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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.

Metals commodity derivatives

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The emergence of China as the dominating market player in the physical global iron ore market brought a fundamental shift. Volatility on the spot market has multiplied and the use of annual benchmark prices has been replaced by more short-term and index-based trading. All stakeholders in the supply chain recognise the importance and necessity to hedge against unfavorable price movements.