Listed FX options are increasingly a better proxy for the OTC market, as a result more traders can use listed FX options to hedge exposures and adapt to regulatory changes.
Attracted by the credit-agnostic liquidity and flexibility of our centrally cleared offering, including scope of currencies available; the granularity of weekly and monthly expiries on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; alignment with OTC market conventions in terms of style, value date, and expiration time; operational transparency and competitive fees.
Use the CME FX Options Vol Converter to compare G5 listed FX options pricing, converted to OTC terms in one screen, for the first time to better understand the price relationship in an OTC- equivalent vol surface.
Monitor the newly launched CVOL™ index to track implied volatility based on simple variance on G5 pairs – a more representative measure of the market’s expectation of 30-day forward risk.
Q2 2017-Q2 2020 average daily notional listed FX options
Less expensive than trading an equivalent bilateral position in OTC FX options*
Reduction in trading fees for all large trades, electronic or block, with further discounts available
Records broken for largest trade ever in FXO in past six months, now set at $2.9 billion
Expiration time, aligned to OTC market conventions
Rebate program available -
Upwards of $11/M on each trade
* Source: Greenwich Associates study: FX Options in the Age of Uncleared Margin Rules, 2019
View a full list of products across G10 and Emerging Markets – including futures, options on futures, FX Link, and cleared OTC FX products – and how they align to the OTC market.
Use this short guide to FX Options, to know the value to you and your clients
How listed FX options could help buy-side firms save up to 70% on execution costs and reduce UMR funding costs by up to 86%.
Learn how FX options are a proxy for OTC options.
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CME Group's instructor David Gibbs explores the benefits of listed FX options for your clients in this teach-in tailored to intermediaries and brokers.
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