Product Overview

What are E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures?

The NASDAQ 100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non financial companies listed on the NASDAQ based on the market capitalization.  This is a futures contract that allows market participants to take positions on the performance of the NASDAQ 100 index electronically in an active and liquid marketplace.  

Why would you want to trade E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures?

  1. Offers hedging and risk management opportunities against volatile moves in tech based companies.
  2. More cash efficient that trading the equivalent ETF.
  3. Allows traders stock exposure and growth opportunities in a index that offers almost 24 hour trading.

How do you trade E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures?

Equity Index futures are “futures contracts” on equity indices. They are cash settled contracts and the majority have quarterly expiration dates scheduled for the months of March, June, September, and December.

With a single transaction, investors can use equity index futures products to manage risk or seek profits based on whether they think the stock market will rise or fall.  

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Contract Specifications


Contract Month

H, M U, Z (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)

Trading Hours

Sunday – Friday 5:00pm – 4:00pm CT with a trading halt from 3:15pm – 3:30pm CT
Daily Maintenance period Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Product

E-mini NASDAQ 100

Contract Size

$20 X Nasdaq-100 Index

Trading Venue

CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6

Minimum Tick

0.25 index points

Product Symbol

NQ

Dollar Value of One Tick

$5.00 U.S. Dollars

Options Available

Quarterly, Serial, Weekly

Notional Value

Exchange Rulebook

CME 359

Settlement Procedures

Settlement Procedures

Price Limit or Circuit

Price Limits

Settlement Method

Financially Settled

Termination of Trading

Trading teminates at 9:30 a.m. ET on the 3rd Friday of the contract month. BTIC trading terminates at 4:00 p.m. ET on the Thursday before the 3rd Friday of contract month. TACO trading terminates at 9:30 a.m. ET on the Thursday before the 3rd Friday of the contract month.

Contract Specifications


Product Name

Options Expirations

Options Symbol

Trading Venue

Trading Hours

Sunday – Friday 5:00pm – 4:00pm CT with a trading halt from 3:15pm – 3:30pm CT; Daily Maintenance period Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Type Of Expiration

Minimum Tick Size

E-mini NASDAQ 100 NQ Price

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Futures Calendar

12 AUG
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