The underlying instrument for UKOIL is Brent Crude which is traded on the ICE Futures Europe. Brent Crude is a major trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide. Brent Crude is sourced from the North Sea, and comprises Brent Blend, Forties Blend, Oseberg and Ekofisk crudes (also known as the BFOE Quotation). The index represents the average price of trading in the 21 day Brent Blend, Forties, Oseberg, Ekofisk (BFOE) market in the relevant delivery month as reported and confirmed by the industry media. Only published cargo size (600,000 barrels (95,000 m3)) trades and assessments are taken into consideration.
Margin Requirement's may differ depending on account type and 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 UKOIL 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 UKOil, which means the client will realise any floating P/L at the time it is closed. When UKOIL 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.
UKOIL has a target spread of 6 pips/points
Max Contract Size
The maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for UKOIL is 5,000.
Minimum Pip Cost (Value)
UKOil 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 UKOIL 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 UKOil are currently equivalent to one Brent Crude (ICE) Future.
UKOIL has no financing cost (Rollover).
With FXCM’s new Enhanced Execution, there is no minimum stop distance.