CAD – USD Futures

  • Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange provides local participants with futures contracts in the world major six currencies that are the Euro (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP), Japanese Yen (JPY), Swiss Franc (CHF), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and Australian Dollar (AUD) versus the USD.

    These currency pairs are the most traded in the world. The exchange offers these contracts for hedging and trading in a secure and regulated environment, without remittance of and money overseas. The contracts are deliverable and hence ideal for corporate organization and trading companies to hedge their exposures.

    • Three month contracts to match with most import export exposures
    • Deliverable products
    • Small contract size suitable for traders and organizations with smaller exposures
    • The contracts are quoted as turtle contracts so that profit and loss is realized in USD
    • One of the only regulated platforms offering major currency futures in the entire GCC region
    • Margins are accepted in UAE Dirhams so you can take exposure using local currency
    • UAE is a Tax Free jurisdiction ensuring no tax liability arising out of accrued profit
    • Market hours from 7.00 AM till 11.55 AM UAE time
    • Overlaps most trading zones including Europe and United States
  • ContractParameters
    Contract Symbol DCAD
    Underlying Canadian Dollar ( CAD)
    Contract Size CAD 50,000
    Notional Contract Value CAD 50,000
    Trading Currency US Dollar
    Settlement Currency US Dollar
    Price Quote US$ quoted in Cents per CAD
    Tick Size US$ 0.0001 per CAD or US$ 5 per tick
    Tick Value US$ 5
    Settlement Basis Cash
    Settlement Physically Deliverable
    Last Day of Trading Business days before third Wednesday of expiry month
    Trading Days Monday through to Friday
    Trading Hours 07:00 - 23:55 Hours Dubai time (GMT+4)
    Trading Months Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec
    New Contract Listing Business day immediately folloing the last trading day
    Max Order Size 500 lots for Banks and institutions promoted by Banks. All other entities 200 Lots
    Daily Price Movement Limit No Price Limits (Note 1*)
    Initial Margin based on SPAN Click on the "Initial Margin" TAB
    Calendar Spread Margin 100% benefits is offered on calendar spread positions
    Calendar Spread Margin 100% benefits is offered on calendar spread positions
    Note 1*: For the avoidance of "fat finger" errors, price band shall be 1.5 US Cents from previous settlement price If price breaches the daily price movement limit, trading in particular contract shall continue, with the new trading price range without any cooling period


  • ProductContractLast trading dateExpiry dateTender start dateTender end dateDelivery start dateDelivery end date
    DCAD DCAD-20170314 14-Mar-2017 14-Mar-2017 14-Mar-2017 14-Mar-2017 15-Mar-2017 15-Mar-2017
    DCAD DCAD-20170620 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 21-Jun-2017 21-Jun-2017
    DCAD DCAD-20170919 19-Sep-2017 19-Sep-2017 19-Sep-2017 19-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017
    DCAD DCAD-20171219 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 20-Dec-2017 20-Dec-2017