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Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Fed Remains Ready to Step In: FOMC Preview

By | July 28, 2020

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In terms of a market impact, expectations are low for the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting tomorrow. Economists expect the Fed to continue with their supportive language of the markets while reminding investors they are prepared to step in if markets turn bearish again.

While Congress continues to deliberate details of the next stimulus package, the Fed may enjoy a relatively calm meeting. They will almost certainly leave the Fed Funds rate at the 0-.25% level for the foreseeable future and issue a cautious statement to avoid making headlines. Considering the past 4 or 5 months have been a learning experience for everyone, it is noteworthy to mention that the Fed did accomplish their goal of a V-shaped recovery in the markets.Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 27, 2020

Friday, July 31st marks the first notice for the August Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Tuesday, July 28th. Read More

Natural Gas Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 23, 2020

Wednesday, July 29th marks the Last Trade Date for the August 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the September 2020 contract as early as Friday, July 24th, before the open. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 21st marks the Last Trade Date for the August 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the September 2020 contract as early as Thursday, July 16th, before the open. Read More

Holiday Reminder – Independence Day 2020

By | July 2, 2020

Saturday, July 4th is Independence Day. 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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Market at Odds with Economy: June Jobs Preview

By | July 1, 2020

Pundits are calling the last two months’ rally on Wall Street the most disputed ever. With Covid-19 cases breaking records each day and layoffs continuing, the market somehow continues to grind higher. How will markets respond should June actually show strong job growth?Read More

Grains & Metals Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 24, 2020

The first notice for July 2020 Metals & Agriculture Futures products falls on Tuesday, June 30th. Traders can roll to the succeeding contracts on Thursday, June 25th, before the open. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 22, 2020

Friday, June 26th marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the August contract as early as Tuesday, June 23rd, before the open. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 16, 2020

Monday, June 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the August contract as early as Wednesday, June 17th, before the open. Read More

Equity Index & Currency Futures Roll Date – June 2020

By | June 10, 2020

The last trade date for the June Equity Index contracts, including ES, NQ, YM & RTY, falls on Friday, June 19th. E-mini traders can roll to the September contract as early as Thursday, June 11th, before the open. Read More