No matter your investment vehicle, as a standardized, liquid contract, Equity Index futures may make a strong addition to your portfolio. To help you understand how Equity Index futures can help you, we compare futures and options to alternative investment strategies for different investor types. Dive into the latest research to learn more about key features of Equity Index futures.
Investment managers are repositioning their portfolios to include futures in preparation for an uncertain investment environment beyond 2019
Futures can offer the ideal liquidity, exposure size, leverage and total cost of financing when compared to other investment vehicles, like ETFs
Liquidity in futures has grown substantially due to the continued shift of assets. Futures trade 9x more than the top 3 S&P 500 ETFs combined, per day*
Flexible execution methods are available on futures, including BTIC and TACO – which allow you to trade at the close or the cash open at any time during the day
Read our newest papers to explore the advantages of using E-mini S&P 500 options on futures (ES) and E-mini S&P Select Sector futures to manage S&P exposure more efficiently.
Aite Group’s latest whitepaper, “Futures are Still on a Roll with the Buyside” focuses on the total cost of replicating S&P 500 returns via futures (ES) and ETFs across different investment scenarios.
We also have – available for exclusive access on CME Group - four mini-papers that analyze key factors in determining the total costs of trading. The papers cover liquidity advantages, portfolio margining, cost considerations and index replication.
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