New for traders: CME Group margins

New for Traders

CME Group Margins
 

Performance Bond Requirements: Crude Oil, Electricity, Metals, Natural Gas, and Refined Products Outrights; ERIS Intra-Commodity Spread Charges; Coal, Crude Oil, Electricity, Equity Index, Metals, Natural Gas, and Refined Products Inter-Commodity Spread Credits- Effective Friday, August 22, 2014.

As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed.

 

  • CME to launch Eurodollar Bundle futures and options

Global derivatives exchange operator CME plans to launch Eurodollar Bundle futures and options to provide investors with a cost-effective alternative to trading OTC products, a practice becoming increasingly expensive due to new regulations.

Bundle futures allow market participants to trade multiple years of short-term interest rate risk exposure at a single price, with a single instrument, providing market participants with operational and margin efficiencies.

The bundles are strips of at least eight consecutive quarterly futures contracts.

 

  • CME Group Margins Update

Interest rate outrights; Refined product inter-commodity spread credits
 

As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed below.

The rates will be effective with the close of business on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

Click here for the full report.


  • Nadex Launches iPad Trading App for Binary Options

Nadex, a regulated online binary options exchange in the United States, announced the release of its iPad app to provide retail traders the ability to trade binary options and bull spreads on an easy to use, intuitive platform.

Nadex’s iPad app provides traders an additional way to trade binary options and bull spreads based on stock indices, forex, commodities and major economic events on global financial markets. Key features of the iPad app include:

  • Filtered searches by binary price 0 to 100 for smart trading
  • Order tickets populated directly from charts with one click for faster trading
  • Customized watch lists and view of most popular markets in real time
  • Expanded screen with view of open positions, working orders and account balances

 

  • Real talk on alternative investments, business & finance

The first print issue of The Alpha Pages is coming soon.

The launch of The Alpha Pages acknowledges the ever-expanding universe of unique, exotic and alternative investments to fixed income and publicly traded equities. The Alpha Pages will uncover the best and worst of the alternative investment industry, providing actionable data, insightful analysis and pointed commentary on issues that keep investors up at night. 

To kick off its inaugural issue, The Alpha Pages  interviews Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

 

  • Performance Bond Requirements Update ...

...for Electricity, Equity Index, Refined Products, and Weather Outrights; Ethanol Intra-Commodity Spread Charges; Coal, ERIS, NGLs and Metals Inter-Commodity Spread Credits

 
As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed here.

 

The rates will be effective with the close of business on Friday, July 25, 2014.

 
  • MSR Investments LLC launches the MSR Investable Index platform

MSR Investments LLC announced the launch of the MSR Investable Index Platform.

MSR Indices evolved from the premise that a meaningful majority of CTA, Hedge Fund and Fund of Funds strategies can be replicated and benchmarked using any one or combination of three basic trading strategies: 1) Long Only, 2) Trend Following and 3) Reversal. MSR Indices can be utilized for research purposes, investment purposes or both.

Our platform additionally incorporates a "Risk-First" approach by allowing users to select a target volatility for each index being analyzed. This is the initial release of the MSR Index Platform. Future releases in the weeks ahead will enable users to perform a wide variety of sophisticated and comparative analyses using MSR Index data as well as your own data.


  • CME Group release performance bond requirements effective July 18, 2014

As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the listed products.

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