HK Futures & Options – Trading Information

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Trading Information on Hong Kong Futures and Options

Trading Channels

  1. By phone to your Account Executive/Customer Service Representative.
  2. Via Internet trading platform.
  3. By phone to the trading hotline: +852 2152-0898 (Futures)

Trade Confirmation

  1. If orders are placed by phone, your Account Executive/Customer Services Representative will inform you about the trade status by phone (or by other forms of communication mentioned in the agreement).
  2. If orders are placed through the Internet trading platform, you may click on the “Position” button under “Account Info” window, and it will show the status for all the filled and unfilled orders.

Settlement Day

Settlement day is the same as the trading day (T+0).

Initial Margin and Maintenance Margin

An upfront deposit in good funds of an initial margin for the trading of futures/options contracts is required. If the account's equity falls below the maintenance margin level, it will trigger a margin call. You are then required to top up to the initial margin level regardless of whether you have received any notification. For options contracts, the maintenance margin is the same as the initial margin.

Please refer to this link on margin requirements for futures contracts. For the margin of options contracts, please consult your Account Executive or Customer Services Representative.

Trading Statement

  • A daily statement will be issued to you whenever there are trading activities, fund movements, and other activities booked in your account. It will be sent to you by post on the next business day after the trade day.
  • A monthly statement is the summary of trading activities, fund movements, and other activities in your account of a particular month. This will be sent to you by post in the first week of the following month.
  • Daily and monthly statements will be posted to your mailing address. We also offer an e-statement service.

Trading Hours

**Trading hours for the futures and options market in Hong Kong, Monday to Friday (except Hong Kong public holidays), are as follows:
Pre-Market Opening Period
1 Pre-Opening Session 08:45 to 09:11 Hong Kong Time
2 Pre-Open Allocation Session 09:11 to 09:13 Hong Kong Time
3 Open Allocation Session 09:13 to 09:15 Hong Kong Time
Pre-Market Opening Period 09:30 to 12:00 Hong Kong Time
Pre-Market Opening Period* (Afternoon Session)
1 Pre-Opening Session 08:45 to 09:11 Hong Kong Time
2 Pre-Open Allocation Session 12:30 to 12:56 Hong Kong Time
3 Open Allocation Session 12:56 to 12:58 Hong Kong Time
Trading Hours of Afternoon Session 13:00 to 16:30 Hong Kong Time
After - Hours of Afternoon Session (T+1 Session)*** 17:15 to 23:45 Hong Kong Time


* The Pre-Market Opening Period is only applicable to Hang Seng Index Futures, Mini-Hang Seng Index Futures and H-shares Index Futures.

** For RMB Currency Futures, trading hours are from 09:00 to 16:15 Hong Kong Time.

*** After Hours Futures Trading (“AHFT”) (T+1 Session) is only applicable to Hang Seng Index Futures, Mini-Hang Seng Index Futures, H-shares Index Futures, Mini H-shares Index Futures and RMB Currency Futures. London Aluminium, Zinc and Copper Mini Futures, the after-hours trading session (T+1 Session) is 5:00 pm to 1:00 am the next morning. Should you have any questions, please refer to this link or visit the HKEX website.

In after-hours trading session, Blackwell Global Futures Limited will require clients to provide the personal information to verify your identity, trading hotline:

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Risk Disclaimer:

This information does not constitute a solicitation, offer, recommendation to buy or sell any investment products. The risk of trading futures and options: The risk of loss in trading futures contracts or options is substantial. In some circumstances, you may sustain losses in excess of your initial margin funds. Placing contingent orders, such as "stop-loss" or "stop-limit" orders, will not necessarily avoid loss. Market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders. You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds. If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated. You will remain liable for any resulting deficit in your account. You should therefore study and understand futures contracts and options before you trade and carefully consider whether such trading is suitable in the light of your own financial position and investment objectives. If you trade options you should inform yourself of exercise and expiration procedures and your rights and obligations upon exercise or expiry.