The FX Report: Issue VII

  • 20 Aug 2018
  • By CME Group

In the News

CME FX Link: Now Available on Reuters

Now it’s even easier to access CME FX Link. In addition to CME Direct, you can now access these spreads via the Reuters platform.

Example RICs:
Spreads FX Link RICs:- <JYM8-USDJPY> <1CDU8-USDCAD>

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In Our Markets

Time, Align: Our FX Options Expiration Time Is Changing

In line with feedback from the marketplace, we are changing our FX options expiration time to 10 a.m. New York (10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. CT) to be consistent with the primary OTC market convention. The expiration time will change to 10 a.m. New York (10 a.m. ET) for all contracts expiring after June 7, 2019.

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USD/CNH: Now Cash-Settled and Climbing

We have modified our USD/CNH contract to be cash-settled and better connected to our commodities complex. Since these changes, average daily volume (ADV) has climbed by over 900% compared to YTD ADV achieved for the contract.

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FX Options: Volume up 34% in Asian Hours

EUR/USD, JPY/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD and CAD/USD options today show improved and actionable liquidity in Asian hours, enabling more customers to access the liquidity, capital efficiencies and security of our markets.

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Wednesday Options: Accelerating Through August

Volume reached a new high of 17,218 lots on August 10. This was led by individual record days in AUD/USD of 2,584 lots and JPY/USD of 4,135 lots, culminating in a new open interest record of 38,904 on August 28. Find out how these short-dated instruments can help you manage risk events during the week

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The Numbers You Need

YTD September 12 2018 ADV

Futures $97.5B, +19.9% YTD YoY
Options $9.1B, +3.7% YTD YoY


Wednesday Options

Volume record:
17,218 contracts on Aug 10
Open interest record: 
36,696 contracts on Aug 14


Highest Ever
1,177 on Aug 14

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Rolling 5 Day Average Volume
4,000+ on Sept 7


Futures Volume Record
2,611 contracts on Sept 12

Need to Know

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Oct 2: RBA
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Oct 4: BdeM
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