CME releases specifications for newly created Bloomberg Dollar Spot index futures

CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace today announced that effective Sunday, April 3, 2016 for trade date Monday, April 4, 2016, and pending all CFTC regulatory review periods, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. will list the CME Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index Futures contract for trading on CME Globex and for submission for clearing through CME ClearPort.

The contract, which was announced back in February is based on the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index (BBDXY). The contract will incorporate standardized contract specifications and will be cash settled with a pricing basis quoted in index points.


  • The current notional size of the contract is approximately US$123,000 and will feature quarterly contract listings out one year and minimum tick sizes of 0.10 index points (US$10.00) for outright transactions and 0.05 index points (US$5.00) for calendar spread transactions.
  • CME Globex / CME ClearPort Code: BDI
  • Listing Schedule: 4 contract expirations in the March, June, September, and December quarterly cycle.
  • Initial Contract Months Listed: June 2016, September 2016, December 2016, and March 2017

To view full contract specifications and the CME fee schedule click here (PDF).

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