Futures contracts

Manage price risk with exchange-traded derivatives

Price volatility challenges companies when it comes to managing margins and costs. As buyers scramble to deal with the whiplash of price volatility in 2021, sellers are trying to predict how this will play out in the future. It’s time to figure out how to factor in greater market uncertainty as you plan your future strategy. Fastmarkets provides the settlement prices for a range of cash-settled derivatives. We work with global exchanges to help market participants secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility.
How hedging can help
Fastmarkets provides the settlement prices for a range of cash-settled derivatives. We work with global exchanges to help market participants secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility.
Lock in profit margins
Boost credit rating and cut cost of capital
Improve cash flow forecasting and budgeting
Secure flexible price offerings
News and insights

Learn more about the growth in lithium hydroxide futures contracts at the CME for January 2024

Learn more about how you could generate additional revenue by selling your embedded options

This week, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched option contracts on lithium hydroxide, which are cash-settled and differ from many of the CME commodity options on futures

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission starts reporting cobalt futures position information

Derivatives contracts available
CME Aluminum European Premium Duty-Unpaid (Metal Bulletin) Futures Contract
CME Aluminum European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) Futures Contract
CME U.S. Midwest Busheling Ferrous Scrap (AMM) Futures Contract
CME Copper Premium Grade A CIF Shanghai (Metal Bulletin) Futures Contract
CME Alumina FOB Australia (Metal Bulletin) Futures Contract
CME Cobalt (Fastmarkets) Futures Contract
CME Lithium Hydroxide (Fastmarkets) Futures Contract
LME Cobalt Futures Contract
LME Aluminum Premium Duty Unpaid European Futures Contract
LME Lithium Hydroxide Futures Contract
SGX MB Iron Ore CFR China (58% FE Fines) Index Futures Contract
SGX MB Iron Ore CFR China (65% FE Fines) Index Futures Contract
NOREXECO NBSK CIF China assessment
NOREXECO PIX China BHKP Net index
NOREXECO PIX Europe NBSK
NOREXECO PIX Europe BHKP

We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles. Find out how our price reporters and analysts assess and forecast prices in agriculture, forest products and metals

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