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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
12/2019

03/2020
12/2019

03/2020
70 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
12/2019

06/2020
12/2019

06/2020
400 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
12/2019

09/2020
12/2019

12/2020
700 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
03/2020

06/2020
03/2020

06/2020
425 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
03/2020

09/2020
03/2020

12/2020
700 USD
CME EQUITY INDEX E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES NQ 1

1
A

B
06/2020

09/2020
06/2020

12/2020
490 USD

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