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Crude Oil Futures

 

CRUDE OIL NYMEX FUTURES TRADING

NY Light Crude Futures Trading Defined and Explained

Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity, and the NYMEX Division light, sweet crude oil futures contract is the world's most liquid forum for crude oil trading, as well as the world's largest-volume futures contract trading on a physical commodity. Because of its excellent liquidity and price transparency, the contract is used as a principal international pricing benchmark.

The contract trades in units of 1,000 barrels. The contract provides for delivery of several grades of domestic and internationally traded foreign crudes, and serves the physical market as well.

Crude Oil Futures Trading System

Ask any NY light Crude trader, producer or general investor what trading tools or types of financial analysis he is using and you're probably going to hear a list of different technologies and methods. However, having the right tool for the job is critical. The key to a light crude trading system is its ability to forecast moving averages. 

BRENT CRUDE TRADING

IPE Brent Crude Futures Trading Defined and Explained

Brent Crude futures contract, a contract relied upon by certain oil producing nations to price their oil production. Brent crude is sourced from the North Sea. Oil production from Europe, Africa and the Middle East flowing west tends to be priced relative to this oil, i.e. it forms a benchmark.

NATURAL GAS TRADING

Natural Gas Futures Trading Defined and Explained

Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption, and the NYMEX Division natural gas futures contract is widely used as a national benchmark price. The futures contract trades in units of 10,000 million British thermal units. The price is based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana. According to NYMEX, the spread between natural gas futures and electricity futures can be used to manage price risk in the power markets.