Tokyo Commodity Exchange

Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) is Japan’s largest and one of Asia’s most prominent commodity futures exchanges. TOCOM operates electronic markets for precious metals, oil, rubber and soft commodities.

History:

TOCOM was established in 1984 with the merger of the Tokyo Textile Exchange, founded in 1951, the Tokyo Rubber Exchange and the Tokyo Gold Exchange. TOCOM became a for-profit shareholder-owned company in 2008. 

Commodities Traded:

TOCOM offers futures and options contracts for precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium); energy (crude oil, gasoline, kerosene and gas oil); natural rubber and agricultural products (soybeans, corn and azuki).

Electronic trading:

TOCOM launched their current trading platform based on the Nasdaq OMX technology in 2009. TOCOM will use Japan Exchange Group’s new derivatives trading platform, Next J-Gate, starting September 2016.