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CME FX Link Hits New Peak

CME Group says that its FX Link service achieved a record average daily volume of 20K contracts for October, equivalent to $2 billion in notional value and says the growth reflects “the perspective of a growing number of participants that FX Link is a viable proxy for FX swaps and a proven vehicle for macro […]

CME, Bakkt, Outline Bitcoin Option Details

CME Group has released details of its options on bitcoin futures, which were announced in September and are targeted for launch in Q1 2020. As expected, each contract is to be based on one of CME’s bitcoin futures contracts, which in turn consists of five bitcoin, and will be settled into one futures contract when […]

Primary FX Venues See Volume Drop

The primary FX venues have reported a year-on-year decline in spot FX volume, however the news was slightly more positive on a month-on-month basis. CME Group says that it handled notional value of $102.7 billion per day in September, an 8.3% decline from September 2018 but a 29.3% increase from August 2019 – reflecting September’s […]

CME to Launch Bitcoin Options

CME Group has announced plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. “Based on increasing client demand and robust growth in our bitcoin futures markets, we believe the launch of options will provide our clients with additional flexibility to trade and hedge their bitcoin price risk,” says Tim […]

FXPB: It’s Been a Bumpy Road

Galen Stops charts the ups and downs of FX prime brokerage over the past 20 years and looks at how this segment of the market might be ripe for innovation going forward. Ask anyone who has been around in the FX market for the past 20 years to list the key developments that have shaped […]

And Another Thing…

I am struggling to find someone who was not surprised by the BIS data on Monday, I think most of us who study the FX committee semi-annual data closely expected somewhere around the $6 trillion mark, but obviously it blew through that by another 10%. This very much reflects the growth in emerging markets to […]

The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part Two

It’s been a busy 20 years since Profit & Loss launched. Colin Lambert and Galen Stops have picked out 20 key events or trends during that time and asked senior industry figures for their perspective on them – here’s numbers 15-11. 15. Last Look “Last look is a cancer at the heart of the foreign […]

What is the Truth About FX Market Liquidity?

Ask three different people in the FX market what liquidity conditions are like today and you might get three very different answers. For example, one person might argue that there is less liquidity in the market today as regulations have seriously hampered both the ability and willingness of many banks to hold significant risk. On […]

Gemini Added to CME Crypto Data

Gemini digital asset exchange data will be included in the CME CF Reference Rates and Real Time Indices for both Bitcoin and Ether from Friday August 30, the exchange has announced. The CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate, is used to settle CME Bitcoin Futures, with cryptocurrency indices provider CF Benchmarks being the Administrator for the […]

Primary FX Venues Suffer Steep Drops in July

Three primary trading venues in the FX market saw volumes decline sharply in July, to reinforce last week’s reported drops from other platforms. CME Group says its EBS platform handled average daily volume (ADV) of $67.6 billion, a 21.4% decline from June and 17.5% down year-on-year – only April of this year was quieter. In […]