The futures market is a central financial exchange where specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument can be traded. Futures contracts are fixed and traded according to quantity, delivery time and location defined by the central financial exchange. The key difference between a futures contract and spot trading is that it has a delivery date set at a specified time in the future.
When trading energy futures, the price is determined once the contract is signed and the energy product is delivered on the fixed delivery date at an agreed time in the future. The delivery must occur on the fixed date, unless an offsetting trade with separate specifications is made on the original position.
Unlike traditional energy trading, in OTC trading on Energy Futures, or CFDs on Energy Futures, the trade is performed over the counter (OTC) in a similar way to trading spot FX, which means is it conducted directly between the two involved parties and not via central exchange market.
ICM offer OTC trading on major energy futures allowing you to speculate on the movement of a specific energy futures contract, without the need to operate through the central exchange market.
CFD trading on energy futures with ICM is fast and easy, while also removing the need to work with a futures exchange broker. Please note that no physical delivery takes place during this process.