and South African Reserve Bank Announce Cooperative Effort to Promote Fintech Innovation

South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today announced they have signed a Statement of Intent to cooperate and support innovation through each authority’s respective financial technology (fintech) initiative

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Moscow Exchange to offer new single-stock futures

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On 3 June 2020, Moscow Exchange launched deliverable futures contracts on Sistema ordinary shares and Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) of Tinkoff Bank and X5 Retail Group.

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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

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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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Futures

Morgan Stanley further exits physical commodities business CME Group plans to launch a London-based Cocoa contract within the next year Coffee futures move higher as Brazil supply forecast lowered Gold futures climb above $1,306/oz on Comex EIA Natural Gas Inventory: -57 bcf vs. consensus of -54 bcf and -48 bcf ...

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