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WORLD FUTURES EXCHANGES
Below we have listed the main Futures Exchanges of the world. A futures exchange is a trading facility for futures contracts. Futures contracts allow the purchase of commodities or financial instruments which are delivered at a pre-specified time in the future.
The exchanges have been listed alphabetically according to continent.
NYSE Euronext - Futures and Options
A number of European countries operate their futures trading under the umbrella of NYSE Euronext, including:
United Kingdom, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal
Prague Stock Exchange
Futures trading is conducted via the Prague Stock Exchange.
ADEX - Athens Derivatives Exchange
Members trade electronically and have access to analyzing tools.
Budapest Stock Exchange
Investors are able to manage risks by building up high-yield positions, as well as take long and short positions with futures contracts via the Derivatives Section of the Budapest Stock Exchange.
IDEM - Italian Derivatives Exchange Market
The Italian Derivatives Exchange Market is managed by the main stock exchange in Italy, Borsa Italiana. Futures available are on the S&P/MIB Index and on single stocks. The trading platform is electronic.
ENDEX (European Energy Derivatives Exchange)
ENDEX is part of the APX Group, and is a service for trading and clearing on power and gas futures.
Warsaw Stock Exchange
The derivatives market has been available through the WSE since 1998. Futures contracts are on two indices - WIG20 and mWIG40, six company stocks and on four currencies.
NYSE Liffe Futures and Options
Part of NYSE Euronext, NYSE Liffe services futures and options markets in five European cities including Lisbon.
Bucharest Stock Exchange
Index futures, single stock futures and currency futures are serviced through the main stock exchange in Romania.
Russian Trading System - RTS
The derivatives market at RTS is FORTS - Futures & Options on RTS
Mercado Oficial Espa˝ol de Futuros y Opciones - MEFF
With MEFF, investors can clear and trade options and futures on interest rates and bonds as well as on Spanish stocks with the IBEX-35 Index.
Scoach is a collaboration of the SIX Group and Deutsche B÷rse AG. It services derivatives and structured products.
The Eurex serves clearing services for European benchmark derivatives, equities and bonds. Like Scoach, it is operated by both the SIX Group and Deutsche B÷rse AG.
Turkish Derivatives Exchange - TURKDEX
TURKDEX services Currency Futures contracts, Interest Rate Futures contracts, Equity Index Futures contracts and Commodity Futures contracts.
London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange - LIFFE
LIFFE is now part of NYSE Euronext. It runs futures and options markets in five European cities including London.
London Metal Exchange - LME
LME is a futures exchange with a large market in futures and options on metals. It is viewed as the world's main non-ferrous metals market.
Mercado a TÚrmino de Buenos Aires - MATba
The Mercado a TÚrmino de Buenos Aires is the main futures and options exchange in Buenos Aires. There are two options for traders - electronic or outcry.
BM&F Bovespa is the main stock exchange in Brazil, and offers futures and commodities trading.
The Montreal Exchange was formerly the Montreal Stock Exchange and is now a futures exchange. Investors can trade futures contracts and options.
Chicago Board Options Exchange - CBOE
The CBOE is the largest options exchange in the USA and offers options on companies, stock indices and ETFs.
Chicago Board of Trade - CBOT
The CBOT is the world's oldest options and futures exchange, having been established in 1848.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange - CME
The CME is a derivatives and commodity market. It is also the umbrella over what used to be the International Monetary Market (IMM) which offers a range of futures and options contracts.
New York Mercantile Exchange - NYMEX
The NYMEX has been described as the largest commodity futures exchange in the world - in physical terms. It has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2006 under the symbol NMX.
IntercontinentalExchange - ICE
The IntercontinentalExchange runs electronic marketplaces for futures trading and other financial products. Its main focus is energy products.
Kansas City Board of Trade - KCBT
KCBT is an exchange servicing futures and options. It is based in Kansas City Missouri.
Minneapolis Grain Exchange - MGEX
Types of wheat and cottonseed are traded on futures and options at the MGEX.
Mexican Derivatives Exchange - MexDer
MexDer serves futures and options contracts. It is self-regulatory but is supervised by four financial authorities.
Mercantile Exchange Nepal Limited - MEX
An online exchange, MEX is the largest of its kind in Nepal. It offers commodity futures - such as foods, metals and oil seeds.
Dalian Commodity Exchange - DCE
DCE is named after the town it's based in - Dalian. It trades in futures contracts on products such as soya-related items.
Shanghai Futures Exchange - SHFE
SHFE is a non-profit making body which was created from three exchanges.
Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange - ZCE
The Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange is a futures exchange and the main product it provides futures trading for are based around agriculture and chemicals.
China Financial Futures Exchange - CFFEX
CFFEX is a joint venture with five other Chinese exchanges and was established in 2006. It offers futures exchanges in a number of ways and with a variety of products.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing - HKEx
HKEx is the main stock exchange of Hong Kong and services futures exchange since merging with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange in 2006.
National Stock Exchange of India Limited - NSE
The NSE has traded in index futures since 2000. Contracts are based on the benchmark S&P CNX Nifty Index.
Jakarta Futures Exchange - JFX
JFX is the only futures exchange in Indonesia, and offers services on many commodities.
Iranian Oil Bourse
The Iranian Oil Bourse has been operating since 2008 and is a joint venture between ministries and private institutions in Iran.
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Kansai Commodities Exchange - KEX
KEX is a futures exhange based in Osaka in Japan. A number of commodities are traded, mainly agriculture-related.
Tokyo Commodity Exchange - TOCOM
The TOCOM regulates the trading of options and futures contracts on all commodities in Japan. It is a non-profit organisation.
Korea Exchange - KRX
KRX is the main stock exchange of Korea and serves futures and options.
Karachi Stock Exchange - KSE
The KSE is the largest and oldest stock exchange in Pakistan, and services a number of markets, including stock index futures, deliverable futures and cash settled futures.
Singapore Exchange Limited - SGX
The Singapore Exchange is the main stock exchange in Sinagpore, and offers equity index futures and options, interest rate futures and options and commodity futures.
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Taiwan Futures Exchange - TAIFEX
TAIFEX is based in Taiwan and offers futures and options on government bond futures and the main Taiwan stock indices.
United Arab Emirates
Nasdaq Dubai has been operating since 2005 and was formerly the Dubai International Financial Exchange - DIFX. It has a range of derivatives on offer and is planning to expand on these. Available now are Index Futures, Single Stock Futures and Single Stock Futures.
The South African Futures Exchange - SAFEX
SAFEX is broken into two areas - agricultural products and equity derivatives.
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