Quotes on CME Case Shiller home price index futures were generally higher on Tuesday, albeit with wider bid/asked spreads, following the January release of the Case Shiller #’s for November. As highlighted in table below, the big movers were the California contracts (w/ SFR much higher, and SDG lower) and … Read More
IC spreads are important as they allow viewers another way to see which regions are priced at levels that are consistent with a region out-, or under-performing the … Read More
My last blog talked about which contract expirations get most of the (limited) trading. This one shows (see table below) where the tightest bid/ask spreads are (today). That’s important as the markets with the narrowest bid/ask spreads tend to be the ones with the greatest likelihood of a trade. After … Read More
In preparing to write an upcoming blog on “trading in expiring contracts” I first wanted to check to see whether my intuition that trading volume was concentrated in the front contract, was borne out by the numbers. While there is probably a more comprehensive database at the CME of all … Read More
Bid/ask spreads for the front contract (Feb ’16/G16) are tighter this morning. Hopefully this will prompt some discussion of (and trading in?!?) in front contracts. Note how seasonal effects are expected to kick in, resulting in some month-month NSA declines in index values.
Since Feb ’16 prices are linked to … Read More
With only one week to go before the (Tuesday, Nov 24th) release of the Case Shiller index results for September, I’ve taken a sharp pencil to tighten up bid/ask spreads in Nov ’15 (X15) contracts. Here’s a table of historical Case Shiller values and this morning’s contract quotes for the … Read More
With tighter bid/ask spread, other traders weighing in with quotes, and a clear slowdown HPA growth, differences in forward price gains across the ten CUS-10 components are starting be more evident.
The bar graph below shows CME Case Shiller futures prices translated into percent gains versus today’s spot indices. The … Read More