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Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Holiday Reminder – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

By | January 15, 2021

Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – February 2021

By | January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the February 2021 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the March 2021 contract as early as Friday, January 15th, before the open. Read More

How Will Weak Employment Numbers Impact Markets?

By | January 7, 2021

Despite expectations for 50,000 jobs to be added last month, the ADP reported a loss of 123,000 jobs in their December report. The labor market has been showing signs of weakening for a few months now as Covid-19 case numbers remain high. As long as this pandemic rages on and vaccination rollout remains slow, the economy will continue to struggle.Read More

Risk Management Tips for Futures Traders

By | January 5, 2021

Managing risk is a critical component of being an effective futures trader. First and foremost, since trading futures and other financial vehicles is inherently risky, only risk capital should be used for futures trading.Read More

Holiday Reminder – New Year’s Day 2021

By | December 31, 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021 is New Year’s Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 31st, 2020 through January 4, 2021. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

Holiday Reminder – Christmas 2020

By | December 23, 2020

Friday, December 25th is Christmas Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 24th through the 26th. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

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Natural Gas Roll Date – January 2021

By | December 22, 2020

Tuesday, December 29th marks the Last Trade Date for the January 2021 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the February 2021 contract as early as Wednesday, December 23rd, before the open.Read More

Economic Uncertainties Surround Fed Meeting

By | December 15, 2020

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press conference with Fed Chair Jerome Powell, economists hope to have more answers than they do questions. At the moment, almost nothing is certain about this meeting other than the Federal funds rate remaining at 0.

Questions remain, such as how long the Federal Reserve will continue buying bonds and at what dollar value they will spend each month.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – January 2021

By | December 14, 2020

Monday, December 21st marks the last trade date for the January 2021 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the February 2021 contract as early as Wednesday, December 16th, before the open. Read More

Equity Index & Currency Futures Roll Date – December 2020

By | December 9, 2020

The last trade date for all currency futures falls on Monday, December 14th and the last trade date for the December Equity Index contracts, including ES, NQ, YM & RTY, falls on Friday, December 18th. Active currency & E-mini futures traders can roll to the succeeding contracts as early as Thursday, December 10th, before the open. Read More