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.
More versatility to manage equity index exposure
Improve capital efficiency using the versatility of our Equity Index products. Fine-tune equity exposure on benchmark indices—S&P, Nasdaq, Russell and Dow Jones—with the precision of scalable contract sizes, from standard Equity Index contracts to Micro E-mini.
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Get the latest updates on the Equity Index futures and options market with product news and information, macro trends, and more.
Explore our Equity Index products
Learn about the products we offer across global benchmark indices, and explore different ways to buy and trade them.
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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.
Express views on the markets using the simplicity and standardized efficiency of International Equity Index products.
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.
Choose your execution method
Execution methods such as Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) and Trade at Cash Open (TACO) provide greater flexibility for traders to capture the certainty of the close or open, hours or days ahead.
Refine your trading with options
Equity Index options on futures offer around-the-clock liquidity, market depth, and extensive product choice on the world’s benchmark indices to suit a variety of trading strategies.
Access capital-efficient OTC alternatives
Discover the flexibility of futures contracts to trade the major US indices so you can hedge, express a view, or create more efficient total return strategies without using swaps.
View contract and exchange details to help you trade Equity Index futures and options.
Gain access to CME Group futures, options, and block markets on one screen, using this fast, secure, and highly configurable trading front-end.
Equity Index tools
Build and refine your trading strategies with free pricing and analytics tools for Equity Index products.
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Take self-guided courses on Equity Indices
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