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Specialised Exchanges for Global Commodity Trading

Most commodities are traded on around 80 commodity futures exchanges as options or futures to hedge against future price risks. Whether it's wheat, pork bellies, or silver, the most active commodity exchanges are located in the USA, centered in Chicago. Gain an overview of the most significant trading venues for commodities.

  • New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX)
    New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX)

    COMEX offers futures contracts for trading in gold and silver, as well as copper, platinum, and aluminum.

  • New York Mercantile (NYMEX)
    New York Mercantile (NYMEX)

    Known as the most liquid marketplace for trading West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude Oil futures.

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

    Renowned for future contracts on milk, cattle, and various FX currency pairs.

  • Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
    Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

    The world's oldest commodity futures exchange trades in pork bellies, corn, wheat, and rice.

  • Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
    Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

    ICE in Atlanta specialises in futures trading of agricultural products, energy, emissions, and electricity.

What moves Commodity Markets ?

  • 1. Supply Interruptions: Factors like poor harvests, miners' strikes, or warehousing issues can disrupt the supply chain and impact commodity prices.

  • 2. Seasonal Demand: Seasonal fluctuations, such as increased demand for heating oil and natural gas in winter or heightened interest in gold during times of political unrest, play a crucial role.

  • 3. Currency Fluctuations: The value of the US dollar has a direct impact, as commodities are often traded in dollars.

  • 4. Economic and Political Factors: Economic indicators and geopolitical events can significantly influence commodity markets, affecting supply, demand, and overall pricing dynamics.

What moves Commodity Markets ?

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