4 minutes


8 DEC 2020

FX in Brief:
Making More Informed Trading Decisions 

By CME Group

Understanding the liquidity characteristics across cash FX and listed FX futures can be powerful for making more informed trading decisions. In the latest “FX in Brief,” Co-Head of EMEA Sales Serge Marston and Global Head of FX Products Paul Houston discuss FX Market Profile, a new tool from CME Group and Quant Analytics to compare these complementary liquidity pools on one screen.

Serge and Paul discuss the specific liquidity characteristics of EUR/USD (6E) and AUD/USD (6A), including insights that traders may learn from using the tool:

  • What liquidity looks like at various points in the trading day
  • Where the best venue to execute trades may be, depending on order size
  • Strategies for placing an order, depending on size and preferred venue
  • How these characteristics differ based on currency pair

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Explore more about the FX market with the following suite of analytical tools:

FX Market Profile
This Week in Options
Volatility Term Structure
FX Options Vol Converter