Which are the most liquid commodities to trade

Discussion in 'Ag Futures' started by futuretrader, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Hi

    I am looking for info/ resources that detail the following

    (A) the most liquid commodities to trade
    (B) the exchanges that trade the highest volumes of (A)

    Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

  2. easy answers:
    most liquid Index futures: all the eminis on www.cme.com

    most liquid straight commodity futures:

    Crude Oil www.nymex.com
    Corn www.cme.com
    Soybeans www.cme.com
    Comex Gold www.comex.com
  3. If you mean specific, I'd say 10 year note, mini sp, 30yr bond, and nq. I haven't looked at total monthly volumes in awhile, but I'd guess those are near the tops.
  4. Surdo


    CL - Crude
    EC - Euro Fx
    YM - Dow Minis
    ER2 - Russell 2K

    ....also very liquid, go to CME Group website.
  5. Why?
  6. Hi Everyone

    Thank you for your prompt response.


    You ask why do I seek this information.

    My style is geared towards intr-day trading, I can't think of any major advantages to trading illiquid contracts. If you know of any advantages and are happy to point them out, please feel free.

    I used to assume wheat was more liquid than corn, however having looked at the COT report and heard about what others are saying, the reverse appears to be the case.

  7. corn is much more liquid, wheat was the best to trade out of all three imo but not anymore.

    for pure liquidity and ease of getting in and out you might want to try Pork Bellies, Oats, Orange Juice and Lumber. Lots of volume all day long so market orders are fine. Especially in the far out months.

    Happy Trading!
  8. Totally kidding by the way
  9. The GE [Eurodollar - CME] is incredibly liquid, not only on the front month but up to several years forward...
  10. barchart.com --> Futures (on top)

    If you drill down to the individual commodities, you can see the last day's volume for each.
    #10     Jul 14, 2008