Q3 2019 Cross-Commodity Recap

Energy

Is LNG the New Oil?

The LNG market is increasingly affected by international relations as much as by supply and demand. Is it time to ask whether LNG is becoming the new oil?

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Trading at Settlement (TAS)

Trading at Settlement (TAS) is an order type that allows you to execute at a spread to the settlement price at any time during the trading session.

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Emergence of HCL as a Global Benchmark

Physically-delivered WTI Houston (HCL) represents a significant new source of export barrels for the international crude oil market. Check out the latest report co-authored by Wood Mackenzie:

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Agriculture

August Crop Production Report Released

A record 31 million acres of U.S. cropland was left to be planted at the middle of June due to excessive rainfall. How will the August resurvey build on June's results?

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Options Update

  • Grain/Oilseed Weeklies: record open interest on June 27 (66K) going into the USDA Planting Intention number resulting in a record volume day June 28 (40,211)
  • 2nd highest Average Daily Volume in June for Corn Options
  • KC Wheat Options hit record open interest on June 20; 109K contracts
  • Soybean implied volatility decreasing, call skew increasing through the month of June
  • Record OI in Lean Hog Options (467K) on June 17th
  • Dry Whey: Tied for record Options Open Interest on 6/4 of 3,788

Metals

CME Group to Launch New Gold Futures Contracts

  • In the fourth quarter of 2019, pending regulatory review, CME Group will launch two new financially-settled gold futures contracts denominated in U.S. dollars and Renminbi – Shanghai Gold (USD) futures and Shanghai Gold (CNH) futures.
  • These contracts will connect the global liquidity of CME Group's COMEX Gold futures to the world's largest physical gold market in China through SGE.

E-micro Gold (MGC) Posts Record Quarterly Volume in Q2

  • YTD E-micro (10oz) Gold average daily volume stands at 11,495 lots is +83% from 2018. YTD 1,000 oz Silver futures average daily volume stands at 773 lots, +122% vs 2018.
  • Fungible with larger GC and SI contracts.
  • Affordable, requiring lower initial capital outlay, with lower margin and exchange fees.