WTI Crude Oil Futures
WTI (West Texas Intermediary) is one of the premier oil benchmarks in the world. The use of WTI as a pricing mechanism extends far beyond its local and refined export markets. With production accounting for over 10% of global demand, and pricing accounting for over 25% of global supply, the DGCX WTI futures contract provides accessibility to the global energy market to a wider range of participants.
Paired with the DGCX’s existing USD currency suite, the WTI futures contract will draw a stronger appeal to existing contracts on other global exchanges which are of a larger size. The DGCX WTI contract will help facilitate price discovery by new market participants, offering protection and hedging opportunities to all.
- Trade your views, tax free on the international Crude oil market
- Arbitrage opportunity with global commodity exchanges as well as existing DGCX Mini WTI Futures contract.
- Low cost structure with 100% trading margin credit against the major DGCX Mini WTI Futures contract, as well as the main WTI contract spreads.
- Greater access to international energy markets with clear, understandable regulations
- Unique trading opportunity in the region to participate in global oil markets
- Larger contract size in line with other global exchanges
- USD denominated, Cash settled with a tick size of USD $10
- Tax Free – No transaction Tax and Zero Capital Gains tax
- Market hours encompassing the largest global liquidity pools
- Basis 1,000 Barrels contract, traded on a secure regulated marketplace
Contract Parameters Contract Symbol DWTI Underlying DGCX West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures Contract Size 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) Notional Contract Value USD 1,000 X DGCX West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures Trading Currency USD Settlement Currency USD Price Quote US Dollars and Cents per barrel Tick Size USD 0.01 per barrel (US$ 10 per tick) Tick Value USD 10 Settlement Basis Cash Only Settlement Contract Final Cash Settlement Price The front month settlement price for WTI Crude Oil futures as made public by NYMEX for the Last Day of Trading of the DGCX front month contract Last Day of Trading Last Day of Trading shall be the fourth US business day prior to the 25th calendar day of the month that precedes the Delivery Month. If the 25th calendar day is not a US business day; Last Day of Trading shall be the fourth US business day prior to the US business day that precedes the 25th calendar day. If the fourth US business day is not a DGCX Business Day, then the preceding DGCX Business Day shall be the Last Day of Trading Trading Days Monday through to Friday Trading Hours DGCX Trading Hours Trading Months Twelve consecutive months plus ten contract months consisting of June and December months will be listed for an additional five calendar years New Contract Listing Business day immediately following the last trading day Max Order Size 500 contracts EFP / EFS / Block Trades As per DGCX By-Laws. Minimum Block size permitted is 200 contracts. Time Limit for EFP / EFS / Block Trade Registration Up to 5 minutes after cessation of trading on any trading day Initial Margin based on SPAN USD 4,000 per lot (subject to change) Extra Margin At times of high volatility, an extra margin, as deemed fit by the Exchange, may be charged. Calendar Spread Margin 100% benefit is offered on calendar spread positions Daily Price Movement limit No Limits - Note 1* Note 1*: There will be no limits on intra-day price movements, however to restrict data-entry errors the system will not allow entry of orders having prices higher or lower than US$ 3 as compared to the Previous Close Price. Exchange shall relax the intra-day price range for the prices of the contract approaching the US$ 3 limit
Product Contract Last trading date Expiry date Tender start date Tender end date Delivery start date Delivery end date DWTI DWTI-20170119 19-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170217 17-Feb-2017 20-Feb-2017 20-Feb-2017 20-Feb-2017 20-Feb-2017 20-Feb-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170320 20-Mar-2017 21-Mar-2017 21-Mar-2017 21-Mar-2017 21-Mar-2017 21-Mar-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170419 19-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170519 19-May-2017 22-May-2017 22-May-2017 22-May-2017 22-May-2017 22-May-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170619 19-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170719 19-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170821 21-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 22-Aug-2017 DWTI DWTI-20170919 19-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 DWTI DWTI-20171019 19-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017 DWTI DWTI-20171117 17-Nov-2017 20-Nov-2017 20-Nov-2017 20-Nov-2017 20-Nov-2017 20-Nov-2017 DWTI DWTI-20171218 18-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017 19-Dec-2017