Equity Index Options on Futures

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CME 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.

Top Equity Index Options on Futures

Globex Floor Product Name Exchange Volume Open Interest
ES - E-mini S&P 500 Options CME 65,141 1,453,983
EW - E-mini S&P 500 EOM Options CME 123,700 737,254
EW1 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 1 CME 18,495 102,367
NQ - E-mini Nasdaq-100 Options CME 1,675 47,889
EW2 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 2 CME 4,520 33,655
SP CS / PS S&P 500 Options CME 0 17,566
EV EV S&P 500 EOM Options CME 3,120 15,966
EW4 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 4 CME 135,607 12,712
OYM - E-mini Dow ($5) Options CBOT 3 954
Trade Date: 23 Oct 2020 | PRELIMINARY

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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Enhancements in S&P 500 Options on Futures

New block trading rules for S&P 500 options on futures are designed to help you trade with greater flexibility and efficiency:

  • Allowance of delta-neutral S&P 500 option blocks
  • Lower block threshold of 100 contracts (previously 250 contracts) during European and Asian Trading Hours only
  • Extended block trade reporting time window from 5 minutes to 15 minutes during European and Asian Trading Hours only

Extended listing cycle: S&P 500 and E-mini S&P 500 Monday and Wednesday Weekly Options

The listing cycle for Monday and Wednesday options has been extended to provide you with greater opportunity to fine-tune your trading strategies. Listing cycles are extended from 2 to 4 expirations in both Standard and E-mini Monday and Wednesday S&P 500 options on futures.

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*Pending all relevant CFTC regulatory review periods, please consult the latest Market Regulation Advisory Notice (MRAN) for the most up-to-date information on block trades and the SER for the latest product details.

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