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Futures Trading Hours for Christmas and New Years

Christmas & New Year Trading Hours Calendar

Christmas Day 2014 is on Thursday December 25th, 2014 New Year's day is Thursday January 1, 2015.  
All US futures markets are closed on those days with only minimal electronic trading available for settlement on the next day's close.

Here is a list of trading markets schedules that have early closes along with closures and re-open times.

COT Report and Chart as of November 18

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COT Combined Financial Futures and Options Positions Data as of November 18, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commentary

US Futures Trading Schedule for Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving HolidayThanksgiving 2014 Holiday Commodity Futures Trading Calendar

Thanksgiving Day 2014 is on Thursday November 27th, 2014.  All US futures markets are closed. There are no early closures on Wednesday the 26th. However, there are shortened hours for many of the futures contracts on Friday the 28th.. Back Bay Futures has compiled the Holiday Trading schedule for the CME and ICE Exchange.

 

Option Volatility Rankings

table of volatility Implied Volatility Options Rankings Futures

Commitment of Traders Report for Financial Futures as of Oct 28

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COT Combined Financial Futures and Options Positions Data as of October 28, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commentary

Ebola and Cocoa Prices

Commodity FuturesCocoa Prices, Ebola and Other Factors

Implied Volatility Rankings as of October 20, 2014

table of volatilityFutures Options Implied Volatility Rankings

Commitment of Traders Charts as of October 7, 2014

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COT Combined Financial Futures and Options Positions Data as of October 7, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commentary

The recent market data showed Stock Index Futures with pretty much a sideways sentiment. The only real exception was a very large bearish change in the Nikkei Stock Average with a -22% net change of the smart money we track.

Futures Options Implied Volatility

Futures Options Implied Volatility Rankings

Commitment of Traders Chart - Financial Futures Sep 30, 2014

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COT Combined Financial Futures and Options Positions Data as of September 30, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commentary

The recent data showed some continued bearishness on the stock index futures. However, interesting was the large bearish reading on the VIX futures. Generally you would expect with bearish sentiment on stocks to see the VIX rise.

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