Get the same benefits that make futures a Wall Street staple, now on a main street budget. Nearly 24-hour trading, no management fees, portfolio diversification, and more.
Fine-tune your equity market exposure or tailor a position to reduce risk. With futures, you can go short as easily as you go long – no short-selling restrictions.
Control a large contract value with a small amount of capital and no expense ratios. Add greater upside with potentially lower trading costs versus a basket of equities or ETFs.
In this recorded webinar, David Lerman, Director of Education at CME Group, discusses the trading performance and rise in liquidity of Micro E-mini Equity futures and options and provides his insight on the following:
Get to know Micro E-mini futures and what they will provide to the marketplace.
The smaller size of Micro E-mini futures can help you get more granular in your delta hedging strategies – which could translate into greater trading opportunities.
|Micro E-mini S&P 500||Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100||Micro E-mini Russell 2000||Micro E-mini Dow|
|Contract Size||$5 x S&P 500 Index||$2 x Nasdaq-100 Index||$5 x Russell 2000 Index||$0.50 x DJIA Index|
|Trading Hours and Venue||CME Globex: Sun-Fri: 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri: Daily trading halt from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|Minimum Tick/ Price Fluctuation||0.25 Index points||0.25 Index points||0.10 Index points||1.00 Index points|
|Dollar Value of One Tick||$1.25 per contract||$0.50 per contract||$0.50 per contract||$0.50 per contract|
CME Globex: MES
CME ClearPort: MES
CME Globex: MNQ
CME ClearPort: MNQ
CME Globex: M2K
CME ClearPort: M2K
CME Globex: MYM
CME ClearPort: MYM
Five months in the March Quarterly Cycle
H, M, U, Z, H (March, June, September, December, March)
Four months in the March Quarterly Cycle
H, M, U, Z (March, June, September, December)
Cash settlement to Final Settlement Price
|Termination of Trading||
8:30 a.m. CT on 3rd Friday of contract delivery month
Trading in expiring futures terminates at 8:30 a.m. on Last Day of Trading.
Looking for new trading opportunities or more capital efficiencies in managing portfolio risk? See why futures may be right for you.
Futures offer many benefits compared to other trading instruments, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).