Australia’s resource-driven economy is heavily dependent on global growth and commodity prices. CME listed FX futures offer more precise risk management of AUD/USD exposure through firm pricing, convenient monthly and quarterly futures and weekly, monthly, and quarterly options, and flexibility to trade via a central limit order book, direct with blocks, or EFRPs.

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Features and benefits


$100B in daily notional FX liquidity, 3M in OI, and tight bid/ask spreads can help lower trading costs.

Capital, credit efficiencies of futures

Free up capital via lower margin requirements, futures leverage, shorter margin period of risk, margin offsets with other FX contracts.

Mitigate counterparty risk

All trades are backed by CME Clearing to mitigated counterparty credit risk, so you can trade with confidence.

Flexible and transparent market

See the same prices, quotes, trades as everyone else in the marketplace and make trades how you need to: central limit order book, blocks or Exchange for Physicals.

Nearly 24-hour access

Act as market-moving world news and events unfold.

Easily roll OTC Positions into futures

CME FX Link connects OTC FX and FX futures with one Globex spread, so you can add efficiency and better manage FX exposures.

Explore this product in depth

Track forward-looking risk expectations on AUD/USD with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 30-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on AUD/USD futures.


CME FX Link, the only central limit order book for FX swaps, is now available with committed cross functionality, helping you achieve greater capital and credit efficiencies.

Key economic reports and factors that move markets

The Australian dollar is often regarded as a risk-seeking currency, providing higher returns historically when the global macroeconomic landscape is stable. Therefore, its price often fluctuates with the overall risk sentiment.

Meets 11 times a year to determine interest rates in the Australia.

Meets eight times a year on U.S. monetary policy and the key interest rate. Any change will impact the global macroeconomic landscape, including relative attractiveness of other countries’ currencies.

Commodities drive the performance of the Australian economy, with the country’s economy moved by prices of commodities it exports to APAC countries that include China.

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Take self-guided courses on Australian Dollar futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the Australian Dollar market and start trading.

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