E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures and Options

Back and Better than Ever.

E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures and options on futures extend CME Group’s suite of benchmark U.S. index products and offer you even more ways to manage risk and tap into liquidity.

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About E-mini Russell 2000 Futures

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    Three Ways to Transition Positions

    Russell 2000 Index futures will be available at both CME and ICE for a period of time, to facilitate the transition of open interest between the exchanges.

    Get details about transitioning positions. 

    Liquidity Continues to Build

    Following the SEP-DEC futures roll, CME has become the venue for trading Russell 2000 index futures.

    View Liquidity Report

    E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures (RTY)

    Save with Margin Credits and Trading Early

    Clients with E-mini Russell 2000 Index future positions at CME may experience margin offsets of up to 80% between the E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures and other CME Equity Index futures, such as E-mini S&P 500, E-mini NASDAQ 100 and E-mini S&P MidCap 400, among others. The initial margin estimate for the E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures (RTY) outright contract is approximately $2,750 (~4% of the contract notional value).

    Fee waivers will also be available through September 30, 2017 for:

    • BTIC fees on CME Globex and block trades
    • Calendar spreads
    • Outright block trades and Exchange for Physicals (EFPs)

    View detailed margin credit information and examples.

    Add potential savings of 24bps-79bps to your portfolio

    A Cost Comparison of Russell 2000® Futures & ETFs

    This report leverages the framework in the Big Picture Report and compares the all-in cost of replicating Russell 2000 Index exposure via futures and ETFs across four common investment scenarios: 

    • Fully-Funded Long Investor
    • Leveraged Investor
    • Short Investor
    • Non-US Investor

    Product Codes

    E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures and options

    Futures Contracts

    Underlying Index (Bloomberg)

    CME Globex

    Bloomberg Front Month

    Thomson Reuters Front Month

    Outright Futures

    E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures

    RTY Index

    RTY

    RTYA Index

    RTYc1

    E-mini Russell 2000 Growth Index Futures

    RUO Index

    R2G

    RGLA Index

    R2Gc1

    E-mini Russell 2000 Value Index Futures

    RUJ Index

    R2V

    RVLA Index

    R2Vc1

    BTIC Futures 

    BTIC E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures

    RTY Index

    RLT

    RLBA Index

    RTLc1

    BTIC E-mini Russell 2000 Growth Index Futures

    RUO Index

    2GT

    RGRA Index

    RTGc1

    BTIC E-mini Russell 2000 Value Index Futures

    RUJ Index

    2VT

    RVRA Index

    RTVc1

    Options on Futures Contracts

    Underlying Index (Bloomberg)

    CME Globex

    Bloomberg Options Monitor

    Thomson Reuters Chain

    Quarterly Options on E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures

    RTY Index

    RTO

    RTYA Index OMON

    0#1RTY+

    End-of-Month Options on E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures

    RTY Index

    RTM

    RMEA Index OMON

    0#1RMX+

    Weekly Options on E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures

    RTY Index

    R1E, R2E, R3E, R4E

    RUWA Index OMON

    0#1RTYW+

    The minimum block trade thresholds for all Russell 2000 futures and options is 40 contracts.

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