|Ticker Symbol||ND (Calls and Puts) |
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|Contract Size||One quarterly NASDAQ-100 futures contract ($100 multiplier)|
|Strike Price Intervals||10-point strike price intervals within ± 30% previous day’s settlement price of the underlying futures|
|Tick Size (minimum fluctuation)||0.25=$25.00 for premium >3.00|
|Reduced Tick: 0.05=$5.00 for premium < or =3.00|
|Trading Hours |
All time listed are Central Time
|Open Outcry||MON-FRI: 8:30 a.m. -3:15 p.m.|
|CME Globex (Electronic Platform)||MON-FRI: 5:00 p.m. previous day – 4:15 p.m. CT, trading halt from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
|Contract Months||Open Outcry||Four months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) Plus Two Serial Months (i.e., Jan, Feb)|
|CME Globex||One month in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) Plus Two Serial Months (i.e., Jan, Feb)|
|Last Trade Date/Time |
|Open Outcry||QUARTERLY: 3:15 p.m. / Thursday prior to 3rd Friday of the contract month |
SERIAL: 3:15 p.m. / 3rd Friday of the contract month
|CME Globex (Electronic Platform)||QUARTERLY: 8:15 a.m. / Thursday prior to 3rd Friday of the contract month |
Serial: 4:15 p.m. / 3rd Friday of the contract month
|Strike Listing||Open Outcry||All strikes interval|
|CME Globex||3 strikes up & down, and including the strike nearest the money|
|Exercise Procedure||American Style. |
FLEX Options also available.
|Expiration Date Procedure||An option can be exercised until 7:00 p.m. on any business day the option is traded. |
QUARTERLY OPTIONS - Unexercised in-the-money options will be automatically exercised at 7:00 p.m. on the day of determination of the Final Settlement Price.
SERIAL OPTIONS - Unexercised in-the-money options will be automatically exercised at 7:00 p.m. on Serial Option expiration day..
|Settlement at Expiration||Option exercise results in a position in the underlying cash-settled Futures contract. Options which are in-the-money on the last day of trading are automatically exercised. |
In-the-money QUARTERLY OPTIONS, in the absence of contrary instructions delivered to the Clearing House by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the expiration, are exercised automatically into expiring cash-settled futures, which settle to the SOQ calculated the morning of the 3rd Friday of the contract month.
In-the-money SERIAL OPTIONS, in the absence of contrary instructions delivered to the Clearing House by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the expiration, shall be exercised automatically on serial option expiration day.
|Daily Price Limits||Option trading is not permitted during trading halts due to price limit events. |
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|Position Limits||See: CME Rulebook Chapter 5 - POSITION LIMIT, POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTABLE LEVEL TABLE|
|Block Trade Eligibility||Yes. View more on block-trade eligible contracts.|
|Block Minimum||100 contracts|
|Exchange Rule||These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.|