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E-mini Nasdaq-100 Margins

E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures (NQ) offer liquid benchmark contracts to manage exposure to the 100 leading non-financial U.S. large-cap companies that make up the Nasdaq-100. The E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures contract is $20 x the Nasdaq-100 index and has a minimum tick of 0.25 index points. Delayed data for E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures displayed in the table below includes for the open, high and low prices and volume for the active contracts.

Ratio Side Start Period End Period Maintenance
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
09/2020

03/2021
12/2020

03/2021
825 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
09/2020

06/2021
12/2020

06/2021
2,650 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
09/2020

09/2021
12/2020

12/2021
2,000 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
03/2021

06/2021
03/2021

06/2021
1,800 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
03/2021

09/2021
03/2021

12/2021
1,200 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
06/2021

09/2021
06/2021

12/2021
1,800 USD

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