Any person who is engaged in soliciting or in accepting orders for: the purchase or sale of any commodity for future delivery, security futures product or swap; any commodity option authorised under Section 4c of the US Commodity Exchange Act; and any leveraged transaction authorised under Section 19 of the US Commodity Exchange Act, who does not accept any money, securities or property (or extend credit in lieu thereof) to margin guarantee or secure any trades or contracts that result or may result there from. Associated persons and futures commission merchants are not introducing brokers.
Commodity trading and risk management is a subject that is necessarily complicated, and is becoming more so. The Energy Risk Glossary seeks to disentangle and clarify the jargon by providing definitions of commonly used energy and commodity market terms.
These include definitions related to a variety of underlying energy products, as well as technical terms about the many instruments and benchmarks used by energy market participants.
Many of the most recent terms to have been added to our glossary stem from the actions of regulators since the 2008 global financial crisis. The onset of rules, such as the US Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation, has markedly increased the cost and complexity associated with commodity trading. Perhaps they have also increased the need for a handy reference guide such as this.
The glossary is extensively cross-referenced, making for easy and thorough searches. We hope you find the latest edition of the Energy Risk Glossary to be a useful resource.
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