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CME Lumber Futures

A Deeper Understanding of the CME Lumber Futures

Lumber futures can be defined as an option or obligation to buy or sell a specified quantity of lumber at a specific price at a predetermined date in the future. A futures contract is a standardised derivative contract that gets its value from an underlying asset. This contract is between two parties who intend to buy or sell a specified amount of product at a specific time in the future. Lumber futures are traded at the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange).

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US Market Affect European Lumber Prices

How Does the US Market Affect European Lumber Prices

US home building has grown, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, at a balanced pace, and the lumber producers have slowly risen to reach the demand received from the constructors. However, the gap in the supply chain exposed during peak pandemic time is on the verge to become an issue for the longer term that keeps pressure on the US lumber prices. The lumber shipments from Canada to the United States (an extremely vital chunk of the supply to the US) were hit by around 20% in 2020 April.

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Retail Homebuyers

Retail Homebuyers Getting Outbid by Big Companies

About one in five homes sold in 2020 were purchased by investors in the USA, a trend that is being observed even outside the USA (such as Australia), where retail buyers are continuously finding it hard to compete with investors who don't need home inspections, appraisal contingencies, or a mortgage. Such corporations might be institutional investment organisations, public trading firms, pension funds, etc.

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