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CME Rolls Out C-Cross for FX Link

CME Group is to roll out its Committed Cross (C-Cross) functionality to FX Link. Subject to regulatory approvals the change is due to go live on July 27 meaning FX market participants will be able to communicate pre-execution to agree details of a transaction, including size, price and direction. Unlike block trades which are negotiated […]

Firms Partner to Aid CME TR Migration

Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye, and the London Stock Exchange Group’s regulatory reporting platform UnaVista, have announced a partnership to support financial firms with reporting services as they migrate from CME’s European Trade Repository (TR) and NEX Abide regulatory reporting services, which will close in November 2020. SteelEye has been a technical router into UnaVista’s […]

And Finally…

So, do we need to talk about the primary venues? The ADV data from CME Group (which obviously includes EBS) and Refinitiv makes for pretty grim reading with the latter two reporting the lowest daily turnover since they started publishing data in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and the former being in the fifties of billions […]

New ADV Lows for FX Primary Venues

May saw average daily volume on both EBS and Refinitiv’s spot platforms fall back further from April, with both reporting their lowest ADV since they started reporting data in January 2007 and April 2009 respectively. CME Group, which owns EBS, says spot ADV was $56.7 billion in May, a 6.7% decline from April and 27.7% […]

CME Reports Uptick in Bitcoin Trading Ahead of Halving

CME Bitcoin futures and options have seen a ramp-up in trading activity ahead of this week’s halving. Year-to-date, Bitcoin futures average daily volume (ADV) reached 8,456 contracts (42,280 equivalent of bitcoin), up 43% compared to the same period in 2019. Options on Bitcoin futures total volume is now over 2,250 contracts and a record 216 contracts […]

CME Auctions Ronin’s Assets

CME Group Friday confirmed that, pursuant to its rules, CME Clearing auctioned off portfolios of Ronin, LLC when it could no longer meet capital requirements. Though Ronin is a direct clearing member, it does not handle customer business, so no clients were impacted by the auction, CME stated. Ronin Capital was a global, multi-strategy proprietary […]

NFA Increases Minimum Security Deposits on FX

The National Futures Association (NFA) announced that, effective Monday at 5:00pm CT on March 22, the minimum security deposits required to be collected and maintained by FDMs on both new and existing positions will be increased on the Norwegian krone to 7% and Mexican peso ti 10%. NFA says the decision by the Executive Committee […]

UK to Probe Sterling Move Ahead of BoE Rate Announcement

Security around the Bank of England’s decision making process is once again in the spotlight after sterling jumped 15 seconds before the latest monetary policy announcement was made. Late last year it was revealed that a company was using an audio feed from the Bank’s press conferences post announcement to give traders an advantage over […]

Bitcoin Options Go Live on CME

Options on bitcoin futures are now available on CME’s Globex platform. “Based on actively traded Bitcoin futures, our new contract offers a cost-efficient tool to hedge uncertain markets,” says CME in a release issued today. The exchange group adds that these options will provide a new way for traders to diversify their trading strategies and […]

And Finally…

Welcome to 2020 and may I wish you all a healthy and prosperous new year – if we’re looking in purely market terms I suppose that means some volatility. There were a few things that caught my eye over the holiday period, all of which I will, hopefully, get to in the next week, but […]