Weekly Equity Index Options on Futures

Wednesday Weekly FX Options on Futures

More Precise FX Risk Management

Weekly premium-quoted and volatility-quoted FX options on futures provide liquid, short-term expiration granularity that allows for more precise and capital-efficient FX risk management.

Now available: Wednesday options on futures are now available for trading.

Wednesday options on futures have been available for trading since October 29, just in time for the November 1 FOMC rate announcement. The addition of Wednesday options provides you with the opportunity to fine-tune your trading strategies, particularly ahead of mid-week market-moving events and reports. The new Wednesday options will have the exact specification of the existing options expiring on Fridays, but they will expire on Wednesdays.

Key Benefits

  • Available on EUR/USD, JPY/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD and CAD/USD
  • Premium-Quoted or Volatility-Quoted formats
  • European-style expiration at 2 p.m. Central Time (CT)[RM1] [RH2]
  • Four contracts listed on a rolling basis, starting with: November 1, 8, 15 and 22

Event-Driven Trading Opportunities: Add a new maturity to your strategy and access the liquidity of Wednesdays

Central Bank Meetings for 2018

Event Upcoming Dates
FOMC March 20-21
May 1-2
June 12-13
July 31-August 1
September 25-26
November 7-8
December 18-19
Bank of England February 8
March 22
May 10
June 21
August 2
September 13
October 1
December 20
European Central Bank March 8
April 26
June 14
July 26
September 13
October 25
December 13
Bank of Japan March 7
April 18
May 30
July 11
September 5
November 24
December 5
Bank of China March 7

The codes you need

Name Clearing/Floor Code Globex Code SPAN Code SPAN Combined Commodity Code
Wednesday Premium Quoted European Style Options on Australian Dollar/US Dollar Futures WA1-WA5 WA1-WA5 ADU AD
Wednesday European VQOs on Australian Dollar/US Dollar Futures VA1-VA5 VA1-VA5 ADU AD
Wednesday Premium Quoted European Style Options on British Pound/US Dollar Futures WG1-WG5 WG1-WG5 GBU BP
Wednesday European VQOs on British Pound/US Dollar Futures VG1-VG5 VG1-VG5 GBU BP
Wednesday Premium Quoted European Style Options on Canadian Dollar/US Dollar Futures WD1-WD5 WD1-WD5 CAU CD
Wednesday European VQOs on Canadian Dollar/US Dollar Futures VC1-VC5 VC1-VC5 CAU CD
Wednesday Premium Quoted European Style Options on Euro/US Dollar Futures WE1-WE5 WE1-WE5 EUU EC
Wednesday European VQOs on Euro/US Dollar Futures VE1-VE5 VE1-VE5 EUU EC
Wednesday Premium Quoted European Style Options on Japanese Yen/US Dollar Futures WJ1-WJ5 WJ1-WJ5 JPU JY
Wednesday European VQOs on Japanese Yen/US Dollar Futures VJ1-VJ5 VJ1-VJ5 JPU JY

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