CME to offer clearing for ethanol basis swaps

Ethanol basis swaps can be used to mitigate basis risk that cannot be hedged with futures or calendar swaps – contracts the CME already offers. Basis swaps transactions will take place in private negotiations between counterparties, with completed transactions then submitted to a CME clearing firm.

The initial locations offered for clearing of the basis swaps are New York Harbor, Los Angeles and the Gulf Coast.

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