E-mini S&P Select Sector Futures

Equity Index Sector Futures

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Capture sector exposure in futures form with Equity Index Sector futures – liquid, cost-effective, and capital-efficient products that track the same underlying indices as the most popular ETFs. Our suite of Sector futures includes E-mini Select Sector, Select Industry, Dow Jones Real Estate, and E-mini Nasdaq Biotech, and PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index futures.

Low cost

Low tracking error, zero management fees, and actionable SOQ settlement at expiration. Read our Total Cost Analysis whitepaper to learn more.

Capital efficiency

Enjoy low initial margin and margin offsets with other Equity Index futures.

Short sector exposure

Short sector exposure without the constraint of security-based or single-stock-based short sale regulations.

Multiple product applications

Market participants turn to Sector futures for spreading, sector rotation, portfolio overlays, and cash equitization opportunities.

UCITS eligibility and tax treatment

  • UCITS eligible
  • Several Select Sector futures may be exempt from IRS Rule 871(m)*
  • Section 1256 contracts with 60/40 U.S. tax treatment

*Please consult your tax advisor and/or FCM for more information.

Now live: Six new Sector futures contracts

To provide more opportunities and versatility in managing sector exposure, CME Group has expanded our suite of Sector futures with the addition of six new contracts:

  • E-mini S&P Regional Banks Select Industry futures
  • E-mini S&P Insurance Select Industry futures
  • E-mini S&P Biotechnology Select Industry futures
  • E-mini S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry futures
  • E-mini S&P Retail Select Industry futures
  • E-mini PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index futures

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View Nasdaq Research & Insights: How to Gain or Hedge Exposure to Semiconductor Subsector

Ways to Trade Sector Futures

Watch a video looking at different ways to trade Sector futures and how these strategies provide liquidity to the market:

  • Central Limit Order Book (CLOB)
  • Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC)
  • Block Trades
  • Exchange for Physical (EFP) eligible
  • Derived block trades

Equity Index Sector Futures Contracts

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Product Code Contract Last Change Chart Open High Low Globex Vol
Product Code Contract Last Change Chart Open High Low Globex Vol

Flexible Execution, Greater Liquidity Access

Block Trades

Block trades are privately negotiated futures, options, or combination transactions that are permitted to be executed apart from the auction market.

About Block Trades

Block and BTIC Liquidity Providers


Exchange for Physical (EFP) block trades allow market participants to sell stock and buy it back for future delivery by buying a Single Stock Future (SSF), or by buying the stock and selling the SSF.

About EFPs

Generally acceptable related position instruments

BTIC Block Trades

Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) block trades enable market participants to execute a transaction as a basis trade relative to the official close for the underlying index.

Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) Overview

Derived Block Trades

A derived block is a block trade in which the price and quantity of the trade depends on hedging transactions in an eligible related market. Now available.

About Derived Block Trades


Product Applications

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Download the Select Sectors futures trading grid

  1. Right click on the link below
  2. Save the files as an .XML on your computer
  3. In CME Direct, select import view in the main menu
  4. Import the grid into CME Direct
  5. Under Menu, click on Save Window Layout

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