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It took a little bit of time for market participants to respond to the new exchange and data fees that CME Group first announced on Nov. 12 this year.
The CME prize for innovation has since its inception in 2005 chosen individuals whose innovative ideas, products or services have created significant changes to markets, commerce or trade.

Dan Collins discusses the impact of new data fees being proposed by the CME Group to take effect in 2014 and how it will effect everyone from professional and traders to brokers and other industry

Professional money managers in the Managed Futures space are known by the regulatory designation of Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs).
The problem with when a mainstream business media outlet writes about the futures industry is they usually get it wrong
Futures has the advantage of imbedded leverage — you are posting a small percentage of the value of a contract for margin instead of actually borrowing to get more of something.
Dever included several insightful and amusing anecdotes regarding the irrationality of traditional investments and flawed analysis. My favorite — one I have heard before — is how people would not invest with his commodity fund because commodities are risky.
Diversification is the one true “Free Lunch” of investing. Of course, by definition, a diversified portfolio will underperform the best performing constituents of a portfolio.
Fear of futures trading is as irrational as a fear of fire. They both can burn you if abused, but provide enormous benefits when properly used.
Statistics do not reveal risk. As I state in the summary for this myth, “risk can only be determined by an understanding and evaluation of the return drivers underlying any given trading strategy.”