E-mini Russell 2000 Index Futures and Options

E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures and options on futures extend CME Group’s suite of benchmark U.S. index products and offer you even more ways to manage risk and tap into liquidity.

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Product Benefits

With ADV and open interest, E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures offer the liquidity to efficiently and effectively manage risk.

Product Choice
Trade futures on the Russell 2000 and Russell 2000 Growth and Value indices, and fine-tune your options trading strategy with quarterly, weekly and end-of-month options on E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures.

Cost Savings
Enjoy margin offsets of up to 80%1 with other CME Equity Index futures and potential cost savings of 22bps-66bps2 when you trade Russell 2000 futures in lieu of ETFs.

Ways to Trade
Choose from central limit order book (CLOB) trading on CME Globex, block trades, Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) and exchange for physical (EFP) transactions to execute your E-mini Russell 2000 strategy.

About the Russell 2000 Index

A benchmark for U.S. small-cap stock performance, the Russell 2000 Index consists of the lower ~2,000 small-cap stocks in the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell 2000 Index is a broad-based market capitalization-weighted index that encompasses a range of sectors of the economy.

Performed annually, Russell U.S. index reconstitution realigns the indices to ensure they remain an accurate reflection of the U.S. markets. During this multi-week process, FTSE Russell updates changes in market capitalization, sector composition, company rankings and style orientation.

Read about the 2019 Russell U.S. Index reconstitution

Two ways to manage risk around the Russell U.S. Index reconstitution

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    1 Margin offsets calculated as of April 30, 2018 and subject to change. Please view the E-mini Russell 2000 Index Margins page for the latest margin information.

    2 Savings calculated as of September 26, 2017 and subject to change. Please view A Cost Comparison of Russell 2000® Futures & ETFs for the latest analysis and information.