Trade the Top of Tech

ICE LAUNCHES NYSE FANG+ INDEX FUTURE ON NOVEMBER 8 The NYSE FANG+ Index™ offers exposure to a select group of highly-traded stocks of tech-enabled companies. Beginning on November 8, 2017, ICE Futures U.S. will launch a new futures contract designed to help you gain or reduce exposure to this key group of growth stocks in a capital efficient manner. The NYSE FANG+ index includes 10 actively traded stocks that represent some of the top innovators across today’s tech-oriented companies. The index’s underlying composition is equally weighted and reconstituted on a quarterly basis, providing a unique performance benchmark that allows for…...

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Bitcoin Futures are Coming to CME

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), in Q4 2017, building off of the success of the BRR and demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on Bitcoin futures contract specifications and launch information. Keep Me informed...

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Chairman’s Letter – November 2017

“Money, Money, Money” —–                    ABBA, recorded and released 1976 Okay –I admit it. I’ve been eagerly waiting for the right time to mention ABBA for any reason in the Chairman’s Letter. Their 1976 release of “Money, Money, Money” was the second big hit for this Swedish pop group, following on the heels of “Dancing Queen.” Is it a stretch from money, money, money to Bitcoin and other forms of digital currency? Maybe. In the past week we have seen that the major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading.…...

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CME Group Russell 2000

Register Today: The Russell 2000 Surge and Futures Trading Opportunities Webinar Small Cap, Big Opportunity With the likes of Alphabet, Apple and Amazon trading at lofty valuations, small-cap stocks, indices and futures are bringing back some edge to the market. Register for the CME Group upcoming webinar to learn how the Russell 2000® and E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures present trading opportunities for both institutional and individual traders. Register Today...

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Chairman’s Letter – October 2017

Podcast: an episodic series of digial audio or video files which a user can download and listen to – Wikipedia, 2017 NIBA’s mission is to educate derivatives professionals so they can better serve their customers, stay in compliance and grow their businesses. One of the ways the mission is accomplished is through posting the video files of our member conferences on the NIBA website. You can sit back and relax at home to watch the sessions for the first time, or review them any time. Currently, you can access all the individual presentations through the member’s portal on the site…...

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Claim your Free NIBA Membership

In case you missed the announcement – the NIBA Board of Directors has announced a FREE one year membership to the association.  This comes to you as a thank you for your support and loyalty over the association’s 25 year history.  If you have not already claimed your FREE membership please follow the instructions found in the video link below.  Once you have claimed your membership and reset your login password you will have access to the private members only portal area, attendance to all NIBA events this year, a listing in the NIBA directory (heaviest traffic area of the…...

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NIBA September Conference Videos

NIBAs September conference in Chicago was a great success.  The sessions were well attended, speakers were relevant and engaging and we had a few tricks up our sleeve throughout the day to keep things interesting as well.  The association debuted two “firsts” for the annual conference – Quant Corner and Cryptocurrency Trading.  Both were very well received.  If you have any comments or suggestions on our conference please check your email for our post conference survey or feel free to email the conference chairman, Ryan Griffeth directly at [email protected] The entire program was captured by video and is now available…...

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NIBA Membership Offer

The Board of Directors of the NIBA is pleased to announce that our 25th Anniversary gift to all registered IBs and CTAs is a complimentary 1-year association membership. Just click on https://www.theniba.com/set-password to obtain your member login password. The membership includes: •   Complimentary attendance to networking events & conferences •   Login access to the Members Only Portal, including research papers and industry related articles •   Service provider announcements & discounts For more detailed instructions and help redeeming the offer, please head to https://www.theniba.com/membership-sign-up-help/ The 25th Anniversary Membership also includes a Basic Listing in the Online Broker Directory…...

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Your Big Chance for Change

On May 3, 2017, the CFTC voted to seek public comment regarding the simplifying of  Commission rules. “Project KiSS” under Chairman Giancarlo’s guidance, intends to conduct an internal, agency-wide review of CFTC rules and regulations. The purpose is to identify areas where the rules can be simplified to make them less burdensome and less costly. NIBA will be submitting a response to the CFTC invitation for public comment in behalf of the Association. In order to ensure that our submission fully and accurately reflects the opinions of the membership, I’m requesting that you send me a quick note identifying the…...

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With Sympathy

Bob Wilmouth: Bob passed away September 14. He was well-known to all of us in the derivatives industry as the founding president of the National Futures Association (NFA) where he served as its first president until 2003. Prior to the NFA, Bob was the President and CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In 2006, he was inducted into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame. Les Rosenthal: Les passed away September 16. Founder and managing member of Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), Les began his career in the industry as a runner at the CBOT in 1951. He started Rosenthal…...

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