206.05 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:56PM EST
|Bid||205.98 x 1100|
|Ask||207.34 x 1400|
|Day's Range||203.35 - 206.34|
|52 Week Range||161.05 - 224.91|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||36.11|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.00 (1.47%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The CME Group (CME) on Thursday said it’s going to launch block cheese futures and options next year. Each contract will represent the equivalent of 20,000 pounds of block cheddar cheese. The CME said it will consider launching barrel cheese futures as well, but customer feedback said the immediate need was for block cheese derivatives.
CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, said on Thursday it planned to launch futures and options on blocks of US cheddar from early next year. The move reflects shifting consumer tastes away from processed cheese and towards fresher and more healthy choices — and the growing popularity of foods that use large amounts of the dairy goods, such as Italian and Mexican dishes. , which are based on a blended monthly average price of block and barrel cheese.
(Bloomberg) -- CME Group Inc. plans to start Brazilian soybean futures with the country’s B3 exchange, giving traders a new hedging tool as the U.S.-China trade war disrupts the global flow of beans, people familiar with the matter said.The contract for soybeans loaded at the port of Santos, Brazil’s biggest, would be cash-settled, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn’t been announced. Futures will be based on assessments by a price-reporting agency, most likely S&P Global Platts, the people said.Brazil has become a powerhouse in soybeans and overtook the U.S. as the top exporter in the 2012-13 season. Its dominance grew in the past year as the U.S.-China trade spat prompted Chinese buyers to turn to Brazilian supplies. Price dislocations have also boosted the need for new hedging tools as benchmark futures traded in Chicago are for beans delivered in the U.S.Both B3 and CME declined to comment.CME, which also owns benchmark futures for corn and wheat, had previously confirmed it was considering starting a Brazilian soybean contract. In May, Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said the bourse was working on developing risk-management tools for the Brazilian market and that he wanted to ensure changes in trade flows didn’t skew prices.The soybean contract would extend CME’s suite of cash-settled products, which also include Black Sea wheat, corn and Ukrainian sunflower oil. Cash-settled contracts are gaining popularity as agriculture follows the path of energy markets, where thousands of contracts are already based on assessments from price-reporting agencies.\--With assistance from Fabiana Batista and James Attwood.To contact the reporters on this story: Isis Almeida in Chicago at email@example.com;Megan Durisin in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tina Davis at email@example.com, Nicholas Larkin, Liezel HillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME) said Tuesday that options on its bitcoin futures contracts would be available starting Jan. 13 next year. The Chicago-based company said in a statement that the launch will still be subject to appropriate regulatory approval. CME, which is the world’s largest exchange for futures trading, started offering bitcoin futures in December 2017 as reported by CNBC, when the cryptocurrency was trading near $20,000.
(Bloomberg) -- CME Group Inc. shed light on what could happen to the exchange giant’s most-traded contracts -- eurodollars, which permit bets on interest rates -- if the scandal-plagued Libor benchmark they’re tied to goes away in two years.Officials at CME on Tuesday proposed a methodology for converting eurodollar futures and options to other derivatives at the exchange, ones linked to an alternative benchmark called the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, or SOFR. The plan could be tweaked based on customer feedback.The U.K. regulator that oversees Libor, the Financial Conduct Authority, will stop compelling banks to submit data used to calculate Libor in 2021. CME Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said in an October interview that the benchmark isn’t guaranteed to go away then. But Libor is so deeply embedded in the global financial system that even a slim chance it disappears means contingency planning is necessary.CME officials Sunil Cutinho and Agha Mirza said on a Tuesday webinar what would happen if there’s a “fallback trigger,” meaning the FCA or ICE Benchmark Administration, the company that maintains Libor, says the index won’t be provided anymore. In that case, eurodollar futures would be turned into SOFR futures, converted to the same month’s expiration at a price determined by the pre-fallback eurodollar price plus a spread adjustment.Eurodollar options would continue to be listed because converting them “would result in non-standard strike prices different to the standard listed strike prices” for SOFR options, Cutinho said. However, upon exercise, the resulting “synthetic” eurodollar futures contract would convert immediately into a corresponding SOFR futures contract.“Without a fallback trigger, the eurodollar complex will remain unchanged,” Mirza said. “Eurodollar futures and options remain deeply liquid and continue to grow year after year.”The stakes are high for CME, given that eurodollar futures are the most-traded interest-rate derivatives tracked by the Futures Industry Association. Almost 380 million of them changed hands during the first half of the year, according to the trade group. Libor is currently used to settle $67 trillion in listed products including eurodollar futures and options, Cutinho said.CME plans to offer customers support in converting their eurodollar options to SOFR options, which are slated to debut on Jan. 6, Cutinho and Mirza said. Also, in the event of a fallback trigger, CME would immediately create new contracts to fill in any gaps where there are eurodollar expirations but not corresponding ones for SOFR.CME’s proposed methodology aligns with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s proposed methodology for settling swaps in the event that Libor production ceases, exchange officials said.To contact the reporter on this story: Elizabeth Stanton in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Benjamin Purvis at email@example.com, Nick Baker, Mark TannenbaumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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CME Group Inc has expressed concerns to regulators over a recent paper by several financial institutions calling for clearinghouses to put up more of their own capital to protect against losses that could disrupt the financial system, the head of the company said on Wednesday. "We believe that people who introduce risk to the system should be putting in the money for the system," CME Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said on a call with analysts following the exchange operator's quarterly earnings. Clearinghouses stand between both sides of trades to ensure their completion even if one side goes bust.