Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) Transactions

Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) and new BTIC+

Capture the certainty of the close.

Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) enables market participants to execute a basis trade relative to the official close for the underlying index for more efficient cash management.

With BTIC+ now available, add more lead time to capture the certainty of the close earlier, several days ahead. Negate the wait to manage risk around an upcoming market close value on a set date (e.g., expiration date).

How it Works

  • BTIC and BTIC+ transactions provide the bridge between the cash index close and the futures market
  • At any point during the trading session, a buyer and seller agree to a basis, which represents the spread between the futures and the cash index
    • BTIC transactions occur within the single trading session immediately preceding the next available closing index auction
    • BTIC+ allows market participants to trade futures at a basis to the index close days in advance on a T-plus basis
  • Once the closing cash index level is determined, the futures trade occurs at the closing index level plus the agreed upon basis

About BTIC and BTIC+

Understanding BTIC

Introduction to BTIC+ & TACO+

BTIC+ Trading Examples

Product Applications

Benchmark trading against the close

 

Index rebalancing and reinvestment (adds/deletes)

 

Efficiently manage index rebalancing and reinvestment risks

 

Easily hedge OTC swaps and options

 

Improve balance sheet management and increase cash equitization

 

Now live: Basis Trade at Index Close on Cryptocurrency futures

The BTIC functionality is now available on CME Group’s suite of market-leading cryptocurrency futures linked to the CME CF Bitcoin and Ether-Dollar Reference Rates, the benchmark prices of bitcoin and ether, including Bitcoin, Micro Bitcoin, and Ether futures.

Learn more about BTIC on Cryptocurrency futures

Index Futures Product Ticker Symbol Minimum Tick Increment BTIC Block Trade Threshold Clears into Underlying Product
CME Bloomberg CQG Refinitiv
Bloomberg Commodity Index AWT BIIA Index ERT 1AWBc1 0.01 50 AW
E-mini S&P 500 EST STEA Index EPT 1SETc1 0.05 500 ES
E-mini NASDAQ-100 NQT QNTA Index NQT 1NQTc1 0.05 500 NQ
E-mini Dow ($5) YMT YMTA Index YMT 1YMTc1 1 500 YM
E-mini Russell 1000 R1T YSRA Index R1T 1R1Tc1 0.05 50 RS1
E-mini Russell 2000 RLT RLBA Index - 1RTLc1 0.05 40 RTY

Nikkei/Yen

NIT

BKYA Index

NIT

1NIU

0.1

50

NIY

Nikkei/USD

NKT

BKDA Index

NKT

1NKU

0.1

50

NKD

TOPIX TPB TPTA Index TPB TPBc1 0.1 N/A TPY
Index Futures Product Ticker Symbol Minimum Tick Increment BTIC Block Trade Threshold Clears into Underlying Product
CME Bloomberg CQG Refinitiv
S&P 500 Total Return TRB SRTA Index TRB TBRc1 0.05 250 TRI
Nasdaq-100 Total Return N1T TNRA Index N1T 1N1Tc1 0.1 250 N1R
Russell 1000 Total Return R1B RTDA Index R1B 1R1Bc1 0.1 50 R1R
Russell 2000 Total Return R2T RTBA Index R2T 1R2Tc1 0.1 50 R2R
Dow Jones Industrial Average Total Return DTT RDRA Index DTT DTDc1 0.5 250 DTR
S&P 500 Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return

AST

ASWA Index

AST

AYT

0.5

250

ASR

FTSE 100 Adjusted Interst Rate Total Return

AFT

AFTA Index

AFT

FAT

0.5

50

AFR

Nasdaq-100 Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return Futures

AQT

QATA Index

AQT

AQT

0.5

250

AQR

Russell 1000 Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return Futures

ART

MATA Index

ARRT

TRA

0.5

50

ARR

Russell 2000 Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return Futures

A2T

RATA Index

A2T

A2T

0.5

50

A2R

DJIA Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return Futures

ADT

DATA Index

ADT

ADT

0.5

250

ADR

Index Futures Product Ticker Symbol Minimum Tick Increment BTIC Block Trade Threshold Clears into Underlying Product
CME Bloomberg CQG Refinitiv
Bitcoin Futures BTB BTDA <Curncy> BTB BTB $1 per bitcoin 5 BTC
Micro Bitcoin Futures MIB BMYA <Curncy> MIB MBI $1 per bitcoin 10 MBT
Ether Futures ETB DCSA <Curncy> ETB EBT $0.05 per ether 5 ETH

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