Largest commercial participants?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by rdg, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. rdg


    Does anyone know of a resource that lists the largest commercial participants in different futures markets? I haven't been able to turn up much on Google but figure it can't be much of a secret if they are doing meaningful volume. I'm most interested in liquid US markets. Thanks.
  2. "commercial" has different meanings depending on what pit your in. S&P "commercial" will look a lot like Golman, Merrill, etc, whereas in corn/beans etc, "commerical" is more along the lines of hedgers....ala...ADM, Bunge, etc, but the big "players" that come across doing the big volume are simply stated as the clearing firms....ala RJO, Fimat, Newedge, etc.
  3. rdg


    Thanks traderTX. That's exactly the sort of stuff I'm looking for.

    A while ago I read a bunch of mcurto's posts about what he was seeing going on in the treasury pits and I realized that I don't even know who the major players are in most of the markets I study. It's basic stuff but I've found it tough to piece together from the outside.

    Anyone else have any more names to add to the list?