Access and view the recordings of our five-part webinar series explaining the fundamental aspects of Lumber futures and options contracts from CME Group. 

Part One: Lumber Deliveries (recorded July 19)

  • Explanation of the process and intricacies in Lumber futures deliveries
  • What changes the new Lumber contract is bringing to the delivery system  

Part Two: Exchange for Related Position (EFRP) - (recorded July 21)

  • Understand the regulatory framework around EFRPs
  • Clarify expectations under Rule 538 including participation, reporting and pricing requirements

Part Three: Matching Algorithms and Their Impacts (recorded July 26)

  • How First In, First Out (FIFO) works
  • What implications exist because of the match algo structure

Part Four: Price Limit Structure and Dynamic Circuit Breakers (DCBs) - (recorded July 28)

  • Description of a daily price limit mechanism
  • Details around dynamic circuit breakers and how they will operate in Lumber futures

Part Five: LBR-LBS Spread - (recorded August 2)

  • Learn how you can move your positions from Random Length Lumber futures contact (LBS) to the new Lumber futures contract (LBR)
  • Understand how the spread functions and will be traded

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