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Derivatives market

Derivatives market productsTrade the benchmarks and hedge the future

The segment of an exchange in which derivatives, and in particular futures and options, are traded.

An option is a standardised contract between two parties. The buyer of an option purchases against payment of the option price (premium) the right to buy (call) or sell (put) a defined amount of a certain financial product at an agreed price within a certain period of time or on a specific date in the future.
A future is a standardised contract between two parties. The parties agree to exchange a defined quantity of an underlying asset at an agreed price at a fixed point of time in the future.

Derivatives are contracts that derive their value from the performance of an underlying entity such as an asset, index, or interest rate, and is often simply called the "underlying". Derivatives can be used for a number of purposes, including insuring against price movements (hedging), increasing exposure to price movements for speculation or getting access to otherwise hard-to-trade assets or markets.

Interest rate derivatives

Eurex Exchange

Financial instruments with a value that increases and decreases based on movements in interest rates, often used as a hedge to protect against changes in market interest rates.
They make up one of the largest markets in the world. About 70 percent of all listed and centrally cleared euro interest rate derivatives are traded on Eurex Exchange. These figures relate to the fixed income and money market segment. Eurex’s® offering encompasses fixed income futures, fixed income options, futures on interest rate swaps, LDX IRS Constant Maturity Futures and money market derivatives.