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CME Group recently unveiled the Futures Institute, an online platform for education, market research and simulated trading of futures. The platform features a mix of live classes, interactive modules, market research and training materials and engages participants with multiple trading strategies, including testing and simulation capabilities.

The platform’s Futures Challenge, which takes place every month, allows participants to compete in a simulated environment tracking 36 of the most liquid futures contracts across six asset classes: Energy, Metals, Interest Rates, Agriculture, FX, and Equity Indexes.[…] Continue Reading »

Highlights from Day Two of the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

Swinburne calls for more compromise from U.S. on cross-border regulations: U.S. regulators need to do a better job of compromising as they continue the march to implementing global derivatives reforms, according to Kay Swinburne, a member of the European Parliament. “I’m not sure that the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

The next-generation trading platform from Chicago-based Trading Technologies International Inc. will leverage both co-located servers and the cloud to provide unprecedented computing power and flexibility. The company’s Nextrader platform, unveiled Wednesday at the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., will be available in the latter half of this year. Nextrader represents a faster and more scalable option for users of TT’s X_TRADER platform.[…] Continue Reading »

Singapore Exchange is poised to bring on new Asian currency futures this year as the exchange plans to expand its Asian FX suite to include renminbi, yen and baht. The new offerings, if approved, are slated to go live in the third quarter, SGX announced Tuesday during the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference. The latest announced expansion comes only four months after SGX launched its FX futures contracts business, which has seen more than $1 billion in notional value traded since its inception.[…] Continue Reading »

As the clock ticks down on his time as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gary Gensler took time Tuesday to highlight some of the achievements at the CFTC during his time at the helm. Speaking at CME Group’s annual Global Financial Leadership Conference, Gensler shared details on how the CFTC’s efforts in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act have helped increase transparency in the swaps market.[…] Continue Reading »