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Can any recommend a good place to learn about futures trading, e.g. how contracts work, etc.? Thanks.

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For example, right now I have data for a CL 05-10 and a CL 06-10, are these the same instrument or different? Do I need to merge the 05-10 into the 06-10? Thanks.

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For example, right now I have data for a CL 05-10 and a CL 06-10, are these the same instrument or different? Do I need to merge the 05-10 into the 06-10? Thanks.

You can trade either of them, but most trade the month with the most volume which is currently 05-10, unless you are hedging or something. A good site to look at for this information is Light Sweet Crude Oil


You may also want to check out this tread on contract rollover. https://futures.io/traders-hideout/2073-rollover-days-some-quick-facts-about.html

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For example, right now I have data for a CL 05-10 and a CL 06-10, are these the same instrument or different? Do I need to merge the 05-10 into the 06-10? Thanks.

the surest way to tell which month to trade is to compare them on DOM side by side, pick the one with the most number.

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Can any recommend a good place to learn about futures trading, e.g. how contracts work, etc.? Thanks.

Try this link Learn To Trade Futures, Learn To Trade Commodities, Commodity Education, Futures Education, Futures 101, Options 101

This should give you all the basics on Trading futures.

This link will give you some delayed charts, & various instruments to compare from
CommodityCharts.com: Futures Quotes, Heat Map, and Latest Commodities Commentary


Hope this gets you started....Good Luck!

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Thank you very very very much! (I tried just saying "Thanks", but it said my message was too short, so you get the deluxe version)

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I'll be starting a thread soon on how I trade the eminis. I'll try to go over basics as well as more advanced stuff to help out.

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I'll be starting a thread soon on how I trade the eminis. I'll try to go over basics as well as more advanced stuff to help out.



(please) where is said tread now ?



Thanks in advance,

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