Forex Futures Contracts
Forex futures exchanges standardize each contract, allowing them to have their own unique characteristics. For example, CAD/USD futures have a contract size of CAD $100,000, while the CHF/USD contract size 125,000 Swiss francs.
Advantages of trading Forex Futures
Compared to spot contracts, forex futures spreads are significantly lower. This allows traders with limited funds to more conveniently invest in forex futures
The forex futures transaction cost is basically the fee charged by exchanges for buying/selling a contract. Forex futures transaction costs is also considerably lower, allowing for a more lucrative trading experience.
The relatively high forex futures leverage will give a potential significant boost to the trader’s return on investment.
The Swiss Franc- US Dollar Pair
The Swiss-Franc vs. US Dollar currency pair is considered one of the most popular currency pairs to trade in the futures market. The Swiss vs. US Dollar currency rate fluctuations are highly dependent on the economy of the US, Switzerland and the interest rate differential between the Federal Reserve and the Swiss National Bank. The Swiss Franc’s is a highly stable currency mainly due to Switzerland’s political stability. The currency has been experiencing an increasing demand as a safe haven investment, especially in the 2008 financial crisis. Investors are often drawn to the Swiss Franc during unstable political and economical times. This is due to the fact that safe haven investments are considered to appreciate during such times.
How to trade forex futures successfully is largely dependent on the trader’s awareness of updated economic news effecting the forex market, as well a through understanding of fundamental and technical analysis. PCM International is honored to hold the title of “the best future and forex broker” by many of its customers. This title has been earned because PCM International provides traders with all the resources needed to trade forex and futures contracts. How to trade forex futures successfully is largely dependent on the trader’s awareness of updated economic news effecting the forex market, as well a through understanding of fundamental and technical analysis. One of the resources mentioned above, by PCM International, is the “Economic News” page that provides traders with news that may affect their current/future trades.
Visit our “Economic News” section at: http://fxpcm.com/en/forex/economic-news
Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec
Two Business days before third Wednesday of expiry month
Third Wednesday of Expiry Month
Business day immediately folloing the last trading day
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US$ 0.0001 per CHF or US$ 5 per tick
Monday through to Friday
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500 lots for Banks and institutions promoted by Banks. All other entities 200 Lots
No Price Limits - Note 1*
EFS, EFP, Block trade facilities available
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100% benefits is offered on calendar spread positions
Nil on matched positions
At times of high volatility, an extra margin, as deemed fit by the Exchange, may be charged
Five times the initial Margin