AVATRADE quotes futures contracts on many of its non-FX instruments; specified under the "Quoted Months" column of the Trading Conditions for that Instrument.
When a Futures Contract approaches its Expiry Date or First Notice Date AVA will Rollover all Open Positions to the next Tradable Contract at the time specified in the CFD Rollover Dates section of our website.
Clients with Open Positions who do not wish to have their positions Rolled Over into the Next Contract should close their positions before the Scheduled Rollover.
AVATRADE adjusts accounts with Open Positions in Maturing Instruments to ensure Clients do not Gain/Lose due to differences in Price between Old & New contracts. Clients will incur costs in relation to the Spread Cost in closing the Old contract and Opening the New Contract and a Standard Overnight Interest charge.
To Calculate the Rollover AVATRADE takes a MID Rate for the Old Contract (Current Traded Contract) and the New Contract (Next Tradable Contract) at exactly the same time before the contract closes for trading. We then calculate the Difference in Price between Contracts, adjust this for our Spread and Overnight Interest Costs, and the resulting amount is either Credited or Debited to the clients account via Overnight Interest.
Note: There are NO other costs incurred by Clients involved in the rolling over of Futures Contracts.
Formula used by AVA for calculating a Rollover Charge:
(Amount x (New Contract Price - Old Contract Price)) + (Spread Costs*) + (Daily Overnight Interest Costs)
*Spread Costs are calculated based on Market Spreads at the time of the Rollover Calculation.
General Rule of Thumb:
New Price < Old Price = Credit for Long Positions / Debit for Short Positions
New Price > Old Price = Debit for Long Positions / Credit for Short Positions
For a 10 barrel Crude Oil Trade, with a Market Price of $50.00 and a Difference in Contracts of +40 Pips ($0.40), spread of 0.03 and daily overnight interest charge of -0.0028%, the calculation is as follows:
Long Position: (10 x -0.40) + (-0.03 x 10) + (10 x 50.00 x -0.000028) = -4.00 + (-0.30) + (-0.01) = -$4.31
Short Position: (10 x +0.40) + (-0.03 x 10) + (10 x 50.00 x -0.000028) = 4.00 + (-0.30) + (-0.01) = +$3.69
Note: Ava Trade platforms display overnight interest (swaps) in annualised terms.
AVATRADE cannot provide Rollover Adjustment Information before the Adjustment occurs, if clients do not wish to incur a Rollover Adjustment please close Open Positions in Maturing Instruments before the Scheduled Rollover.