Front contract bid/ask spreads tighter

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.

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Since Feb ’16 prices are linked to many May ’16 and Feb ’17 quotes, other contracts are also impacted.  Narrowing the Feb ’16 quotes should also narrow the G16/G17 calendar spreads, which should help in YOY projections.

If anyone has a strong view on relative value (i.e. across regions) I’d be open to posting narrow intercity spreads.

Feel free to contact me ( if you have any questions or trading ideas.