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BCH/USD

BCH/USD is not available for Retail clients

 

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.

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 

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

Margin Requirements

BCH/USD Margin Requirements are updated shortly after market open (Sunday 18:00 ET) and then updated daily between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET
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 between 17:00 ET to 18:00 ET, 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 overnight funding rate is 0% (annually) for short positions and -25% (annually) for long positions 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