Crude oil options are the most widely traded energy derivative in the New York Mercantile Exchange optinos NYMEX), one of the largest derivative product markets in the world. The underlying of these options is not actually crude oil itself, but crude oil futures contracts. Thus, despite their names, crude oil options are, in fact, options on futures.Both American and European types of options are available on NYMEX.
American options, which allow the holder to exercise the option at any time over its maturity, are exercised into underlying futures contracts. CME Group is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Below is a schedule of our standard commission rates. Click here to view pricing for our front-end providers.Enter your estimated monthly volume (in contract sides) below to calculate your commissions.