Emini S&P – Emini Futures Education


The Emini S&P (ES) started to trade in 1997 and has now grown to be the most popularly traded stock index future in the US and averages over two million trades per day which is a value of about 120 billion Dollars. It is obviously based on the S&P 500 stock index that almost everyone is familiar with and trades completely electronically on the CME’s Globex exchange. It trades 23 hours a day and provides great liquidity and price movement for futures day traders. Since it can be highly volatile and you can future trade on it with a great amount of leverage it is not suitable for all investors, so please make sure it is right for you. Sign up for our free Emini S&P Futures Course to receive education on this great future product.

Symbol ES
Contract Size $50 x Emini S&P 500 futures price
Tick Size 0.25 index points = $12.50
Exchange CME Globex
Contract Months Mar (H), Jun (M), Sep (U), Dec (Z)
Hours (CST) 5:00p-4:00p (Daily maintenance shutdown 3:15p-3:30p)
Opens Sunday at 5:00p
Daily Price Limits RTH: Successive 10%, 20%, 30% limits (downside only)
ETH (overnight): 5% up or down

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