Where it all began
Like many of the world’s benchmark futures exchanges, the origin of futures trading in Australia was in agricultural markets. ASX 24 commenced operations in 1960 as the Sydney Greasy Wool Futures Exchange. Fifty three years later, ASX is very proud to service the risk management needs of Australia’s grain and wool industries.
What markets are currently on offer?
Agricultural derivatives are leveraged products that allow you to hedge, trade or gain exposure to an underlying commodity. ASX operates the following agricultural markets:
- ASX grain futures and options
- ASX wool futures and options.
Who uses these products?
If you have an interest in Australian grain and wool, ASX provides a public forum for transparent price discovery and opportunity for you to manage your risk or implement your investment strategy. Key market stakeholders include:
- International and domestic traders and exporters
- International and domestic end-users
- Market makers