Futures offer a fast, cost-effective way to trade financial and commodity markets. They are standardized contracts to buy or sell a particular asset at a set price, on a set date in the future, in predefined quantity and quality. Traders worldwide use futures to control risk or seek opportunity on changing markets.
Trade nearly 24 hours/6 days a week when other markets are closed.
More participation in a market means tighter pricing, lower costs and tremendously efficient trading.
See the same prices, quotes and trades as all other participants, fostering true price discovery.
When it comes to trading futures you’ve got to have transparency and speed. Infinox Futures via CQG, powered with real-time Direct Market Access (DMA) market data allows you to see pricing and volume when you need it. When you are ready to execute the trade the millisecond order fulfillment lets you move at the speed of the market. Combine this comprehensive functionality with real-time risk management and it’s a winning combination. This table gives an indication of the margin requirements and tick values for a few of our most popular futures contracts.
Example CME EUR/USD Futures
Buy 1 lot of EURUSD @ 1.14493
Close @ 1.14602 Lots: 1 (equal to 100,000)
Initial Margin = $2,500
P&L = (Close Price – Open Price) * Contract Size * Lots (1.14602 – 1.14493)*100,000*1 = $109.00
Example CME E-Mini S&P 500
Buy 1 lot of E-Mini S&P 500 @ 2589.90
Close @ 2790.90
Lots: 1 (equal to $50 x 2589.90)
Initial Margin = $6,600 P&L = (Close Price – Open Price) * Lots (2790.90 – 2589.90)*1 = $201.00
Example NYMEX Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI)
Buy 1 lot of NYMEX Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) @ 51.563
Close @ 52.283
Lots: 1 ( equal to 1,000*51.563)
Initial Margin = $3,400
P&L = (Close Price – Open Price) * Contract Size * Lots
(52.283 – 51.563)*1,000*1
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