Adding Equity Index Futures to your Portfolio

Are you considering Equity Index Futures? You can learn more by clicking below.

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.

Key Features

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

Trending Reports

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.


A Cost Comparison of S&P 500-related Options

Compare ES and SPX options across key factors such as liquidity and transaction cost.
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Sector Investing

Read our analysis on recent S&P performance and the opportunities that lie ahead in 2019.
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Why Choose CME Group

CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Built on more than 165 years of global benchmark futures and options, we provide you with the opportunity you need to mitigate risk and grow profitability.

4 Exchanges, 1 Marketplace

Through our exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – CME Group offers the widest range of global benchmark products from one central trading venue.

18.6M Average Daily Volume**

Our markets are traded by a diverse set of customers to bring you the liquidity you need to manage risk or express your opinion on the markets

6 Major Asset Classes

Trade futures and options on Interest Rates, Equity Indices, Energy, Agricultural commodities, FX and Metals.


*S&P 500 ETFs include SPY, IVV, and VOO. Source: Bloomberg

**Data as of Q1 2019