FUTURES, OPTIONS

Craig Bewick

Senior Director of Client Development and Sales,

CME Group

About Craig

Craig Bewick is senior director of client development and sales at CME. Mr. Bewick has spent 25 years in futures and options markets, starting at CBOT and CME working in risk management, regulatory, technology, product management, and client development. After spending over eight years with WH Trading LLC, he returned to CME Group working to educate and promote futures trading. Mr. Bewick currently writes for InFocus Options Corner. Connect with him at activetrader@cmegroup.com.

Craig's Videos

Join Craig Bewick for a deeper dive into CME Group's tools that are available for active traders. During this presentation he will give an overview on the following tools: pricing and volatility, product and market data, volume and open interest, treasury analytics, equity index total cost analysis, and various energy tools.

Micro E-mini Options launched on August 31 building on the heels of Micro E-mini futures, which have traded more than 360 million contracts since their May 2019 launch (as of August 2020.)


During this session, Craig Bewick will cover the following topics:


  • Contract specs, expiration details, common requirements to set up a futures trading account, and potential offsets with futures

  • Basic options fundamentals, including volatility and the multi-dimensional nature of options

  • Advantages of trading Micro E-mini options, including precision scaling opportunities available around the clock

  • Trading Micro E-mini options vs. stock and ETF options, strategies, and risk management

  • Types of option expirations available, allowing for versatile trading strategies

  • How to use the CME Group QuikStrike Tool for Micro E-mini options analysis.


Micro E-mini Options launched on August 31 building on the heels of Micro E-mini futures, which have traded more than 360 million contracts since their May 2019 launch (as of August 2020.)


During this session, Craig Bewick will cover the following topics:


  • Contract specs, expiration details, common requirements to set up a futures trading account, and potential offsets with futures

  • Basic options fundamentals, including volatility and the multi-dimensional nature of options

  • Advantages of trading Micro E-mini options, including precision scaling opportunities available around the clock

  • Trading Micro E-mini options vs. stock and ETF options, strategies, and risk management

  • Types of option expirations available, allowing for versatile trading strategies

  • How to use the CME Group QuikStrike Tool for Micro E-mini options analysis.


Take a look back at price and volatility moves in CME Group markets in Q1 and the trade decisions that were made based on those factors. During this presentation, Craig Bewick of CME Group will discuss market conditions prior to the pandemic-driven volatility, the magnitude of both price and volatility moves in a historical context, and why volatility matters. Sarah Potter of You Can Trade will discuss what Q1 trades were not successful and the lessons learned, how this information could be applied for future trading opportunities, and what CME tools might be useful to your trading strategy.