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Gold Futures and Options: Fact Card
Silver Futures and Options: Fact Card

A fact sheet about silver futures and options with contract specifications and information on historical volatility and open interest. 

Where liquid markets meet solid trading opportunities

The World’s Metals Marketplace
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products…

Managed Futures: Portfolio Diversification Opportunities


The term managed futures describes a diverse subset of active hedge fund strategies that trade liquid, transparent, centrally-cleared exchange-traded products, and deep interbank foreign exchange…

Trading Methodology For Turning Points

Expression charts can be employed as a powerful tool to characterize chart patterns, price consistency, confirmation and divergence. A signal can be derived by filtering a futures contract high (low) with an …


The Commitments of Traders Report (COT) is a weekly report from the CFTC providing a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC….

World Crop Calendar

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-March Normal Crop Calendar

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-May Normal Crop Calendar

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-July Normal Crop Calendar

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Buy and Sell three little words that make the world go round.

Each day, billions of dollars worth of energy products, metals, and other commodities are bought and sold on the trading floor of the New York Mercantile …

Using Currency Futures to Hedge Currency Risk

Investment professionals face a tough climate. Fixed income yields are at near lows. U.S. equity markets have been depressed for the past three years. Given the recent geopolitical uncertainties, the foreign…

The U.S. Dollar Index (USDX®)

The U.S. Dollar Index® (USDX®) provides the world with a comprehensive barometer of the value of the U.S. Dollar, 24 hours a day. Similar in many respects to the Federal Reserve Board’s original trade-weighted index, the USDX is calculated…


Options are financial instruments that can provide you, the individual investor, with the flexibility you need in almost any investment situation you might encounter.

Options give you options. You’re not…

Understanding Options Trading

What is an option?

An option is a contract between two parties giving the taker (buyer) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a security at a predetermined price on or before a predetermined date. To acquire…

A Guide to Understanding Opportunities and Risks in Futures Trading

Understanding Opportunities and Risks in Futures Trading

National Futures Association is a Congressionally authorized selfregulatory organization of the United States futures industry. It’s mission is to provide innovative…


The purpose of this booklet is to provide an introductory understanding of index options and how they can be used. Index options may be listed on all U.S. option exchanges. Like trading in stocks, options…

Understanding Futures &Options

Since 1870, the futures and options markets of the New York Board of Trade® (NYBOT®) have provided price discovery, risk management and price dissemination tools for industry users and ongoing investment opportunities for market participants. By…

CBOT® U.S. Treasury Futures and Options

For almost 130 years, the Chicago Board of Trade was strictly a commodity exchange, listing futures on agricultural products and precious metals. Then, in 1975 the Exchange introduced GNMA-CDR futures to track mortgage related…

U.S. Treasury Futures and Options

U.S. Treasury futures and options play an important role in the risk management strategies of global market participants.

U.S. Treasury futures and options provide a wide variety of market…

CBOT® Trading In Futures–An Introduction

The keys to a futures trader’s success are typically knowledge, hard work, a disciplined approach and a dedication to master their profession. If you plan to follow this path, this booklet and the Chicago Board…

CBOT® Interest Rate Swap Futures


Chicago Board of Trade 5-Year and 10-Year Interest Rate Swap futures are designed to fill a vital need for exchange-traded derivative contracts that reference intermediate- and long-term swap rates:


The story of sugar is a story of price– a commodity that began as a highly valued luxury and evolved into a moderately priced necessity. The history of sugar’s evolution reveals directly why…

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