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E-Mini NASDAQ 100 Futures

About CME e-Mini NASDAQ 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 PM US EST all the way until 5:00 PM US EST the following afternoon.

Trading months include March, June, September and December.

Important Disclosures

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