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FX Street  Sep 17  Comment 
Crude The price of the front-month contract on Brent (ICE) hit a one-month low on Monday. Apart... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  May 21  Comment 
Crude The front-month contract on Brent settled barely changed yesterday. Later in the afternoon,... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  Aug 7  Comment 
When trading Futures we have several different events to deal with that Equity traders do not when... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  Jul 27  Comment 
Crude On Thursday, the defining moment in trading was undoubtedly the very strongworded warning of... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Reuters  May 23  Comment 
* Chicago diesel extends declines (Updates with end-day prices)
FX Street  Mar 28  Comment 
Crude In past few days, Brent crude has confirmed its exceptional sensitivity to news regarding the... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  Mar 5  Comment 
Crude The price of the front-month contract on Brent edged lower on Friday and only a day after... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  Feb 24  Comment 
Crude The front-month contract on Brent posted further gains on Thursday and in intraday trading... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
FX Street  Jun 23  Comment 
Comment: Over the last three months Schatz paper has struggled to base against retracement support... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Mondo Visione  Jun 16  Comment 
Please be advised that in accordance with the resolution of the RTS’s Board of Directors that was passed in compliance with the Derivatives Rules of RTS, Clause 6.2 the evening trading session on FORTS will start 10 minutes later today, i.e....




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The front month, occasionally called the spot month, is the nearest unexpired futures contract of a given commodity. In general, when media publications or news sources quote commodity prices, unless otherwise specified, they are talking about the front month of the commodity.

Examples

  • Crude Oil Futures are delivered every month of the year, though the contracts expire one month before the name of the contract month (e.g. June Crude Oil futures expire in May, January crude oil futures expire in December of the previous year). If, in August of a given year, a newspaper reports that "Crude Oil is up $1.00", they are almost certainly referring to September Crude Oil futures as, at that point in time, September is the front month contract (the nearest unexpired contract).
  • Corn Futures are delivered in March, May, July, September, and December of every year. The contracts expire in the month of the contract named. If, in January of a given year, a newspaper reports that "Corn is down $.70", they are almost certainly referring to March Corn futures as, at that point in time, March is the front month contract (the nearest unexpired contract).
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