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CME to Launch New Lumber Futures Contract

The CME in August will be introducing a new Lumber Futures Contract that is very beneficial to hedgers. Her are the highlights...

New Lumber futures and options

Launching on August 8*

The new Lumber futures and options contract reflects changing production patterns which will make it a more effective risk management tool for market participants. Lumber futures are physically delivered to the Chicago Switching District, allowing for a broader market participation from both western and eastern producing mills. Additionally, Lumber futures are sized at a single truckload to enable more tailored risk management strategies. Key features

  • Small contract size for precise hedging

  • Participation from throughout the lumber supply chain

  • Ability to rapidly connect to a pool of potential trading partners

  • Cross-margining and capital efficiencies through CME Clearing

  • Worldwide access via CME Globex and CME ClearPort

* Pending regulatory review

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