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.
In response to client feedback and to improve our product offering, CME Group has introduced the following changes to the Bloomberg Commodity Index futures and swaps.
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Capital Efficiencies of Commodity Index futures
Geopolitical uncertainties and expected interest rates changes could make commodity index futures a worthwhile hedge against inflation and portfolio risks.
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Ways to access Commodity Index futures
Learn about the different ways to access Commodity Index markets at CME Group, including via Globex, BTIC, EFP, and EFR.
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Cleared OTC Swaps on Commodity Indexes
Get to know the benefits and efficiencies of cleared swaps on the S&P GSCI Excess Return Commodity Index and Bloomberg Commodity Index.
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Opportunities in Commodity Index Trading
Watch as Max Lee from Bank of America and Tarik Riviere from Bloomberg discuss market trends and opportunities in commodity index trading.
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Learn the fundamentals of the CME Group suite of Commodity Index futures and swaps, including the underlying indices and different ways to access the contracts.