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Manage Your Digital Currency Risk with Ether Futures

Posted by Tradovate on April 13, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Tradovate Ether Futures


Ether Futures Are Now Available at Tradovate

Expand how you manage cryptocurrency risk with the new CME Group Ether futures. Ethereum is the second-largest public Blockchain network in both trading volume and market capitalization. Average daily volume of Bitcoin in futures, in Q4 2020, was nearly 10,000 contracts per day. So to build off the success of Bitcoin futures, Ether futures has been launched and you can now trade them at Tradovate.

Unlike its counterpart the Ether cryptocurrency, you can trade Ether futures on a regulated derivatives exchange. Giving you the safety and security of trading on one of the leading and most diverse market places. Futures contracts on Ether allows traders a tool for risk management, as well as, market participation in the crypto space without having to own the underlying cryptocurrency.


Retail active traders can find a use for trading Ether futures through long/short hedge or speculative trading, as well as in combination with options.


Key Features

Price Discovery

Enjoy price discovery of transparent futures, where all participants see the same prices and quotes.

Efficient Ether Exposure

Easily express a view on or manage exposure to price risk of rapidly growing ether cryptocurrency. Can get long, short or hedge a holding using futures contracts.


Capital Efficiency in Crypto Trading

Save on potential margin offsets with CME Bitcoin futures, plus add the efficiency of futures contracts versus the full value in the spot market.


Robust Underlying Index

Ether futures settles to the regulated CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference rate, with pricing data provided from major crypto currency exchanges.

Contract Specifications


Ether Contract Specs


Ether-Dollar Reference Rate & Other Trading Considerations 

Ether futures are based on the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate, ETHUSD-RR, which aggregates ether trading activity across major spot exchanges between 3:00 pm - 4:00pm London Time. It provides a standardized reference rate to help bring confidence to any trading strategy. Major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, itBit, and Kraken provide the pricing data to bring the dependable and regulated rate to the market. ETHUSD_RR is a registered benchmark under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR). Trading and clearing of Ether futures is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulatory body with exclusive jurisdiction over US Ether futures markets. You don’t need a digital wallet to trade ether futures, because they are financially settled and therefore do not involve exchange of ether.

Ether Futures Risks

The risk of loss in trading commodity futures contracts can be substantial. You should, therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial resources. Before trading futures, please review the RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT & the Virtual Currency Transaction Disclosure prior to any virtual currency trading.




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