Tag: futures

December 06, 2016 BY admin

CFTC reproposes position limits rule on speculative futures

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today voted unanimously to repropose regulations implementing limits on speculative futures and swaps positions as called for in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In a separate vote, CFTC approved final aggregation regulations, which are a key component of the CFTC’s existing position limits regime.…

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August 24, 2016 BY Mike Fox

Budo Group's Agricultural Options Trading desk signs with Rival Systems for electronic market making

Chicago-based Rival Systems (Rival), a trading software company established last year, today announced an Agricultural Options Trading desk within Budo Group has selected Rival Trader for its electronic market-making and trading activities. Veteran trader Rod Valeroso said the move to adopt the derivatives front-end platform followed an extensive search to find an advanced platform with…

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July 30, 2016 BY Mike Fox

Taiwan Futures Exchange now certified from CFTC for TOPIX Futures contract

The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) today announced it has obtained Commission Certification for its TOPIX Futures contract from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on July 26, 2016. The TAIFEX TOPIX Futures contract can now be offered and sold to U.S. persons. The granting of Commission Certification will strengthen TAIFEX’ global offerings by…

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July 28, 2016 BY Mike Fox

Wedbush Futures surpasses $1 billion in customer segregated funds, now 7th largest non-bank FCM

Wedbush Futures is pleased to announce that it has surpassed $1 billion in customer segregated funds. This accomplishment makes Wedbush Securities Inc. the seventh largest non-bank FCM and twenty-sixth largest overall FCM based on customer segregated funds. As an FCM new to the business, the achievement of reaching this significant milestone demonstrates the level of…

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July 21, 2016 BY Mike Fox

CME launches 2 new S&P 500 Index Futures instruments

CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME) the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of S&P 500 Total Return Index Futures (S&P Total Return) and S&P 500 Carry Adjusted Total Return Index Futures (S&P Carry Adjusted Total Return) futures. These new products are designed to help market participants mitigate costs and find efficiencies…

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July 19, 2016 BY Valentina Kirilova

Thomson Reuters adds futures and options execution application for commodities traders in Eikon

After linking Eikon with Pivot last week, Thomson Reuters has another announcement to make regarding Eikon. Energy and commodities traders can now execute futures and options orders directly from Thomson Reuters Eikon, helping reduce the need to pay for expensive market data fees across multiple platforms without sacrificing functionality. The service is provided through City Execution,…

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June 01, 2016 BY Mike Fox

CME reduces CAD/USD futures contract price increment down to half tick

CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) today notified traders that effective Sunday, July 10, 2016 for trade date Monday, July 11, 2016, and pending all relevant CFTC regulatory review periods, CME will reduce the price increment of the Canadian Dollar/US Dollar futures contract down to a half tick commencing with the September 2016 contract month and beyond. Specifically,…

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May 23, 2016 BY Mike Fox

HKEX to launch additional RMB FX futures by end of May

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has received regulatory approval to introduce its planned cash-settled Euro-Renminbi (RMB), Japanese yen-RMB, Australian dollar-RMB and RMB-US dollar futures on Monday, 30 May 2016. HKEX is following up on their plans to further enhance its RMB offering outlined in their 2015 review; coming on the back of achieving yearly record…

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