Normal Daily Settlements until Rollover Date
CME Group staff determines the daily settlement of AUD/USD futures (6A) at 14:00 Central Time (CT), the settlement period, based on trading activity on CME Globex.
The lead month* is the expiry month and the contract expected to be the most active.
Tier 1: If three or more contracts trade in the lead month occur on CME Globex between 13:59:30 and 14:00:00 CT, the settlement period, then the contract settles to the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of trades occurring during this 30-second period.
Tier 2: If two or fewer contracts trade between 13:59:30 and 14:00:00 CT, then the lead month settles to the time-weighted average (TWAP) of the midpoint of the bid and ask spread on CME Globex during this 30-second period.
Tier 3: If a bid and ask are not available on CME Globex during this period, then CME staff uses quote vendor spot rates and forward points to International Monetary Market (IMM) dates to determine the lead contract’s synthetic daily settlement.
All back months will settle to interpolated prices from WM Reuters. The settlements will be normalized against the Lead Month settle vs. the interpolated price for the lead month from WM Reuters. All settlements for back months will be validated against any spread markets involving the lead month.
*The designated lead month (in each product) will roll on the Thursday evening (for Friday’s trade date) prior to each quarterly futures expiration. For instance, the September contract will be the lead month from the Thursday evening prior to the June expiration until the Thursday evening prior to the September expiration.
Normal Final Settlement
The final settlement price of the expiring contract for AUD/USD futures (6A) is determined on the last day of trading at 9:16 a.m. Central Time (CT).
The settlement price of the expiring contract is derived from the more actively traded, next deferred contract month. The spread differential between the expiring contract and from the next deferred month is applied to the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of CME Globex trades in the next deferred contract month during the 30-second settlement period between 9:15:30 and 9:16:00 a.m. CT to generate a final settlement price.
AUD/USD (6A) futures are physically delivered upon expiration. For additional details on delivery, please see the CME Rulebook (Chapter 255).
E-micro AUD/USD Futures
Normal Daily Settlement Procedure
The settlement in the E-micro AUD/USD (M6A) futures contract is derived directly from the settlement in the regular sized AUD/USD (6A) futures contract.
If the 6AU2 settles 8725, then the settlement for the corresponding micro contract, M6AU2, would be .8725.
Normal Final Settlement Procedure
The final settlement in the E-Micro AUD/USD (M6A) futures contract is derived directly from the final settlement of the corresponding AUD/USD (6A) contract.
If the final settlement in the 6AU2 is 8725, then the final settlement in the corresponding micro contract, M6AU2, would be .8725.
E-Micro AUD/USD (M6A) futures are physically delivered upon expiration. For additional details on delivery, please see the CME Rulebook (Chapter 291).