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Futures Daily Review December 11, 2019

Futures Daily Review for December 11, 2019 Wheat futures climb as USDA forecasts lowest ending stocks in 5 years Wheat futures headed higher on Tuesday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its ending stocks forecast for the 2019/2020 marketing year by 40…   Stock-market futures pop into positive territory after WSJ says China planning for tariff delay U.S. stock-index futures on Tuesday turned positive, reversing firmer losses intrasession, after the Wall Street Journal offered upbeat news on China trade…   Have a nice trading!

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ICE’s Bakkt Launches Bitcoin Options, Cash-Settled Futures

“Just over three months following the launch of its physically-settled Bitcoin futures product, crypto futures exchange Bakkt is expanding its product offerings with the launch of CFTC-regulated monthly Bitcoin options and cash-settled futures contracts” writes Rachel Mcintosh for financemagnates.com. In the time since the launch of the cash-settled futures contracts yesterday, Bakkt said on Twitter that over 1,000 contracts have been traded.Bakkt’s latest announcement comes approximately a month before Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is set to launch options on its BTC futures contracts in January. Source: financemagnates.com

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Wheat futures climb as USDA forecasts lowest ending stocks in 5 years

“Wheat futures headed higher on Tuesday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its ending stocks forecast for the 2019/2020 marketing year by 40 million bushels to 974 million bushels, the lowest in five years” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. Meanwhile, the report left its U.S. corn supply and use outlook unchanged for the 2019/2020 marketing year. Source: marketwatch.com

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Binance Futures Hits $2.7B All-Time High as Firm Adds Futures on iOS

“Binance, the second-biggest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume at press time, now supports Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading on its new iOS app” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The news comes after Binance launched futures trading on its Android app in October 2019, the company noted. Bakkt’s futures trading was launched on Sept. 23.Bitcoin and Ether futures trading is now also available on Android, Binance stated in the blog post. Source: cointelegraph.com

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No News Is Bad News As Dow Set for Lower Start

“U.S. stock futures drifted lower on Monday over nervousness ahead of the effective Dec. 15 deadline for a U.S.-China trade deal” writes Steve Goldstein for nasdaq.com. After the 337-point surge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday on the banner jobs report, futures suggested a slightly weaker start.The British pound edged higher ahead of the Dec. 12 election, in which financial markets anticipate the Conservatives to win a majority. Source: nasdaq.com

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Futures Daily Review December 9, 2019

Futures Daily Review for December 9, 2019 U.S. oil futures post biggest weekly rise since June Oil futures settled higher on Friday, with U.S. prices up more than 7% for the week to mark their highest weekly percentage climb since June. Prices got a…   Stock-index futures rally after data show U.S. added 266,000 jobs in November The U.S. economy added 266,000 new jobs in November, up from a revised level of 156,000 new jobs in October, and well above economists’ expectations of…   Have a nice trading!

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Futures Daily Review December 6, 2019

Futures Daily Review for December 6, 2019 GBP Futures: Scope for extra gains In light of preliminary readings from CME Group for GBP futures markets, investors increased their open interest positions by around 7.1K contracts on   EUR Futures: further upside on the table Open interest in EUR futures markets increased for the second consecutive session on Thursday, this time by around 13.2K contracts according to advanc   Have a nice trading!

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Wall Street’s High-Stake Bets on Calm Less Risky Than They Seem

“Elevated net short positions in Cboe Volatility Index .VIX futures are reminiscent of a similar spike in 2017, when prolonged calm in U.S. stocks prompted a rush into short-volatility exchange-traded products” writes Min Read for reuters.com. For a graphic on Defensive options positioning, click here Based on net short positions in VIX futures, investors may not seem very cautious.That episode ended with billions of dollars in losses in early 2018 when a surge in volatility caught investors unprepared. For a graphic on Mind the volatility gap, click here.  Source: reuters.com

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Futures Daily Review December 5, 2019

Futures Daily Review for December 5, 2019 Stock futures climb on report U.S.-China trade talks still progressing U.S. stock futures jumped early Wednesday after Bloomberg reported that Beijing and Washington would complete a phase one agreement before another tariff…   Oil futures settle sharply higher as U.S. crude supplies drop, traders await OPEC output decision Oil futures settled sharply higher on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their highest finish in almost two weeks as U.S. government data showed the first…   JPY Futures: stays neutral/bearish Open interest in JPY futures…

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