ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – October 1, 2012 - CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the launch of a new live online show, “Futures Now,” only available on CNBC.com and entirely devoted to the futures market. The fifteen-minute program will premiere live Tuesday, October 2nd at 1PM ET and will live stream twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1PM ET on CNBC.com here.
Hosted by CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis and sponsored by CME Group and TD Ameritrade, CNBC’s “Futures Now” will look beyond the confines of equities and harness the power of the multi-trillion dollar futures market. From the S&P to commodities like oil and gold, CNBC’s “Futures Now” will demystify this crucial corner of the capital markets and teach retail investors how to use simple strategies that strive to enhance returns and limit risk in a variety of markets.
“CNBC is an investor-focused network dedicated to finding new ways to provide premium content to its viewers and users anywhere, anytime and on any platform,” said Susan Krakower, CNBC’s Senior Vice President Strategic Programming and Development. “Futures is one of the largest markets in the world and with the launch of ‘Futures Now,’ CNBC will deliver actionable information for the active investors who are looking for an opportunity to make money even after the closing bell.”
Twice a week, DeAngelis will lead discussions with prominent futures traders: Anthony Grisanti, Founder and President, GRZ Energy Inc.; and Rich Ilczyszyn, Founder and Chief Market Strategist, iiTrader; that will focus on how to trade the news of the day using futures. CNBC’s “Futures Now” traders will teach investors the advantages of using futures to try to turn today’s events into tomorrow’s profits.
“CME Group is committed to educating investors on the benefits of the futures markets,” said Anita Liskey, CME Group’s Managing Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications. “Teaming up with TD Ameritrade and CNBC on ‘Futures Now’ will provide investors with knowledge about these important markets.”
“We’ve seen an increased interest in futures trading among our clients,” said JJ Kinahan, Chief Derivatives Strategist, TD Ameritrade. “As investors become more and more aware of different products, programming like ‘Futures Now’ can help enhance their investing skillset.”
Beginning Tuesday, October 2nd, CNBC’s “Futures Now” will live stream on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00PM – 1:15PM ET exclusively on CNBC.com. Watch “Futures Now” live at: futuresnow.cnbc.com. Videos of the show will be available on demand following the live webcast.
For more information about CNBC’s “Futures Now,” including contributor bios, slideshows and trader blogs, visit: futuresnow.cnbc.com. Follow us on Twitter @cnbcfutures and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/cnbcfutures.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD+, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 395 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.
Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/
About CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.
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