The Dow Jones Index is a price weighted index that tracks 30 of the largest companies in leading sectors of the US Economy and serves as an indicator of the health of the US stock market. This is a futures contract that allows market participants to gain exposure on all 30 listed companies by trading a single contract.
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
Daily Maintenance period Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm
E-mini Dow ($5)
$5 X Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”)
CME offers electronic trading almost 24/6
1.00 index points
$5.00 U.S. Dollars
Quarterly, Serial, Weekly
Trading can occur up to 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
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