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DEFINITION of 'Contract Market'

Any board of trade designated to trade a specific options or futures contract. Basically it's another word for "designated exchange".

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Contract Market'

For example, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is a contract market for S&P 500 Index options and futures contracts.

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