Product Overview

What are E-mini Russell 2000 futures?

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.

Why would you want to trade E-mini Russell 2000 futures?

  1. Leading indicator to where other indexes may head toward.
  2. Allows for hedging opportunities against the Russell ETF or other basket small cap stock positions.
  3. Allows traders stock exposure and growth opportunities in a price weighted index that offers almost 24 hour trading

How do you trade E-mini Russell 2000 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


E-mini Russell 2000

Contract Size

$50 x Russell 2000 Index

Trading Venue

CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6

Minimum Tick

0.10 index points

Product Symbol


Dollar Value of One Tick

$5.00 U.S. Dollars

Exchange Rulebook

CME 393

Settlement Procedures

Settlement Procedures

Price Limit or Circuit

Price Limits

Settlement Method

Financially Settled

Options Available

Quarterly, Serial, Weekly

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;

Type Of Expiration

Minimum Tick Size

E-mini Russell 2000 RTY Price

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