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Hong Kong Futures

The Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE), part of HKEX, is a derivatives market based in Hong Kong, offering a variety of financial and commodity derivatives.


Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Trading Hours

Trading Hours

Morning Session: 9:15 - 12:00

Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 16:30

Note: 24-hour trading is not available yet, thus HK futures trading takes place only during the morning and afternoon sessions.


1. Hang Seng Index Futures
contract size / BP = Price * 50 HKD

2. Mini Hang Seng Index Futures
contract size / BP = Price * 10 HKD

3. H-shares Index Futures
contract size / BP = Price * 50 HKD

4. Mini H-shares Index Futures
contract size / BP = Price * 10 HKD

Trading Summary

Please make sure that you familiarize yourself with the expiration dates of the different contracts and the universal month codes for them. The month codes to denote contract expiration months are universal, and can be found on the Contract Month Codes page.

The symbology format for the available Hong Kong contracts is as follows:


XXX = contract code, e.g., HSI
M = month code, e.g., K
YY = two-digit year code, e.g., 15
DD = two-digit day of expiration, e.g., 28

For example, the Hang Seng Index Futures expiring on May 28, 2015, would be: HSI\K1528

Order Types

  • Limit Buy/Sell→ShortSell

  • Market Buy/Sell→ShortSell

Basic Market Rules

  • Lot Size: 1 contract.

  • Tick Size: varies by contract.

  • Short Sale Rules: short selling is allowed, and no mark or locates are required for shorting.

Additional Info

For more information, see the Overview page.

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