Historical First Trade Dates

View a snapshot of product launch dates at CME Group, outlining the historical first trading date for futures and options contracts on our exchanges

The list of products here is made up of some of our most-prominently traded contracts. For information on products launched within the last six years that are not listed here: 

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Unfortunately, we are unable to provide first trade dates for all contracts. Please note, if you are unable to find a launch date below or through one of the above resources, there is no launch date record for that contract.

Agricultural

Product Futures Options
Cash-Settled Butter 09/05/96 09/05/96
Cash-Settled Cheese 06/21/11 06/21/11
Class III Milk 01/11/96 01/11/96
Class IV Milk 07/10/00 07/10/00
Corn 01/02/1877 02/27/85
Corn Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/01/09
Crude Palm Oil 05/24/10 n/a
DAP 06/06/04 n/a
Distillers' Dried Grains (Delisted May 11, 2015) 04/26/10 n/a
Dry Whey 11/16/98 11/16/98
Feeder Cattle 11/30/71 01/09/87
Frozen Pork Bellies (Delisted July 15, 2011) 09/18/61 10/03/86
GSCI Excess Return 03/13/06 n/a
GSCI 07/28/92 07/28/92
International Skimmed Milk Powder (Delisted January 14 2013) 05/24/10 05/24/10
Lean Hogs 02/28/66 02/01/85
Lean Hogs Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/20/11
Live Cattle 11/30/64 10/30/84
Live Cattle Calendar Spread Options n/a 03/05/10
Mini-Sized Corn 04/07/03 n/a
Mini-Sized Soybeans 04/07/03 n/a
Mini-Sized Wheat 04/07/03 n/a
Nonfat Dry Milk 11/16/98 11/16/98
Oats 01/02/1877 05/01/90
Random Length Lumber 10/01/69 05/29/87
Rough Rice 10/03/94 10/03/94
Soybean Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/01/09
Soybean Crush n/a 02/24/06
Soybean Meal 08/09/51 02/19/87
Soybean Meal Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/01/09
Soybean Oil 07/17/50 02/19/87
Soybean Oil Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/01/09
>Soybean-Corn Price Ratio Options n/a 12/13/10
Soybeans 10/5/36 10/31/84
Synthetic Soybean Crush 02/24/06 n/a
UAN 06/06/04 n/a
Urea 06/06/04 n/a
Weekly Soybean Options n/a 05/23/11
Chicago SRW Wheat 01/02/1877 11/17/86
Wheat Calendar Spread Options n/a 06/01/09
Wheat-Corn Intercommodity Spread Options n/a 08/09/10

Energy

Product Futures Options
Alberta 9/27/1996 11/1/1996
California Oregon Border 3/29/1996 4/26/1996
Cinergy 7/10/1998 8/7/1998
Coal 7/12/2001 n/a
Crude Oil 3/30/1983 11/14/1986
Entergy 7/10/1998 8/7/1998
Gasoline Crack Spread Options 10/7/1994 n/a
Gulf Coast Unleaded Gasoline 9/18/1992 n/a
Heating Oil 11/14/1978 6/26/1987
Heating Oil Crack Spread Options 10/7/1994 n/a
Middle East Sour Crude Oil 5/5/2000 n/a
Natural Gas 4/3/1990 10/2/1992
Palo Verde 3/29/1996 4/26/1996
Permian Basin 5/31/1996 n/a
PJM 3/19/1999 n/a
Propane 8/21/1987 n/a
Sour Crude Oil 2/28/1992 n/a
Unleaded Gasoline 12/3/1984 3/13/1989

Equity Indexes

Product Futures Options
Big Dow DJIA ($25) 03/20/06 n/a
Custom Index Futures 02/07/11 n/a
DJIA 10/06/97 10/06/97
Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index 02/21/07 n/a
E-micro S&P CNX Nifty 07/19/07 n/a
E-mini Dow ($5) 04/05/02 02/10/04
E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology 09/26/05 n/a
E-mini NASDAQ Composite 10/27/03 n/a
E-mini NASDAQ-100 06/21/99 n/a
E-mini S&P 500 (EURO) 10/27/08 n/a
E-mini S&P 500 (USD) 09/09/97 09/09/97
E-mini S&P CNX Nifty 07/19/07 n/a
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 01/28/02 08/19/07
E-mini S&P Select Sector Futures 03/14/11 n/a
E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 11/11/02 07/28/08
End-of-month Options on E-mini S&P 500 n/a 05/21/06
End-of-month Options on S&P 500 n/a 05/21/06
NASDAQ-100 04/10/96 04/10/96
Nikkei 225 (USD) 09/25/90 09/25/90
Nikkei 225 (YEN) 02/23/04 n/a
S&P 500 04/21/82 01/28/83
S&P 500 / Growth 11/06/95 11/06/95
S&P 500 / Value 11/06/95 11/06/95
S&P MidCap 400 02/13/92 02/13/92
S&P SmallCap 600 8/19/07  
Weekly Options on E-mini NASDAQ-100 n/a 10/18/10
Weekly Options on E-mini S&P 500 n/a Weeks 1 & 2: 8/24/09
Week 3: 2/22/16
Week 4: 7/06/10
Weekly Options on NASDAQ-100 n/a 10/18/10
Weekly Options on S&P 500 n/a Weeks 1 & 2: 8/24/09
Week 3: 2/22/16
Week 4: 7/06/10

Foreign Exchange (FX)


Product

Futures

Options
Globex
Futures
Globex
Options
Australian Dollar 1/13/1987 1/11/1988 7/13/1992 7/13/1992
Australian Dollar Cross Rates:
Canadian Dollar,
Japanese Yen,
New Zealand Dollar
5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Brazilian Real 11/8/1995 11/8/1995 11/8/1995 11/8/1995
British Pound 5/16/1972 2/25/1985 7/13/1992 7/13/1992
British Pound Cross Rates:
Japanese Yen,
Swiss Franc
5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Canadian Dollar 5/16/1972 6/18/1986 7/13/1992 7/13/1992
Canadian Dollar Cross Rates:
Japanese Yen 5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Chinese Renminbi 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006
Dow Jones CME FX$INDEX 7/26/2010 n/a 7/26/2010 n/a
Czech Koruna 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004
E-Micro GBP/USD 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro EUR/USD 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro AUD/USD 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro USD/JPY 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro USD/CAD 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro USD/CHF 3/23/2009 n/a 3/23/2009 n/a
E-Micro CAD/USD 12/20/2010 n/a 12/20/2010 n/a
E-Micro JPY/USD 12/20/2010 n/a 12/20/2010 n/a
E-Micro CHF/USD 12/20/2010 n/a 12/20/2010 n/a
E-mini™  Euro FX 10/7/1999 n/a 10/7/1999 n/a
E-mini™ Japanese Yen 10/7/1999 n/a 10/7/1999 n/a
Euro FX 1/4/1999 1/4/1999 1/4/1999 1/4/1999
Euro FX Cross Rates:
Japanese Yen,
British Pound,
Swiss Franc
1/12/1999 1/12/1999 1/12/1999 1/12/1999
Australian Dollar,
Canadian Dollar
5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Czech Koruna,
Hungarian Forint,
Polish Zloty
7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004
Chinese Renminbi 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006
EUR/USD 3-Month Realized Volatility 2/7/2001 n/a 2/7/2001 n/a
EUR/USD 1-Month Realized Volatility 2/7/2001 n/a 2/7/2001 n/a
Turkish Lira 1/26/2009 n/a 1/26/2009 n/a
Hungarian Forint 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004
Israeli Shekel 5/8/2006 5/8/2006 5/8/2006 5/8/2006
Japanese Yen 5/16/1972 3/5/1986 6/26/1992 6/26/1992
Korean Won 9/18/2006 9/18/2006 9/18/2006 9/18/2006
Japanese Yen Cross Rates:
Chinese Renminbi 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006 8/28/2006
Mexican Peso 4/25/1995 4/25/1995 4/25/1995 4/25/1995
New Zealand Dollar 5/7/1997 5/7/1997 5/7/1997 5/7/1997
Norwegian Krone 5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Polish Zloty 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004 7/11/2004
Russian Ruble 4/21/1998 4/21/1998 4/21/1998 4/21/1998
South African Rand 5/7/1997 5/7/1997 5/7/1997 5/7/1997
Swedish Krona 5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Swiss Franc 5/16/1972 2/25/1985 7/13/1992 7/13/1992
Swiss Franc Cross Rates:
Japanese Yen 5/16/2002 n/a 5/16/2002 n/a
Turkish Lira 1/26/2009 n/a 1/26/2009 n/a

Interest Rates

Product Futures Options
10-Year OTR Treasury 10/25/10 n/a
10-Year Swap 10/26/01 07/13/09
10-Year Treasury Note 05/03/82 05/1/85
13-Week Treasury Bill 01/06/76 04/10/86
2-Year OTR Treasury 10/25/10 n/a
2-Year Treasury Note 06/22/90 05/1/92
5-Year OTR Treasury 10/25/10 n/a
5-Year Swap 06/21/02 07/13/09
30-Year Swap 03/19/07 07/13/09
5-Year Treasury Note 05/20/88 5/25/1990
7-Year Interest Rate Swap 09/21/09 07/13/09
Agency Notes (10-Year) 03/14/00 n/a
Agency Notes (5-Year) 03/14/00 n/a
Bonds 08/22/77 10/1/82
Euribor 10/03/11 n/a
Eurodollar (3-Month) 12/09/81 03/20/85
Eurodollar 5-Year E-mini Bundle 10/08/86 n/a
Euroyen LIBOR 04/01/99 n/a
Euroyen TIBOR 03/06/96 n/a
Fed Binaries n/a 07/12/06
Fed Funds 10/03/88 03/14/03
One-Month LIBOR 04/05/90 06/12/91
Sovereign Yield Spread 05/23/11 n/a
Swap (10-Year) 04/08/02 n/a
Swap (2-Year) 04/08/02 n/a
Swap (5-Year) 04/08/02 n/a
Ultra T-Bond 01/11/10 06/07/10
Weekly Treasury Options n/a 01/23/11

Metals

Product Futures Options
Gold 12/31/1974 10/4/1982
High Grade Copper 7/29/1988 7/29/1988
Silver 7/5/1933 10/4/1984
Platinum 12/3/1956 10/16/1990
Palladium 1/22/1968 8/9/2010

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