Find out more about Steel futures
Introducing event-based contracts launching Q3 2022.
Event-based contracts are designed to make it easier for everyone to trade their views on daily up or down price moves in some of the world's most widely quoted benchmark futures markets, including gold, oil, equity indices and foreign currencies.
These new daily options on futures contracts will offer short-term trading opportunities for individuals seeking to take a position on daily price moves using smaller-value trades of up to $20 per contract.
Along with being regulated by the CFTC, CME Group has multiple measures in place to help maintain orderly markets including:
Spot Month Position Limits which are monitored closely by both the Market Regulation division and the CFTC to protect against market manipulation.
Dynamic Circuit Breakers that monitor for significant price movements during a trading session.
Learn more about Position Limits
CME Group is to launch North European Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (Argus) average price option contracts on May 2. The corresponding futures contract is financially settled based on the month average of a price assessment published by Argus Media each business day of the contract month.
The contract will be quoted in euros per metric ton and will have a contract size of 20 metric tons.
The European HRC Steel average price option contract will promote further penetration into the steel market. Additionally, the European HRC Steel average price option provides more flexibility in implementing a hedging strategy and trading the European steel market.
On April 7, CME Group completed its latest transaction of physical aluminum through our electronic auction platform.
In total, 275 metric tons of P1020A aluminum were auctioned for delivery in Toledo, Ohio. The transaction was completed at a price of 35.05 cents per pound premium to CME Group's physically-delivered Aluminum futures April 2022 contract, which settled at $3352.75 per metric ton on the same day.
The aluminum auction was launched to support established aluminum markets and provide a platform for market participants to contracts transact physical material anonymously in the spot market.
Data as of March 31, 2022, unless otherwise specified
*Pending regulatory review.
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