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Profile of the AUD Futures Market


The AUD futures market is based upon the US Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate, and is traded at the CME (CME Group) in the US. The AUD futures market is traded on the Globex electronic trading system 24 hours per day from 5:00 PM Sunday to 4:00 PM Friday Central Time. The AUD futures market is priced in US Dollars, meaning that the price shown is the amount of US Dollars that are exchanged for one Australian Dolllar.

Contract Specifications

The full contract specifications for the AUD futures market are as follows :

  • Symbol (IB / Sierra Chart Format) : AUD
  • Expiration date (as of April 2009) : June 15th 2009
  • Exchange : GLOBEX
  • Currency : USD
  • Multiplier / Contract value : $100,000
  • Tick size / Minimum price change : 0.0001
  • Tick value / Minimum price value : $10


In 2011, the AUD futures market is open for trading every trading day (Monday to Friday), except for the following holidays, when the opening and closing times are modified :

  • January 1st to 3rd
  • January 14th to 18th
  • February 18th to 22nd
  • April 21st to 24th
  • May 27th to 31st
  • July 1st to 5th
  • September 2nd to 6th
  • October 7th to 10th
  • November 10th and 11th
  • November 23rd to 25th
  • December 23rd to 27th
  • December 3th and 31st

Further Information

Additional information regarding the AUD futures market (e.g. current prices, daily volume, historical performance, etc.) can be found at the CME Group web site.

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