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Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Natural Gas Roll Date – May 2019

By | April 22, 2019

NG Natural Gas Natgas Futures Henry Hub

Friday, April 26th marks the Last Trade Date for the May 2019 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the June 2019 contract as early as Tuesday, April 23rd, before the open.Read More

Holiday Reminder – Good Friday 2019

By | April 18, 2019

Friday, April 19th is Good Friday. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

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Crude Oil Roll Date – May 2019

By | April 15, 2019

Monday, April 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the May 2019 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the June 2019 contract as early as Monday, April 15th, before the open.Read More

March Jobs Report: Is Employment in a Downtrend?

By | April 4, 2019

After February’s shockingly low Employment Report, the ADP’s report for March signals a downward trend may be forming.

If the forecast of private sector employers hiring only 129,000 people in March is accurate, it would be the lowest number in the 18 months and fall nearly 40,000 shy of the initial 165,000 expectation. As a reminder, last month 181,000 new jobs were expected and only 20,000 were actually added.Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date – April 2019

By | March 26, 2019

Friday, March 29th marks the first notice for the April Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Wednesday, March 27th.Read More

Natural Gas Roll Date – April 2019

By | March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 27th marks the Last Trade Date for the April 2019 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the May 2019 contract as early as Friday, March 22nd, before the open.Read More

FOMC Preview: Will the Fed Remain Cautious?

By | March 19, 2019

Investors are poised for the outcome of this week’s FOMC meeting with the notes being released tomorrow. The CME FedWatch tool now indicates a greater likelihood of the Fed lowering rates than raising them, a deviation from past meetings.

The market has known for some time the Fed would be cautious in 2019, but a reduction in rates would signal something further. Following four rate hikes in 2018, the Fed has signaled only two hikes for 2019 amid market volatility, weak inflation, and global economic concerns.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – April 2019

By | March 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the April 2019 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the May 2019 contract as early as Friday, March 15th, before the open.Read More

Currency Futures Roll Date – March 2019

By | March 13, 2019

The last trade date for all currency futures falls on Monday, March 18th. Active currency futures traders can roll to the next contract as early Thursday, March 14th.Read More

Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations for February

By | March 7, 2019

The ADP Research Institute reported an increase of 183,000 new jobs for February, exceeding expectations. Growth was seen predominantly in the construction industry and medium size companies. Construction growth is generally seen as a positive signal of market strength as it tends to stall when economic growth begins to slow.

Small businesses did not fare as well with the lag, largely attributed to higher wages and a more competitive hiring environment. Small companies often struggle to match the benefit packages offered by larger employers and this can slow growth in this sector when the job market is tight.Read More