Author: S&P Futures

By Mike Kentz NEW YORK, April 13 (IFR) – Equity derivatives traders have begun to warm once again to trading over-the-counter – rather than through the regulated exchanges that many flocked to following the chaos of the financial crisis. Volumes across listed S&P Futures, options and securities lending transactions declined by 6% in March over Read More

Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, continuing from a strong end to last week as financial traders increased bets on higher prices amid a slowdown in US drilling, but analysts warned fundamentals remained weak. Front-month Brent crude futures were trading up 13 cents a $ 58 a barrel by 12:19 pm, while US crude Read More

The Australian bond market is slightly weaker as traders bet that an interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve will happen sooner rather than later. Optimism about the US economy has increased the chances that a rate hike could come as early as June and has seen bond futures prices slide and the US Read More

— Posted Friday, 10 April 2015 | | Disqus Golds bottoming consolidation grind continues, with investment demand still garroted by sky-high world stock markets and the parabolic US dollar.  With investors missing in action, gold prices remain totally at the mercy of American futures speculators.  These perpetually-bearish traders are once again heavily short gold, which Read More