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After hours matching

I put in an after hours sell order, well below the standard hours and after hours ask, on a liquid Dow futures security. The transaction did not complete. I looked in the ledger detail and found that ...
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Am I understanding the math of this futures contract trade correctly?

DISCLAIMER: To be clear, I have zero interest in trading futures. I don't have the knowledge, risk appetite, or capital for that. I'm just asking this to learn. The S&P 500 closed at 3,939.43 on ...
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Can I use stocks as margin for commodities futures?

Last week, I bought 4 shares of emicro gold futures (https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/metals/precious/e-micro-gold_contract_specifications.html) worth about 70k. I got a margin call for owning those ...
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Non-US citizen/resident trying to begin trading options and futures

I'm from Brazil and I already trade shares, options and futures here for ~5 years in the Brazilian stock market. I began trading shares in the US stock market a few months ago using the Passfolio ...
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What are the implications for institutional traders left holding a long WTI contract at expiry, unable to take delivery?

Given the historic drop in the front month WTI price today, I was wondering what the ramifications are for those professional traders who are left holding a long position. Note this problem won't ...
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Logistics of Hedging INR investment with USD INR future

I am a beginner so please forgive any gaps in my understanding of Forex Futures. Based on RBI's decision earlier this year to let NRI's invest in rupee futures I want to propose a Currency Futures ...
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Forward Contract Extension

I was reading this article Below is a small snippet from the article. I'm wondering how Barrick gold could extend the hedge at its own option. How would this be executed and how do they have this ...
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TNote 10yr Futures YTM vs market yield?

I understand how to calculate the yield on a 10 yr TNote based on face, price & coupon. I don’t understand why the yield (and price) on a futures contract about to expire is so different than the ...
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Why derivatives markets are the most fragile in times of correction?

I read an article about bitcoin derivatives which has been skyrocketing lately. The author wrote at the end of the article: "Derivatives markets are the most fragile in times of correction, ...
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Return on a futures contract

If Sam invests $200000 on Futures and takes Futures short position on an index fund whose settlement is one year from now, with the current futures price being $1200. The relation between spot price(S)...
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How to find world market index symbols in different brokers (i.e. TOS, RH)

I use Thinkorswim to check on the E-Mini S&P 500 futures, 'ES20', but I also want to see the FTSE 100, CAC 40, AEX, Hang Seng, etc. But when I enter those names to the search field I get no ...
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Can any European-style options be exercised before expiration?

I found a page that says the following about European-style options (in the context of weekly and end-of-month options for S&P 500 futures): European-style options can be exercised only on the ...
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How to set take profit when there is no position yet

I'm trading on binance futures and sometimes I see a nice (for example) resistance level. I then set a limit sell order so that if price reached that level I sell x coins. However I would also like to ...
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If I invest in futures in my IRA, what am I going to see happen?

I have a Roth IRA with TD Ameritrade. I've been thinking about investing in stock futures in order to get higher expected returns (at the expense of very high risk, of course). I'm wondering what, ...
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Entering or exiting a position on “sell bid or sell ask”

I just have a question I’m curious about Lets say you are long ABC and you want to get out and you decide you want to sell on the bid Lets say the bid price is trading at 10 When hitting that “sell ...
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What kind of orders can be placed in a limit up or limit down?

Although the market is halted, can traders still enter in a market order or a limit order? Page 4 says it is a quote only state. Does this mean traders can enter in limit orders that are open and not ...
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Impacts on RBC banning USO explaining to a futures beginner

As you might be aware of this recent news: "RBC Capital Markets has informed United States Commodity Funds, the operator of the USO ETF, that they may no longer hold positions in or buy oil futures ...
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Futures Commission Merchant Maximum Commission

Is there a maximum round turn commission FCM's can charge their customers? I looked here: NFA Assessment Fee and here for a fee break down. There is no maximum round trip fee for commission such as $...
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Will Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex rise when Crude oil prices rise?

Since the oil prices have plunged recently, I want to capitalize on this opportunity by investing in WisdomTree WTI Crude Oil ETC which tracks Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex. Question: 1) ...
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Futures - Eurodollars basic questions

I've been learning about trading futures markets and had a few basic questions. The Dec-20 Eurodollar trades at 98.59 (i.e. by Dec-20 investors are expecting 3 month LIBOR rates to be 1.41%). Now ...
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Invest in Commodity Index ETP avoiding the rolling Yields

I am looking to invest in an ETP which is based on a Index of Commodities basket. From previous question I understand that investing in indexes tracking Futures prices is most likely the only ...
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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 ...
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How is money calculated when buying BRR future on CME through IB?

I tried on simulated account to buy 1 BRR future (multiplier = 5). Total amount with commissions expected was 49280 Initial margin expected was +31047 Maintenance margin expected was +24837 ...
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Why does rollover helps to cut cost of current contract?

Offsetting involves closing a position. Rollover involves closing a position and opening a new one. Is offsetting a part of rollover? If not, what is the strategic difference between these two? ...