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Many of the options available on CME Globex operationally require a synthetic underlying future. A synthetic underlying future is an equivalent position that is defined without the actual components. These options include Calendar Spread Options, Inter-commodity Spread Options, and Options on Futures Strips. The link below provides comprehensive and detailed information regarding each of these options including their CME Globex symbol, description of the available options, and both their synthetic and actual underlying futures symbols.

CME Group Options with Synthetic Underlying Futures

Please feel free to contact the CME Group Global Command Center with any questions, comments, or need for additional clarification in the U.S. at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 800 898 013, or in Asia at +65 6532 5010.


For Market with Protection orders, the protected range is typically the current best bid or offer, plus or minus 50 percent of the product’s Non-Reviewable Trading Range.

Click for the Non-Reviewable Range (NRR) for all CME Globex products.

CME Globex Circuit Breaker Levels


Click for a complete listing of Price Fluctuation Limits.