Derivatives

 

CME Group

Provides the widest range of benchmark futures and options products available on any exchange, covering all major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, commodities, and alternative investments such as weather and real estate.

Current prices on futures contracts on Eurodollars, T-bonds, T-notes, and other futures and other futures and futures options can be obtained by going to the site and clicking on "Interest Rates."

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Chicago Board Options Exchange

'CBOE' offers equity, index and ETF options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the world's barometer for market volatility.

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NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext, the holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., was launched on April 4, 2007. As the world's leading and most liquid equities exchange group, NYSE Euronext powers the exchanging world and is comprised of equities and derivatives exchanges across the United States and Europe which trade cash equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.

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Eurex

Eurex is one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges and is jointly operated by Deutsche Börse AG and SIX Swiss Exchange. Eurex offers a broad range of international benchmark products and operates the most liquid fixed income markets in the world, featuring open and low-cost electronic access.

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Kansas City Board of Trade

Early trading at the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) was primarily in cash grains. Today, grain elevators, exporters, millers and producers use the exchange to protect their cash positions by buying or selling futures and options. Stock market investors also utilize KCBT products. Nonetheless, cash grain trading is still the core business of many of KCBT's members.

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Minneapolis Grain Exchange

Since its inception in 1881, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) has been the principal market for hard red spring wheat (HRSW) – first as a cash market, then futures and options. Millers, exporters, elevators, farmers and speculators look to MGEX when they trade HRSW.

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Australian Stock Exchange

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is a multi-asset class, vertically integrated exchange group. ASX's activities span primary and secondary market services, central counterparty risk transfer, and securities settlement for both the equities and fixed income markets. It functions as a market operator, clearing house and payments system facilitator. It monitors and enforces compliance with its operating rules, promotes standards of corporate governance among Australia's listed companies and helps to educate retail investors.

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Bolsa de Mercadorias y Futuros, Brazil

Bolsa de Mercadorias y Futuros (BM&FBOVESPA) is a Brazilian company, created in 2008, through the integration between the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo) and the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (Bolsa de Mercadorias e Futuros).

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Deutsche Termin Borse, Germany

One of the world's leading exchange organizations Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets.

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Toronto Stock Exchange

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange provide growth-oriented Clean Technology and Renewable Power companies with a dynamic market to access North American and Global capital. Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are home to over 125 Cleantech and Renewable Power companies that raised over $1.6B in 2009.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Congress created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States.

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National Futures Association

National Futures Association (NFA) is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry.

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International Swap and Derivatives Association

International Swap and Derivatives Association (ISDA), which represents participants in the privately negotiated derivatives industry, is among the world's largest global financial trade associations as measured by number of member firms. ISDA was chartered in 1985, and today has over 830 member institutions from 57 countries on six continents. These members include most of the world's major institutions that deal in privately negotiated derivatives, as well as many of the businesses, governmental entities and other end users that rely on over-the-counter derivatives to manage efficiently the financial market risks inherent in their core economic activities.

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