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Could I make money off of the negative oil price?

I saw the price of oil did something at about 1 PM Eastern time that is really bizarre: it went negative. This means that you get paid to take oil off the field. But, the oil price is negative now, ...
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What happens if I do not honor a futures contract?

I have little knowledge about futures contracts. The recent negative price of crude oil spurred my curiosity about this stuff. I read this post about buying/selling futures contracts. According to ...
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Can the shorting of S&P futures negatively affect the underlying index and constituent stocks?

I hear people on financial shows talk all the time about index futures like SPY and QQQQ affecting the actual index. Can shorting these futures (in huge quantities obviously) cause the underlying ...
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Do most future traders really believe that stock prices will be lower in the next two years?

I am looking at the following website that shows the stock futures chain https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/equity-index/us-index/sandp-500.html The way I read this, the further out you go, the lower ...
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What is the loss difference between offseting and rollover the contracts?

If you are long a futures contract that comes near to expire, you have two options: Offset the position or rollover the contract You have to take delivery of the underlying commodity For example, ...
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Time decay of futures

Web site such as this one here state that futures contracts do not experience time decay. I fail to see why futures do not experience time decay. The way I see it (perhaps incorrectly) is like this: ...
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What is the minimum amount of money that is needed to start trading in the London Metal Exchange?

How much money is needed to start trading in the London Metal Exchange (LME)? I am interested in investing in cobalt, lithium, and nickel.
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When are funds available for a withdraw or to trade after a Futures /ES Emini contract? T+3 settlement

Stocks seem to have a 3 day wait (trade plus 3) T+3 for funds to be available to place another trade or withdraw cash without getting a "FED CALL". Options seem to have a 1 day wait. When are funds ...
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Meaning of “non-reportable” and “dealer intermediary” in the CFTC COT report

What is intended with "non-reportable" and "dealer intermediary" long/ short positions in the CFTC COT report HERE? My toughts of "dealer intermediary" is that they could be the fx brokers; in other ...