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Instruments/asset classes/products A world of financial instruments

With its wide range of trading venues, Deutsche Börse Group offers trading participants and investors an enormous variety of tradable instruments and products to best meet their trading and investment needs.

Cash/spot market


A public financial market in which the settlement of a transaction – i.e. delivery, taking delivery, and payment – must take place within a short time after the transaction has been concluded. The home of share, ETF, bond, funds, structured products trading and more.

Derivatives market

The segment of an exchange in which derivatives, and in particular futures and options, are traded. Their uses: insure against price movements (hedging), increase exposure to price movements for speculation or get access to otherwise hard-to-trade assets or markets. The repo market is included here.

Foreign exchange (FX)

Foreign exchange or Forex (FX) is the market in which currencies are traded. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world, with average traded values of over $6.6 trillion per day. It includes all of the currencies in the world.