E-mini and E-micro S&P CNX Nifty (Nifty 50) Futures
Add India Exposure with Ease


Gain access to the dynamic Indian stock market with E-mini and E-micro S&P CNX Nifty (Nifty 50) futures. Developed in partnership with the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), the contracts are listed and traded on the CME Globex platform, providing access to participants around the world.

 

Trading hours are Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. previous day -– 4:15 p.m. Central Time (CT), with trading halts from 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Sunday –- Thursday 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST(9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. CDT) coinciding with the hour prior to the NSE open.

Important Contract Features:

  • Block trade eligibility for both contracts.
    Contract
    E-mini Nifty 50 futures
    E-micro Nifty 50 futures
    Minimum Block
    50 contracts
    250 contracts
  • Mutual Offset System (MOS) eligibility for E-micro Nifty 50 futures The Singapore Exchange enables participants to initiate a position at CME or SGX and offset it at the other exchange. For more information, visit the Mutual Offset System.
  • Dedicated market makers to help generate two-sided markets.

Product Pages:

Additional Resources
Product fact card overview
Mutual Offset System (MOS)
Quote vendor symbols (Bloomberg, Reuters and more)
Free real-time quotes: E-micro Nifty 50 futures
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Performance bonds/margin requirements

Press release on cross-listing arrangement

 

Benefits

Access.
Benefit from simplified handling of regulatory, currency and time zone differences with these contracts.

Efficiency.
Trade using your existing front-end and clearing relationships to gain exposure to the opportunities of the Indian market as well as other leading equity markets around the world. No new development is required, and you can benefit from operational and margin efficiencies.

Strategic Opportunities.
Combine with other benchmark index contracts to express views on the direction of India’s market vs. the U.S. stock market (E-mini S&P 500 futures), vs. a broader view of world’s emerging markets (E-mini MSCI Emerging Markets futures) or to capitalize on arbitrage opportunities from short-term price differences vs. the SGX futures contract on the S&P CNX Nifty Index. You also can trade the contracts outright to hedge your risk from existing exposure to the Indian stock market.

Choice.
Enhances a portfolio of tradable U.S. and international index contracts available on CME Globex, with a choice of contracts in two sizes to fit a variety of trading needs.

Security.
Capitalize on the safety and security of our proven central counterparty clearing model, greatly reducing your counterparty risk.

 

Contract Specifications
  E-mini S&P Nifty 50 Futures E-micro Nifty 50 futures
Opening Date July 19, 2010
Ticker Symbols EMF
EMF = Clearing code
MNF
II = Clearing code
Contract Size $10 x Index (e.g. if Index is at 5124.00 on 3/08/2010, contract value = $51,240) $2 x Index(e.g. if Index is at 5124.00, contract value = $10,248)
Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) 0.50 index pts =$5.00 0.50 index pts =$1.00
Trading Hours (All times are Chicago time) MON –FRI: 5:00 p.m. previous day – 4:15 p.m., with trading halts from 3:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Trading halts SUN- THURS 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST /9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. CDT.
Contract Months Two nearest serial and four quarterly (March quarterly cycle - Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Last Trade Date/Time Close of trading at the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on the last Thursday of the month. 4:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time); 5:00 a.m. (Daylight Savings Time)
Final Settlement Procedure Cash settlement. All open positions at close of last day of trading are settled in cash to the final settlement price of the S&P CNX Nifty Index futures at the NSE.
Daily Price Limits RTH and ETH: 10%, 15% and 20% limits up or down
Position Limits 5,000 E-mini S&P CNX Nifty futures contracts or equivalent contracts net long or net short in all contract months combined
Block Trade Eligibility Yes. View more on block-eligible contracts.
MOS Eligibility No. Yes. View more on the Mutual Offset System (MOS)
Rulebook Chapter 381 382
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with and subject to the rules and regulations of CME

 

 

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