E-mini Dow Futures

What are E-mini Dow Jones index futures?

The E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average Index tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJIA) futures. The DJIA is one of the world's most widely followed stock indices, and is comprised of 30 of the largest companies in the United States. In recent years, CME Group has introduced the Micro E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average Index futures contract which is 1/10th of the size of the standard E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures contract.

How to trade E-mini Dow futures

E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Index futures and Micro E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Index futures can be traded nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week on the thinkorswim® trading platforms. 

E-mini Dow futures contract specifications

Considering trading E-mini Dow futures? Here are the E-mini Dow futures contract specifications.

Exchange, Symbol Chicago Board of Trade, /YM
Multiplier 5 x the Dow Jones Industrial Index (Micro E-mini contracts also available)
Minimum Tick Size and Value 1.00 = $5.00 
Settlement Cash
Trading Hours Sunday 6 pm - Friday - 5 pm ET (5 pm - 4 pm CT) with a daily maintenance period from 5 pm - 6 pm ET (4 pm - 5 pm CT)

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Mini Dow FAQ

E-mini Dow futures can provide investors and traders with an efficient way to gain speculative exposure to the U.S. stock market, or they may be used to hedge stock portfolios against overall market risk. E-mini Dow futures may also be spread against other popular stock index futures. Options on E-mini futures and Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures are also available.

It is important to understand the benefits and risks involved with E-mini Dow futures before placing a futures trade. With E-mini Dow futures you can trade nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week and take advantage of potential trading opportunities regardless of market direction. E-mini Dow futures also provide the ability to trade with greater leverage and can allow a more efficient use of trading capital. However, trading leveraged products like E-mini Dow futures is not suitable for all investors. It involves risks that greater losses can occur with smaller market movements, and more than your initial investment can be lost.

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