Nymex offers electronic options trading on oil, natural gas, gold and silver

The New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) will offer options trading for crude oil, natural gas, gold, and silver on the CME Globex electronic trading platform from June 24 for a trade date of June 25.

The options will be available for trading on CME Globex from 6:00pm Sundays through to 5:15pm Fridays New York time, with a 45-minute break between 5:15pm and 6:00pm.

Nymex and energy consultancy Oil Analytics have teamed up to launch Nymex Direct Analytics, a supply and demand data service throu