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

New For Traders: Commodities

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched two crack spread contracts on its Brent crude oil futures contract.

ICE launched trading in 15 cleared OTC global oil products.

CME Clearing Europe, a subsidiary of CME Group, announced that it will begin clearing more than 150 OTC energy and commodity derivative products beginning May 6.

CME Group announced two Brent crude futures crack spreads to be listed with implied functionality on CME Globex®.

ICE announced the introduction of clearing for 13 freight swaps and a new iron ore swap through ICE Clear Europe.

Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE) launched gold VIX futures.

CME Group expanded its suite of industrial metals products with three new swap futures offerings in Ferrous Scrap, Steel Billet and European Hot Rolled Coil.

ETF Securities (ETFS) announced it has cross-listed four of its popular physically-backed precious metal products on the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).

BRIX, a new Brazilian energy exchange, will be launched as a partnership between Eike Batista, Josué Gomes da Silva, da Coteminas, Roberto Teixeira da Costa e Marcelo Parodi, da Compass Comercializadora de Energia, and ICE.

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