Nasdaq Index Futures and Options on Futures

Liquid benchmark contracts to manage exposure to 100 leading non-financial U.S. large-cap companies

Traders around the world use our contracts on the Nasdaq-100 Index to manage exposure to and access the opportunities of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed in The Nasdaq Stock Market. These contracts offer diversification potential with underlying index holdings that span major industry groups, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, biotechnology, and more.

Now available: Options on E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures (NQ) are eligible for block trading, with a minimum block threshold of 60 contracts per leg.

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Nasdaq Futures

Access leading benchmark futures listed on the Nasdaq-100, as well as the Nasdaq  Biotechnology and Nasdaq  Composite Indices to complement your U.S. Index trading strategy. Enjoy margin offsets of up to 88% versus other Equity Index futures.

BTIC E-mini Nasdaq-100 Futures

Capture the certainty of the close with Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) E-mini Nasdaq-100 Index futures. BTIC enables market participants to execute a basis trade relative to the official close for the underlying index for more efficient cash management.

E-mini Nasdaq-100 Options on Futures

With quarterly, serial, monthly, and weekly options listed on E-mini Nasdaq-100 Index futures, CME Group provides you with extensive product choice on the benchmark U.S. Index to suit a variety of trading strategies. Capitalize on around-the-clock liquidity, market depth and potential margin offsets on futures and options strategies.

Key Benefits

  • Liquidity: Capitalize on actively-traded markets with consistently tight bid/ask spreads and dedicated market makers providing two-sided markets.
  • Access: Manage exposure to 100 large-cap non-financial companies in The Nasdaq Stock Market with a single transaction, and capture opportunities from volatility, index correlations, sector weightings, and price exposure.
  • Efficiency: Enjoy potentially lower trading costs and fewer transactions than with a basket of securities or ETFs.
  • Counterparty credit risk mitigation: Benefit from risk mitigation through CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing systems that backs all transactions in our markets.

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