You Can Trade Commodities on eExchange!
It is possible to trade cash, future, Put & Call option markets for commodities on eExchange. It is also possible for a member to trade cash, future and options from a single account or multiple related accounts. The commodity Yellowcake, the common name of uranium-oxide, is used for the examples below. It is possible to short commodities against long Calls. A member viewing a typical margin account short Yellowcake secured by Yellowknife Calls would see:
The Yellowcake-Call secures the short Yellowcake November 2008 futures and Yellowknife cash position.
A member can view more than one commodity market at the same time. A member viewing a Yellowcake, Yellowcake-Call or Yellowcake-November 2007 futures Trading-market would see:
Both small and large investors can trade on the same marketplace.
Any member can telephone the numbers in the TRADER-ID column to talk to investors or dealers about arranging a cross or sizing a bid etc. Any member can place a Trader-ID advertisement with an order in any Trading-market.
DD means Delayed Delivery which is the essence of any settlement in the future.