What are E-mini Nasdaq futures?

E-mini Nasdaq futures as well as micro-E-mini Nasdaq futures have been designed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) 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 represent $20 times the Nasdaq 100 stock index, and allow you to participate in Nasdaq market moves without having to select individual issues. 

Start trading E-mini Nasdaq futures for just $2.25 per contract pricing.

How to trade E-mini Nasdaq futures

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.

E-mini Nasdaq futures contract specifications

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

E-mini Nasdaq futures contract specifications
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange, NQ
Contract Size $20 x the Nasdaq 100 (Micro E-mini Nasdaq contracts also available)

Minimum Tick Size and Value 0.25, worth $5.00 per contract.
Trading Times E-mini Nasdaq futures trade on the CME Globex® trading platform, from 6:00 p.m. U.S. ET until 5:00 p.m. U.S. ET the following afternoon.
Principal Trading Months E-mini Nasdaq futures trading months include March, June, September, and December.

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