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 165,328 1,992,704
EW - E-mini S&P 500 EOM Options CME 148,717 813,699
EW4 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options Wk 4 CME 33,822 101,450
EW1 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options Wk 1 CME 14,887 49,605
SP CS / PS S&P 500 Options CME 3,890 40,908
NQ - E-mini Nasdaq-100 Options CME 2,472 32,219
EV EV S&P 500 EOM Options CME 4,228 30,126
EW2 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options Wk 2 CME 224,245 14,688
OYM - E-mini Dow ($5) Options CBOT 76 2,187
Trade Date: 11 Oct 2019 | FINAL

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

More Flexibility Coming Soon: S&P 500 and E-mini S&P 500 Monday and Wednesday Weekly Options

Starting July 29, the listing cycle for Monday and Wednesday options will be extended to provide you with greater opportunity to fine-tune your trading strategies. Listing cycles will be 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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