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Gold, crude oil, corn, soybeans and more - with so many tradeable products the futures options market is an intimidating place. How can you possibly keep track of the latest trading activity across so many different products? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Welcome to This Week in Futures Options - the program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. Each week we’ll break down the top trades, hot products, volatility explosions and m ...
 
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Asphalt, the heaviest part of crude used in road and home construction, could see a surge in demand as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill would provide record amounts of funding for highway improvements. But all that depends on the bill making it to the president’s desk to be signed into law. That legislation also includes critical language that w…
 
Amid a crowded field of US liquefaction projects, Commonwealth LNG is looking to build momentum for its proposed 8.4 million mt/year facility in Louisiana as it targets a final investment decision in late 2022 and shipping its first LNG in 2025. Senior editor Harry Weber spoke with Commonwealth LNG CEO Paul Varello about the state of the global mar…
 
HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP HOT SEAT: TIM MCCOURT, MD, GLOBAL HEAD OF EQUITY PRODUCTS AT CME GROUP IN THIS EPISODE, MARK AND TIM TAKE A DEEP DIVE IN EQUITIES THIS WEEK. THEY ALSO DISCUSS THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS THIS WEEK IN FUTURES OPTIONS, BITCOIN, ENERGY, METALS AND MUCH MORE.By The Options Insider Radio Network
 
Last week brought another major development in the outlook for the US adoption of electric vehicles, with Ford Motor Co. and South Korea's SK Innovations announcing an $11 billion project to manufacture EVs and lithium-ion batteries in Kentucky and Tennessee starting in 2025. A lot of uncertainties still surround the outlook for EV adoption in the …
 
HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP HOT SEAT: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES AND KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN THIS EPISODE, MARK AND JOHN DISCUSSES: THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS THIS WEEK IN FUTURES OPTIONS METALS EQUITIES ENERGY AND MUCH MOREBy The Options Insider Radio Network
 
Global oil demand will still be significant for years, even under the most ambitious energy transition. So which basins will continue to produce, and which others will be abandoned? Offshore E&P company Kosmos Energy has answered those questions by halting its frontier exploration and selling those assets in the past two years. Its oil portfolio is…
 
The American Gas Association has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and believes that natural gas utilities are well-positioned to help the Biden administration achieve the ambitious climate goals laid out by the president, though they’re not on board with some proposals floated on Capitol Hill, including the methane fee. Jasmin Melvin …
 
Chris Midgley, global director of analytics at S&P Global Platts, shares his latest outlook for global oil demand heading into the third year of the pandemic and takes stock of the tension between climate ambitions and economic growth. Midgley explains why US shale drillers continue to hold back despite relatively higher oil prices, whether the US …
 
HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP HOT SEAT: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES AND KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN THIS EPISODE, MARK AND RUSSELL DISCUSS: THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS THIS WEEK IN FUTURES OPTIONS COPPER CORN RUSSELL 2000 VOLQ EURODOLLARS CRYPTO AND MUCH MOREBy The Options Insider Radio Network
 
On this episode of This Week in Futures Options, we talk with Tim McCourt, MD, Global Head of Equity Products at CME Group. We discuss Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) on cryptocurrency futures. We also take a deep dive into equities and look at micro futures and options, Nasdaq-100 M&W weekly options, and VOLQ. Plus, we talked ags by looking at s…
 
As August comes to a close, Washington, DC, is ramping up again with energy issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On the natural gas side, the commission could start answering longstanding questions about how it will evaluate pipelines and LNG facilities in the face of opposition and pressure to weigh climate change impacts. In te…
 
President Joe Biden took a strong stance against fossil fuels right away, essentially canceling the long-simmering Keystone XK Pipeline and implementing a moratorium on all new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters. Since then though, his administration has refused to oppose other key crude oil pipeline projects, such as the expansion…
 
Representative Sean Casten, Democrat-Illinois, has not been shy in sharing his belief that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be essential in combatting climate change and pivotal to achieving the US’ ambitious clean energy and decarbonization goals. To get the message across and garner support for legislation aimed at granting FERC grea…
 
The Biden administration is racing to adopt its energy and climate policy priorities before the pressures of the 2022 midterm elections limit what the White House can do. Meghan Gordon spoke with Kevin Book, managing director of ClearView Energy Partners, about a few of the policies set to make a big impact on the US economy, energy producers and m…
 
Many of the key moments in the oil markets still echo today and are useful in looking at the challenges ahead for producers, consumers and markets during the energy transition away from fossil fuels. We spoke with Adi Imsirovic, a senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and former global head of oil at Gazprom Marketing & …
 
The US Department of Energy’s newly rebranded Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management aims to fund the research and technology deployment that will help the US reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. We spoke with Acting Assistant Secretary Jennifer Wilcox, head of the office and a carbon capture expert, about some of the promising technolog…
 
HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP HOT SEAT: ERIK NORLAND, CME GROUP IN THIS EPISODE, MARK AND ERIK DISCUSS: THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS THIS WEEK IN FUTURES OPTIONS EQUITIES COPPER CORN WHEAT SOYBEANS CRYPTO AND MUCH MOREBy The Options Insider Radio Network
 
Silos within the energy industry are coming down as companies confront the need to dramatically cut carbon emissions. The so-called energy convergence is the idea that companies, policy makers and regulators need to be more collaborative across the energy spectrum. Joe Brettell is a partner for strategic engagement at Prosody Group, which consults …
 
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are locked in a dispute over how to ease oil-production limits as global demand recovers from the pandemic. Nareeka Ahir, a geopolitical analyst at S&P Global Platts Analytics, tells us about the oil market risks that could emerge from the fight. She also shares the latest geopolitical risks from the Iran nuclear talks, Ira…
 
Freeport LNG CEO Michael Smith joined us to talk about the state of the market, his company's expansion plans, climate concerns and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Activity has started picking up for US developers of new liquefaction terminals after a two-year lull in firm commercial deals that predated the coronavirus pandemic. For exi…
 
As extreme weather events continue across the US, they're disrupting energy supplies and demanding more planning for the future. Texas and California have both in recent weeks asked residents to conserve electricity to avoid power grid failures, only a few months after crippling power outages during Texas' deep freeze. And the Gulf Coast just start…
 
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