The Russell 2000 Index is a broad-based market capitalization weighted index that tracks 2000 small capitalization stocks covering a wide variety of sectors in the US economy. Considered a benchmark for small cap stocks. This is a futures contract that allows market participants to take positions on the performance of the Russell 2000 index.
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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H, M U, Z (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Sunday – Friday 5:00pm – 4:00pm CT with a trading halt from 3:15pm – 3:30pm CT
E-mini Russell 2000
$50 x Russell 2000 Index
CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6
0.10 index points
$5.00 U.S. Dollars
Quarterly, Serial, Weekly
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.
Sunday – Friday 5:00pm – 4:00pm CT with a trading halt from 3:15pm – 3:30pm CT;