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Jason Perz, who is a relatively new Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with Camshaft Capital, uses TT for trade execution. When Jason was preparing to launch his CTA and looking for a trading platform, he found TT’s robust collection of functionality to be a perfect match for his requirements. Not only does TT incorporate all of the trading tools he needs, but Jason says they’re superior to the other offerings he evaluated. Jason, whose passions include riding BMX bikes professionally, public speaking, and learning all about the ups and downs of both the markets and life, is a great example of how to start from scratch and succeed. We sat down with Jason to learn more about him and his business. You can find him on Twitter at @JasonBoyd138.

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SGX pioneered the world’s first cleared iron ore swap in 2009. Today, the market has grown to over two billion metric tonnes of futures and options annually, trading at 1.5 times the size of the underlying physical market. As the key ingredient in steel production, iron ore has proven to be an effective proxy for the Chinese, as well as the global macro economy. It has also been one of the best performing major commodities in the world in terms of price and returns over the last few years.

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A recent chat with our team in Brazil brought to light a surge in interest for the Aggregator widget among TT® platform users there. The uptick, driven by customers who are aggregating the standard and mini size contracts of products that trade on Brazil’s B3, illustrates just how powerful Aggregator is when looking to attain the best potential execution price across a product suite.

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CurveGlobal launched in 2016 with lofty goals: to drive competition, reduce costs and fuel execution innovation in the interest rates futures markets. The exchange, a joint venture founded by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in partnership with several large banks and Cboe, recorded its first notable volume surge in 2019 after the introduction of MiFID II. Now with the market transitioning from LIBOR to SONIA, results are again setting new records. Volume and open interest hit peak levels in Q1 and although Q2 results aren’t available yet, the exchange reported “upward trends are expected to continue.”

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