BCH/USD - FXCM Support

BCH/USD

Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency that forked from Bitcoin in 2017. It’s one major difference in that the blocks in bitcoin cash's blockchain allow far more space and therefore have the capacity to hold significantly more transactions.

Trading Hours 

Please click here for trading hours.

Please note, however, that hours are subject to change based on Daylight Savings Time. Any holiday hours will be posted on here.

Expiration

BCH/USD has a periodic expiration.

FXCM expiration dates for BCH/USD are located in the FXCM CFD Expiration PDF.

Clients that hold an open position on the ‘FXCM Expiration’ will be closed at our bid/offer during the market break for BCH/USD, which means the client will realise any floating P/L at the time it is closed. When BCH/USD expires, all pending Entry orders and Stop/Limit orders that are associated with the expiring contract will be cancelled. Clients will need to re-establish another position if desired after the expiration and reinsert Stop and Limit orders to the new open position.

Spread

The BCH/USD has variable spreads that will widen and narrow subject to market conditions.

Max Contract Size

The maximum number of contracts per click (trade) for BCH/USD is 1000.

Minimum Pip Cost (Value)

BCH/USD has a minimum value of 0.10 USD per point (Your per point value may be different if your account is denominated in a different currency. Please refer to the Simple Dealing Rates Window in Trading Station for this value). 

The pip/point location is shown below. Each 1.00 price movement on the BCH/USD is 1 pip/point. 

Number of FXCM Contracts to one Bitcoin Cash ABC

10 FXCM BCH/USD contracts are currently equivalent to one Bitcoin Cash ABC.

Margin Requirements

BCH/USD Margin Requirements are updated shortly after market open (Sunday 18:00 ET) and then updated daily during the market break (Between 16:45 ET to 18:00 ET Daily).
BCH/USD is leveraged at 2:1 and the new margin requirement will be the equivalent of half the notional value of 1 contract at 5pm EST.
For E.G if the BCH/USD rate is 220.00 during the market break, the Margin Requirement for one contract will be updated to $11.00 USD
BCH/USD is a volatile instrument and in the event that there is a significant intraday market move, margin requirements may be updated intraday

Overnight Funding

BCH/USD does have an overnight funding charge (Displayed as Rollover in the Trading Station Platform). 
The current daily overnight funding rate is displayed within the Trading Station and is 3x on Fridays.

Trade Restrictions

FXCM allows long and short trading on all our trading catalog.
However due to the high volatility and low liquidity when trading crypto currencies, there may be instances where new positions are unable to be opened on BCH/USD.

During any period in which BCH/USD has a trading restriction applied, any market orders or triggered pending entry orders will be rejected and deleted.

Pop ups will appear on your screen informing of the reason for the rejection.

Any restrictions are temporary and will only impact your ability to enter trades. 
You will still be able to close open positions.

Other Information

BCH/USD does not have a minimum stop distance