Canadian Derivatives Exchange*

Options on Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond Futures (OGB)

Underlying

Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond Futures.

Trading unit

One Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond Futures (OGB) contract.

Expiry cycle

  • Quarterlies: March, June, September and December.
  • Serials: Based on the next quarterly futures contract that is nearest to the options contract.

Premium quotation

Quoted in points where each 0.005 point (0.5 basis point) represents C$5.

Minimum fluctuation of the option premium

0.005 = C$5 per contract.

Strike prices

Set at a minimum of 0.5 points intervals per Ten-Year Government Bond Futures contract.

Contract type

American style.

Last trading day

Trading ceases on the third Friday of the month preceding the options contract month, provided however, that such Friday is a business day and that it precedes, by at least two business days, the first notice day of the underlying futures contract. If it is not a business day, trading will cease on the first preceding business day.

Expiration day

Expiration occurs on the last trading day.

Position reporting threshold

250 options or equivalent futures contracts. For the purpose of calculating the reporting limit, positions in the options contracts are aggregated with positions in the underlying futures contracts. For aggregation purposes, the futures equivalent of one in-the-money option contract is one futures contract and the futures equivalent of one out-of-money option contract is half a futures contract.

Position limit

Information on position limits can be obtained from the Bourse as they are subject to periodic changes. See Circulars.

Price limit

None.

Minimum margin requirements

Information on minimum margin requirements can be obtained from the Bourse as they are subject to periodic changes. See the Futures contracts margin rates page on the Regulatory Division website.

Trading hours

Regular session: 6:00** a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: During early closing days, the regular session closes at 1:30 p.m.
** ± 15 seconds.

Clearing corporation

Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC).

Trading procedures

OGB® is a registered trademark of Bourse de Montréal Inc.