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Gold, crude oil, corn, soybeans and more - with so many tradeable products the futures options market is an intimidating place. How can you possibly keep track of the latest trading activity across so many different products? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Welcome to This Week in Futures Options - the program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. Each week we’ll break down the top trades, hot products, volatility explosions and m ...
 
On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled over 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region's economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas - the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-mem ...
 
This course focuses on the institutional structure and economic functions of futures and options markets. Price formation in both commodity (e.g., corn, crude oil, cotton, and cattle) and financial (e.g., Eurodollar, Treasury Bonds, and stock indexes) futures and options markets will be examined in detail. The theory and practice of hedging will be explored in depth. Additional topics include: the theory of inter-temporal price formation for commodities and financials, common approaches used ...
 
Money is an ever-present part of our lives, but its ubiquity doesn't make it any easier to understand! Breaking the Dollar is a podcast that uses fascinating stories and real-life examples to reveal valuable insights about investing, financial markets, gold and silver, and trends in our monetary system. Precious metals expert Everett Millman shares his unique perspective from nearly a decade of first-hand experience working in the industry.There are many fundamental questions about money we ...
 
Welcome to the Infinity Futures Let's Talk Futures podcast. For more information about Infinity Futures visit our website at www.infinityfutures.com. We would love to hear your feedback or suggestions, send us an email at trade@infinityfutures.com or give us a call at Toll Free: 800.322.8559 Direct: 312.373.6220.
 
The purpose of CFTC Talks is to provide information about the commodity markets, futures trading and other information about conditions in this country and abroad that affect the markets. Our goal is to talk about and get information on all things impacting these markets. We’re going to talk with a wide range of experts in the markets: government agencies and offices, exchanges and clearing houses, authors and researchers, and market participants. Please listen to the introductory podcast to ...
 
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In Part 2 of our look at the US presidential candidates' evolving energy platforms, we examine how progressive Democrats have pushed former Vice President Joe Biden further left on climate and environmental policies.Glenn Schwartz, director of Rapidan Energy Group's Energy Policy Service, shares...By S&P Global Platts
 
The United States is waging a war against Iran by imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s crude exports, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has said. On Saturday, US President Donald Trump’s administration said that all United Nations sanctions on Iran had been restored, while a conventional arms embargo on the country will no longer expire i…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The Strategic Fuel Fund has reached an in-principle agreement with diversified miner Glencore to reverse the 2015 sale of South Africa's strategic crude oil reserves; Brazil's Petrobras has successfully c…
 
As the year 2020 wears on, it seems that every month brings a new surprise. In August, in addition to the ongoing pandemic and protests, a major hurricane was added to the mix. What comes next is anybody’s guess. A zombie apocalypse? An alien invasion? At this point, the possibilities seem boundless. And the energy industry has been no stranger to …
 
Did you know that Targa Resources, a fossil fuel pipeline, fuel storage and transportation company, runs crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Tacoma? Those are the huge tanks you can see along the Hylebos Waterway near the Port (2628 Marine View Drive). A few years ago, Targa (now under the name SeaPort Sound) expanded their rail capacit…
 
France’s Europe minister Clément Beaune believes British warnings that there could be queues of trucks in southeast England because of post-Brexit documentation issues is disrupting the UK-EU talks. “The signals that have been sent in the past few days are damaging,” Beaune told the Financial Times. “Anything which disrupts, disturbs or increases t…
 
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office has said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un apologized for the “unsavory” shooting of a state official earlier this week. In a formal notice sent to Seoul, Kim said that he feels “very sorry” for “disappointing” Moon and South Koreans in connection to the case, Suh Hoon, the director of national securit…
 
The head of Germany’s military counter-intelligence service has been dismissed amid a sweeping probe into hundreds of soldiers for suspected links to far-right extremism, the military’s latest effort to overhaul the agency. Christof Gramm will go into early retirement next month after leading the intelligence organization – known by its acronym ‘MA…
 
U.S. natural gas production in recent days has plunged more than 3 Bcf/d. While some Gulf of Mexico offshore and Gulf Coast production is still offline from the recent tropical storms, the bulk of these declines are happening in the Northeast, where gas production has dived 2 Bcf/d in the past week or so to about 30.2 Bcf/d, the lowest level since …
 
TWIFO 218: What The Heck Is Rates Volatility? HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CME HOT SEAT: TODD COLVIN, AMBROSINO BROTHERS ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND TODD DISCUSS: THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS THIS WEEK IN FUTURES OPTIONS EQUITIES GOLD CRUDE OIL EURODOLLARS AND MUCH MORE FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT COT REP…
 
Contributing Correspondent Ann Gibbons talks with host Sarah Crespi about a series of 120,000-year-old human footprints found alongside prints from animals like asses, elephants, and camels in a dried-up lake on the Arabian Peninsula. These are the earliest human footprints found so far in Arabia and may help researchers better understand the histo…
 
European Union officials have urged member states to do everything possible to slow the fresh wave of Covid-19 infections as the region's annual flu season begins, in order to avoid new lockdowns. “This crisis is not behind us. We are at a decisive moment,” EU Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides told reporters in Brussels on Thursday. As wint…
 
Anti-coronavirus measures will have significantly more severe consequences than the disease itself, especially in developing countries, Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller warned. The grim prognosis was made by the German official in an interview with the Handelsblatt daily. The pandemic has already triggered “one…
 
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has rejected the new EU migration policy proposal, calling parts of it “nonsense.” Brussels wants countries to admit relocated asylum seekers and also to pay for sending them home. “At first glance, it seems that the European Commission still does not understand that the solution to illegal migration is to stop ill…
 
Strict new rules were introduced in Israel just days after it went into its second lockdown amid a surge of Covid-19 cases. Officials said the government can’t lead the country “into the abyss” by ignoring public health hazards. Under the new rules effective from 2pm on Friday, all businesses will have to shut down unless they provide essential ser…
 
Beijing said on Thursday it has the right as a sovereign power to refuse entry to anyone spreading disinformation, amid local media reports that two Australian academics have been banned from China. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing did not confirm the reported entry bans, but spokesman Wang Wenbin said during a news briefing on Thursday that China h…
 
A worldwide outage has hit Tesla’s app and website, leaving many drivers locked out of their own vehicles. Helpless customers vented their anger online while the system was down for several hours Hundreds of Tesla owners around the world reported having trouble logging into the automaker’s app and website on Wednesday. Frustrated customers flocked …
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The Export-Import Bank of India has agreed financing of $800 million to fund the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project in the Maldives. The US Justice Department has charged a former manager…
 
There’s no doubt about it: California’s decade-long efforts to expand the use of solar, wind, and other renewable energy and improve energy efficiency have enabled the state to significantly reduce its consumption of natural gas for power generation. But the Golden State’s rapid shift to a greener, lower-carbon electricity sector — and its push to …
 
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Alex Gurevich to the show to discuss if the bond bull market is finally coming to an end, if the U.S. dollar is heading to a secular decline and perspectives on gold, equity markets & more. Then Jim Bianco from Bianco Research joins in the postgame segment to talk about the upcoming US President…
 
Competitors in the Covid-19 vaccine race are publishing clinical protocols in hopes of securing lucrative emergency approval, which Russia’s Sputnik V was previously attacked for seeking. This time, however, the media are quiet. The frontrunners in the US and western Europe’s quest to develop a coronavirus vaccine – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna…
 
Beijing has accused the US of “obstructing” the global fight against greenhouse gases, a day after President Xi Jinping said China aims to have “CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” China said on Wednesday it considers this plan a “powerful rebuke to the US’ unfounded accusations” that were made against it at t…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation has signed a $100 million Murabaha-structured line of trade finance with Mizuho Bank in Malaysia BNDES raises $100m from JBIC to finance wind farms Sout…
 
380 pilot whales die after getting beached in Australia, 50 saved by rescuers in largest such incident in state’s history (PHOTOS) A total of 380 whales have died, local media reported, citing officials. Teams of rescuers managed to save 50 by towing them to deeper water, where they were released, while around 30 more remained beached and fighting …
 
The UK government insists it is the European Union that poses a threat to the Good Friday Agreement as London itself pushes new legislation that would breach the Northern Ireland protocol. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was quoted as saying on Wednesday that he told the US government during a recent visit to Washington it was the EU, not …
 
As U.S. natural gas spot and futures prices retreated in the past week, the price of gas at Appalachia’s Dominion South hub fell as low as $0.735/MMBtu, the lowest since fall 2017, before partially rebounding yesterday to about $1.10/MMBtu, according to the NGI daily gas price index. Moreover, the forwards market indicates sub-$1/MMBtu prices are i…
 
The Pentagon has still seen no proof for reports that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said, while a senior US diplomat noted Moscow has instead supported the country’s peace process. While the military is “always looking at threats,” it has yet to uncover evidence for the “bounties” allegation reported b…
 
Addressing a session of the UN General Assembly, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country will not give in to US pressure and Washington will not bully Tehran, into neither “negotiations nor war.” Speaking on Tuesday at the UNGA – held this year in a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic – Rouhani blasted the recent US decision to …
 
The UAE and the US may come to an initial agreement on F-35 fighter jet purchase by early December, as Washington is studying options by which it can circumvent Israel’s firm opposition to such a sale. The apparent progress on the talks about procurement of the 5th-generation jet was reported by Reuters on Tuesday. Sources close to the negotiations…
 
Law enforcement in several countries have arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a coordinated operation to tackle opioid trafficking on the darknet, mainly in the US and Europe, American authorities have said. Dubbed ‘Operation DisrupTor,’ the coordinated action comes more than a year after ‘the Wall Street Market’ – believed to …
 
Civil liberties groups and legal professionals are sounding the alarm in the Australian state of Victoria over the proposed Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill, which would afford government officials the powers to arrest citizens. The bill has been proposed by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and would also allow government officials to arrest peopl…
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the coronavirus pandemic could be speeding up worldwide, with new cases soaring last week to a fresh seven-day record of almost two million. During the week ending September 20, as many as 1,998,897 new cases of the novel coronavirus were registered around the world, the WHO said, in a global update pu…
 
A large 'tsunami' of trash has hit a beach in the town of Omoa in northern Honduras. The garbage traveled from neighboring Guatemala, where anti-waste barriers were damaged by heavy rain. Footage from the scene shows thick layers of plastic bottles and other waste carried by the waves and piled up on a sandy beach next to wooden shacks and palm tre…
 
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that urgent reforms are needed to fix the UN’s “outdated structures,” to ensure that they better reflect the realities of the modern world. Modi said that the changes must affect the UN’s principal bodies and ensure that the organization “gives voice to all stakeholders.” He said that New Delhi remains …
 
Gucci’s eco-friendly campaign to sell overused-looking overalls with fake grass stains for a whopping $1,400 has made the Italian fashion house a laughing stock on social media; people clearly did not appreciate the idea. What is selling for this price looks like a worn-out gardening outfit from the 80s or 90s. Yet, the luxury fashion brand did not…
 
Ankara said on Tuesday the European Union’s decision to impose sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a UN arms embargo on Libya was evidence of the EU’s “double standards.” The previous day, the EU had frozen the assets of Avrasya Shipping, whose cargo vessel Cirkin was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and Turkey i…
 
The Argentinian government imposes a new withholding tax rate on purchases of dollars. The combined net worth of American households hits an all time high. And U.S. federal government debt is projected to rise 1% relative to U.S. gross domestic product, according to a new estimate. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.…
 
Venezuela has slammed a new round of US sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro and Iran as aggressive and illegal, while also contesting a new UN report alleging official abuses, saying it used “human rights as a political weapon.” “Venezuela denounces the new US aggression to the international community, announcing alleged unilateral sanctions agai…
 
Western Canada’s relentless, decade-long increase in crude oil production began maxing out its export pipeline capacity in the past few years. With more supply than could be carried by pipelines, exporting crude by rail tank car became the next best alternative, leading to record amounts of rail-based exports earlier this year. However, this year’s…
 
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