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Opalesque Futures Briefing » Contracts Watch http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 3 Strategies to Generate Income or Alpha http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11363 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11363#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:31:15 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11363 Advisors hoping to bolster the momentum in their clients’ portfolios and get a small income component may want to consider managed futures funds. These funds buy and sell futures contracts on a wide variety of commodities and financial instruments, including currency futures, Treasury bonds, index futures and certificates of deposit. The funds’ portfolio managers aim to capitalize upon the momentum…

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HKEx to launch its first Asia commodities contracts http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10028 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10028#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 02:43:12 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10028 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing plans to launch its commodities business with four futures contracts to be traded in its derivatives market in Hong Kong: London Aluminium Mini Futures, London Zinc Mini Futures, London Copper Mini Futures and API 8 Thermal Coal Futures. HKEx aims to introduce the contracts later this year, pending regulatory approval and market readiness.
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SGX to launch electricity futures contract http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9951 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9951#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:21:09 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9951 The Singapore Exchange (SGX) plans to launch an electricity futures contract on its derivatives trading platform. It has launched a public consultation on the proposed introduction of SGX Uniform Singapore Energy Price (USEP) Quarterly Base Load Electricity Futures.
This is the first electricity futures to be introduced in Asia. The proposed contract will be a standard, cash-settled futures contract listed as…

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India: FMC allows continuous trading in futures contracts http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9629 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9629#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:38:53 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9629 In a partial relief to comexes, the commodity markets regulator the Forward Markets Commission (FMC), has decided to grant continuous approval for trading in futures contracts instead of the existing practice of giving permission yearly.
This means, exchanges with existing running contracts do not require fresh approval on their expiry after a year, subject to fulfilling the conditions as outlined…

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KLCI futures contracts traded lower ahead of 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9557 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9557#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:40:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9557 The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contracts on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives were traded lower in the early session ahead of the new year. At 9.55am, spot month December 2013 fell one point to 1,862.5, January 2014 dwindled 2.5 points to 1,866, March 2014 lost 1.5 points to 1,864.5 and June 2014 stood at Friday’s 1,866 settlement.
The FTSE Bursa…

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Regulators urge rewrite for derivatives contracts http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9328 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9328#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:13:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9328 Senior regulators have urged the derivatives industry to rewrite the way its contracts work to reduce the financial chaos that would result in a future banking crash.
Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, and Martin Gruenberg, chairman of America’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, are among the signatories to a letter to the derivatives trade body calling for them to push…

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The weekly gold digger! http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:14:24 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294 Managed futures accounts increased their positioning in the Gold market by 84,666 contracts. Gold hedge firms had decreased their positioning in Gold. Central banks have cut back on purchases as of late reducing reserves. Bullion holdings in the ETF’s have decreased by 27 % this year. India has raised its Gold import tax three different occasions to stimulate purchases within…

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Gold bulls cut wagers as Goldman sees more losses: Commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:54:10 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004 Speculators got less bullish on gold, selling long contracts at the fastest pace this year as prices fell the most in almost three months on prospects for less central-bank stimulus. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said the retreat has further to go.
The net-long position held by hedge funds and other large speculators fell 16 percent to 84,929 futures and options in…

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China steam coal futures set to launch in Sept, attract miners, traders http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8963 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8963#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 01:14:37 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8963 China’s Zhengzhou Commodities Exchange will launch a steam coal futures contract as early as the end of the month, exchange officials said, aiming to tap growing demand for hedging tools in the world’s top producer and importer of the resource.
A rollout of China’s first steam coal contract will give Beijing greater influence over global coal prices, and would come…

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High-frequency trading does not raise futures volatility -study http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8930 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8930#comments Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:59:48 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8930 Volatility in futures contracts has remained largely stable in the face of increased participation from high-speed and algorithmic traders often blamed for roiling markets, according to a study issued on Tuesday.
The study, released by the Futures Industry Association, examined volatility from roughly 2006 to 2011 in 15 futures contracts traded on platforms run CME Group Inc, IntercontinentalExchange Inc, Deutsche…

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