Weekly Equity Index Options on Futures

Weekly Equity Index Options on Futures

More Precise Equity Risk Management

Weekly Equity Index options on futures provide liquid, shorter-term risk management alternatives to quarterly E-mini S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000, and Dow ($5) options with lower cost of premium.

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Product Codes

Weekly Options Product CME Globex Ticker Bloomberg Front Month Ticker Thomson Reuters Chain
E-mini S&P 500 EW1, EW2, EW3, EW4 1EA Index, 2EA Index, 3EA Index, 4EA Index 0#ESW+
E-mini S&P 500 Monday E1A, E2A, E3A, E4A, E5A IWWA Index 0#1AEW+
E-mini S&P 500 Wednesday E1C, E2C, E3C, E4C, E5C IEWA Index 0#ECW+
E-mini NASDAQ-100 QN1, QN2, QN3, QN4 10A Index, 20A Index, 30A Index, 4OA Index 0#1NQW+
E-mini Nasdaq-100 Monday Q1A, Q2A, Q3A, Q4A, Q5A QNBA Index 0#QNC1W+
E-mini Nasdaq-100 Wednesday Q1C, Q2C, Q3C, Q4C, Q5C QNCA Index 0#QNA1W+
E-mini Dow ($5) YM1, YM2, YM3, YM4 1FA Index, 2FA Index, 3FA Index, 4FA Index 0#1YMW+
E-mini Russell 2000 R1E, R2E, R3E, R4E RUWA Index 0#1RTYW+
E-mini Russell 2000 Monday R1A, R2A, R3A, R4A, R5A MRYA Index 0#1AR1W+
E-mini Russell 2000 Wednesday R1C, R2C, R3C, R4C, R5C WRYA Index 0#1RC1W+

An expanded offering: Monday and Wednesday Weekly options on E-mini Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 futures

E-mini Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options (European-style) are designed to provide greater precision and flexibility in helping you manage short-term exposure. The new contracts are an expansion of our suite of standard quarterly, end-of-month, and Friday weekly options on the Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 Indices.

E-mini Nasdaq-100 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options
E-mini Russell 2000 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options

Around-the-clock Trading Opportunities

Weekly options provide a deep pool of liquidity for you to express views on market-moving events and economic announcements – from national elections to monthly employment and inflation reports – nearly around the clock.

CME Group continues to see strong liquidity during extended trading hours, especially in short-term options. In H1-2021, 14% of E-mini S&P 500 short-term options volume traded during Extended Trading Hour (ETH).

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