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Contract Markets Designated by the CFTC

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The following DCMs are boards of trade or exchanges that meet the criteria and core principles for trading futures or options by both institutional and retail participants. Currently, 16 DCM participants meet criteria and core principles for trading futures, options and swaps.

Contract Markets Designated by the CFTC
Designated Contract Markets Abbreviation 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Cantor Futures Exchange, L.P. CX         Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Board of Trade of the City of Chicago CBOT Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Chicago Climate Futures Exchange, LLC CCFE Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
CBOE Futures Exchange, Inc. CFE Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange, L.P. CME Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
ELX Futures, L.P. ELX       Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Green Exchange, LLC GREENEX         Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
ICE Futures US, Inc.1 ICE US Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Kansas City Board of Trade KCBT Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. MGE Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
North American Derivatives Exchange, Inc.2 NADEX Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange, Inc.3 NFX/PBOT Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. /Commodity Exchange, Inc. NYMEX (Incl. COMEX Inc.) Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
NYSE Liffe US, LLC NYSE LIFFE     Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
OneChicago LLC Futures Exchange OCX Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009. Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
The Trend Exchange TRENDEX         Designated DCM in 2010. Designated DCM in 2011.
US Futures Exchange, LLC USFE Designated DCM in 2006. Designated DCM in 2007. Designated DCM in 2008. Designated DCM in 2009.    
TOTAL   12 12 13 14 16 16

1 Formerly, New York Board of Trade. (back to text)

2 Formerly, HedgeStreet Inc. (back to text)

3 Formerly, Philadelphia Board of Trade. (back to text)

 

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