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NASDAQ 100 Futures Contract Specs

Opening Date 4/10/1996
Ticker Symbol ND
ND= Clearing
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Contract Size $100 x NASDAQ-100 Index
Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) OUTRIGHT
0.25; index points=$25.00
CALENDAR SPREAD 0.05 index points=$5.00
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 Five months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
CME Globex One month in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Last Trade Date/Time
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Open Outcry
3:15 p.m. on Thursday prior to 3rd Friday of the contract month
CME Globex On the rollover date (typcially eight days prior to  last trade date for open outcry) when the lead month goes off the screen and the deferred month becomes the new lead month. See details here.
Settlement Procedure Daily NASDAQ Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final NASDAQ Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Daily Price Limits View price limits details
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 200 contracts--Outrights only
Rulebook Chapter 357
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.