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The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook by Galen Burghardt

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CHAPTER 3The Eurodollar Futures Contract

Eurodollar futures contracts were first listed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (a.k.a. CME or “Merc”) in December 1981. They were followed in 1982 by the London International Financial Futures Exchange (now the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, LIFFE) and in 1984 by the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX; now the Singapore Exchange, SGX).1

Today, only the CME and SGX are major players in Eurodollar futures. The contract is traded via open outcry at the CME and SGX and electronically via the CME’s GLOBEX system. With the exception of trading hours, the contracts traded at the CME and SGX are identical.

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce Eurodollar futures ...

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