Trading in US stock futures had to be halted after violent moves, and markets are spooked

Drew Angerer/Getty Images An unusual move in US equity market futures this morning triggered a market intervention by CME Group, the world’s biggest futures exchange. CME had to halt trading for brief periods “to enter the market preventing even harder moves”. Traders are unsure what caused the move, which has left an extra bout of […]

Crude oil futures pop higher as Saudi Arabia vows to cut production

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Crude oil futures have spiked in early trade on Monday, finding support on reports that Saudi Arabia will cut production levels in December. Both WTI and Brent futures are up 0.75%, having jumped more than 1% in initial trade. RBC Capital Markets says the likelihood of an official production cut at OPEC’s December […]

Nasdaq is going after one of its biggest rivals with a new futures product that’ll take advantage of a $1 trillion shift in the economy

Thomson Reuters US Treasurys are heating up and now Nasdaq is launching a new futures product tied to the market to capitalize on a big shift.  The new derivative will pin it against its rival, CME Group.  US Treasurys are heating up, and now Nasdaq is launching a new product to capitalize on what could […]

Dana White gives big update on Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz’s futures, reveals fight offers

The last time mixed martial arts fans saw one of the Diaz brothers grace the Octagon was nearly two years ago in the main event of UFC 202, which saw Nate lock horns with Conor McGregor. Nick, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since his January 2015 bout with Anderson Silva, though his near three-and-a-half-year hiatus was largely […]

Russian oil producers to make money from China’s yuan-backed crude futures – analysts

Crude oil exports implemented via Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline may substantially benefit from yuan-denominated oil futures launched by China last month, according to industry experts. If the new product manages to succeed, price pegging of the Russian ESPO export blend to the China contract will favorably influence the Russian oil blend price. The […]

Dow futures tumble after Trump says he’s considering $100 billion in additional tariffs on China

Investing.com US stock futures tumbled more than 1% late Thursday. The drop came after news that President Donald Trump is considering an additional $ 100 billion in tariffs on China. Risk aversion has reared its head in early Asian trade on Friday following news that Donald Trump has asked the US Trade Representative (USTR) to […]

China is shaking up the crude futures market

Guang Niu/Getty Images The crude oil futures, which have been long-awaited, made their debut Monday. The price went up within minutes, from $ 69.94 to $ 70.85 per barrel. The price continued to rise, jumping 3.92% in the short trading session. China’s yuan-denominated crude oil futures launched today in Shanghai with 15.4 million barrels of crude for […]

Meet the ‘Flash Boys’ of cryptocurrency looking to shakeup bitcoin futures trading

Netflix EverMarkets is gunning for the bitcoin derivatives business of CME and Cboe Global Markets. The company, which announced Tuesday it is coming out of stealth mode, draws some inspiration from IEX and offers an alternative model to current futures markets.  Michael Lewis’ hit 2014 book, “Flash Boys,” chronicled the journey of Brad Katsuyama and […]

Goldman Sachs has spotted an odd way you could make money trading Bitcoin futures

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images) The analysts noted prices for shorter-dated Bitcoin futures on the CME exchange are cheaper than longer-date contracts. The findings indicate an arbitrage opportunity exists to generate returns higher than the borrowing costs of money. The unusual price-action is partly because CME futures are derived from Bitcoin prices on multiple spot exchanges, among […]