E-mini Russell 2000 Futures

What Are E-mini Russell 2000 Futures?

E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures track the Russell 2000 index, which measures the performance of the 2,000 largest small cap companies on the Russell 3000 Index. E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures can give investors the opportunity to manage small cap portfolio risk, as well as gain exposure to this market segment. In recent years, CME Group has introduced the Micro E-mini Russell 2000 futures contract which is 1/10th of the size of the standard E-mini Russell 2000 futures contract.

How to trade E-mini Russell 2000 futures

E-mini Russell 2000 futures and Micro E-mini Russell 2000 futures can be traded nearly 24 hours a day on the thinkorswim® trading platforms. 

E-mini Russell 2000 futures contract specifications

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

E-mini Russell futures contract specifications
Exchange, Symbol Chicago Mercantile Exchange, /RTY
Multiplier 50 x the Russell 2000 Index
Minimum Tick Size and Value 0.10 = $5.00
Settlement Cash
Trading Hours From 6 pm ET Sunday to 5 pm ET Friday

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E-mini Russell FAQ

E-mini Russell 2000 futures can provide investors and traders with an efficient way to gain speculative exposure to the Russell 2000 index, or they may be used to hedge small-cap stock portfolios against overall market risk. E-mini Russell 2000 futures may also be spread against other popular stock index futures, like Dow 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 Russell 2000 futures before placing a futures trade. With E-mini Russell 2000 futures you can trade nearly 24 hours a day during the trading week and take advantage of potential trading opportunities regardless of market direction. E-mini Russell 2000 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 Russell 2000 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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