Futures Contracts | Investment Products | Everbright Sun Hung Kai

Overview

Futures contracts are derivative instruments. A stock futures contract represents a commitment to buy or sell a predefined amount of the underlying stock at a predetermined price on a specified future date.

Commodity futures trading was developed to aid producers, traders, investors and users of agriculture commodities to protect themselves against the price movements of commodities which they would either sell or buy in the future. Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited ("SHKCL" or “we”) provides extensive broking facilities for trading a wide variety of futures. With SHKCL, you can trade Comex Gold, Comex Silver and Comex Copper, among others.

We offer various types of local and oversea futures trading, you can execute trades through our online trading platform.

Benefits

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  • Provide over 20 kinds of global futures for trading, allowing our clients to build diversified investment portfolios
  • Mobile version available, allowing our clients to trade anytime, anywhere

Reliability

SHKCL is a regulated financial institution, a subsidiary of Everbright Sun Hung Kai Company Limited

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Futures contracts are derivative instruments. A futures contract represents a commitment to buy or sell a predefined amount of the underlying assets, e.g. stock, energy resources, metals, agricultural products, etc. at a predetermined price on a specified future date. Unlike securities trading, margins usually range from 5% to 15% of the value of the underlying commodities and are required to be deposited by investors of futures contracts to assure performance on their contract commitments. Please note that the margin requirement is subject to change.

Information of Futures in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's financial market is developing rapidly. Financial supporting services are expanding and deepening. The local futures market has aroused investors’ keen interest. Many types of active futures trading are available.

Futures of local market can be divided into the following type:

Financial Index Futures

Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Fluctuations Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
Morning Session Afternoon Session AHFT Session
Hang Seng Index Futures HKEx HKD50 x Index 1 = HKD50
9:15 am*-12:00  noon
1:00 pm*-4:30 pm
1:00 pm*-4:00 pm
5:15 pm-1:00 am
No AHFT
Mini Hang Seng Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10 
9:15 am*-12:00  noon
1:00 pm*-4:30 pm
1:00 pm*-4:00 pm
5:15 pm-1:00 am
No AHFT
H-shares Index Futures HKEx HKD50 x Index 1 = HKD50
9:15 am*-12:00  noon
1:00 pm*-4:30 pm
1:00 pm*-4:00 pm
5:15 pm-1:00 am
No AHFT
Mini H-shares Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15 am*-12:00  noon
1:00 pm*-4:30 pm
1:00 pm*-4:00 pm
5:15 pm-1:00 am
No AHFT
HSI Volatility Index Futures HKEx HKD5,000 x Index 0.05 = HKD250
9:30 am-12:00  noon
1:00 pm-4:30 pm
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
N/A
IBOVESPA Futures  HKEx HKD5 x Index  5 = HKD5
9:15 am-4:30 pm
N/A
MICEX Index Futures HKEx HKD100 x Index 0.05 = HKD100
9:15 am-4:30 pm
N/A
Sensex Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15 am-4:30 pm
N/A
FTSE/JSE Top40 Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15 am-4:30 pm
N/A
Stock Futures HKEx    
9:30 am-12:00  noon
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
N/A

 Regular Trading Hours
 Trading Hours on Last Trading Day of Spot Month Contract, if different from regular trading hours
* With Pre-Market Opening Period:
Morning Session: 8:45 am-9:15 am
Afternoon Session: 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

The above information is subject to change without notice.

Information of Futures in Overseas

More mature global financial markets see an increased demand from investors to trade global futures products. The global futures market offers different kinds of futures products traded worldwide, including indices, metals, foreign currency, agricultural commodities, crude oil and interest rate, among others.

Overseas futures contracts can be divided into the following types:

Financial Index Futures

Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
USA
Mini-Dow Jones Index Futures ($5) CBOT USD5 x Index 1 = USD5
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-4:15 am
Mini-S&P 500 Index Futures CME USD50 x Index 0.25 = USD12.5
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-4:15 am
Mini-Nasdaq 100 Index Futures CME USD20 x Index 0.25 = USD5
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-4:15 am
Dow Jones Futures ($10) CBOT USD10 x Index 1 = USD10
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-9:15 pm
S&P 500 Futures CME USD250 x Index 0.1 = USD25
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-9:15 pm
NASDAQ-100 CME USD100 x Index 0.25 = USD25
4:30 am-5:30 am
6:00 am-9:15 pm
Europe
Germany DAX Futures EUREX EUR25 x Index 0.5 = EUR12.5
1:50 pm-4:00 am
DJ Euro StoXX Futures EUREX EUR10 x Index 1 = EUR10
1:50 pm-4:00 am
US Dollar Index ICE USD1,000 0.01 = USD10
8:00 am-5:00 am
Asia
Nikkei 225 Stock Index SGX JPY500 x Index 5 = JPY2,500
(No Winter Time)
7:45 am-2:30 pm
(T+1)
3:15 pm-2:00 am
Nikkei 225 Stock Index CME JPY500 x Index 5 = JPY2,500
6:00 am-5:15 am
MSCI Taiwan Index Futures SGX USD100 x Index 0.1 = USD10
(No Winter Time)
8:45 am-1:50 pm
(T+1)
2:35 pm-2:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
2) The above information is subject to change without notice.

Currencies Futures

Currencies Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
Euro CME EUR 125,000 0.0001= USD12.50
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
British Pound CME GBP 62,500 0.0001= USD6.25
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
Japanese Yen CME JPY 12,500,000 0.000001= USD12.50
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
Swiss Franc CME CHF 125,000 0.0001= USD12.50
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
Australian Dollar CME AUD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
New Zealand Dollar CME NZD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
Canadian Dollar CME CAD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
Chinese RMB / USD CME RMB 1,000,000 0.00001= USD10.00
7:00 am-6:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
2) There are two types of trading periods:
 Electronic auction period
 Outcry period
The above information is subject to change without notice.

Energy Resources Futures

Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
Crude Oil NYMEX 1,000 Barrels 0.01 = USD10
6:00 am-5:15 am
Mini Crude Oil NYMEX 500 Barrels 0.025 = USD12.50
6:00 am-5:15 am
Heating Oil NYMEX 1,000 Barrels 0.0001 = USD4.2
6:00 am-5:00 am
Natural Gas NYMEX 10,000 mmBtu 0.001 = USD10
6:00 am-5:15 am
NY RBOB Gasoline NYMEX 42,000 GALs 0.0001 = USD4.2
6:00 am-5:15 am
Brent Crude ICE 1,000 Barrels 0.01 = USD10
8:00 am-6:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
The above information is subject to change without notice.

Metals Futures

Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
Gold NYMEX 100 oz 0.1 = USD10.00
6:00 am-5:15 am
8:20 pm-1:30 am
Gold CBOT 100 oz 0.1 = USD10.00
8:00 am-6:00 am
Silver CBOT 5,000 oz 0.001 = USD5
8:00 am-6:00 am
Silver NYMEX 5,000 oz 0.005 = USD25
6:00 am-5:15 am
8:25 pm-1:25 am
Copper NYMEX 25,000 Pounds 0.05 = USD12.5
6:00 am-5:15 am
8:10 pm-1:00 am
Platinum NYMEX 50 oz 0.1 = USD5
6:00 am-5:15 am
8:20 pm-1:05 am
Palladium NYMEX 100 oz 0.05 = USD5
6:00 am-5:15 am
8:30 pm-1:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
2) There are two types of trading periods:
 Electronic auction period
 Outcry period
The above information is subject to change without notice.

Agricultural Products Futures

Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
Wheat CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.0025 = USD12.5
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Corn CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.0025 = USD12.5
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Soybeans CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.0025 = USD12.5
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Soybean Oil CBOT 60,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD6
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Soybean Meal CBOT 100 Tons 0.1 = USD10
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Rough Rice CBOT 2,000 Hundredweight 0.005 = USD10
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Oats CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.025 = USD12.5
8:00 am-8:45 pm
9:30 pm-2:20 am
Sugar #11 NYMEX 112,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD11.2
6:00 am-5:00 am
Coffee NYMEX 60,000 Pounds 0.0005 = USD18.75
6:00 am-5:00 am
Cocoa NYMEX 10Tons 1 = USD10
6:00 am-5:00 am
Cotton NYMEX 50,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD5
6:00 am-5:00 am
Orange Juice NYMEX 15,000 Pounds 0.0005 = USD7.5
6:00 am-5:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
2) There are two types of trading periods:
 Electronic auction period
 Outcry period
The above information is subject to change without notice.

US Treasuries Bond Futures

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Item Exchange Contract Size Minimum Price Trading Hours (HK Time) Futures Trader Pro
US T-Bonds (30 yrs) CBOT USD100,000 1/64 = USD15.625
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
US T-Notes (10 years) CBOT USD100,000 1/64 = USD15.625
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am
US T-Notes (5 years) CBOT USD100,000 1/64 = USD15.625
6:00 am-5:00 am
8:20 pm-3:00 am

1) Summer time (One-hour delay for winter time)
2) There are two types of trading periods:
 Electronic auction period
 Outcry period
The above information is subject to change without notice.

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Futures Trader Pro Trial Account

HK$1,000,000 virtual money is ready for your trial. Download the Futures Trader Pro trial account now!

Enjoy Futures Trader Pro For Free (Trial)

Download

Futures Trader Pro

If you are a new client, you can now download "Futures Trader Pro". If you have not received your user ID and password, please contact your Investment Consultant directly.

Download

SP Trader Pro HD

You can use the “SP Trader Pro HD” mobile app by logging in with the same User ID and Password you use for “Futures Trader Pro” to start trading futures on the mobile platform immediately.

Download

 

Investments involve risk. Please click here for the Risk Disclosure Statements.

Everbright Sun Hung Kai offers a comprehensive range of futures products, including different market indices, currencies, agricultural commodities, metals and energy resources. In addition to the traditional telephone brokerage services, Futures Trader Pro is an alternative, convenient online futures trading platform dedicated to the trading of futures and options.


We are pleased to announce the launching of our new futures mobile trading platform – FMO. FMO helps you grasp investment opportunities anytime, anywhere. Its major features include:

  • Trade Hong Kong Futures, Index Options and Global Futures 24 hours a day
  • Free real-time quotes
  • Functions to add, view, amend and delete orders
  • Functions to view account information

Act Now! Become our customer!

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Futures Trader Pro Trial Account

HK$1,000,000 virtual money is ready for your trial. Download the Futures Trader Pro trial account now!

Enjoy Futures Trader Pro For Free (Trial)

Download

Futures Trader Pro

If you are a new client, you can now download "Futures Trader Pro". If you have not received your user ID and password, please contact your Investment Consultant directly.

Download

SP Trader Pro HD

You can use the “SP Trader Pro HD” mobile app by logging in with the same User ID and Password you use for “Futures Trader Pro” to start trading futures on the mobile platform immediately.

Download

 

Investments involve risk. Please click here for the Risk Disclosure Statements.