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Symbol
NQ
Exchange
CME
Contract Size
$20 x Nasdaq 100
Tick Size
0.25 = $5.00

About CME 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. The E-mini Nasdaq 100 futures index is designed to be an accurate proxy for a diversified portfolio of small-cap U.S. stocks.

You may benefit from a bull market move even before funds become available to purchase stock. Like all futures contracts, E-mini Nasdaq index futures require only a small margin deposit, so you can trade stock index futures contracts with a relatively small investment.

CME E-mini Nasdaq 100 Futures Specifications

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 Globex trading system, from 4:30 PM US EST all the way until 4:15 PM US EST the following afternoon.

Trading months include March, June, September and December.

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