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E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Futures Contract Specs

Opening Date 9/26/2005
Ticker Symbol BIO
BTIC Block Entry Symbol: BIT
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Contract Size $50 x E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology Index futures price
Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) OUTRIGHT 0.10 index points=$5.00
CALENDAR SPREAD 0.05 index points=$2.50
Trading Hours
All time listed are Central Time
CME Globex
MON – FRI: 5:00 p.m. previous day – 4:15 p.m.; trading halt from 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contract Months Two months in the March Quarterly Cycle
(Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Last Trade Date/Time
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CME Globex Trading can occur up to 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of the contract month.
Final Settlement Procedure Cash Settlement.  All open positions at close of last day of trading are settled in 
cash to the Special Opening Quotation (SOQ) on Friday a.m. of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index.  
Settlement Procedure Daily E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Daily Price Limits View price limits details
Block Trade Eligibility Yes. View more on block-trade eligible contracts.
Rulebook Chapter 360
Block Minimum 50
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.

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