Commodity contracts are traded at "exchanges" or trading centers where contracts are exchanged between buyers and sellers. The major exchanges deal in specific types of contracts and commodities. Here are but eight major examples, however there are much more:
- Chicago Board of Trade - Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Little Silver, Oats, Rice, Kilo Gold, Treasury Bonds, Treasury Notes, Muni Bond Index.
- Chicago Mercantile Exchange/International Monetary Market- Live Cattle, LiveHogs, Lumber, Pork Bellies, Feeder Cattle, S&P 500 Index, S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index, Treasury Bills, Eurodollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Deutsche Mark, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar.
- CME Group New York Mercantile Exchange & Comex Division- Platinum, Palladium, Crude Oil, #2 Heating Oil, Unleaded Gasoline, Natural Gas, Gold, Silver, Copper.
- ICE Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange- Coffee-C, Sugar (World) and Cocoa.
- ICE New York Futures Exchange- NYSE Composite Index, CRB Index.
- ICE New York Cotton Exchange-Cotton, Orange Juice, Dollar Index.
- Kansas City Board of Trade- Value Line Stock Index, KC Wheat, Mini Value Line Index.
- Minneapolis Grain Exchange- Minneapolis Wheat.