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Select Sector Futures Trading Surges Post-Election, ADV +82% YoY

By: CME Group


With infrastructure spending and potential eased banking and energy regulations on the horizon, Industrial (XAI), Financial (XAF) and Utilities (XAU) Select Sector futures have led select sector trading activity post-election with ~1500 contracts traded per day on average.


Select Sector futures provide sector exposure in futures form, offering a capital- and operationally-efficient alternative to select sector ETFs and ETF swaps. Market participants can tap into liquidity using the method they prefer: central limit order book via CME Globex, block trades, Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) block trades and Exchange for Physical (EFP) trades.


Learn more about the different ways to trade Select Sector futures and how these strategies provide liquidity to the market.

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RISK DISCLAIMER: Trading in futures products entails significant risks of loss which must be understood prior to trading and may not be appropriate for all investors. Past performance of actual trades or strategies cited herein is not necessarily indicative of future performance. The information contained herein is provided to you for information only and believed to be drawn from reliable sources but cannot be guaranteed; Phillip Capital Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Phillip Capital Inc. or its staff.