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E-mini NASDAQ 100 Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit $20 x NASDAQ-100 Index
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 15-minute trading halt Monday – Friday 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT and a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m.

BTIC trading hours are Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT with a 2 hour break each day beginning at 3:00 p.m.
CME ClearPort: Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Minimum Price Fluctuation Outright: 0.25 index points=$5.00
CALENDAR SPREAD 0.05 index points=$1.00
Product Code CME Globex: NQ
CME ClearPort: NQ
Clearing: NQ
Listed Contracts Five months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Termination Of Trading Trading can occur up to 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of the contract month

For the BTIC, trading terminates on the Thursday before the Third Friday of the Contract Month
Settlement Procedures E-mini NASDAQ Settlement Procedures
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 359
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing

About E-mini NASDAQ 100

Based on the underlying Nasdaq 100 stock index, E-mini NASDAQ 100 futures offer smaller-sized, liquid benchmark contracts to manage exposure to the 100 leading non-financial U.S. large-cap companies that make up the Nasdaq 100. The index is frequently used to manage technology exposure due to its heavy technology sector weighting. 


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