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MSCI Thailand (USD) Index Futures

Introduction

The MSCI Thailand Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Thailand market.  As at 30 June 2020, the index comprises 43 constituents and covers about 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of the Thailand equity market.  

Uses of MSCI Thailand (USD) Index Futures

The introduction of the Thailand (USD) Index Futures contract aims to meet the trading and hedging needs of investors who have exposure to large and mid-cap companies in Thailand in a cost effective manner.  Asset managers and banks can make use of MSCI Thailand (USD) Index  Futures for cash equitisation and manage market, settlement and liquidity risks without cross zone trading issue. 

The constituent list and vendor codes can be found in MSCI websites https://www.msci.com/constituents and https://www.msci.com/ticker-codes respectively.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has certified the MSCI Thailand (USD) Index Futures contracts to be offered and sold to persons in the U.S.


Updated 12 Aug 2020


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CONTRACT SUMMARY

Item Contract Terms
Underlying Index MSCI Thailand Index 
HKATS Code MTH
Trading Currency USD
 Index Currency THB
Contract Multiplier US$20 per index point
Minimum Fluctuation 0.25
Contract Months 2 nearest serial months and the following 4 quarterly months
Trading Hours
9:00am-4:30pm (T); 5:15pm-3:00am (T+1)
(Expiring contract month closes at 4:30 pm on the Last Trading Day)

Last Trading Day Second last Hong Kong business day of the month.  If it falls on a Thailand public holiday, the LTD will be the preceding Hong Kong and Thailand business day
Final Settlement Price

The average of the MSCI Thailand Index on the LTD taken at (i) 1-minute intervals during the last 15 minutes of trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand before the end of the continuous trading session, and (ii) the closing index value, rounded to the nearest 2 decimal places

Transaction Costs Exchange Fee US$1.00
Commission Levy US$0.07
Commission Rate Negotiable

Updated 18 Aug 2020

TRADING FEES AND COMMISSION

Trading Fee and Levies
Exchange Fee US$1.00 per contract per side
Commission Levy US$0.07 per contract per side
Investor Compensation Levy* HK$0.00 per contract per side
Total US$1.07 per contract per side
Commission Negotiable
The amount indicated above is subject to change from time to time.

Updated 31 Jul 2020

Updated 12 Aug 2020