Currency Futures and Options Trading
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Here is the currency option brochure courtesy of the CME
The Euro FX contract size is 125,000 Euro. Euro FX
moves in 1 point or $.0001 per Euro increments,
which equals $12.50 per contract. Trading may also
occur in $.00005 per Euro increments, or $6.25 per
contract, for Euro FX futures intra-currency spreads
executed on the trading floor and electronically,
and for All-or-None transactions.
The Euro Currency futures contract trades six months in the March
quarterly cycle, Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec; Options on
futures contacts trade four months in the March
cycle, Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec and two months not in the
March cycle (serial months), plus 4 weekly
Euro Currency futures and options on futures contracts
traded at CME are designed to reflect changes in the
U.S. Dollar value of the Euro Currency Futures contracts are
quoted in the U.S. dollars per euro, and call for
physical delivery at expiration. Exercised options
contracts are settled by the delivery of futures
Financial institutions, investment managers,
corporations and private investors can use Euro FX
and Euro FX cross-rate futures and options to manage
the risks associated with currency rate fluctuation
and to take advantage of profit opportunities
stemming from changes in currency rates.
*Contract information changes from time to time. Please
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contract specifications and
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Euro Currency Futures and Options
Euro FX Currency Futures: 125,000 euro physically delivered
Euro FX Options: One Euro futures contract
Futures: Floor/7:20a.m.-2:00p.m. LTD (9:16a.m.)
GLBX2 Mon/Thurs 4:30p.m.-4:00p.m. Sun & Hol 5:30p.m.
Options: Floor/7:20a.m.-2:00a.m. LTD (2:00p.m.)
GLBX2 Mon-Thurs 2:30p.m.-7:05a.m. Sun & Hol
Futures: Six months in the March Quarterly cycle,
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec.
Options: Four months in the March cycle, Mar, Jun,
Sep, Dec and two months not in the March cycle
(serial months), plus 4 weekly expirations.
Futures: 1 point = $.0001 per Euro = $12.50 per
Options: 1 point = $.0001 per Euro = $12.50 per
Minimum Price Fluctuation
Futures: Regular/0.0001 = $12.50, Calendar
Spread/0.00005 = $6.25, All or none/0.00005 = $6.25
Options: Regular/0.0001 = $12.50, Cab 0.00005 =
$6.25, Special "Half Tick" 0.00005 = $6.25 for
premium < 0.0005, spreads w/net premium < 0.0005,
non-generic combo trades < 0.0010.
Options Strike Prices
Options: $.01 per Euro, e.g. $1.0500, $1.0600, etc.
For the first seven expirations, additional strike
prices will be listed at $.005 intervals, e.g.,
$1.0550, $1.0650. Etc.
Futures: Clearing=EC, Ticker=EC, GLOBEX2=6E, PRS=EC,
AON=UG, (100 Threshold)
Options: Clearing Calls/Puts=EC, Ticker Calls=EC,
Ticker Puts=EC, PRS, Calls/Puts=ZC, Weekly
Expiration Options: Calls=1XC/5XC, Puts=1XP/5XP, AON=UG
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