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Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Wage Growth in Question: November Jobs Report Preview

By | December 6, 2018

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The November Employment report published by the ADP showed stable job growth across all segments of the private sector, continuing the recent trend of a tightening labor market.

Analysts are calling for an additional 190,000 to 250,000 nonfarm positions with the unemployment rate currently at 3.7%. Once again, there is the expectation for moderate but not significant wage growth. With Fed chair Powell’s recent comments that interest rates were nearing a ‘neutral level,’ the wage growth number remains key. Read More

Roll Date for Interest Rate Products

By | November 28, 2018

Friday, November 30th marks the first notice for the quarterly December Interest Rates contracts. Traders are eligible to roll to the March contract on Thursday, November 29th.Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date Alert

By | November 26, 2018

Friday, November 30th marks the first notice for the December Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Wednesday, November 28th.Read More

Attention Grains & Metals Traders

By | November 26, 2018

The first notice for Metals & Agriculture futures products falls on Thursday, November 29th. Traders can roll to the succeeding contracts on Tuesday, November 27th, before the open.Read More

December 2018 Natural Gas Futures Roll Date

By | November 21, 2018

Natural Gas futures (NG) traders can roll to the January 2019 contract as early as Monday, November 26th. The last trade date for December’s contract falls on Wednesday, November 28th. Read More

Holiday Reminder – Thanksgiving

By | November 20, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd is Thanksgiving Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from November 21st through the 23rd. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

December 2018 Crude Oil Futures Roll Date

By | November 14, 2018

Monday, November 19th marks the last trade date for the December Crude Oil Futures contract. CL traders can roll to the January 2019 contract as early as Thursday, November 15th. Read More

Markets Seeking Transparency from the Fed: November FOMC Preview

By | November 7, 2018

After the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) November meeting concludes tomorrow, investors will have a better idea of the Fed’s take on the current economy. Little is expected to change in this policy statement as Fed officials wish to stay out of the markets’ forefront. Read More

October’s Job Report Exceeds Expectations

By | November 1, 2018

Signaling strong job market breadth following the recent hurricanes, ADP reported an increase of 227,000 jobs in the private sector for October surpassing the expected 189,000.

Large companies (500+ employees) accounted for the largest share of additions with 102,000 new jobs while small businesses lagged behind creating only 29,000.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Rollover Notice

By | October 25, 2018

The last trade date for the November Natural Gas futures contracts falls on Monday, October 29th. Active NG traders can roll to the December contract on Friday, October 26th, before the open. Standard trade execution fees & commissions apply. Read More