Futures are one of the most popular form of CFDs. RCM offer a range of Futures from around the world, including ICE Dollar Index and CBOE VIX Index. Online Futures based CFDs are offered exclusively on RCM’ MetaTrader 4 Platform.

CFD futures are priced directly from the underlying futures markets, with commissions, financing charges and dividend adjustments all built into the spread itself. RCM offers competitive spreads across all of our Future CFDs.

The following table shows our selection of global Futures CFDs


Index Symbol
ICE Dollar Index Futures DXY
CBOE VIX Index Futures VIX
Brent Crude Oil Futures BRENT
WTI Crude Oil Futures WTI

Futures CFD Example

Buying the Volatility Index (VIX)

Opening the Position

The price of the VIX is 14.05/14.20. You are of the view that market volatility will increase so you decide to buy 1 contract at 14.20. (One contract is equal to $0.01 per point, there are 100 pointsper 1.00 change in the index). No commission is charged on Futures CFDs.

For every point that the bid quote on the VIX rises above 14.20 you will make a profit of $0.01 USD, for every point the bid quote falls below 14.20 you will lose $0.01 USD.

Closing the Position

Four days later, the VIX has risen to 18.20/18.35 and you decide to take your profit. You close your position by selling 1 contract at 18.20.

 The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:

Opening Price 14.20
Closing Price 18.20
Difference 4.00 (400 Index points)
Gross Profit on Trade 400 x 1 contracts ($0.01 per point) = USD $4.00

You should be aware that if the market had moved in the opposite direction, you would have made a loss that could have exceeded your initial deposit.

Upcoming Expiring, Spot Oil and Tradable Markets

Futures expiry/roll process

RCM Futures CFDs are set to expire on the day the contract expires on the underlying market. When a Futures CFD contract expires, all open positions will be closed at the futures settlement price; as reported by the futures exchange. This process would usually take place on the day following the expiry. Open positions are not rolled to the next front month so any clients wishing to hold long term positions must reopen the trade on the next available contract.

Index Symbol Contract Month Expiry Date
US Volatility Index Futures VIXQ7 AUG-17 15-AUG-17
WTI Crude Oil Futures WTIU7 SEP-17 21-AUG-17
Brent Crude Oil Futures BRENTV7 OCT-17 31-AUG-17
US Dollar Index Futures DXYU7 SEP-17 15-SEP-17
US Volatility Index Futures VIXU7 SEP-17 19-SEP-17
WTI Crude Oil Futures WTIV7 OCT-17 19-SEP-17

Soft Commodities Expiry Information:

Soft Commodity Contract Month Expiry Date
CoffeeU7 SEP-17 22-AUG-17
CornU7 SEP-17 30-AUG-17
WheatU7 SEP-17 30-AUG-17
SoybeanU7 SEP-17 30-AUG-17
SugarV7 OCT-17 28-SEP-17

Contract Specification Sheet

RCM Contract Specification Sheet provides further information regarding the Futures on offer their trading hours and spreads.

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