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English definition of “the Merc”

the Merc

noun     informal
STOCK MARKET the Chicago Mercantile Exchange , a market for commodities (= metals , farm products , etc.): On the Merc , the natural gas contract closed down 0.3%. → See also the CME
(Definition of the Merc noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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