S&P 500 futures contract specifications

S&P 500 futures contract specifications

Opening Date 9/9/1997 Ticker Symbol ES ES= Clearing View product and vendor codes Contract Size $50 x S&P 500 Index Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) OUTRIGHT 0.25 index points=$12.50 CALENDAR SPREAD 0.05 index points=$2.50 Trading Hours All time…

Futures contract value calculation

Futures contract value calculation

Future contracts are also agreements between two parties in which the buyer agrees to buy an underlying asset from the other party (the seller). The delivery of the asset occurs at a later time, but the price is determined at the time of purchase. Terms…

Stock futures contracts

Stock futures contracts

In the past couple of years, the U.S. stock market has been volatile. But stock futures are one way to hedge your investments so that no single market fluctuation - way up or­ way down - will ruin your portfolio. The best way to understand how stock futures…

Futures contracts on Treasury Bonds

Futures contracts on Treasury Bonds

Underlying Unit One U.S. Treasury bond having a face value at maturity of $100, . Deliverable Grades U.S. Treasury bonds that, if callable, are not callable for at least 15 years from the first day of the delivery month or, if not callable, have a remaining…

Lower Priced futures contracts

Lower Priced futures contracts

Product Symbol HO Venue CME Globex, CME ClearPort, Open Outcry (New York) Hours (All Times are New York Time/ET) CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (5:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15…

Calculating and Pricing futures contracts

Calculating and Pricing futures contracts

Every morning before North American stock exchanges begin trading, TV programs and websites providing financial information will give the quotes for the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq futures contract. The quoted price movements of the futures contracts…

Futures contract Letters months

Futures contract Letters months

Publication history: only here. Usual disclaimer and copyright terms apply. Most futures contracts are listed for many different delivery months. These include oil, gold, and particularly the contracts settling against three-month interbank money. The…

Futures contracts on weather

Futures contracts on weather

Even in our advanced, technology-based society, we still live largely at the mercy of the weather. It influences our daily lives and choices, and has an enormous impact on corporate revenues and earnings. Until recently, there were very few financial…

Currency futures contracts definition

Currency futures contracts definition

Because currency futures contracts are marked-to-market daily, investors can exit their obligation to buy or sell the currency prior to the contract s delivery date. This is done by closing out the position. With currency futures, the price is determined…

Futures contracts cash flow hedge

Futures contracts cash flow hedge

Hedging and key risk management principles have become mainstream financial tools for many pork producers as they look to manage the risks associated with buying grain and selling hogs. Hedging is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements…

Futures contracts trading SPX

Futures contracts trading SPX

Ticker Symbol SP SP= Clearing View product and vendor codes Contract Size $250 x S&P 500 Index Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) OUTRIGHT 0.10 index points=$25 CALENDAR SPREAD 0.05 index points=$12.50 Trading Hours All time listed are Central Time…

Currency futures contract rollover Dates

Currency futures contract rollover Dates

Q. I have heard many different ways regarding when to make the change to futures contracts during rollover . The more variations I hear about comparing volume, the more confused I get. Is there a specific day that Wall Street starts using the new contracts?…

Futures contract currency example

Futures contract currency example

Foreign currency forward contracts are used as a foreign currency hedge when an investor has an obligation to either make or take a foreign currency payment at some point in the future. If the date of the foreign currency payment and the last trading…

Futures contracts Treasury option options

Futures contracts Treasury option options

Underlying Unit One 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures contract of a specified delivery month. Tick Size (minimum fluctuation) 1/64 of a point ($15.625/contract), rounded up to the nearest cent/contract. For cabinet transactions only, minimum tick sizes…

Cost of currency futures contract

Cost of currency futures contract

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CURRENCY FUTURES AND FOREX TRADING? Those looking to profit from fluctuations in currency valuations have two currency trading forums, spot foreign exchange trading and currency futures. In the case of spot foreign exchange…