Equity Index Dividend futures

Harness the Potential of the Dividend Market

Equity Index Dividend futures provide you with efficient tools to hedge or express a view on the U.S. dividend market, regardless of the price movement of the benchmark indices. Quarterly and annual contracts are available on the S&P 500 Index. Annual contracts are available on the Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 Indices.

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Key Features

Flexibility

Choose from quarterly or annual contracts to hedge or express views on U.S. stock dividends.

Ease of access

Around the clock access plus block trade eligibility, allowing larger transactions to be privately negotiated.

Security of central clearing

Enjoy counterparty risk mitigation through CME Clearing.

Opportunity

Create total return strategies.

Now live: Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 Annual Dividend Index futures

CME Group has introduced Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 Annual Dividend Index futures to provide more opportunities to trade and manage dividend exposure. The new contracts will provide market participants more ways to hedge risk, develop total return strategies, and effectively express their views on U.S. dividends.

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Contract Specifications

  S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend Index Futures S&P 500 Annual Dividend Index Futures Russell 2000 Annual Dividend Index Futures Nasdaq-100 Annual Dividend Index Futures
Product Code SDI SDA RDA NDA
Contract Unit $1,000 x S&P 500 Dividend Points Index $250 x S&P 500 Dividend Points Index (Annual) $500 x Russell 2000 Annual Dividends Index $100 x Nasdaq-100 Annual Dividend Point Index
Underlying Index SPXDIV SPXDIVAN R2000DIV NDXDIV
Minimum Price Fluctuation Outright: 0.01 index points = $10 Outright: 0.05 index points = $12.50 Outright: 0.05 index points = $25.00 Outright: 0.10 index points = $10.00
Calendar Spread: 0.0005 index points = $0.50 Calendar Spread: 0.025 index points = $6.25 Calendar Spread: 0.01 index points = $5.00 Calendar Spread: 0.05 index points = $5.00
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday 6:00 p.m. - Friday - 5:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a daily maintenance period from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ET (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort:
Sunday 6:00 p.m. - Friday 6:45 p.m. ET (Sun 5:00 - Fri 5:45 p.m. CT) with no reporting Monday - Thursday 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Listed Contracts Nearest five months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) Nearest 11 Decembers Annual contracts (Dec) listed for 6 consecutive years
Termination of Trading 8:30 a.m. CT on the third Friday of the contract month 8:30 a.m. CT on the third Friday of December of the contract year
Settlement Procedures Cash Settled. Cash Settlement in USD based on the S&P 500 Dividend Point Index on the 3rd Friday of the Contract Month Cash Settled. Cash Settlement in USD based on the S&P 500 Dividend Point Annual Index on the 3rd Friday of December of the Contract Year Cash Settled. Cash Settlement in USD based on the Russell 2000 Annual Dividend Index on the 3rd Friday of the Contract Month Cash Settled. Cash Settlement in USD based on the Nasdaq-100 Dividend Point Index on the 3rd Friday of the Contract Month
Block Minimum Block Table
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per index point

Product Codes

Product Underlying Index CME Globex Bloomberg Front Month Reuters
S&P 500 Annual Dividend SPXDIVAN SDA ASDA 0#1SDA:
S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend SPXDIV SDI ISDA 0#1SDI:
Russell 2000 Annual Dividend R2000DIV RDA RDI 01#RDA:
NASDAQ-100 Annual Dividend NDXDIV NDA ODL  01#NAD:

*Disclaimer: The data and output from this tool does not constitute investment advice and is not a personal recommendation from CME Group.  Nothing contained herein constitutes the solicitation of the purchase or sale of any futures or options.  Any investment activities undertaken using this tool will be at the sole risk of the relevant investor.  CME Group expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation (whether by visitor or by others) of information contained herein. Decisions based on this information are the sole responsibility of the relevant investor.  Any visitor to this page agrees to hold the CME Group and its affiliates and licensors harmless against any claims for damages arising from any decisions that the visitor makes based on such information.

The S&P 500 Quarterly Dividend Index futures contract (SDI) is $1,000 times the S&P 500 Dividend Points Index with the nearest five months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) available for trading. The S&P 500 Dividend Points Index (SPXDIV) tracks the accumulation of dividends on a quarterly basis and resets to zero at the end of each period. The observation period is the prior contract expiration date plus one trading day through the contract’s expiration. For example, dividend exposure for the June 2022 quarterly contract would run from the day after March 2022 expiration through June 2022 expiration.

The Annual S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, and Russell 2000 Dividend Indices track the accumulation of dividends on an annual basis and resets to zero after the expiration of the leading December contract. The observation period is the prior December contract expiration date plus one trading day, through the contract’s December expiration date.

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