ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures

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To trade ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures you need an account with a futures broker like Saxo Markets, Interactive Brokers or Tickmill. In this guide we will explain what TTF nat gas futures are, how to trade them and what to watch out for.

Key facts

  • Name: Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures
  • Code: TTF
  • Trading hours: Open 08:00, Close 18:00 (CET), Monday – Friday
  • Trading Period: Up to 156 consecutive month contracts

What are ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures?

ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures are financial derivatives contracts that allow market participants to speculate on, or hedge against, the future price movements of natural gas in the Dutch TTF (Title Transfer Facility) market. Let’s break down what each component of this term means:

  1. ICE Endex: ICE Endex is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a global commodity and financial markets operator. ICE Endex specifically focuses on energy-related products and operates various gas and power markets in Europe, including the Dutch TTF market.
  2. Dutch TTF: TTF stands for Title Transfer Facility. The Dutch TTF is one of Europe’s most important natural gas trading hubs. It is located in the Netherlands and serves as a key point for the physical delivery and trading of natural gas in the European market. Prices at the TTF hub often serve as a reference for natural gas prices in Europe.
  3. Natural Gas Futures: A futures contract is a standardized financial instrument that obligates the buyer to purchase and the seller to sell a specific quantity of a commodity (in this case, natural gas) at a predetermined price on a specified future date. Natural gas futures contracts provide a way for market participants to hedge against price fluctuations or speculate on future price movements.

ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas Futures allow traders and investors to:

  • Hedge: Natural gas producers, distributors, and consumers can use these futures to protect themselves from adverse price movements by locking in a future price for natural gas.
  • Speculate: Traders and investors can take positions in these futures contracts based on their expectations of where natural gas prices will go. They can profit from price increases if they hold long positions or from price declines if they hold short positions.
  • Price Discovery: These futures contracts also contribute to price discovery in the natural gas market by reflecting the market’s collective expectations about future supply and demand dynamics.

These futures contracts are an integral part of the energy markets, providing liquidity, transparency, and risk management tools for participants in the natural gas industry and financial markets.

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