Nymex Crude

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by asdfghj7, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Is the Nymex Brent Crude oil contract traded electronically, and does anyone know what the average daily volume is? Genesis Trade Navigator shows the Brent Crude contract with a symbol 'IC'. The average daily volume is around 170,000. I've yet to find someone who knows if this is an electronic or pit traded contract. Thanks for your help.
  2. bt116


    There are a few ways to trade brent on nymex. i don't recognize that IC symbol you have. (the IC i know on nymex is a NG calenday spread option)


    you can go to that link to look at all of the products traded on nymex. theres quite a few ways to play brent. there's another spot on the site where you can find open interest by contract, but you'll have to do some of that digging on your own. hope this helps.
  3. Icarus5


    It's the red haired stepchild to the Sweet Light Crude that is kept in the spot light. Here's some info:
    Trading Unit

    1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons).

    Price Quotation

    Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and cents per barrel.

    Minimum Price Fluctuation

    $0.01 per barrel.

    Maximum Price Fluctuation

    No price limits.

    Trading Hours (All times are New York time)

    The contract is available for trading on the CME Globex® trading platform from 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM. Off-Exchange transactions can be submitted solely for clearing to the NYMEX ClearPort® clearing website as an exchange of futures for swaps (EFS) or exchange of futures for physicals (EFP) transaction until 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday, and the day preceding a holiday.

    Trading Months

    Up to 72 consecutive months on an annual basis (balance of current year plus five full years) and then June and December contracts for three additional years

    Termination of Trading

    Trading ceases at the close of business on the business day prior to the 15th calendar day prior to the start of the delivery month. If the 15th calendar day is a non-business day in London, trading shall cease on the business day ( in London) immediately preceeding the day preceding the 15th calendar day.

    Settlement Type


    Trading Symbol

    So yes, everything is traded electronically, I just don't know what kind of volume you're going to get with it.

    Here's the main page. You can see that BZ doesn't get much play (why are you interested as compared to CL btw? jus curious).



  4. The volume on the NYMEX brent is 0.

    The Brent at the ICE exchange is about 250k daily on ave.
    You can also trade de the ICE WTI contract (170k dialy on ave) and Gasoil (77k daily on ave) and all the NYBOT softs.

    BTW: Nymex WTI vol is about 400k a day and the Nymex NatGas vol is about 100k a day, gasoline and Heating Oil over 60k a day on ave.
  5. bt116


    I just Pm'ed him about ICE Brent. IMO definitely the place to go if you want to trade Brent.