What’s the deal with Crude Oil futures?

The Crude Oil futures markets are widely followed and traded. These markets are traded by a wide assortment of market participants including: Institutions, Hedgers and Speculators (including swing and day traders).

This presentation will focus on the CME’s Light Sweet Crude Oil futures market. We will cover the basic mechanics’ of this market as well as the fundamentals that provide the underlying drivers of price movement and volatility.

This market comes in two sizes with a relatively low buy in as measured by exchange margins recently ranging from $1,860 – $3,720 per contract. Whether you think Crude Oil prices will surge over $100 per barrel or fall back to the $40 level this market might be for you.