Here you will find a fundamental overview of each commodity. They include contract specifications, fundamental data, key reports to watch and trading tips.
Research commodities produced, consumed, imported and exported by each country. Each country commodity profile also includes demographics and vital information and statistics to those who are interested in learning about which commodities are an important part of each country’s economy.
This document highlights 12 option strategies that allow traders to take advantage of a variety of market conditions, ranging from bearish to bullish and volatile to stable. These strategies are just a sampling of the many trading opportunities available in our Metals product suite.
Excellent fundamental information on WTI Crude Oil. This paper was written by Purvin & Gertz Inc., and dicusses not only the benchmark status of our Light Sweet crude oil contract and its role in pricing, but also provides insight into the infrastructure of the underlying industry.
View a complete guide on how to become an Introducing Broker (IB), which is a person or organization that solicits or accepts orders to buy or sell futures contracts or commodity options, but does not accept money or other assets from customers to support such. In this handbook you will learn who has to register and how. You can also learn how you can develop a realistic, common-sense approach to the business aspects of running an IB. Find out who regulates the industry and how they work.
AP’s are associated persons in the futures industry, commonly called brokers or salespeople. This handbook was created by the NFA and it includes everything you need to know about becoming an AP – from a regulatory perspective. It includes who has to register and how, business planning, regulations, marketing and more information on doing business in the commodity futures industry.
Algorithmic Trading (AT) and High-Frequency Trading (HFT) methodologies have become increasingly significant components of the order stream in many capital and commodity markets. The equity markets were the first to embrace AT methods on a large-scale but these practices migrated quickly to futures, interest rate, FX, commodities and any other markets that utilize electronic trading platforms.
This short card provides you with the ten reasons many investors have been adding Managed Futures to their portfolio, including some of the recent performance charts.
An Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options on Futures published by the National Futures Association (NFA).
This Market Reference Guide lists information, including contract specifications for each market in each asset class.
Learn about futures and options and how to use them in hedging strategies in the livestock markets. This report is mainly for the physical buyers and sellers of commodities.
Learn about futures and options and how to use them in hedging strategies in the grain and oilseed markets. This report is mainly for the physical buyers and sellers of commodities.
Options on futures rank among our most versatile risk management tools, and we offer them on most of our products. Whether you trade options for purposes of hedging or speculating, you can limit your risk to the amount you paid up-front for the option while maintaining your exposure to beneficial price movements.
Below are a list of educational materials on the commodity markets and trading commodities.
Before entering into the futures and options markets, the market participant should gain an understanding of the underlying cash markets. CME Group Livestock Futures and Options: Introduction to Livestock and Meat Fundamentals will provide the market participant with basic information regarding the cattle and hog industries as well as offer a fundamental economic framework for analyzing prices.
Options on futures are one of the most versatile risk management products offered by CME. These powerful tools can be used to protect against
adverse price moves in commodity, interest rate, foreign exchange and equity markets. Whether they are traded for purposes of hedging or speculating, the risk involved can be limited to the amount paid up-front for the option. As a result, they have become an increasingly popular hedging vehicle, and they are used today by corporate treasurers, bankers, farmers and equity portfolio managers throughout the world. This booklet will introduce you to the basic terms and strategic uses of options on futures.
A 10 year outlook on the world Oilseed and Oilseed Products by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
A 10 year outlook on the world Sugar markets by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
A 10 year outlook on the world Livestock markets by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
A 10 year outlook on the world Grain markets by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).