British pound futures and options on futures contracts traded at CME are designed to reflect changes in the U.S. dollar value of the pound. Futures contracts are quoted in U.S. dollars per pound, and call for physical delivery at expiration. Exercised options contracts are settled by the delivery of futures contracts.
Finanacial institutions, investment managers, corporations and private investors can use British pound futures and options to manage the risks asssociated with currency rate fluctution and to take advantage of profit opportunities stemming from changes in currency rates.
British Pound Futures: 62,5000 lbs. sterling (British pounds)
British Pound Options: One British pound futures contract
Futures: 7:20 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. LTD (9:16a.m.) GLBX2 Mon/Thurs 4:30p.m.-4:00p.m. Sun " Holiday 5:30p.m.-4:00p.m.
Options: 7:20 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. LTD (2:00a.m.) GBLBX2 Mon/Thurs 2:30p.m. to 7:05a.m. Sun " Holiday 5:30 p.m. to 7:05 a.m.
British Pound Futures: Six months in the March quarterly Cycle March, June, Sep, Dec.
British Pound Options: Four months in the March cycle and two months not in the March cycle(serial months), plus 4 weekly Expiration options
British Pound Futures: 1 point=$.0001 per pound sterling=$6.25 per contract
British Pound Options: 1 point = $.0001 per pound sterling=$6.25 per contract
Minimum Price Fluctuation
British Pound Futures-regular: 0.0002=$12.50, calendar spread: 0.0001=$6.25
British Pound Futures-regular: 0.0001=$6.25, calendar spread: 0.0001=$6.25
British Pound Options-regular: 0.0002=$12.50, cab: 0.0001=$6.25, special "half tick" 0.0001=$6.25 for premium, 0.0010, spreads w/net premium, 0.0010, non generic combo trades with total premium, 0.0020.
British Pound Options-regular: 0.0002=$12.50, cab: 0.0001=$6.25
Options Strike Prices
Strikes will be listed at $0.20 per pound sterling, e.g. $1.40, $1.42, $1.44, etc.
For the first seven expirations, additional strike prices will be listed at intervals of $.010, e.g. $1.33, $1.34, $1.35, etc