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 80,577 1,041,289
EW - E-mini S&P 500 EOM Options CME 62,265 486,985
EW4 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 4 CME 75,782 158,610
MES - Micro E-mini S&P 500 Index Futures CME 695,583 126,683
MNQ - Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 Index Futures CME 783,566 81,587
NQ - E-mini Nasdaq-100 Options CME 2,763 47,991
EW1 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 1 CME 4,682 47,121
EW2 - E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options - Week 2 CME 9,935 36,024
EV EV S&P 500 EOM Options CME 5,522 20,878
SP CS / PS S&P 500 Options CME 100 7,956
Trade Date: 16 Apr 2021 | 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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An expanded offering: E-mini Nasdaq-100 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options

E-mini Nasdaq-100 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options (European-style) are designed to provide greater precision and flexibility in helping you manage short-term risk on the Nasdaq-100 Index. The new contract is an expansion of our suite of standard quarterly, end-of-month, and Friday weekly options.

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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

Learn more about other options product applications and benefits.

*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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