At KGI Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., we offer immediate access to global exchanges via our electronic trading platforms, 24-hour dealer-assisted dealing and execution services.


Exchange Traded Futures and Options Products

Agriculture

Beyond production and import/export, agricultural commodities are also traded on major futures exchanges around the world. By trading agriculture futures, you have the opportunity of locking in a future price to avoid price risk. Trading specialists trade billions of futures contracts every year globally from corns, soybeans, oats, coffee and sugar.

BENEFITS OF TRADING AGRICULTURE FUTURES:

  • Hedge against declining crop prices without foregoing the opportunity to profit if prices increase.
  • Achieve your investment objectives amidst different market scenarios – rising prices, falling prices, or stable prices.
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA CBOT Corn, Mini Corn, Soybeans, Mini Soybeans, Soybean Oil, Soybean Meal, Wheat, Mini Wheat, Oats, Rough Rice
CME Live Cattle, Lean Hog, Feeder Cattle, Pork Bellies, Lumber 110
ICE Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar #11, Orange Juice
Europe LIFFE Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, Wheat
Asia JFX Cocoa, Olein
MDEX Crude Palm Oil
SGX Rubber
TGE Corn, Robusta Coffee, Arabica Coffee, Raw Sugar, Soybeans, Soybeans (Non-GMO), Red Bean
TOCOM Rubber

Energy

Petroleum is the world’s most widely used fuel while crude oil is the most actively traded commodity. The NYMEX light futures contract in particular, is the world's largest-volume futures contract traded on a physical commodity.

Besides crude oil, natural gas is also highly traded as it is an important fuel source and a major feedstock for fertilizers. Trading energy futures allow investors to manage their exposure against fluctuation of energy prices and to explore investment opportunities. Energy commodities range from crude oil, natural gas, kerosene, gasoline and gas oil.


BENEFITS OF TRADING ENERGY FUTURES:

  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Producers – to hedge against lower prices on their production.
  • Refineries – to hedge against higher crude oil costs and against declines in refinery margins.
  • Pipeline Shippers – to hedge against declining value of inventories.
  • Wholesalers – to hedge against both contract purchases and contract sales.
  • Retailers – to hedge against both inventories price decline and retail margin decline.
  • End Users – to hedge against increasing prices on anticipated purchases.
  • Freight Shippers – to hedge against increases in fuel surcharges.
  • Speculators – to capitalize on price movements and speculative purchase and sales.
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA NYMEX Crude Oil, Mini Crude, Heating Oil #2, Natural Gas, Mini Natural Gas, Gasoline
ICE Brent Crude, Gas Oil, WTI Crude
Asia TOCOM Kerosene, Gasoline, Crude Oil
ICE Futures Singapore ICE Mini Brent Crude Futures (100 BBL), ICE Mini Low Sulphur Gasoil Futures (10mt), Mini WTI Crude Futures (100 BBL)

Metals

Metals are classified into precious metals and base metals and are used as raw materials in key industries globally, such as automobile, construction and shipping.

Businesses and individual traders trade metal futures mainly to profit from, or hedge themselves from price fluctuations.


BENEFITS OF TRADING METAL FUTURES:

  • Liquid financial instruments that are standardised by quality and quantity.
  • Cost-efficient trading and risk management opportunities.
  • Metal futures prices are widely and instantaneously disseminated, serving as world reference prices.
  • Metal futures markets allow hedgers and investors to trade anonymously through futures brokers.
  • Rigorous financial standards and surveillance procedures by the exchanges ensure safe, fair, and orderly markets
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA COMEX Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminium
NYMEX Palladium, Platinum
CBOT 100 Oz Gold, 5,000 Oz Silver, Mini-Sized Gold, Mini-Sized Silver
Europe LME Aluminium, Copper, Steel Billet, Nickel, Tin, Zinc
Asia TOCOM Gold, Silver, Platinum
ICE Futures Singapore ICE Kilo Gold Futures
SGX Iron Ore

Stock Index

A stock index is a performance benchmark of a stock market, and each index consists of a different multiple to determine the price of the futures contracts. Index futures replicate the performance of an underlying stock market index.

They also double up as hedging and trading instruments that help to protect the investor against, or profit from stock market fluctuations without having to change his actual dollar investment in stocks. Dow Jones Index, Hang Seng Index, S&P 500, DAX, Nikkei 225 and China A50 are some of the high volume contracts that our clients can trade with you.


BENEFITS OF TRADING STOCK INDEX FUTURES:

  • Diversify risks by spreading over a basket of stocks.
  • Hedge portfolio against price fluctuations.
  • Flexibility of buying or selling first (shorting)
  • Substantial liquidity in terms of large open interest, volume and tight bid/offer spreads.
  • Online access to global futures exchanges, 24 hours daily throughout the week.
  • Small investment outlay.
  • Leverage trading on margin (if losses exceed initial deposits, investor needs to top up additional margin funds at short notice.
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA CBOT Dow Jones, Mini Dow Jones, Big Dow Jones
CME USD Nikkei, Yen-based Nikkei, S&P 500, S&P 500(MidCap), E-mini-S&P, E-mini-S&P ASIA 50, E-mini-S&P Midcap 400, NASDAQ, E-mini NASDAQ 100, Russell 2000, E-mini Russell
ICE.US US$, Russell 2000, Mini Russell 2000
Europe EUREX DAX, Euro STX-50, STX-50, Swiss Market Index (SMI)
LIFFE CAC 40, FTSE 100
Asia Pacific HKFE Hang Seng, Mini Hang Seng, H-Share, Mini H-Share
KSE KOSPI
MDEX KL Composite Index
JPX Nikkei, Nikkei 225 Mini, Topix, Mini Topix, NK Stock Average Index
TAIFEX TAIEX Futures, Mini-TAIEX Futures, TAIEX Options
TSE TOPIX, Mini-TOPIX
SGX Nikkei 225, USD Nikkei 225, Mini Nikkei 225, Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, MSCI Taiwan, MSCI Asia APEX 50 Index, CNX Nifty, FTSE Xinhua China A50, MSCI Asia Apex 50 Index
SFE SPI 200 Sydney Index

Interest Rate

Trading in interest rate futures enables investors to hedge interest rate risks and in turn reduces the overall cost of borrowing and financing. Interest rate futures allow the buyer and seller to lock in the price of the interest-bearing asset for a future date.

Interest rate futures contracts include Treasury-bill futures, Treasury-bond futures and Eurodollar futures.


BENEFITS OF TRADING INTEREST RATE FUTURES:

  • Protection of interest rate related assets and liabilities from the impact of price volatility.
  • Opportunities to profit from the accuracy of predictions on interest rates movements.
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA CBOT T-Bonds, T-Note (10 Year), T-Note (5 year), T-Note (2 Year)
CME Eurodollar, T-Bills
LIFFE Japanese Goverment Bond, Long Gilts, Eurodollar, Euribor, Euroswiss
Europe EUREX Euro-bunds
Asia SGX Eurodollar, Euroyen TIBOR, Euroyen LIBOR, Japanese Goverment Bond, Mini Japanese Goverment Bond, 3 Month Singapore Dollar Interest Rate, Singapore Goverment Bond
JPX Japanese Goverment Bond (JGB), Mini-JGB
TIFFE Euroyen
SFE 30-Day Interbank, 90-Day Bank Bill, T-Bond (3year), T-Bond (10year)

Currency

Some of the most popular currency contracts that are traded on CME through KGI Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. are the Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Canadian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar and the Australian Dollar.

Financial institutions, investment managers, corporations and individual investors trade currency futures to manage risks and profit from the opportunities arising from exchange rate fluctuations.


BENEFITS OF TRADING CURRENCY FUTURES:

  • Our 24-hour dealing desk will be able to provide advice and market information across products ranging from Agriculture, Energy and Metals. Whether you are new to the commodity futures market or a seasoned professional, we have the trading tools, services, and unique market insights to assist you with your trading.
  • Access to the world’s largest and most liquid financial market.
  • Opportunities to trade beyond local markets.
  • Manage risks against foreign exchange rates fluctuations.
  • Capture potential opportunities accompanying currency rate fluctuations.
  • Transparent pricing compared to spot FX.
EXCHANGE CONTRACT
USA CME Australian Dollar (AUD/USD), British Pound (GBP/USD), Canadian Dollar (CAD/USD), Japanese Yen (JPY/USD), Euro (EUR/USD), Mexican PESO (MXN/USD), New Zealand Dollar (NZD/USD), Renminbi (RMB/USD), Swiss Franc (CHF/USD)
Asia HKEX Renminbi (USD/CNH)
DGCX Indian Rupee
ICE Futures Singapore ICE Mini Onshore Renminbi Futures, ICE Mini Offshore Renminbi Futures, Mini U.S. Dollar Index® Futures, US Dollar/Singapore Dollar Futures, Indonesian Rupiah/US Dollar Futures, Malaysian Ringgit/US Dollar Futures

Over-the-counter (OTC)

EXCHANGE CONTRACT
Bulk Commodities SGX Iron Ore CFR China 62% FE, Coal FOB Indonesia, Coal CFR South China
LCH/LME Coal
Freight SGX/LCH/NOS Baltic Capesize Time Charter Average, Baltic Panamax Time Charter Average, Baltic Supramax Time Charter Average, Baltic Handysize Time Charter Average
Energy SGX/ICE/CME Singapore Fuel Oil 180cst, Mini Fuel Oil 180cst, Singapore Fuel Oil 380cst, Mini Fuel Oil 380cst, Gasoil FOB Singapore, Kerosene FOB Singapore, Argus Propane Swap
Agriculture SGX TSR20 Rubber (Standard Malaysian/Thai/Indonesian)

Options

Option buyers pay a premium upfront for the right to buy or sell an underlying futures contract at a specified strike price on or before a predetermined future date. The buyer is not obligated to buy or sell the contract if it is not profitable.

FEATURES OF OPTIONS

  • Call Option: The buyer has the right to buy the underlying at a specified strike price on a future date. You would buy a call option if you can predict the price of a future going up.
  • Put Option: The buyer has the right to sell the underlying at a specified strike price on a future date. If you believe the futures price is going to move lower, you would buy a put option.
  • Strike Price: The price which you have set to buy or sell the underlying futures contract. Most traders do not convert the option. Instead, they will close out the option position and collect the profits.
  • Time to Expiration: The time frame before the option contract ceases to exist. Generally, the more time an option has to expiration, the more expensive it will be.
  • BENEFITS OF TRADING OPTIONS:

    • Flexibility to tailor to your desired exposure and risk for an anticipated move in the options price.
    • Ability to gain leverage without committing to a trade.
    • Relatively lower risk and volatility.

    For the list of options tradable at KGI Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., please contact us here.


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