Hello, Traders, and welcome to another software update from your friends at TrendSpider. We’re thrilled to announce in partnership with the largest derivatives marketplace CME Group, we have brought you the majority of the US futures universe, with real-time data for CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX listed futures contracts. Explore the widest range of benchmark products across all major asset classes including equities, FX, cryptocurrencies, energy, metals, interest rates and agriculture. Details below!
What Are Futures?
Futures are a type of derivative contract agreement to buy or sell a commodity asset or security at a date in the future for a predetermined price. Futures contracts, or “futures,” are traded on exchanges and require an account that’s approved to trade futures. They are standardized contracts that call for delivery of a certain amount and/or type of commodity at a specific expiration month.
How To Activate Futures Data
In order to activate futures data on your plan, simply type a futures contract (ES1!, NQ1!, etc.) into the ticker search bar in the top left corner of your chart. From there, an ‘Exchange Agreement’ prompt will appear on your screen. Next, click the ‘Click Here’ button and follow the steps. You will be asked to agree to terms as well as input some personal information.
Next, you’ll see the image below. This form is pre-filled out to meet the requirements of a non-pro subscriber, so most users will only need to check the box and click ‘Proceed’ at the bottom of the form. If you are considered a professional, please make the applicable changes and proceed.
Finally, fill out your personal information, click the box next to ‘I confirm…’ and click ‘Submit.’
What Futures Contracts Are Available?
CME Group offers an extensive list of the most popular futures symbols, including ES, NQ, RTY, CL. Covering everything from equities to FX, cryptocurrencies, energy, metals, interest rates & agriculture. For a detailed list of all available futures contracts, click here.
Cost Of Futures
Futures data costs $7.50/mo. for non-pro subscribers, but if you currently have a coupon code attached to your plan, the price for Futures data will adjust based on the discount you currently have. For example, if you’re currently receiving 50% off your plan, futures data will cost $3.50/mo. for the duration of the discount. Once you’ve agreed to the exchange agreement and inputted your personal information, you’ll be prompted to subscribe to the feed and will be charged for the data on a month-to-month basis.
Futures On The Platform
Futures data is available for use with all of the tools you know and love on the TrendSpider platform, including the Strategy Tester, Market Scanner, Trading Bots, Multi Symbol View Workspace, and Alerts. In addition, there are new Futures watchlists that can be accessed the same way you would any watchlist, via your sidebar. Just type in ‘Futures’ into the search bar at the top of the watchlist widget and you’ll see all the available lists. These lists can also be used within the market scanner to find all the futures symbols meeting your particular scan criteria.
In the video below, our very own Dan Ushman breaks down how to access the futures data agreement form as well as sign up for access to the data!
Futures Education Program Presented By CME Group
For those of you who are interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of trading futures, we’re pleased to offer training courses that have been provided by CME Group. There are three free courses available within the TrendSpider University:
- Intro to Futures Trading
- Intro to Equity Index Futures
- Intro to Cryptocurrency Futures