Nasdaq is poised to launch a platform for foreign exchange trading which it says would make the $5 trillion-a-day global market more transparent and would diversify its own business, a top executive from the stock market operator said.
Energy futures offer numerous spread opportunities for the enterprising trader. Here’s how market conditions reveal those opportunities.
Crude oil rose more than 3% on Friday as a rally in the dollar faded and as data from Thursday that showed a fourth straight weekly drop in U.S. crude stockpiles helped drive the market.
Copper futures fell to an eight-month low as orders for business equipment unexpectedly dropped in the U.S., the world’s second-biggest consumer of the metal.
Massad and two additional nominees will join a panel working to bring oversight to swaps blamed for igniting the 2008 financial crisis.
Barker is the latest hedge-fund manager in the region to join what are known as “platforms” that provide non-investment services to help them cut startup costs.
Throughout the Dodd-Frank Act's creation, swap users and dealers insisted that swaps are sufficiently distinguishable from futures and options and that they should be addressed separately, so they were. Look where we are now.
Analyzing interrelationships within the energy sector to find new opportunities.
In the keynote address at the FIA Boca conference, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler addressed a range of issues including market reforms, Libor and customer protections.
While exotic sounding, contago and backwardation are normal conditions in futures markets. Traders must be aware of both states and adjust accordingly.