Foreign Futures Contracts

Futures contracts are traded in organized markets. Trade conditions and terms are predetermined prior to performance of trade. There is a certain maturity for such financial instruments. Buyers and sellers either deliver the product–physical delivery is involved–or close their positions through reverse transaction when maturity is due. In future contracts, products can be recorded on currencies, commodities, futures exchange indexes, equities or financial products. Initial margins and maintenance margins are determined by the stock exchange where the product is traded and they are the same for everyone.

A look into the breakdown of trade volumes on the basis of products indicates that Soy Beans, Sugar and Rubber Products are the top three derivatives respectively that are traded the most among agricultural commodity products. And the top three derivatives for energy futures contracts are Brent oil, crude oil and natural gas. When it comes to interest products, ten-year bonds of USA are traded the most. Moreover, two-year and five-year bonds of USA are traded actively in futures exchanges. The ranking in the index futures category includes e-mini S&P500 index, Euro Stoxx 50 and RTS futures contracts. Silver, copper and iron ore stand out among derivatives in the category of precious metals. Russian Ruble and Indian Rupee are currencies with a considerable volume in the futures exchanges, along with major parities in currencies.

Investors must maintain an account under QNB Finansinvest and sign the foreign transactions contract to trade foreign futures contract (i.e. in futures markets). Foreign futures contracts enable performance of transactions via the electronic transaction platform.  The transaction platform allows transactions on desktop, mobile app or via Web trader, a web-based platform.

You can also buy and sell foreign equity shares across the foreign futures contracts platform. Commissions are charged separately in buying and selling for futures contracts, with a fee of USD 10 + exchange  fee per contract. Lower commission opportunities are offered to investors that perform high volume of transactions.

You may also purchase real-time data to track global exchange futures indexes with live stock exchange prices. Our investors perform this transaction on the platform themselves. This way, you can view detailed and gradual data regarding the Dow Jones futures or Nasdaq futures.

Leverage ratios in foreign futures are determined by relevant stock exchanges. Please refer to the examples below to access the leverage ratio for a list of products.

For detailed information, please call our international markets department at 0212 336 72 72 between 09:00 – 23:00 on weekdays.

EURUSD Futures Contracts Leverage Ratio: 1:70

Gold Futures Contracts Leverage Ratio: 1:24

Oil Futures Leverage Ratio: 1:22

Dow Jones Futures Leverage Ratio: 1:35

S&P500 Futures Contracts Leverage Ratio: 1:29

US Ten-Year Bonds Leverage Ratio: 1:100

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