Designated Contract Markets (DCMs) are boards of trade (or exchanges) that facilitate the trading of futures contracts, options, and swaps. They are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States and play a crucial role in providing a transparent and regulated marketplace for derivative instruments. DCMs serve as platforms where buyers and sellers can come together to trade standardized contracts, with prices determined through open and competitive bidding. These markets help to manage risk, discover fair prices, and provide liquidity for participants ranging from individual investors to large institutions, contributing to the overall efficiency and stability of the financial system.

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File ID:  CFTC-PR-8866-24 Date:  February 20, 2024 Accessed:  June 15, 2024 Headlines:  CFTC Approves Proposed Rules and Other Commission Business: Source: Categories: AGENCY RULES-CHANGES FUTURES COMMISSION MERCHANTS (FCM) FOREIGN BOARDS OF TRADE (FBOTs) DESIGNATED CONTRACT MARKETS (DCM) DERIVATIVES CLEARING ORGANIZATION (DCO) CFTC-PR-8866-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )