For futures, mark-to-market amounts are called settlement variation, and are banked in cash every day. We say that for futures, there is a daily cash mark-to-market. Settlement variation amounts are also called variation margin or simply variation. Note that the description herein applies to all products which are futures from a functional point of view, including some which may not be considered futures from a regulatory point of view.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Comprised of four exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - we offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the myriad of risks they face in today's uncertain global economy.
Follow us for global economic and financial news.
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.