This Glossary is a non-exhaustive list of the key terms used in commodities trading.
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Cash Price

Cash Price

aka physical price spot price prompt price

Cash-Settled Futures

With cash-settled futures, there is no transfer of LME warrants or physical metal. Cash-settled futures require the transfer of an... View Article


cubic meter


The element that makes lithium-ion batteries and thus electric cars so expensive. Classification: Non-Ferrous Metals Global production: 140,000 metric tons... View Article


A collar position is created by buying (or owning) stock and by simultaneously buying protective puts and selling covered calls... View Article


Description for an energy market where the anticipated value of the spot price in the future is higher than the... View Article


Consumer Price Index a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods... View Article

Crude grades

References McKinsey Energy Insights Crude Grades