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Options on Futures for Equity Traders Video Course

CME Group
Apr 28, 2022

This course is geared towards traders familiar with trading equity options and will show you how a little knowledge around futures can help you transition from equity options to options on futures, using many of the strategies you already deploy... more

Option Strategies Video Course

CME Group
Apr 28, 2022

Option Strategies are an integral part of a trader’s routine. Learn about common option strategies utilized by traders that express their view of market direction and expected volatility. Some option strategies are designed to mitigate risk while... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.27.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 27, 2022

Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the... more

Energy Market Summary April 24, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 25, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for the second week in four and fourth in seven. A decidedly mixed number of influences
resulted in the appearance of prices meandering at various points through the week. The prospects of higher
interest rates,... more

Four Green Trends to Watch in Financial Markets

Payal Shah
Apr 22, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Investor demand for ESG products has resulted in equity index providers ensuring their indices reflect the overall trajectory of ESG Cobalt and lithium demand have surged as electric car sales more than doubled between 2020 and... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.20.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 20, 2022

Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the... more

What's New in CQG One & CQG Desktop Version 7.3

Marcus Kwan
Apr 19, 2022
General Added more decimal points for volume displays throughout (cryptos) Added preference to show group/country/region code for symbols Trading Option to cancel orders on logoff Download order reports now reflect columns and filters displayed... more

Excell with Options: Leveraging exposure to JPY and MXN with FX options

Rich Excell
Apr 19, 2022
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As volatility levels fluctuate in the FX markets, Rich reviews two strategies in different currencies:

JPY/USD ratio spread for volatility to remain elevated MXN/USD call vs. put spread for volatility to pick up from a low... more

Assessing Monetary Policy Through The Taylor Rule

Blu Putnam
Apr 18, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Where rates go once the Federal Reserve reaches a point of neutral policy will be a key point for the jobs-inflation trade-off The Taylor Rule today, and for some time in the past, has been suggesting the Fed needs to start... more

How Rising Rates Could Influence Tech Earnings

Scott Bauer
Apr 18, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Rising rates tend to hurt growth stocks, but across the last five rate hike cycles, the Nasdaq median gain was nearly 27% Inflation and supply chain constraints will continue to be a theme, and earnings forecasts may be muted as... more