FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Futures (FKLI)
FKLI is a Ringgit Malaysia (“MYR”) denominated FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI) Futures Contract traded on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives providing market participants exposure to the underlying FBM KLCI constituents. It is actively used by both institutional and retail investors in their respective trading portfolios.
FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI)
|Contract Size||FBM KLCI multiplied by MYR 50.00|
Spot month, the next month and the next two calendar quarterly months. The calendar quarterly months are March, June, September and December.
|Trading Hours||Monday to Friday (Malaysia time)|
Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
|Minimum Price Fluctuation|
0.5 index point valued at MYR 25.00
|Final Trading Day||Cash Settlement based on the Final Settlement Value.|
|Why Trade FKLI?|
- Exposure to Constituents of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI)
Gain exposure to the FBM KLCI comprising the 30 largest companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia Main Market with a single futures contract.
- Leveraged Trading
Market participants may use FKLI to gain leveraged exposure to the price volatility of the underlying FBM KLCI index.
- Ability to short sell
When there is a bearish market outlook, a trader can sell a FKLI contract first to initiate a short position and buy back later at a lower price to close out the position and vice versa.
- Prudent capital management
An insurance company or fund manager with an equity portfolio may use FKLI as a hedging tool to protect the portfolio against a potential decline of the underlying stock index.
- Lower cost of entry
In addressing an interim cash shortage, an institution may buy the FKLI as a temporary substitute for holding stocks and liquidate the futures position later once the physical stocks are acquired. This entails a cheaper entry (via initial margin) for similar exposure, minus the cost of an outright purchase.
FKLI is traded electronically on CME GLOBEX®, a global electronic trading platform. Accessing CME GLOBEX® is easy and allows individual and professional traders anywhere around the world to access all Bursa Malaysia Derivatives products.
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