How do I change the contract month on my platform?
Per the Trading Combine® Rules, you must only trade the “front-month” contracts for all products. The front-month contract is the most liquid of futures contracts. The futures "rollover" is a period of time when one product month is going to expire, and longer-term traders who intend to remain in the position need to "offset" their position in the expiring contract month and reopen their position in the longer term "new" contract month. Click on the link below for instructions on how to change the month of the contract:
Why do I have to roll my contracts?
Per the Trading Combine® Rules, you must only trade in the "active month" contract for each product.
Why does this matter to me?
To protect risk and avoid slippage, traders should trade the most active month. The most active month will be the product month with the most volume. This will start to shift to the new month starting on the date above. Follow the volume and you will be rolling into the most actively traded month.
How do I change the month of my contract?
Click here to find out how to change the contract month on your platform.
How do I know when my contracts roll?
We advise that you follow the volume of your product's contract month on the CME Group's website. Just click on your product and compare the Volume column.
What happens if I trade the wrong contract month?
We understand that mistakes may happen, especially when contract months are rolling over.
If you have started the trading day trading the wrong contract month make sure that you flatten that trade. You can then roll your contract to the front month (highest volume) and continue trading. No rules will record as broken.
Please note that we do understand that mistakes can happen regarding which contract month you are trading. However, we require traders to be in the front contract month. Continued trading outside of the front month can result in a rule violation.