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Dec 31, 2014

Futures Options Roundtable 17: The Year in Futures Options

Futures Options Roundtable 2014 Year in Review

  • The ongoing oil drama of 2014: Oil hits 5-year low today. Oil volatility and option volume seem poised to remain elevated in early 2015. Crude oil volatility skew: OTM call premiums remain comparatively cheap. Mini WTI futures, ICE Brent futures, Nadex oil rundown.
  • Gold futures fell for the fourth time in five sessions as the dollar touched a five-year high. Gold is headed for a second straight annual loss for the first time since 1998.
  • Silver futures for March delivery retreated 2.3 percent to $15.779 an ounce on the Comex, the most in almost two weeks.
  • Copper reaches four-year low in London on China slowdown.
  • Corn - Call premium total: $207,143.75, Put premium total: $403,637.50. Call OI Total: 205,195, Put OI Total: 248,323.
  • Wheat - Ukraine crisis has been a driver for wheat volatility and volume this year.
  • Rates - 30-Year futures: 86.4M contracts through Nov, down 6.8%. 10-Year futures: 317.5M contracts through Nov, up 3%.

Looking Ahead To 2015


  • Hopefully seeing more inflows to commodities in 2015?