US Futures Market Review: Q1-2019
The first quarter of 2018 was a very volatile time for the financial markets with May volume records being set. This past quarter did not experience the same price action as the previous year with one result being much lighter volumes across the US futures and options on futures market segments. However, futures trading is thriving around the world and global volumes in the equity, energy, and variety of markets that fall under the metals / miscellaneous segment are all on track to put up a record year.
TABB Group’s Futures Market Review analyzes quarterly trends in the US futures and options-on-futures markets. In addition, we provide details on swap and volatility futures contracts, as well as a comprehensive ranking of the top 25 FCMs as determined by customer segregated balances held on their books.