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Futures

CFTC Clobbers Bank of Nova Scotia with $127 Million Spoofing Fine

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued three Orders filing and settling charges against Bank of Nova Scotia for spoofing in precious metals futures, making false statements to US regulators and  for compliance and oversight failures. The bank has been fined a total of $127.4 million. The first two orders require Scotia to pay […]

ErisX Pioneers First US-Based Ether Futures

ErisX today announced the launch of the first US-based Ether futures contracts, giving individual and institutional investors access to physically delivered futures contracts based on ETH-USD with monthly and quarterly expirations. ErisX is a unified platform for cryptocurrency spot and regulated futures trading and investing. “We are proud to bring this infrastructure to the benefit […]

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 […]

Global Futures, Options Volumes Hit Record Levels

FIA today released data for global futures and options trading in the first quarter of 2020 that shows the total number of contracts traded on derivatives exchanges worldwide rose to 11.41 billion, an all-time quarterly record and an increase of 43.2% over the first quarter of 2019. “The tremendous increase in trading volumes clearly demonstrates […]

Gold Market Dislocates as Physical Supply Hit

Dealers are reporting a dislocation in the spot gold market as the basis risk between futures and physical has blown out over physical delivery concerns. One source reports prices up to 30 big figures wide on some platforms quoting physical while the Comex futures spread remains locked around 30 cents wide. The problem stems from […]

FIA Tech Selects Baton for Futures Payments

FIA Tech, which provides fintech solutions for the futures industry, has selected post-trade service provider Baton Systems, to accelerate brokerage payments and shorten the settlement cycle for its customers. Historically, futures brokers have been burdened by long collection periods, increased costs and write-offs with disparate and error-prone processes across the global network of futures exchanges, […]

Global Exchange Traded FX Growth Anemic in 2019

The volume of exchange traded currency futures and options traded in 2019 grew just 0.2% compared to the previous year, according to new data from the Futures Industry Association (FIA). In total, 3.9 billion currency futures and options were traded on exchanges last year. This means that in percentage terms, this segment – which accounted […]

Geopolitics Drives Record 2019 FX Volumes for SGX

SGX saw record volumes in its FX futures during 2019, which it credits to heightened trading activity due to geopolitical factors. The exchange is reporting aggregate FX volumes of $1.3 trillion for 2019, up 44% from $914 billion in 2018, with a total of 23.5 million futures contracts traded on its platform last year, a […]

SocGen Begins Supporting Eurex FX Futures

Societe Generale (SG) is now supporting Eurex FX futures, from clearing to trading. SG’s clients will now be able to trade FX on Eurex, while any of the exchange’s clients will be able to execute bilaterally off-exchange against the bank or to move between OTC FX and listed FX using exchange for physical (EFP). Chris […]