Curious about adding OTC products to your hedging activities?
Discover the benefits of trading OTC with StoneX Markets (SXM) – the first non-bank swaps dealer to be provisionally registered by the CFTC.
OTC instruments from SXM Technologies
Over 300 OTC products available from ags, softs, dairy, livestock and energy to metals, forex, interest rates and equities.
Learn how SXM Technologies can customize our OTC products to match your specific business risk profile and market view – from simple swaps to exotic options and structured products. Our OTC product offerings include:
- Lookalike (or “plain vanilla”) options and swaps – the advantages of exchange-traded products in terms of strike, expiration date, and premium. OTC instruments utilize a financial/cash settlement and are traded bilaterally. On the other hand, exchange listed products utilize a physical delivery or financial settlement style and centrally clear all counterparty risk.
- Customizable options – build on the benefits of lookalike options by adding in more customizable expiration dates, strike, or futures reference contracts.
- Exotic options (Asian, Digital and Barrier options) – providing added customizability with the capacity to decrease upfront costs due to the ability to remove coverage when not needed by the client.
- Structured products – typically provided by SXM at zero up-front cost, these products “accumulate” an agreed-upon short swap above the current market or a long swap below the current market within a specified range.
Quotes available 24/7/365 via our structured products app
First-in-class transparency: access to 22 structured products available inside our market-disrupting technology
Discover how qualified customers can view OTC structured product indications and request quotes in the over-the-counter commodities markets – 24 hours, 7 days a week – via SPOC, our breakthrough structured product online calculator.
From novice to expert, SPOC contains the education and support tools you need to execute hedging strategies that align as closely as possible with your unique risk exposures and strategic goals.
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What are OTC options?
OTC products are designed to deliver the benefits of exchange-traded futures and options, with the advantage of customizable terms that align more closely with a customer’s unique hedging needs – including non-standard quantities, strike prices, expiration dates, etc. They can range in complexity from swaps, which behave like conventional futures and options, to structured products, in which multiple contracts combine to pursue a larger strategy. In all cases, OTC products aim to create more flexible, customizable solutions for each customer’s specific needs.
What are exotic options?
Exotic Options with SXM include Asian, Digital and Barrier options.
Asian options determine payout by figuring the average of the underlying price over a pre-set period. (Example: an average of the futures settlement each Friday for a month.)
Digital options (a.k.a. Binary or All-Or-Nothing options) pay the owner a fixed amount if the market settles at a predetermined level. Conversely, if it does not settle at that level, the owner receives nothing.
Barrier options are based on the market touching a pre-determined level where the option is either activated (knocked-in) or deactivated (knocked-out).
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The trading of commodities and derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Advisory services as well as the trading of futures and options is available through various subsidiaries of StoneX Group Inc. including but not limited to the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary StoneX Markets LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer.