What You Need to Know Before Trading July 7th + Futures Trading Levels 7.07.2022
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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What You Need to Know Before Trading July 7th:
by Mark O’Brien
Big news regarding lumber futures
! Pending approval, on Aug 8 the CME Group will introduce revamped lumber futures
and options. These are not newly offered alternative futures contracts and options, but a complete remodel of the existing ones. The contracts and options will keep the same symbols but the leverage will be 1/4 the existing specifications: 27,500 board feet, down from 110,000. A $1.00 move will be equal to $27.50, down from $110.00.
The contracts’ minimum tic size will be going up from $0.10 ($11) to $0.50 ($13.75).
Trading hours: Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 A.M. – 3:05 P.M., Central Time.
Contract settlement will remain physically delivered.
Also due to the Independence Day holiday, the weekly Energy Information Agency (EIA) Petroleum Status Report (Energy Stocks) will be released tomorrow, as opposed to its regularly released time earlier this morning. The weekly Natural Gas
Storage Report typically released on Thursday will do so at its regular time: 9:30 A.M., Central Time. Then, at 10:00 the Energy Stocks report will be released.
After spiking above $120 a barrel only a month ago, crude oil
prices have been slipping over the last two weeks and the drop has accelerated in recent days, including trading down to an intraday low of $95.10 (Aug. WTI contract) this morning. That’s a ±$25K per contract move.
Take a look at a ±$40K per contract move. Aug. natural gas
pierced $9.50 on June 8th. It’s hovering near ±$5.50 today – and traded to $5.32 intraday yesterday.
You didn’t miss it. Due to the Dept. of Labor Statistics’ release date rules, the first Friday of the month (last Friday) was not the date for the release of the June unemployment report. The Independence Day holiday pushed the report to this Friday, July 8. Same time: 7:30 A.M., Central Time.
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