E-mini NASDAQ 100 futures
The U.S. economy is being transformed by exciting technological changes and advancements in science and industry. Many of the leading companies involved in this process are a part of the Nasdaq Index. Nasdaq futures have been designed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to track the Nasdaq 100 Index, a modified capitalization-weighted index of 100 of the largest and most active non-financial, domestic stocks traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The Nasdaq 100 is widely considered to be a key benchmark of technology, telecom, and biotechnology issues.
E-mini Nasdaq futures are powerful and versatile instruments, whether you intend to risk your own capital for investment reward, or wish to insulate your stock portfolio from risk. CME E-mini Nasdaq futures are one-fifth the size of standard Nasdaq futures and options. E-mini Nasdaq futures afford some unique advantages, allowing you to:
Participate in small-cap market moves with one trading decision, without having to select individual issues.
E-mini Nasdaq 100 futures, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, trading symbol NQ. The contract size is $20 x the Nasdaq 100. Minimum tick is 0.25 = $5.00.
E-mini Nasdaq futures trade nearly 24 hours per day on the CME Globex® trading platform, from 6:00 p.m. U.S. ET all the way until 5:00 p.m. U.S. ET the following afternoon.
Trading months include March, June, September and December.