Equity Index
Nasdaq-100 | S&P 500 | Russell 2000

EQUITY INDEX OPTIONS ON FUTURES

Access around-the-clock liquidity, market depth, and extensive product choice on the world's benchmark indices.

CME Group 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. Capitalize on potential margin offsets on futures and options strategies, advanced on-screen spreading capabilities, and the certainty of central clearing.

Key benefits

Discover the liquidity and versatility of using Equity Index options on futures at CME Group to manage equity market exposure. 

Around-the-clock liquidity

Trade nearly 24-hour CME Group markets and take action when prices move, tapping into deep liquidity across U.S., EMEA, and APAC trading hours.

Capital and operational efficiencies

Trade Equity Index options and their underlying futures to help maximize capital efficiencies through margin offsets and streamlined operations.

Extensive range of expiries and sizes

Access a variety of strikes and expiries – short-dated weekly to longer-dated quarterly options. Scale exposure with E-mini and Micro E-mini contracts.

Options execution flexibility

Enjoy multiple ways to trade and manage risk in the CME Globex central limit order book or via delta-neutral and outright block trades.

Around-the-clock liquidity

Trade nearly 24-hour CME Group markets and take action when prices move, tapping into deep liquidity across U.S., EMEA, and APAC trading hours.

Capital and operational efficiencies

Trade Equity Index options and their underlying futures to help maximize capital efficiencies through margin offsets and streamlined operations.

Extensive range of expiries and sizes

Access a variety of strikes and expiries – short-dated weekly to longer-dated quarterly options. Scale exposure with E-mini and Micro E-mini contracts.

Market Activity

The latest across the Equity Index options complex

Trade quarterly, monthly and weekly option expirations, including Monday through Friday expiries across S&P 500, Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 contracts. View quotes and access other expirations by selecting a product name below.

View the E-mini S&P 500 & E-mini Nasdaq-100 options on futures markets by selecting any of the expiration dates shown below.

Block trades

Gain the execution flexibility of privately negotiated bilateral block trades on E-mini S&P 500 and E-mini Nasdaq-100 options. See the latest activity. 

Weekly Equity Index options on futures

Explore our liquid, shorter-term option expiries on leading E-mini and Micro E-mini futures.

Micro E-mini options

Add the precision and versatility of trading  smaller-sized options on major equity benchmarks. 

E-mini S&P 500 Weekly options

Add flexibility to your portfolio with short- or long-term exposure using weekly, EOM, and quarterly expiries.

E-mini Russell 2000 weekly options

Add versatility to small-cap strategies with the expansion of weekly options on the leading small-cap benchmark.

Resources

View contract and exchange details to help you trade Equity Index options.

See how traders are using options

Learn how other market participants use Equity Index options on futures to manage event risk and reduce portfolio volatility. View the latest articles. 

Explore the benefits of short-dated options

Shorter-dated options are seeing rising interest from traders, particularly in maturities with less than one week until expiration. See what's driving this trend.

Five reasons to trade E-mini S&P 500 options

Find out why market participants continue to turn to the deep, around-the-clock liquidity of E-mini S&P 500 (ES) options.

There’s an option for that – flexibly trade using Equity weekly options

Examine different ways to trade E-mini Nasdaq-100 and S&P 500 weekly options to manage risk ahead of major market events.

Gain small-cap exposure with options on the Russell 2000 Index

Learn why small-cap indexes, such as the Russell 2000 Index, historically outperform large-cap indexes and how you can express your view on the index using options.

Tap into global markets with S&P 500 options

Access deep liquidity in E-mini S&P 500 options beyond U.S. hours to respond to market-moving events across all time zones and around the world.

Tools

Run scenarios, analyze the market, identify trends, and test-drive strategies with our interactive online tools.

Pricing and strategy tools

Generate theoretical prices and Greeks for FX options on futures.


Run hypothetical underlying price scenarios for FX options.


Analyze open interest and OI change patterns for each expiration. 


View large open interest holders’ changing positions per CFTC reports.


Volatility tools

Chart and analyze historical volatility data for FX options. 


View FX options on futures data in OTC terms (premiums, strikes, and more). 


Compare change in current implied volatilities across expirations from one week ago.


Track trends by plotting volume and open interest vs. the most recent settlements.


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