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Understand Futures Contract Commodity Contract Specifications

Introduction to Futures

CME Course Overview

New to futures and options or looking for a refresher?  This course is designed for you. Dive into the basics of futures contracts, how contracts trade on a futures exchange, the different ways customers use these instruments and the benefits that futures provide. Gain a stronger understanding of how futures work and why more market participants are using derivatives in their trading strategies today.

This course covers:

•Contract Trading Codes
•Expiration and Settlement Processes
•Tick movements
•Futures Price Limits
•Notional Value
•Futures Market Transparency
•Roles of Speculators and Hedgers

Review a series of short videos.


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Learn about Key Economic Commodity Futures Trading Reports

Learn about Key Economic Events

Learn about Key Economic commodity futures trading Reports

CME Course Overview

As a trader, you will come across many factors that you must consider before entering or exiting the markets. Some of the most important aspects to look for are economic events that can move the markets drastically one way or another.

There are many types of economic events including releases by a governing body, changes in sales or consumption of commodities, and increases in supply and demand. All of these can affect the markets you trade, making it important for you to know how and when these changes are happening.

  • What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
  • About the Retail Sales Report
  • What is the Non-Farm Payroll Report?
  • Understanding Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index
  • Understanding U.S. Housing Data
  • What is the European Central Bank?
  • Understanding the FOMC Report
  • Understanding the Oil Data Repor
  • The Importance of Consumer Confidence Surveys


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