Commodity Index Products

Benchmark Commodity Exposure, Enhanced Trading Opportunities

CME Group Commodity Index contracts allow investors, asset managers and financial institutions to have direct exposure to a variety of benchmark commodity indexes. Encompassing both futures and cleared over the counter (OTC) contracts, these products are based on the indexes most closely followed for investment performance in the commodity markets, and used to track performance or as benchmarks for their actively managed accounts.

Cleared OTC Commodity Index trades are privately negotiated, then submitted through CME ClearPort and centrally cleared by CME Clearing for substantially mitigated counterparty credit risk. In addition, market participants have access to margin offsets against the underlying basket of futures.

New whitepaper: An Update on Empirical Relationships in the Commodity Futures Markets

New developments: BTIC on Bloomberg Commodity Index

To increase execution choices across our product offering, CME Group is extending the BTIC functionality beyond equity index products for the first time. Effective August 13, BTIC on Bloomberg Commodity Index futures and cleared OTC swaps are available at CME, allowing market participants greater flexibility and control.

Key Features:

  • Access official index close without an OTC swap and reduce Uncleared Margin Rule (UMR) costs
  • Manage index trade exposure before the spot market closes
  • Trade via CME Globex (futures) or through privately negotiated transactions (blocks on futures and cleared OTC swaps)

Fee waiver: Starting August 13, 2018 through January 31, 2019, exchange members can take advantage of our fee waiver for BTIC transactions on BCOM. Non-members can trade BTIC on BCOM for just $0.02 per contract.

Read more about BTIC on the Bloomberg Commodity Index Products
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CME Group Commodity Index Product Suite

Products Based on the Standard & Poor Goldman Sachs Commodity Indexes (S&P GSCI)

Products Based on the Dow Jones UBS Commodity Indexes