NYBOT USDX Trading...

Discussion in 'Forex' started by oneway, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. oneway


    I am looking for an electronic clearing broker that carrys USDX contracts.

    My current broker is IB...and I have no intentions of no longer using them.

    However...they do not carry USDX via NYBOT's agreement with CBOT...

    Can anyone point to a source where I can trade these contracts 24/6.5?

    I am an active trader making roughly 30 turns a week, or more.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Scott W
  2. oneway


    Bump to the top...

    I think Alaron has this contract (DX)...but would like to hear from some one who trades it...

    Imagine the zillions of trading zombies frettign over the ES and SP...

    Meanwhile a contract traded against an index of the largest capital-cash market goes largly unnoticed...

    Who is trading NYBOT DX?
  3. Lucrum


    I can't remember there ever being a period when the DX index was particularly popular.
    Not even during the 80's and early 90's when currency futures were nearly as popular as stock indexes are now.
    The DX contract averaged around 4500 contracts traded per day last month. By almost any standard that's a pretty thin market. It's kind of a shame given the recent surge in interest in the FX markets.
  4. I am trading this rather illiquid DX contract thru Man Financial.

    It is an interesting contract for long-term trend followers despite the considerable fill slippage.