CME Currency Futures (FX)
Currency futures are futures markets where the underlying commodity is a currency exchange rate, such as the Euro fx to US Dollar exchange rate, or the Japanese Yen to US Dollar exchange rate. Currency futures fx are essentially the same as all other futures markets, and are traded in exactly the same way.
Futures based on currencies are similar to the actual currency markets (often known as Forex), but there are some significant differences. For example, currency futures fx are traded via exchanges, such as the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), but the currency market Forex is traded via currency brokers.
Futures markets are traded at futures exchanges like the CME Group in the US.
FX FUTURES vs. CASH FX
LIQUIDITY AND ACCESS
With over $100 billion in futures and options flowing through CME FX markets every day, the CME offers unmatched liquidity and the ability to get in and out of markets quickly and efficiently.
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
No matter how big or small, the CME offers a level playing field for FX traders. Whether you’re an active individual trader, a hedge fund or an institution, you see and have access to the same tradable prices with complete anonymity in all bids and offers.
FULLY DISCLOSED FEES
Cash FX traders often pay much more than they think for trades. Most Cash FX brokers make their livelihood by building spreads into their quoted price while advertising “commission-free trading.” However, with CME currency fx; Futures traders will always see wholesale tradable prices and provide low transaction fees that are transparent and fully disclosed.
SAFETY & SECURITY
The importance of a guarantor and clearing method is key to trading. The CME offers the unparalleled backing of CME Clearing, which virtually mitigates counterparty credit risk. This is unlike trading Cash FX, where there’s no guarantee of credit worthiness on any transaction.
SPEED & PERFORMANCE
In Cash FX, you may be re-quoted or experience delayed executions. FX Futures traded on CME Globex are executed and instantly confirmed back to the customer significantly faster than any competing electronic platform. Plus, CME Globex is available virtually 24 hours a day to customers around the globe.
- EUR - The Euro fx currency futures to US Dollar future of Globex (CME Group) in the US
- GBP - The British Pound currency futures to US Dollar future of Globex (CME Group) in the US
- CHF - The Swiss Franc currency futures to US Dollar future of Globex (CME Group) in the US
- AUD - The Australian Dollar currency futures to US Dollar future of Globex (CME Group) in the US
- JPY - The Japanese Yen currency futures to US Dollar future of Globex (CME Group) in the US