Membership at CME Group


CME Group represents the merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), its commodity exchange division, and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX). The formation of CME Group did not, however, result in any change to trading privileges for CME, CBOT, and NYMEX/COMEX members.

Members of CME Group's legacy exchanges continue to trade on the same terms as before the merger transactions. To cross-trade products at member rates, participants need to have memberships at each of the CME Group legacy exchanges.

CME, CBOT, and NYMEX/COMEX membership types, fees and requirements vary, as do terms for purchasing and leasing memberships.

Find descriptions and eligibility requirements for each of the membership types offered by CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX.

Learn how to apply for each membership type and find the forms required to get your membership application started.

Membership prices are determined via an auction process. View current and historical pricing for each membership type offered for purchase or lease.

For your convenience, all membership-related forms are listed here. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the documents. You can download Adobe Reader for free.


Futures & Options Trading

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX.