Futures Exchange

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Mondo Visione  Apr 23  Comment 
In oder to carry out the spirits rasied from the national securities and futures regulatory meeting, promote futures market’s function, better serve the real ecomony, and meet the needs of investors, the Exchange hereby makes amendments to the...
Mondo Visione  Mar 26  Comment 
TAIFEX will be closed on Friday April 3 and on Monday April 6, a make-up day for Children's Day and Tomb Sweeping Day, respectively.
Mondo Visione  Feb 9  Comment 
The enforcement for rule violation during Q4, 2014 is as follows: There are four rule violation cases during Q4, 2014 and they are accommodation trades for fund transfer purpose between natural person customer and legal person customer...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 14  Comment 
Hits a low of ₹5 cr on Tuesday against ₹44 cr in December
Commodity Online  Dec 8  Comment 
The agreement is designed to facilitate closer cooperation in areas concerning risk management, business strategy, market surveillance and new product development.
Mondo Visione  Sep 18  Comment 
Click here to download TAIFEX's September Newsletter.
Mondo Visione  Aug 1  Comment 
Over 500,000 contracts were traded today at CBOE Futures Exchange setting an all time record.
BusinessWeek  Apr 3  Comment 
Mercaris wants to create an exchange for specialized crops
Mondo Visione  Mar 11  Comment 
In observance of the Children's Day, TAIFEX will be closed for trading on April 4 (Friday).
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 25  Comment 
The entire agricultural value chain, starting from the farmer to the consumer, will stand to benefit




 

See also: List of Futures Exchanges

A futures exchange is an institution, organization, or association that serves as a market for the trading of futures contracts. In addition to the facilitation of trading contracts, futures exchanges also serve as a clearing house for the transfer and settlement of the physical commodities underlying most futures contracts.

It should be noted that while the majority of contracts traded on a futures exchange are commodities, futures exchanges also deal in other types of contracts, usually relying on financial instruments.

Technology has been one key factor driving the industry, with almost all the established exchanges adopting electronic trading in some form or another while new generation exchange platforms are fully electronic.

One example is Singapore's pan-Asian multi-product commodity and currency derivatives exchange - the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) - which offers a comprehensive platform for trading a diversified basket of commodities including futures and options contracts on precious metals, base metals, agriculture commodities, energy, currencies and indices.

SMX offers market participants the benefits of market transparency, time zone convenience, price discovery and benchmarking, price risk management and multiple connectivity options. Counter-party clearing and settlement risk is effectively managed through its clearing house, the Singapore Mercantile Exchange Clearing Corporation (SMXCC).

Commodities Futures

The vast majority of futures contracts traded on a futures exchange are commodities futures contracts. Raw materials, such as corn, sugar and crude oil, for example, are representative of the items traded as commodities on a futures exchange. Producers of raw materials will generally sell contracts to deliver raw materials at a future point in time to a consumer that will use the raw materials to provide goods or services.

This type of trading allows both parties involved to establish the price at which they will do business. In this way a farmer whose crops are still in the field can establish the price for which those crops will be sold.

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