Futures (Commodities & Derivatives) Terms

  1. Certificated Stock

  2. Change

  3. Changer

  4. Cheapest to Deliver - CTD

  5. Chicago Board Of Trade - CBOT

  6. Chicago Mercantile Exchange - CME

  7. China Securities Regulatory Commission - CSRC

  8. Chooser Option

  9. Circus Swap

  10. Clearing Fee

  11. Clearing House

  12. Clearing Member Trade Agreement - CMTA

  13. Cliquet

  14. Closing Range

  15. Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange - CSCE

  16. COMEX

  17. Commercial

  18. Commercial Grain Stock

  19. Commercial Hedger

  20. Commercial Trader

  21. Commission House

  22. Commitments of Traders Report - COT

  23. Commodities Exchange

  24. Commoditization

  25. Commodity

  26. Commodity ETF

  27. Commodity Exchange Act - CEA

  28. Commodity Futures Contract

  29. Commodity Futures Modernization Act - CFMA

  30. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - CFTC

  31. Commodity Index

  32. Commodity Market

  33. Commodity Paper

  34. Commodity Pool

  35. Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

  36. Commodity Price Risk

  37. Commodity Research Bureau Index - CRB

  38. Commodity Selection Index - CSI

  39. Commodity Swap

  40. Commodity Trading Advisor - CTA

  41. Commodity-Product Spread

  42. Compound Option

  43. Confusion Of Goods

  44. Constant Maturity Swap - CMS

  45. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  46. Contango

  47. Contract For Differences - CFD

  48. Contract Market

  49. Contract Month

  50. Contract Size

  51. Contract Unit

  52. Convenience Yield

  53. Convergence

  54. Conversion

  55. Cooling Degree Day - CDD

  56. Copenhagen Stock Exchange - CSE

  57. Corner

  58. Cost Basis

  59. Cost Of Tender

  60. Counterparty

  61. Country Basket

  62. Covered Call

  63. Crack

  64. Crack Spread

  65. Credit Derivative

  66. Credit Market

  67. Credit Risk

  68. Credit Spread

  69. Crop Year

  70. Cross Hedge

  71. Crush Spread

  72. Currency Binary

  73. Currency Certificate

  74. Currency ETF

  75. Currency Futures

  76. Currency Swap

  77. Currency Trading Platform

  78. Currency Trading Software

  79. Current Delivery

  80. Current Exposure Method

  81. Customer Type Indicator Codes - CTI

  82. Cylinder

  83. Daily Trading Limit

  84. Dalian Commodities Exchange

  85. Dalian Commodities Exchange - DCE

  86. DAX

  87. De-hedge

  88. Deal Ticket

  89. Dealer Option

  90. Debit Spread

  91. Debt For Bond Swap

  92. Deck

  93. Default

  94. Deferred Month

  95. Deferred Option Month

  96. Deliverable Grades

  97. Delivery

  98. Delivery Date

  99. Delivery Instrument

  100. Delivery Month

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