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.

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Benefits

Powerful trading platform

  • 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 and a member of Sun Hung Kai Financial ("SHKF"), a leading financial group with a long history in Hong Kong

Education Video – Futures: Learn before you invest (Available in Chinese only)

(Part 1) Basic knowledge of futures trading

(Part 2) Types of futures trading

(Part 3) Trading methods and applications of futures trading

(Part 4) Advantages and risks of futures trading

Remarks: Please be reminded to watch all parts

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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.

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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
9:15am*—12:00 noon
1:00pm*—4:30pm
1:00pm*—4:00pm
5:15pm—1:00am
No AHFT
Mini Hang Seng Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10 
9:15am*—12:00 noon
1:00pm*—4:30pm
1:00pm*—4:00pm
5:15pm—1:00am
No AHFT
H-shares Index Futures HKEx HKD50 x Index 1 = HKD50
9:15am*—12:00 noon
1:00pm*—4:30pm
1:00pm*—4:00pm
5:15pm—1:00am
No AHFT
Mini H-shares Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15am*—12:00 noon
1:00pm*—4:30pm
1:00pm*—4:00pm
5:15pm—1:00am
No AHFT
HSI Volatility Index Futures HKEx HKD5000 x Index 0.05 = HKD250
9:30am—12:00 noon
1:00pm—4:30pm
1:00pm—4:00pm
N/A
IBOVESPA Futures  HKEx HKD5 x Index  5 = HKD5
9:15am—4:30pm
N/A
MICEX Index Futures HKEx HKD100 x Index 0.05 = HKD100
9:15am—4:30pm
N/A
Sensex Index Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15am—4:30pm
N/A
FTSE/JSE Top40 Futures HKEx HKD10 x Index 1 = HKD10
9:15am—4:30pm
N/A
Stock Futures HKEx    
9:30am—12:00 noon
1:00pm—4:00pm
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: 8:45am—9:15am
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm—1:00pm

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

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
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
British Pound CME GBP 62,500 0.0001= USD6.25
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
Japanese Yen CME JPY 12,500,000 0.000001= USD12.50
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
Swiss Franc CME CHF 125,000 0.0001= USD12.50
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
Australian Dollar CME AUD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
New Zealand Dollar CME NZD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
Canadian Dollar CME CAD 100,000 0.0001= USD10.00
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
Chinese RMB / USD CME RMB 1,000,000 0.00001= USD10.00
7:00am—6:00am

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
6:00am—5:15am
Mini Crude Oil NYMEX 500 Barrels 0.025 = USD12.50
6:00am—5:15am
Heating Oil NYMEX 1,000 Barrels 0.0001 = USD4.2
6:00am—5:00am
Natural Gas NYMEX 10,000 mmBtu 0.001 = USD10
6:00am—5:15am
NY RBOB Gasoline NYMEX 42,000 GALs 0.0001 = USD4.2
6:00am—5:15am
Brent Crude ICE 1,000 Barrels 0.01 = USD10
8:00am—6:00am

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
6:00am—5:15am
8:20pm—1:30am
Gold CBOT 100 oz 0.1 = USD10.00
8:00am —6:00am
Silver CBOT 5,000 oz 0.001 = USD5
8:00am —6:00am
Silver NYMEX 5,000 oz 0.005 = USD25
6:00am—5:15am
8:25pm—1:25am
Copper NYMEX 25,000 Pounds 0.05 = USD12.5
6:00am—5:15am
8:10pm—1:00am
Platinum NYMEX 50 oz 0.1 = USD5
6:00am—5:15am
8:20pm—1:05am
Palladium NYMEX 100 oz 0.05 = USD5
6:00am—5:15am
8:30pm—1:00am

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
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Corn CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.0025 = USD12.5
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Soybeans CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.0025 = USD12.5
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Soybean Oil CBOT 60,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD6
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Soybean Meal CBOT 100 Tons 0.1 = USD10
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Rough Rice CBOT 2,000 Hundredweight 0.005 = USD10
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Oats CBOT 5,000 Bushels 0.025 = USD12.5
8:00am—8:45pm
9:30pm—2:15am
Sugar #11 NYMEX 112,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD11.2
6:00am-5:15am
Coffee NYMEX 60,000 Pounds 0.0005 = USD18.75
6:00am-5:15am
Cocoa NYMEX 10Tons 1 = USD10
6:00am-5:15am
Cotton NYMEX 50,000 Pounds 0.0001 = USD5
6:00am-5:15am
Orange Juice NYMEX 15,000 Pounds 0.0005 = USD7.5
6:00am-5:15am

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

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
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
US T-Notes (10 years) CBOT USD100,000 1/64 = USD15.625
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am
US T-Notes (5 years) CBOT USD100,000 1/64 = USD15.625
6:00am—5:00am
8:20pm—3:00am

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

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 with our Customer Service Hotline.

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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.

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

Sun Hung Kai Financial 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
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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)

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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 with our Customer Service Hotline.

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.

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

You may enjoy to trade Hong Kong Index Futures and Index Options products# at HK$8 (per contract per side) and
is unlimited on number of trades. All you need to pay is a monthly subscription fee of HK$8,888!

# Products include Hang Seng Index Futures, Mini-Hang Seng Index Futures, H-shares Index Futures, Mini H-shares Index Futures, HSI Volatility Index (VHSI) Futures, IBOVESPA Futures, MICEX Index Futures, Sensex Index Futures and FTSE/JSE Top 40 Futures

 

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