Weather Futures and Options Block Trading Step-by-Step Guide

Traded at CME, block trades of Weather products allow eligible parties to manage exposure by region to weather-related risk or access unique speculation opportunities related to temperatures, snowfall, frost and hurricanes. Executed apart from the public auction market, block trades help market participants secure a fair and reasonable single price for large transactions. This guide will take you through the entire transaction process, from contract specifications to CME Clearing.

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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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