West Texas Intermediate (WTI), also known as Texas light sweet, is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing. WTI contracts are sold chiefly on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Margin Requirement's may differ depending on trader experience and account equity 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 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 5.0 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
50 FXCM USOil are currently equivalent to one E-Mini Crude Future.
USOIL does not have a financing cost (Rollover) because this contract expires.
With FXCM’s new Enhanced Execution, there is no minimum stop distance.