23 hours per day trading gives you great flexibility to seize opportunities. Traders who take a macro view of the equity markets may seek to broaden their exposure by using equity index futures.

The E-minis are a wide range of futures contract that tracks the U.S stock market indices. It is traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) via Globex electronic trading platform.

At 1/10th the size of a classic E-mini contract, Micro E-mini US Index Futures is the smaller size of the most liquid equity index futures in the world, providing a simple and the most cost – efficient way to access to the US liquid index futures markets.

Contract Specifications:

Micro E-mini S&P 500 Futures
E-mini S&P 500 Futures
Micro E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures
E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures
Micro E-mini Russell 2000 Futures
Micro E-mini Dow
E-mini Dow ($5) Futures
Nikkei/USD Futures

Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures (MES) offer smaller-sized versions of CME Group’s liquid benchmark E-mini contracts. They are designed to manage exposure to the 500 U.S. large-cap stocks tracked by the S&P 500 Index, widely regarded as the best single gauge of the U.S. stock market.

Exchange CME
Contract Code MES
Contract Size $5 × S&P 500 Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.25 index points
Value Per Tick $ 1.25
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

The S&P 500 Index is a broad-based market capitalization weighted index that tracks 500 of the largest companies in leading industries in the US economy. This index also serves as a key indicator of the health of the US stock market. The S&P 500 is a futures contract that allows market participants to take positions on the performance of the S&P 500 index electronically in an active and liquid marketplace.

Exchange CME
Contract Code ES
Contract Size $50 × S&P 500 Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.25 index points
Value Per Tick $ 12.50
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures (MNQ) offer smaller-sized versions of CME Group’s liquid benchmark E-mini contracts. They are designed to manage exposure to the 100 leading non-financial U.S. large-cap companies that make up the Nasdaq-100.

Exchange CME
Contract Code MNQ
Contract Size $2 × Nasdaq-100 Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.25 index points
Value Per Tick $ 0.50
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

The NASDAQ 100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ based on the market capitalization. This is a futures contract that allows market participants to take positions on the performance of the NASDAQ 100 index electronically in an active and liquid marketplace.

Exchange CME
Contract Code NQ
Contract Size $20 × Nasdaq 100 Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.25 index points
Value Per Tick $ 5.00
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Micro E-mini Russell 2000 futures (M2K) offer smaller-sized versions of CME Group’s liquid benchmark E-mini contracts. They are designed to manage exposure to the 2,000 small-cap stocks in the Russell 3000 universe of stocks

Exchange CME
Contract Code M2K
Contract Size $5 × Russell 2000 Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.10 index points
Value Per Tick $ 0.50
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Micro E-mini Dow futures (MYM) offer smaller-sized versions of CME Group’s liquid benchmark E-mini contracts. They are designed to manage exposure to the 30 blue-chip stocks tracked by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index.

Exchange CBOT
Contract Code MYM
Contract Size $0.50 × DJIA Index
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1.00 index points
Value Per Tick $ 0.50
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

An electronically traded futures contract representing a portion of standard DJIA futures, E-mini Dow futures offer an accessible alternative to manage exposure to the U.S. stock market. Based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, E-mini Dow futures offer exposure to the 30 U.S. blue-chip companies represented in the stock index.

Exchange CBOT
Contract Code YM
Contract Size $5 × DJIA
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1.00 index point
Value Per Tick $ 5.00
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Nikkei 225 USD-denominated futures provide investors with an efficient way to access the opportunities of the Japanese equity market and trade using U.S. dollars. Japan’s premier stock index, the Nikkei 225, includes the top 225 blue-chip companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Exchange CME
Contract Code NKD
Contract Size $5 × Nikkei Stock Average
Minimum Price Fluctuation 5.00 index points
Value Per Tick $ 25.00
Settlement Method Cash Settled

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m. – 5.30 a.m

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday : 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 a.m (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 5.15 a.m – 5.30 a.m

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

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