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Fri, Jul 30th, 2021

Darren Chu

Darren Chu

Before the launch of Tradable Patterns, Darren Chu, CFA, served as IntercontinentalExchange | NYSE Liffe's country manager for Australia, India, and the UAE between July 2010 and January 2014, expanding his role to look after Liffe business development in APAC ex-Japan/Korea until his departure mid April 2014. His primary remit was developing relationships with Liffe clients, prospects and partners in the buyside (traditional and alternative asset managers), proprietary trading (high frequency algo as well as manual, point and click traders), bank, broker (institutional and retail), commodity trader and ISV community. Key futures and options promoted included European/London rate benchmarks such as the Euribor, Short Sterling, Gilts, London/European index futures including the FTSE and CAC, London soft commodities (Robusta Coffee, Cocoa, White Sugar), Paris (MATIF) markets (Milling Wheat, Rapeseed), and NYSE Liffe US markets with the MSCI EM, MSCI EAFE, gold/silver, Eurodollar, US Treasury and GCF Repo futures being the focus.


Previously, Darren was with the TMX Group | Montreal Exchange for 4 years, marketing Canadian futures and options across North America, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Darren also launched and managed CMC Markets Canada's Chinese marketing and sales team, along with educational offering. On the academic trail, Darren has been a frequent guest speaker at Canadian universities as well as an author of content for 3 derivatives courses offered by Canadian Securities Institute and mandatory for licensing of Canadian derivatives industry professionals.


Darren can be reached at +65 8118 8840 or via email at

Most Recent Stories

Cocoa (CC) Gains for 8th Straight Day to New July High

Cocoa (CCU21) edged higher yesterday, forming its 8th straight green daily candle and closing near yesterday's fresh intraday July high. Significantly, with CC gaining momentum in its bounce off the 7...

CCU21 : 2,363 (-2.96%)
NIB : 28.43 (-1.85%)
USDCAD Just Below Key 1.25 Level Ahead of US/Canadian GDP Data

The USDCAD is continuing its week plus slide from its July high, remaining vulnerable to a deeper consolidation ahead of the weekend. Significantly, the USDCAD is retesting the psychologically key 1.25...

^USDCAD : 1.24699 (+0.21%)
FXC : 78.66 (-0.20%)
Gold (GC) Consolidating Near Key 1800 Level Ahead of FOMC

Gold (GCQ21) is firming going into today's European morning, continuing yesterday's early attempt to halt a slide since mid July. Significantly, GC has been consolidating for almost a month around the...

GCQ21 : 1,816.6 (-0.80%)
GLD : 170.02 (-0.67%)
GCZ21 : 1,821.6 (-0.77%)
S&P500 (ES) Tiring Near Weekly Chart Upchannel Resistance

The S&P500 (ESU21) is tiring after forming a fresh record high yesterday, testing upchannel support (on the 4hr chart). Significantly, although ES has failed to buckle in the last year amidst increasing...

ESU21 : 4,394.25 (-0.40%)
SPY : 439.03 (-0.37%)
SPXL : 114.35 (-1.16%)
SPXU : 16.79 (+1.21%)
SPXS : 22.17 (+1.09%)
Wheat (ZW) Slides Below 50% Fib Retrace of May-Jul slide

Wheat ((ZWU21) ETF: WEAT) is forming the 3rd straight red daily candle to start the week, continuing last week's consolidation after briefly breaking above the psychologically key 700 whole figure level....

ZWU21 : 705-4 (unch)
WEAT : 6.94 (unch)
Ethereum (ETHUSD) Bounces Off 61.8% Fib Retrace Mar20-May21 Rally

Ethereum (ETHUSD) has rebounded strongly in the past 4 days, making good progress in halting the massive slide since the May record high. Significantly, ETHUSD has reclaimed the psychologically key 2k...

^ETHUSD : 2,338.5623 (+1.13%)
^ETHUSDT : 2,337.2290 (+1.06%)
ETHE : 21.8500 (+3.31%)
ERN21 : 2,342.00 (+1.23%)
ETCG : 34.3500 (+1.78%)
Arabica Coffee (KC) Surges 10%+ to Highest Level Since Nov’14

Arabica Coffee (KCU21) soared a massive 10% plus yesterday, closing at a fresh 2021 high and at the highest level since November 2014. Significantly, KC is rapidly approaching the psychologically key...

KCU21 : 179.80 (-8.50%)
JO : 50.34 (-8.96%)
USDCAD Tries Bouncing Off Near Key 1.25 Level

The USDCAD is trying to stabilize after 2 days of healthy profittaking, hovering just above triangle support (on the 4hr chart) and uptrend support (on the daily chart). Significantly, the USDCAD's consolidation...

^USDCAD : 1.24699 (+0.21%)
FXC : 78.66 (-0.20%)
WTI Crude (CL) Retesting Key 70 Level

WTI Crude (CL) is rebounding nearly 4% in today's US morning, and is quickly nearing the psychologically key 70 whole figure level. Significantly, although CL appears to have a bit more upside before...

CLU21 : 73.96 (+0.46%)
OIL : 21.90 (+0.59%)
S&P500 (ES) Testing Mar-Jul Ascending Wedge Support

The S&P500 (ES) slid more than 1.5% yesterday, falling in the past week from a fresh 2021 and record high, and remaining vulnerable in the next day or so to a Bear Flag extension. Significantly, ES has...

ESU21 : 4,394.25 (-0.40%)
SPY : 439.03 (-0.37%)
SPXL : 114.35 (-1.16%)
SPXU : 16.79 (+1.21%)
SPXS : 22.17 (+1.09%)
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