Global Exchange Connection

 Exchanges: CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX
CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). Our exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX - offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather, and real estate.

The Kansas City Board of Trade was an American commodity futures and options exchange regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Specializing in the hard-red winter wheat contract, it was located at 4800 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Board of Trade is the world’s largest futures market for hard red winter wheat. Prices discovered at the Kansas City Board of Trade are the benchmark for wheat prices around the world.


Established in 1981 as the International Petroleum Exchange, ICE Futures Europe is a regulated futures exchange for crude and refined oil, natural gas, power, coal and emissions, interest rates and equity index futures and options contracts. All contracts are cleared by ICE Clear Europe, the leading global clearinghouse for energy markets. 

ASX is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing, and settlement, across a comprehensive range of asset classes. As the first major financial market open every day, ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranking among the top five exchanges globally. With a total market capitalization of around $1.5 trillion, ASX is home to some of the world’s leading resource, finance, and technology companies. Our $47 trillion interest rate derivatives market is the largest in Asia and among the biggest in the world.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange, located at 400 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, is the largest U.S. options exchange with annual trading volume that hovered around 1.27 billion contracts at the end of 2014. CBOE offers options on over 2,200 companies, 22 stock indices, and 140 exchange-traded funds.

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE®) is the home of volatility futures, featuring futures on the CBOE® Volatility Index (VIX®). CFE is owned by CBOE Holdings, Inc. 

The Minneapolis Grain Exchange is a commodities and futures exchange of grain products. It was formed in 1881 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States as a regional cash marketplace to promote fair trade and to prevent trade abuses in wheat, oats, and corn. Since its inception in 1881, 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. 


NYSE Liffe is the global derivatives business of NYSE Euronext. It comprises the derivatives (futures and options on futures) business of Euronext, N.V. originally traded on individual venues in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon, and Paris markets. Each exchange is under the umbrella of NYSE Euronext. 


Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure and is Asia’s most international exchange with more than 40% of companies listed on SGX originating outside of Singapore.

SGX offers its clients the world’s biggest offshore market for Asian equity futures, centered on Asia’s three largest economies – China, India, and Japan.

Eurex is the largest European futures and options market. Eurex is one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges offering a broad range of international benchmark products, operating the most liquid fixed income markets in the world and featuring open and low-cost electronic access. With market participants connected from 700 locations worldwide, trading volume at Eurex exceeds 1.5 billion contracts a year.
Therefore, Eurex is the market place of choice for the derivatives community worldwide.

Global Futures and Options Exchange for Agricultural, Energy and Financial Contracts. With a heritage dating to the 1870 founding of the New York Cotton Exchange, ICE Futures U.S. is a regulated market offering futures and options contracts for agricultural commodities, as well as equity indexes, currencies, and North American natural gas and power.
The second largest futures exchange in the U.S, ICE Futures U.S. contracts are cleared through ICE Clear U.S.

As part of NYSE Euronext, NYSE Liffe U.S. was acquired by the Intercontinental Exchange in 2013. ICE began transferring the Liffe U.S. products over to its own platforms on June 9, 2014, starting with interest rate futures. Both NYSE Euronext and NYSE Liffe were acquired by the Intercontinental Exchange in November of 2013. 


The London Metal Exchange is the world center for the trading of industrial metals – more than 80% of all non-ferrous metal futures business is transacted on our platforms. In 2013 this equated to:
  • $14.6 trillion national
  • 4 billion tonnes
  • 171 million lots






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TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES THE RISK OF LOSS. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CAREFULLY WHETHER FUTURES OR OPTIONS ARE APPROPRIATE TO YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. ONLY RISK CAPITAL SHOULD BE USED WHEN TRADING FUTURES OR OPTIONS. PAST RESULTS ARE NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURES RESULTS.

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