Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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With CME's launch of bitcoin futures, tastytrade walks through the contract specs of the products as well as bitcoin's price behavior relative to a handful of other markets (Gold, Hong Kong Stock Index, US Dollar).

Pete, Tom and Tony explain how CME's futures product differs from the CBOE's in regards to settlement, notional value, and initial margin. They also analyze the current state of the forward curve of bitcoin futures. Last but not least, find out the "circuit breaker" limits of /BTC and what it means for this newly launched product.

BITCOIN Contract Specs
  • Symbol: /BTC
  • Contract Size: 5 Bitcoins
  • Delta: 5
  • Minimum Tick: $5.00
  • Tick Value: $25.00
  • Expiration: MONTHLY

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