Kansas City Board of Trade

In this paper we will briefly discuss about the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT). It was established in 1856 and since then, has been working as a Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City. The KCBT mainly facilitates futures and options trading in the red winter wheat.
The exchange has three division namely, the Kansas City Board of Trade Clearing Corp., the Kansas City Board of Trade, the Board of Trade Investment Co.
The Kansas City Board of Trade is an exchange for commodity futures trading and options. It is situated in Kansas City, Missouri.
The activities of Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) are supervised by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which specializes mainly in red winter wheat.
The organization was established in 1856 and has been serving as Kansas’ Chamber of Commerce for a long time. The KCBT has three divisions: the Kansas City Board of Trade Clearing Corp. (KCBTCC), which is fully owned by the KCBT, the Board of Trade Investment Co. and the Kansas City Board of Trade.
KCBT has 51% stake in the Board of Trade Investment Co. It is basically the real estate division of KCBT and looks after the maintenance of the KCBT building.
The Kansas City Board of Trade Clearing Corp. is the financial division of the Kansas City Board of Trade and works as an intercessor between the exchange and the futures and options traders.
Mainly, futures and options contracts on the red winter wheat are traded at the KCBT. However, the commodity futures are usually traded at KCBT via the open outcry system.
The KCBT started the Value Line futures, in 1982, to provide stock index futures contract. It was then the first exchange who had offered this facility.
In 1992, the Kansas City Board of Trade introduced options trading on Value Line futures. In 2004, the KCBT made the Value Line futures trading system fully electronic.

 

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