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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.

Eurex/KRX Link


Eurex Exchange

Since 2010, Eurex Exchange and the Korea Exchange (KRX) have made the KOSPI 200 options, one of the most heavily traded options contract in the world at that time, available on the Eurex/KRX Link to provide market participants with trading and hedging opportunities for KOSPI 200 positions during core European and North American trading hours.