Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

Join host Cortez Draper in the latest episode of Futures Discovery” as we explore the fascinating world of futures trading, focusing on a concept called contango. In this episode, Cortez explains why futures prices for commodities, like oil, can be higher in the distant future compared to the near future. We’ll look into the costs of holding physical assets, like storage and insurance, and how these costs affect futures prices. Whether you’re an experienced investor or new to the futures market, this episode offers valuable insights.

We’ll also explore how contango impacts traders and investors. Learn about storage costs and how they make contango more complex, potentially leading to challenges for investors. Discover how producers and merchants use contango to secure profits by selling futures at higher prices.

To deepen our discussion, Cortez is joined by Clive Furness, CEO of Contango Markets Ltd and the Contango Hedge Company. With over 20 years of experience in the financial world, Clive shares his expertise on contango and its effects on the futures market. He explains why contango is crucial for commodity trading firms and discusses the difference between contango and its opposite, backwardation. This engaging conversation is perfect for anyone interested in futures trading. Don’t miss this chance to learn about the futures market with insights from Clive Furness.

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Corties Draper

Roosevelt University student, CBOT Clearing Corporation Foundation Honors Fellow and captain of the Roosevelt football team

Full Episodes

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

In episode 11 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a pivotal episode focused on Algorithmic Adventures: Navigating the World of Order Book Strategies in Futures Trading. It’s not merely about numbers and charts; it’s about deciphering the dynamic landscape of financial trading. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of reading your statement as a professional in the futures market and unravel the secrets behind successful algorithmic strategies.

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Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

In episode 11 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a pivotal episode focused on Algorithmic Adventures: Navigating the World of Order Book Strategies in Futures Trading. It’s not merely about numbers and charts; it’s about deciphering the dynamic landscape of financial trading. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of reading your statement as a professional in the futures market and unravel the secrets behind successful algorithmic strategies.

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

In episode 10 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a detailed exploration of the pivotal role of Futures Commission Merchants, commonly known as FCMs. These financial intermediaries play a crucial role in facilitating futures and options trading, serving as a linchpin in the complex web of derivative markets. Understanding the intricate responsibilities and functions of FCMs is essential for navigating the dynamic landscape of modern financial systems.

Cost of Carry: Futures Discovery EP 8

Cost of Carry: Futures Discovery EP 8

In episode 8 of Futures Discovery, we’re looking into the cost of carry which is fundamental to making informed trading decisions. The cost of carry in futures trading refers to the expenses incurred for holding a futures contract over time, including interest rates, storage costs, and other factors. In this blog post, we’ll explore the intricacies of cost of carry and how it impacts futures pricing dynamics.

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