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A new way to trade the Future

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Trade your opinion on yes-or-no questions in key CME Futures markets

Say you have a strong sense of whether the price of Gold will close above USD$2,000 today, and you wanted an immediate means of taking that position with a simple Yes/No push of a button.

Now there’s a new way to express that market sentiment immediately, and across a robust number of key futures products, via Interactive Brokers’ innovative trading platform.

Event contracts offer the most intuitive, straightforward way yet to access 10 of the world’s most important futures markets.

They are short-term, limited-risk contracts that streamline how you can take part in benchmark markets.

And it’s as simple as using event contracts to trade your opinion on Yes-or-No questions on whether key futures markets will move up or down by the end of each day’s trading session. 

Interactive Brokers’ just made it even simpler with its newly launched IBKR EventTrader platform.

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Event contracts are based on the outcome of an event and are short-term positions good for that trading day only. This provides investors with a straightforward way of participating in key futures markets.

You can select from event contracts in the Equity Index, Energy, Metals and foreign currency futures markets, and to trade, just choose YES or NO on an event contract.

You will be presented with a menu of short-term price predictions by product. To participate, just choose a side on a given prediction.

So, if you think the price of crude oil is going to rise on the news of an OPEC production cuts, you can buy a YES contract and benefit from any increase in the price of oil by the end of the day. 

Similarly, if you think the stock market is going to fall on disappointing news, you can buy a NO contract on an Equity Index Event Contract and profit from any decline.

Will the S&P 500 Index close above 3,900 today? Simply Yes or No.

Event contracts are settled in cash, so there is no need to worry about delivery or expiry.

HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED?

You don’t need a big investment to gain access to major futures markets’ daily activity, nor is there a big expense to enter a trade – between USD 0.25 to USD $19.75 per trade.

For each event contract you hold that expires “in the money”, in reference to the underlying futures settlement price, you receive a fixed payout of USD $20.00. Your max profit per contract is USD $20.00 minus the contract cost, fees and commissions. Event contracts are priced between USD $0.25 to USD $19.75 per contract and quoted in USD $0.25 increments.

Interactive Brokers offers a low, transparent commission of just USD 0.10 per event contract.

Event contracts also provide exposure to key futures markets while limiting an investor’s risk because the most one can lose is the price paid for the contract.

  • You can buy one contract or multiple contracts at once. 
  • You receive a fixed payout of $20 for each event contract you hold that expires “in the money,” minus contract cost, fees and commissions.

Basically, IBKR EventTrader empowers investors’ ability to take a position on their daily price predictions.

And it’s fun.

You can get more insights on eventtrader.interactivebrokers.com.

You can also get a concise and detailed EventTrader Demo in this webinar:  Trading CME Event Contracts at Interactive Brokers Using IBKR EventTrader Platform – IBKR Webinars

So if you’re looking for a new and straightforward way to trade key futures markets, check out IBKR EventTrader

With low commissions and no minimums, it’s easy to get started. Yes or . . . Yes.

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Billionaire boss pays for staff holiday to Disney

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The happiest place on earth became home to the happiest staff on earth after a boss paid for a company break

Ken Griffin is the billionaire boss who booked out an entire Disney World for his staff to cap off a successful year.

Mr Griffin is the Chief Executive at Citadel LLC—a multinational hedge fund and financial services company.

He paid for his staff to visit Walt Disney World in Florida for an all-inclusive weekend away.

“We have built the most extraordinary team not only in our history, but also in the history of finance,” he said.

Around 10,000 people attended the three-day celebrations, including families of Griffin’s staff.

He paid for airfares, hotels, parking tickets, meals and entry into the happiest place on earth.

According to The New York Post, the mega-rich boss said the company has lot to look forward to.

“We have an incredible future ahead of us—and I look forward to the chapters yet to be written.”

A range of musical acts also performed, including Coldplay, Carly Rae Jepsen and DJ Diplo, as part of the weekend of celebrations.

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How did Musk lose his title as the world’s richest person?

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Elon Musk has briefly lost his title as the world’s richest person

This is all following a steep drop in the value of his stake in Tesla and his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.

Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, which includes luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, briefly took over the title, with a personal wealth of $185 billion.

Musk has held the top position since late 2021, but has seen his wealth drop, as Tesla investors are worried that he is focused more on Twitter than the electric vehicle company.

Tesla has lost nearly half of its market value and Musk’s value has fallen approximately $70 billion since he made a bid for Twitter back in April.

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Europe plans to bar Meta from using your personal data 

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Europe plans to bar Meta from using your personal data in major ruling

Meta will require permission from its users to serve advertisements based on their personal data, if a confidential EU privacy body has its way.

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued the agency that overseas Meta one month to issue the ruling.

This is yet another blow for Meta. The company makes around 98% of its revenue from advertising, equating to $27.16 billion in the third quarter of 2022 alone.

Meta attracts advertisers due to its ability to specifically target users based on their geographical location, age, and interests. But the company has been forced to reduce a number of its targeting options recently.

This is to avoid advertisers from targeting users based on sexual orientation, health, religion, and a number of other personal characteristics.

But this recent move from the EDPB is just another blow for the social media giant. The company also having to weather Apple’s iOS 14 update that allowed users to opt out of off app tracking, further reducing the ability for advertisers to specifically target individuals with ads.

Providing users with further control over their personal data is another evolution in the data rights discussion. The issues has been raised in various articles and documentaries, including The Great Hack

If passed, Meta users will once again be faced with the million-dollar question. Would they prefer tailored ads or ads that may not be relevant?

While regulations around data privacy will continue to evolve, advertising will never cease. This is particularly true for Meta, which relies on advertising revenue for its existence.

By Dr Karen Sutherland, University of the Sunshine Coast and Dharana Digital 

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