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News from the Trade Desk

Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Holiday Reminder – Christmas

By | December 21, 2018

Christmas Futures Trading Hours Schedule Markets Closed

Tuesday, 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.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Roll Date Notice

By | December 20, 2018

The last trade date for the January 2019 Natural Gas futures contracts falls on Thursday, December 27th. Active NG traders can roll to the February 2019 contract on Monday, December 24th, before the open.Read More

Interest Rate Hikes Expected: FOMC Preview

By | December 18, 2018

Depending on who you ask, you may get three or four different answers to the question: What are the biggest risks facing the market right now?

Those citing the trade war base their case on the impact tariffs have already had on the economy. Others might argue the looming government shutdown poses the most severe immediate risk. Yet another group of speculators might view the upcoming FOMC meeting as the next critical market challenge.Read More

Attention Crude Oil Futures Traders

By | December 14, 2018

Wednesday, December 19th marks the Last Trade Date for the January 2019 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the February 2019 contract as early as Monday, December 17th, before the open.Read More

Currency Futures Roll Notification

By | December 12, 2018

The last trade date for all currency futures falls on Monday, December 17th. Active currency futures traders can roll to the next contract as early Friday, December 14th.Read More

Quarterly Equity Index Roll Date (ES, NQ, YM)

By | December 12, 2018

Friday, December 21st marks the last trade date for Equity Indexes, including the ES, NQ, and YM. Active Equity Index traders can roll to the March 2019 contract as early as Thursday, December 13th, before the open.Read More

Wage Growth in Question: November Jobs Report Preview

By | December 6, 2018

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