CME to launch weekly Wednesday FX options

The exchange already offers weekly FX options expiring on Fridays

Paul Houston: "Our clients want to further refine their exposure to mid-week announcements"

The CME Group is launching a new set of weekly foreign exchange options that will expire on Wednesdays. It will be available in premium-quoted and volatility-quoted European-style options, with a 2pm central time fix on five pairs.

The exchange already offers weekly FX options that expire on Fridays. The new contracts, dubbed Wednesday options, will be available in AUD/USD, GBP/USD, CAD/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY.

The Wednesday options will be available for trading and clearing on October 30,

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