Equity Index futures and options

Hedge equity index exposure or refine trading positions using a highly liquid and diverse suite of Equity Index futures and options, based on global benchmark indices.

Trade where equity markets move first

Navigate today’s dynamic global markets with unparalleled price discovery and around-the-clock liquidity. Equity Index futures and options provide the deep liquidity you need, day or night, to act as global events unfold and see how markets are reacting.  

Trade products on leading benchmarks from S&P Dow Jones, Nasdaq, FTSE Russell, Nikkei and more - featuring contract innovations in size and design that drive more flexibility.

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Explore our Equity Index products

Learn about the products we offer across global benchmark indices, and explore different ways to buy and trade them.

Q2 2024 Equity Insights

See why Equity futures and options activity remained strong despite lower volatility in the Q2 Equity Insights newsletter.

Enjoy potentially lower trading costs than ETFs plus margin offsets against other index futures using our contracts on S&P 500, the leading barometer of the US stock market.

Capture opportunities that emerge from volatility, index correlations, sector weightings, and price exposure to leading non-financial US large-cap companies on Nasdaq.

Trade Russell Index futures and options nearly 24 hours a day for greater capital efficiencies and flexible execution.

Manage exposure to the 30 US blue-chip companies represented in the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, nearly 24 hours a day.

Get access to the equity opportunities of some of the world's leading economies outside of the U.S.  Express views and manage risk using International Equity Index futures and options built on the premier benchmarks for equity markets in Japan, Brazil, China and more.

Equity Index Sector futures are liquid and capital-efficient ways to manage exposure across 19 sectors from technology to communication services.

Customize your Equity Index trading

The Equity Index product suite offers a broad range of opportunities for traders to access benchmark exposure at CME Group.

Get an edge in equity index markets by tracking leading global indices across the U.S., Europe and Asia..

Access Equity Index futures and options data for S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, FTSE Russell indices, Nikkei 225 and more to enhance your trading portfolio and better hedge risk.

Gather valuable insights, manage equity index exposure, and bolster trading strategies with data on our Equity Index futures and options, based on global benchmark indices.

We offer varying data frequencies to suit your needs:

  • Real-time
  • Delayed
  • End-of-Day
  • Historical

Choose how you want to access data: low-latency direct connections; on-demand via the cloud, downloadable historical data via CME DataMine; direct integration into your systems via REST and real-time streaming APIs; or using a licensed distributor.

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Take self-guided courses on Equity Indices

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