Chicago Mercantile Exchange - CME

The world's second-largest exchange for futures and options on futures and the largest in the U.S. Trading involves mostly futures on interest rates, currency, equities, stock indices and a small amount on agricultural products.

Founded in 1898 as a not-for-profit corporation, the CME was called the Chicago Butter and Egg Board until 1919. In November 2000, CME became the first U.S. financial exchange to demutualize and become a shareholder-owned corporation.

The trading of futures and options on futures provides a way to protect against and profit from price changes in financial instruments and physical commodities.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center — is an office complex of two towers in Chicago, Illinois. They were completed in 1987 and have 40 floors. Fujikawa Johnson designed the buildings, which are the 87th tallest in Chicago. The Merc is also known by its address, 30 South Wacker. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holding Inc. — A holding company of which CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • mercantile exchange — ˌmercantile exˈchange noun [countable] COMMERCE a place where people meet to buy and sell things, often Commodities (= oil, metals, farm products etc): • the Chicago Mercantile Exchange * * * mercantile exchange UK US noun [C] ► FINANCE, COMMERCE …   Financial and business terms

  • New York Mercantile Exchange — 40°42′52″N 74°1′1″O / 40.71444, 74.01694 Le New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) est une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chicago(Illinois) — Chicago Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chicago (homonymie). Chicago …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chicago, Illinois — Chicago Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chicago (homonymie). Chicago …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chicago (Illinois) — Chicago Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chicago (homonymie). Chicago …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chicago — Spitzname: The Windy City, Chi City, Chi Town …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chicago River — River Chicago River main branch at dusk in January 2008 (viewed looking east from Wolf Point) …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago Board of Trade Building — Localisation Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • exchange-for-physical trade — Exchange For Physical (EFP) Trade An EFP refers to a privately negotiated and simultaneous exchange of a futures position for a corresponding cash position ( i.e., a basis trade) apart from the public auction market in the context of a non… …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.