JOHN W. LABUSZEWSKI
is Managing Director of Research and Product Development at CME Group. Labuszewski came to CME from Nikko Securities International, where he was general manager of the asset management division. He had previously worked for Fenchurch Capital Management, Refco, and the Chicago Board of Trade. Labuszewski is coauthor of four previous industry-related texts. He earned an MBA from the University of Illinois.
JOHN E. NYHOFF is Director of Financial Research and Product Development at CME Group. He has lectured extensively in the interest rate derivative product area, and has taught financial futures and options and related courses at DePaul University and several other Chicago-area colleges. Nyhoff is coauthor of two industry-related texts: Trading Options on Futures and Trading Financial Futures (both from Wiley). He holds a master's in financial economics from the University of Rochester, a master's in economics from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from DePaul University.
RICHARD CO is Director of Financial Research and Product Development at CME Group. He joined CME in 1999. Dr. Co received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2000 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
PAUL E. PETERSON is Director of Commodity Research and Product Development at CME Group. He joined CME in 1989. Before that, Peterson served as vice president, research, for Brock Associates from 1988 -1989; manager, education and marketing services, for the Chicago Board of Trade from 1986-1988; and manager, market analysis, for the American Farm Bureau Federation from 1983-1986. Peterson holds a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois and has authored a number of articles in professional journals and business/trade publications.
CME Group is an international marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers on its trading floors and CME Globex around-the-clock electronic trading platform. CME Group operates leading derivatives exchanges including CME, Chicago Board of Trade, and NYMEX, offering futures contracts and options on futures, in diverse product areas including interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural, energy, and metals.
Foreword by Leo Melamed
Prologue by Terry Duffy.
Introduction by Craig S. Donohue.
Chapter 1 Futures Market Fundamentals.
What Is a Futures Contract?
Overview of Popular Financial Futures Contracts.
Anatomy of a Futures Transaction.
Chapter 2 Order Entry and Execution Methodologies.
Open Outcry or Pit Trading.
Introduction of the CME Globex Platform.
Trade Matching Algorithms.
About Options Markets.
Chapter 3 Role of the Clearinghouse.
Default by a Clearing Member.
Resources Backing CME Group Clearing System.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
Financial and Regulatory Information Sharing.
Chapter 4 Currency Futures: The First Financial Futures.
Evolution of Foreign Exchange Marketplace.
Over-the-Counter Currency Trading Vehicles.
Exchange-Traded Currency Futures and Options.
Foreign Exchange Market Growth and Trends.
Chapter 5 Stock Index Futures: The First Financial Futures.
Mechanics of Stock Index Futures.
E-Minis versus Exchange-Traded-Funds.
Pricing Stock Index Futures.
Spreading Stock Index Futures.
Hedging with Stock Index Futures.
Portable Alpha Strategies.
Chapter 6 Eurodollar Futures: Interest Rate Market Building Blocks.
Eurodollar Futures Market.
Speculating on Shape of Yield Curve.
Term Treasury/Eurodollar (TED) Spreads with Futures and Options.
Interest Rate Swap Market.
Growing Up Together.
Technical Appendix: Complications and Shortcuts for Pricing and Hedging Swaps.
Chapter 7 Understanding U.S. Treasury Futures.
Coupon-Bearing Treasury Securities.
Treasury Futures Delivery Practices.
Measuring Risk of Coupon-Bearing Securities.
Risk Management with Treasury Futures.
Macro Hedging with Treasury Futures.
Trading the Yield Curve with Treasury Futures.
Chapter 8 Commodities: Backbone of the Futures Industry.
What Are Commodities?
The Forward Curve.
Intermarket Commodity Spreading.
ClearPort Over-the-Counter Clearing Facility.
Appendix: Major Commodity Market Specifications.
Chapter 9 Alternative Investment Market fundamentals.
Residential Housing Futures.
Chapter 10 Fundamental Market Indicators.
Why These Indicators?
Volatility: Daily Net Change.
Volitility: Daily High-Low Range.
Appendix: Economic Indicator Descriptions.
Chapter 11 Technical Analysis Primer.
Why Technical Analysis?
Elliot Wave Theory.
Intraday Trading Techniques.
Chapter 12 Fundamentals of Option Markets.
What is an Option?
Mathematical Option Pricing Models.
Historic and Implied Volatilities.
Measuring Option Performance.
Chapter 13 Option Trading Strategies.
Comparing Verticals, Horizontals, and Diagonals.
Specialty Option Strategies.
Matching Strategy and Forecast.
Chapter 14 Hedging with Options.
Baseline Futures Hedge.
Buying Protection with Puts.
Yield Enhancement with Calls.
In- and Out-of-the-Money Options.
Matching Strategy with Forecast.
About the Authors and Contributors.