Mexican Peso/U.S. Dollar futures

Mexican Peso ADV in June 2020 of 61,846; up 53% vs May 2020

Key macro facts

Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and the 15th largest economy in the world with nominal GDP of $1.2 trillion in 2019.  The Mexican economy was originally expected to grow by less than one percent in 2020.  However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, economists now predict the Mexican economy will contract by as much as 8.8% in 2020 with inflation increasing to 3.5% for the remainder of the year.  Analysts foresee the Mexican unemployment rate hitting 15.8% in the third quarter of this year.  Since February, the Bank of Mexico has acted aggressively by cutting its key policy interest rate by 175 basis points to 5.5% while announcing unprecedented liquidity-boosting measures of nearly $40 billion.  Economists expect Mexican interest rates to remain low because of subdued economic activity, weak labor market conditions, and an increase in investor demand for low-risk assets.

Key stats

  • MXN Futures Notional ADV in June of $1.39B up 61% MoM
  • Mexican Peso ADV in June 2020 of 61,846; up 53% vs May 2020
  • MXN futures YTD 2020 average daily notional traded of $1.4B

Key features

  • Tight bid-ask spreads across all trading hours by dedicated market makers providing liquidity across all time zones.
  • Manage MXN peso FX forward and swap exposure through CME FX Link, the first electronic spread connecting the OTC FX and FX futures market.
  • Also available MXN Options, with June ADV of 156 (up 25.7% YoY) to be traded on Globex or as Blocks *Threshold 50 lots)

Key capital efficiencies and potential margin offsets

  • 50% savings with Brazilian Real (BRL/USD),
  • 30% savings with Canadian Dollar (CAD/USD)
  • 60% South African Rand (ZAR/USD)

Be Part of the Trend and Trade Mexican Peso Futures at CME Group

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CME Globex: 6M Bloomberg: PEA Curncy Reuters: 0#MPSS: 

Block minimum threshold: 100

Available in Monthlies and Quarterlies

Also available to trade on FX Link cmegroup.com/fxlink

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CME is eliminating the current spot month position limit of 45,000 contracts in MXN futures and options, effective trade date Monday, November 4, 2019 commencing with the December 2019 contract month and beyond. 

With the continued success and development of the MXN/USD futures and options markets, active market participants, who have accumulated large positions prior to contract expiration, will now find it easier from an execution and operational standpoint to roll their futures and options positions forward in time prior to the cessation of trading in an expiring MXN future without having to worry about meeting spot month position limits during the last four trading days of a contract expiration.

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55 Futures, 24 Options, 26 CSFs and 12 NDFs.

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Contract Specifications

Contract Unit 500,000 Mexican pesos
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sundays: 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) next day. Monday – Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT the next day, except on Friday – closes at 4:00 p.m. and reopens Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT.
CME ClearPort: Sunday 5:00 p.m. - Friday 5:45 p.m. CT with no reporting Monday - Thursday from 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT
Minimum Price Fluctuation $.00001 per Mexican peso increments ($5.00/contract).
Product Code CME Globex: 6M
CME ClearPort: MP
Clearing: MP
Listed Contracts Thirteen consecutive calendar months plus 2 deferred March quarterly cycle contract months
Settlement Method Deliverable
Termination Of Trading 9:16 a.m. Central Time (CT) on the second business day immediately preceding the third Wednesday of the contract month (usually Monday).
Settlement Procedures Physical Delivery
Mexican Peso Futures Settlement Procedures
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 256
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Contract Unit One futures contract for 500,000 Mexican pesos
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.00001 per Mexican peso increment = $5.00
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per Mexican peso increment
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday 5:00 p.m. - Friday - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT
CME ClearPort: Sunday 5:00 p.m. - Friday 5:45 p.m. CT with no reporting Monday - Thursday from 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT
Open Outcry: 7:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time (CT)
Product Code CME Globex: 6M
CME ClearPort: MP
Open Outcry: MP
Clearing: MP
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 12 consecutive months
Settlement Procedures Option on physical delivery futures contract
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates at 11:30 a.m. CT on the second Friday prior to the third Wednesday of the contract month.
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 256A
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Exercise Style European style. Auto-exercised against CME Group FX Fixing Price; no contrary instructions allowed.
In-the-money (ITM) strikes exercised. Out-of-the-money (OTM) strikes abandoned.
An option is ITM if the CME Group FX Fixing Price for the underlying futures contract is equal to or above the strike price in the case of a call or below the strike price in the case of a put.
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Mexican Peso Futures

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