Futures Exchange

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Mondo Visione  Jun 14  Comment 
Shanghai Futures Exchange decides to hold the 2nd term Examination in 2017 for Trader and Settlement and Delivery Personnel on the afternoon of June 29th, 2017. In the principle of integrity and self-discipline, this Examination for Trader and...
Mondo Visione  Jun 13  Comment 
According to the overall arrangements of crude oil listing, INE, the subsidiary of Shanghai Futures Exchange will formally receive applications from clients for trading code since 13th, June, 2017.
Mondo Visione  Jun 12  Comment 
This is an official response to your company’s Application for Modifications to Nameplate of Hot-rolled Ribbed Bars, and with respect to the Rules on Registration of Steel Products for Futures Delivery, your company’s application for...
Mondo Visione  May 22  Comment 
According to the rules on continuous trading, the Exchange further clarifies the detailed schedule for continuous trading hours during the Dragon Boat Festival as follows:  There is no continuous trading on the night of May 26th . On...
Mondo Visione  Apr 11  Comment 
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Mondo Visione  Mar 28  Comment 
According to the rules on continuous trading, the Exchange further clarifies the detailed schedule for continuous trading hours during the Tomb-Sweeping Day Holiday as follows:  There is no continuous trading on the night of March...
Mondo Visione  Mar 22  Comment 
As from March 20, 2017, the hedging positions that a customer applied and got approved at one futures broker member can be used at any futures broker member in which such customer has established an account.   All members shall inform...
Reuters  Dec 7  Comment 
Intercontinental Exchange Inc generally takes too long to complete investigations into questionable trading practices on its U.S. futures exchange as required by the rules, the regulator said.
Mondo Visione  Nov 4  Comment 
Click here to download  the TAIFEX November Newsletter.
Mondo Visione  Oct 19  Comment 
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) have officially announced that Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), one of the world’s largest futures markets, has launched a new market surveillance platform powered by SMARTS, Nasdaq’s flagship surveillance...




 

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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