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Traders Really Dig China Oil Futures But Aren't Ready to Commit

  • Volume and open interest in new oil contract growing steadily
  • But it’s all focused in front-month futures, not further out

China’s new oil futures are a hit with investors but they’re facing commitment issues.

While daily volume in the yuan-denominated contract has increased five-fold since its debut in late-March amid steady growth in open interest, almost all trading is focused in front-month, September futures.