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E-mini S&P 500 Options Contract Specs

Options
Contract Unit One E-mini S&P 500 futures contract
Minimum Price Fluctuation Regular Tick: 0.25 index points ($12.50) for premium > 5.00 index points ($250.00)

Reduced Tick: 0.05 index points ($2.50) for premium at or below 5.00 index points ($250.00)

CAB: 0.05 index points ($2.50)
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) with  trading halt 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clearport: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Product Code CME Globex: ES
CME ClearPort: ES
Clearing: ES
Listed Contracts Four months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Termination Of Trading 9:30 a.m. ET on the 3rd Friday of the contract month
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 358 A
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits 
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Strike Price Listing Procedures At all multiples of 25 index points within ±50% of Exercise Price Reference, centered on previous day’s settlement price of the underlying futures

At all multiples of 10 index points within ±20% of Exercise Price Reference, centered on previous day’s settlement price of the underlying futures

Once the option’s underlying futures contract becomes second nearest to delivery, at all multiples of 5 index points within ±10% of Exercise Price Reference, centered on previous day’s settlement price of the underlying futures
Exercise Procedure American Style. An option can be exercised until 8:00 p.m. ET on any business day the option is traded
Settlement At Expiration Option exercise results in a position in the underlying cash-settled futures contract. In-the-money options, in the absence of contrarian instructions delivered to the Clearing House by 8:00 p.m. ET on the day of expiration, are automatically exercised into expiring cash-settled futures, which settle to the SOQ calculated the morning of the 3rd Friday of the contract month.
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying E-mini S&P 500 Futures

About E-mini S&P 500

An electronically traded futures contract one fifth the size of standard S&P futures, E-mini S&P 500 futures and options are based on the underlying Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index. Made up of 500 individual stocks representing the market capitalizations of large companies, the S&P 500 Index is a leading indicator of large-cap U.S. equities. 

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