From the April 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New For Traders: Commodities

TFEX will launch silver futures and extend trading for gold and silver futures until 22:30 starting in June 2011.

CME Group announced the introduction of 17 new crude oil, fuel oil and gasoil futures contracts.

NYX’s proposed plans to introduce “one-pot margining” for Liffe’s new futures clearing house New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC) received SEC approval.

CBOE received regulatory approval to launch Gold VIX futures on March 25, and will introduce Gold VIX options a few weeks later.

BME launched MEFF Power, which offers CCP services for OTC energy derivatives.

JSE launched any-day expiry FX derivatives contracts, for which investors trading a minimum of one million units (i.e. £1m or US$1m) of any underlying currency are able to choose the expiry date of their contracts.

SunGard enhanced its Stream post-trade derivatives solutions, including Stream GMI, Stream Clearvisionand Stream Ubix,to support CME Group’s Cleared OTC London Gold Forwards, Wet Tanker Freight Forwards, and Foreign Exchange (FX) Forwards.

ICE received Brazilian regulatory approval to offer access to ICE Futures Europe products through its trading screens in Brazil.

TMX: the Natural Gas Exchange (NGX) began offering its physical crude products on ICE’s electronic platform (WebICE).

SGX started trading LME-SGX copper, zinc and aluminum futures, with each contract representing 5 metric tons of metal, in contrast with the benchmark 25-ton contracts traded in London.

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