Futures Trader

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Futures Trader

An investor who trades in futures contracts on an exchange. If Investor A and Investor B on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange make a contract in which A agrees to buy a certain number of bushels of B's corn at $15 per bushel six months in the future, both investors are futures traders.
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For beginner futures traders "who just want to test the waters," Micros mean risking less money by trading a slice of the equity index E-mini products, Lewicky said.
Kiely started his practice a quarter century ago from Checkers, Simon and Rosner in Chicago where he served market makers, seat holders, independent securities and futures traders on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, The Board of Trade, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The three banks are to pay a combined USD132m to settle a US class action suit brought by futures traders. The banks were accused of manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate.
Futures traders are pricing in a 47-percent chance that the Fed will raise rates at its December meeting, according to the CME Groupae1/4™s FedWatch Tool.
He is one of the best cash futures traders at the company.
Futures traders were a bit more evenly divided, with about 61 percent forseeing a rate hike in December and 39 percent expecting the Fed to maintain the status quo, according to (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/bond-traders-see-snowball-s-chance-as-fed-talks-up-november-hike) Bloomberg.
Futures traders reflect just how divided the financial world is on the question of rate hikes, or rather their timing.
We then are left with the question "How are futures prices determined" Do the futures traders analyze world supply and demand on an instantaneous basis, factor in the cost or production from a million wells, assess and quantify the transportation element in each oil movement worldwide and then apply that complicated assessment in his price outcry Of course not!
Futures traders put the chance of a rate increase by December at 43 percent, and at 50 percent by January.
CFA members include futures brokerage firms, futures exchange special members and licensed individual futures traders.
Fed fund futures contracts, however, show futures traders still expect the first increase in September, putting just 19 per cent odds on a June rate hike, compared with a 58 per cent probability for September, according to CME Group FedWatch.
Furthermore, with the launch of NinjaTrader Brokerage, the buyer will now be able provide futures traders with "more transparency and a next generation user experience", executive vice president of brokerage operations, Eliot Wickersheimer, noted.