Energy Futures

Energy Futures are traded at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). They include futures and option contracts for crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, coal, electricity and propane. While these commodities are traded on the floor of the NYMEX exchange via the open outcry system, NYMEX also offers e-mini contracts for oil and natural … Read more

Trading Nymex Natural Gas Energy Futures

About Natural Gas Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption. Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel largely made up of methane. It is found in oil fields and natural gas fields, and in coal beds. The fuel is commercially produced from oil fields and natural gas fields. Gas produced … Read more

Introduction to Trading Eurodollars

What is a Eurodollar? A Eurodollar is a dollar denominated deposit held in a bank outside of the United States. Being located outside the US, Eurodollars are not subject to regulation by the Federal Reserve Board. Being outside the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve the deposits are subject to fewer regulations than withing the US, … Read more

Ethanol Futures

What is Ethanol? Ethanol served as lamp fuel in pre-Civil War United States and helped power early Model T automobiles. It is also the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages. This alternative fuel is produced by fermenting and distilling starch crops that have been converted into simple sugars, and it is of great importance to today’s … Read more

Electricity Futures Trading

The PJM Interconnection governs the largest electricity market globally. The New York Mercantile Exchange, NYMEX offers financially settled monthly futures contracts for on-peak and off-peak electricity transactions based on the daily floating price for each peak day of the month at the PJM western hub. The NYMEX electricity futures contract is available for trading on … Read more