need options help

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by captjohn, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. captjohn


    Hi All,

    I am a FOREX trader coming over to the futures markets. When I trade Forex I usually trade on 4 hr charts around the clock. In the futures markets I want to trade options but the fills have been terrible.

    Can anyone suggest futures contracts that have options and enough liquidity to get good fills even at odd hours of the day?
  2. most fx options are otc. you could try the fx etf options like fxe however you obviously can't trade them around the clock. look into fx futures options like on 6e, 6j.
  3. No.

  4. captjohn


    Thanks Guys,

    I trade the FX options on futures contracts and the fills are unpredictable. I am not sure if thats just the way it is after north America closes or if its because of the euro crisis and the low liquidity.
  5. Captain,

    If you are trading the Asian session that is just the way it is. From the 8:20 AM CME open till the 11:30 London/Europe EST close is your best liquidity. That overlap between Europe and the US is the liquidity key.