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Live Webinar: OTC Block Trades for NFX Products

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:00
NASDAQ Futures Exchange and CQG have teamed up to provide a block trade system for NFX customers. The NEW block trade system provides over-the-counter trade capability; which separates block trade quotes from Central Limit Order Book orders, but allows for the full dissemination of order quotes for these trades. Join us to learn about how to post and respond to RFQs with block orders. Attendees will learn:  How to post and respond to RFQs Monitoring RFQs How to gain access And More! Date: January 14, 2019  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register Speakers... more

Q4 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q1 2019

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 00:00
The dollar index moved higher by 1.05% in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the commodities asset class posted a loss over the final three months of the year that ended on December 31. Two of the six major sectors posted losses while four moved to the upside. However, the extent of losses was more significant than gains in the world of commodities. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the U.S. and U.K. gained 7.95% in 2017. In Q4, commodities lost 2.85% and were down 6.82% in 2018.   Energy led the way on the downside in Q4 During the period from October 1... more

Natural Gas and Crude Oil Provide Lessons for Traders and Investors

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00
In early October it looked like the price of crude oil was heading for triple-digit territory on the back of sanctions on Iran that were coming in early October. At the same time, the price of natural gas futures had been consistently failing on each attempt to climb above the $3 per MMBtu level on the nearby NYMEX futures contracts. Over the past 60 days, the fortunes of both energy commodities changed dramatically. An overabundance of longs on the oil futures market and shorts in the natural gas futures arena were reminded that expecting the unexpected in these markets and protecting... more