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A Today’s Futures Market Program

Futures Discovery is hosted by Roosevelt University student Corties Draper, a CBOT Clearing Corporation Foundation Honors Fellow and captain of the Roosevelt football team. Roosevelt University Professor Justin Shea has agreed to be an advisor to the series, monitoring the quantitative work Draper will show during the series, as Draper is getting school credit for his work with JLN.

Futures Discovery is modeled after the JLN program Options Discovery and is intended to teach young people about futures by someone who is their peer.

Futures Discovery is part of JLN’s new futures-centric video series called “Today’s Futures Markets.” Additional programs are in development for Today’s Futures Markets, including one hosted by John Lothian called “Growing Markets.”

“We are excited to have Corties on the JLN team and have him work on developing the story of futures trading for his peers,” said John J. Lothian, Publisher of John Lothian News.

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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.

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

In episode9 of Futures Discovery, 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.

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.

Physical Delivery VS Cash Settlement: Futures Discovery EP 7

Physical Delivery VS Cash Settlement: Futures Discovery EP 7

In episode 7 of Futures Discovery, we’re delving into the fundamental aspect of futures trading—the Settlement Showdown: Physical Delivery versus Cash Settlement. In the dynamic world of futures trading, how contracts are settled is a game-changer, influencing strategies and risks alike. Join me as we explore the two primary methods that define this landscape: Physical Delivery and Cash Settlement.

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Corties Draper

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