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A day trader who bought hundreds of oil contracts was told he owed $9 million after a trading platform issue meant it failed to show oil’s historic plunge below $0

A day trader who bought hundreds of oil futures contracts during its historic price crash last month was told he owed $US9 million after a technology issue prevented his trading platform from displaying negative oil prices. On April 20, Syed Shah, a day trader in Canada, bought 212 futures contracts […]
A day trader who bought hundreds of oil contracts was told he owed $9 million after a trading platform issue meant it failed to show oil’s historic plunge below $0
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Bitcoin slumps below $16,000, triggering a freeze of futures trading

Just days after crossing the $US17,000 mark, bitcoin briefly slumped below $US16,000 per coin on Wednesday. The spike in volatility caused futures contracts to temporarily cease trading on Cboe Global Markets’ exchange, which launched bitcoin futures on Sunday. The new product allows bitcoin bears to actively bet against the cryptocurrency. […]
Bitcoin slumps below $16,000, triggering a freeze of futures trading
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Bitcoin futures trading gets the green light from US regulators

Bitcoin futures trading can go ahead on three US exchanges, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday. Futures contracts give traders a way to bet on bitcoin prices and earn profits without buying the actual cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has surged nearly 1,000% against the dollar this year as its popularity […]
Bitcoin futures trading gets the green light from US regulators
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The Weekend Is Over, And Markets And Futures Are Mostly Higher

Asia and Pacific markets were mostly higher as Monday trading opened. Korea’s Kospi and Japan’s Nikkei both climbed more than 1%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was off 0.2%. U.S. futures were pointing higher, led by the NASDAQ at 0.2%. We just got some economic data out of Japan, which showed Q3 […]
The Weekend Is Over, And Markets And Futures Are Mostly Higher
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Markets Are Up Around The World

Markets are up around teh world on news Western powers have reached an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. futures are up 0.31%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 opened 0.67% higher. The Nikkei is 0.10% higher. Meanwhile, crude futures are falling fast. In other words, the Iran deal is good for […]
Markets Are Up Around The World
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The Weekend Is Over And US Futures Are Going Nowhere

The weekend is over and stock futures are going nowhere. Both Dow and S&P futures contracts were off as much as -0.07% Sunday, according to Marketwatch. Brent crude oil contracts are only up 0.29% despite negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program having broken down over the weekend. Gold was off -0.07%. […]
The Weekend Is Over And US Futures Are Going Nowhere
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Stocks Are Selling Off As A Government Shutdown Looms

Markets around the world are selling off today. U.S. stocks are in the red, but they’re coming off of their lows. The Dow is down 108 points. The S&P 500 is down 9 points. The Nasdaq is down 18 points. At its low of the morning, the Dow was down […]
Stocks Are Selling Off As A Government Shutdown Looms
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Futures Explode Higher After Summers Bows Out

Earlier today, we learned that former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew himself as a candidatefor the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Summers was long considered one of the top two or three candidates to fill the seat that’s expected to be vacated in January by current Chairman Ben Bernanke. […]
Futures Explode Higher After Summers Bows Out
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ANDREW LO: Don’t Waste Your Time Picking Stocks

[credit provider=”PBS Newshour” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PepNnCM7R4E”] Legendary MIT finance professor and recognised world-influencer Andrew Lo is warning we should all stop picking stocks.In an interview on Consuelo Mack’s “Wealth Track” (via ValueWalk), Lo says market volatility has become so extreme that investors must spend far more of their energy focused on managing […]
ANDREW LO: Don’t Waste Your Time Picking Stocks
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Markets Are Tumbling, Dow Off 120

[credit provider=”Google Finance” url=”finance.google.com”] Markets are in the red after spiking on a bullish October jobs report.Click here for updates >
Markets Are Tumbling, Dow Off 120
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US Futures Are Up

[credit provider=”Michael Seto Photography for Business Insider” url=”http://www.michaelseto.com/”] U.S. stock market futures are up ahead of today’s trading session.Dow futures are up 53 points.
US Futures Are Up
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US Futures Close After Big Comeback

[credit provider=””>Steve Price’s Flickr”] U.S. futures were getting banged up last night falling 90 points when they opened for trading on the Chicago Mercantile exchange at 6:00PM EST last night.However, they recovered all of those losses and ended in the green.
US Futures Close After Big Comeback
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US Futures Are Trading And They’re Tanking Again

[credit provider=”Scott Olson / Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/trader-signals-an-offer-in-the-corn-options-pit-at-the-cme-news-photo/110125314#”] U.S. stock market futures reopened at 6:00 PM EST, and they tanked instantly and have been near their lows for the past hour.Dow futures are down 90 points.
US Futures Are Trading And They’re Tanking Again
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Two Significant Shifts In The Currency Futures Market

[credit provider=”Dano via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/241256203/”] There were two significant shifts in net speculative positioning it the week ending March 13, according to the latest Commitment of Traders report.  The first is an acceleration of the short covering in the euro.  The second is the extension of short yen positions.  The […]
Two Significant Shifts In The Currency Futures Market
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