U.S. Dollar/Offshore Chinese Renminbi futures

June 2020 Average Open Interest of 1,856, up 16% vs May 2020

Key macro facts

China is the world’s second largest economy with a nominal gross domestic product of $14.1 trillion in 2019.  In order to prevent a second Covid-19 wave, China has tightened coronavirus restrictions in Beijing and other cities where further outbreaks have occurred.  The People’s Bank of China has launched a $79 billion stimulus effort to help companies stricken by the virus.  The central bank also lowered the reserve requirement ratio by one percent while cutting the interest rates on its relending and rediscounting facilities in July.  Economists expect China’s real GDP growth to be only one percent in 2020.  Chinese GDP was down -6.8% during the first half of 2020.  Analysts estimate at least an additional 22 million workers will lose their jobs in 2020, pushing up the Chinese unemployment rate to around 10%.  Around 250 million workers are expected to experience significant wage cuts between 10 to 50% this year.

Key stats

  • CNH average daily notional traded in June 2020 of $97M
  • June 2020 average daily volume of 791 contracts.

Key features

  • Cash-settled against HK TMA Fix
  • Monthly expiries
  • Hedging and risk management opportunities based on the offshore RMB curve.
  • Multiple contract sizes allow for increased trading flexibility and broader market participation.
  • Block trading eligibility of standard size contracts, with maturities out three years to more effectively manage long-term exposure.
  • Nearly 24-hour access to one of the world’s fastest growing currencies through CME Globex.

Key capital efficiencies and potential margin offsets

  • 50% savings with Norwegian Krone (NOK/USD) and Swedish Krona (SEK/USD)
  • 50% savings with Copper (HG)
  • 65% savings with Australian dollar (AUD/USD)

New: Get up to 40% margin offsets with USD/CNH futures and Shanghai Gold futures.

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Standard futures

CME Globex: CNH Bloomberg: CHYA Curncy  Reuters: 0#CNC: 

Block minimum threshold: 10

Available in Monthlies and Quarterlies  

Micro futures

CME Globex: MNH Bloomberg: MHYA Curncy Reuters: 0#MNH


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Contract Specs

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