The underlying instrument for USOIL is the light sweet Crude Oil Futures contract which is traded on the CME . West Texas Intermediate (WTI), also known as Texas light sweet, is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing.
Margin Requirements can be viewed in the dealing rates and create order windows on the trading station or by clicking here.
Trading Hours, Expiration and Reference Month
Please click here for trading hours. Please note, however, that hours are subject to change based on Daylight Savings Time. Any holiday hours will be posted here. FXCM expiration dates and current reference month for USOIL are located in the FXCM CFD Expiration PDF.
If you have an open position, the reference month you are trading will not be changed, although expiration dates may be amended. Upcoming reference months may be changed with no prior notice. Please ensure you are aware of which reference month is currently being priced, prior to opening a trade.
Clients that hold an open position on the ‘FXCM Expiration’ will be closed at our bid/offer at 17:00 New York time for USOil, which means the client will realise any floating P/L at the time it is closed. When USOIL expires, all pending Entry orders and Stop/Limit orders that are associated with the expiring contract will be cancelled. Clients will need to re-establish another position if desired after the expiration and reinsert Stop and Limit orders to the new open position.
USOIL has a target spread of 4 pips/points
Max Contract Size
The maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for USOIL is 5,000.
Minimum Pip Cost (Value)
USOil has a minimum value of 0.10 per point (Your per point value may be different if your account is denominated in a different currency. Please refer to the Simple Dealing Rates Window in Trading Station for this value).
The pip/point location is shown below. Each 0.01 price movement on USOIL is 1 pip/point. FXCM’s pricing displays an additional decimal place - ideal for scalpers in a fast-moving market.
Number of FXCM Contracts to Equal 1 Future
100 FXCM USOIL contracts are currently equivalent to one Crude Oil Future.
Due to the current exceptional market events related to this product and in addition to the rights we have in our Terms of Business, until further notice, all USOil CFD contracts may be closed without notice and prior to expiry should the underlying reference price reach or fall below $3.00. We will close open positions at the prevailing price at the time the positions are closed. We do not guarantee the closing price.
In such circumstances the USOil CFD market will remain closed for the remainder of the trading day. We expect to re-open the market at the next available opportunity but the underlying reference may be for another futures contract rather than the near futures contract.
USOIL does not have a financing cost (Rollover) because this contract expires.
With FXCM’s new Enhanced Execution, there is no minimum stop distance.
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