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Educational update: February 2021

Introducing Ether futures

Along with the launch of Ether futures, we have a number of new education updates to share this month. Join one or more of our upcoming webinars, featuring Micro E-mini futures and options, Foreign Exchange futures, and options strategies. Don’t have time to join a live session? Recently archived webinars are available to watch at your convenience.

New in 2021
March 2: Options Protection for Adverse Price Moves
March 9: Options: Aligning Volatility with Strategies
March 11: Foundational Principles – FX Futures
March 11: Micro E-mini Futures and Options
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Getting Started with Futures Webinar
Introduction to Options Webinar
Trading Strategies: Technical and Fundamental Analysis Webinar
SOFR-based Fallbacks for Eurodollar Futures and Options Webinar
2021 Economic Outlook Webinar
Foundational Principles: Equity Index Futures Webinar
Introducing Ether Futures Webinar
Trader’s Edge: COMEX Options on Copper Futures

Dave Lerman: The launch of Ether futures

On February 8, CME Group launched Ether futures ‒ the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap. Day one volume reached approximately 400 contracts, with 55 unique participating accounts and active participation amongst bank and non-bank FCMs. Trades occurred in three contract expirations – February, March, and April ‒ with 24 contracts being traded as a spread and 20 contracts being executed as a block trade. Day one participation was balanced, with 60% of the volume executed during regular trading hours (between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and 40% of the volume was customer paper. We look forward to seeing where Ether futures leads us in the coming months.

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Dave Lerman has spent 35 years in the futures and options markets at the CBOT and CME Group. Dave currently works as the Director of Education at CME Group and helps educate institutional and active retail traders on the derivatives markets.

Connect with Dave at [email protected]