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July 30, 2019

Two batches of L.A. to Dallas trucking futures contracts change hands

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This morning, July 30, two separate trades of Trucking Freight Futures contracts were executed on the Nodal Exchange. A total of 50 Los Angeles to Dallas contracts changed hands, 25 for the month of October (FUT.VLD201910) and 25 for the month of November (FUT.VLD201911).
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July 24, 2019

Power Game

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For many power traders and energy marketplaces, Q2 closed with a whimper and not a bang – with one exception. DC-based Nodal Exchange saw year-on-year growth rates in power futures that seemed to buck the trends, particularly in June.
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June 30, 2019

Lakefront: hedging trucking rate risk could raise public carrier valuations

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Lakefront Futures & Options, a Chicago-based brokerage and trading firm with 16 regional offices, recently launched a Trucking & Freight Derivatives Group to help its clients use trucking freight futures and other risk management tools, including fuel hedging, spot market pricing, and contract or ‘forward’ rates.
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June 15, 2019

Lakefront Futures & Options to market Trucking Freight Futures

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Lakefront Futures & Options, LLC., a Chicago-based derivatives brokerage, has created a derivatives group focused on the U.S. trucking and freight shipping sector.
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May 16, 2019

Energy Risk Awards 2019 Winner: Commodities Exchange of the Year

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Despite unusual weather leading to volatility in power prices, trading volumes at most major exchanges remained flat. The exception was Nodal Exchange. The Virginia based firm saw a 60% jump in volumes in 2018 to hit a record of 1.039 billion megawatt hours (MWh) of power futures traded.
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May 07, 2019

“Not hedging is the risky behavior”: trucking freight futures at Transparency19

FreightWaves ©2019
On Monday afternoon at Transparency19, Addison Armstrong, executive director of trucking freight futures at FreightWaves, moderated a conversation between Nodal Exchange, where freight futures are traded, DAT, whose rate indexes the futures contracts are settled against, and K-Ratio, a commodities trading advisor based in Chicago advising carriers and shippers on hedging strategies.
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April 01, 2019

Betting on Freight Futures

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CNBC's exclusive interview with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller
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March 31, 2019

FUTURES AREN’T JUST FOR JUICE. THEY’RE FOR TRUCK ROUTES TOO

Wired ©2019 by Conde Nast
WHEN RANDOLPH AND Mortimer Duke first explained the commodities market to Billy Ray Valentine in 1983, they laid out five examples: a cup of coffee, a piece of bread, some slices of bacon, a glass of frozen orange juice, and a few bars of gold...Had Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, and Don Ameche been filming that seminal scene of Trading Places today, they could have used another example, albeit one harder to fit on a breakfast table: truck routes.
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March 29, 2019

First trade executed within 20 minutes of Trucking Freight Futures launch

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FreightWaves, in partnership with Nodal Exchange and DAT, launched the world’s first financially settled Trucking Freight Futures contracts at 9 a.m. Friday, March 29. The first trade came through within 20 minutes of opening, at 9:18 a.m.
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March 29, 2019

Simpson: J.B. Hunt committed to freight market transparency

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On Friday morning at FreightWaves’ Market Street headquarters in Chattanooga, executives from DAT, Nodal Exchange, J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT), as well as former U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), spoke to a large audience about the problems in the transportation and logistics industry that led to the creation of trucking freight futures.
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March 29, 2019

Transportation industry celebrates ahead of freight futures contract launch

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On Thursday night, FreightWaves hosted a gathering of the transportation, logistics, and financial industries at its new headquarters ahead of the launch of the Trucking Freight Futures contracts on the Nodal Exchange Friday morning. Executives from local and national firms celebrated the arrival of freight futures a cocktail reception and dinner.
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March 29, 2019

Trucking Freight and Power: Not as Different as You Think – Paul Cusenza, Nodal Exchange

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March 29th marks the launch of Nodal Exchange’s trucking freight futures.  In this video, Nodal Exchange CEO Paul Cusenza talks about how trucking freight fits in with the rest of Nodal’s offerings and the potential for the exchange to address the financial transmission rights market.
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March 28, 2019

Will Truckers Trade Futures? A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets

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The first futures tied to the cost of trucking goods across the U.S. are set to launch on Friday, testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.
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February 06, 2019

Trucking Freight Futures Road Show hits Wall Street, heads to Chicago

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On Wednesday afternoon, at the Andaz Hotel on Wall Street in New York City, executives from FreightWaves, Nodal Exchange, DAT, and K-Ratio pitched Trucking Freight Futures to a diverse audience of investment bankers, equity analysts, hedge funders and techies.
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February 05, 2019

Why trucking freight futures now?

FreightWaves ©2019
This week FreightWaves is launching a series of Freight Futures Road Shows in major financial and freight centers across the country, beginning with New York City today and Chicago on Thursday. With its partners DAT and Nodal Exchange, and event co-sponsors K-Ratio, Benzinga and TriumphPay, FreightWaves is explaining Trucking Freight Futures to potential exchange participants as well as making the case for why de-risking trucking spot rate volatility is so important.
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