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Futures Markets Specifications and Tickers

What is Futures Markets trading?

A futures market is a market where traders buy and sell futures contracts in order to be delivered on a specific future date. That’s where the “futures” word comes from.

How can I trade Futures?

To trade futures you need a broker account that connects you to a futures exchange. That’s the marketplace where the futures contracts are bought and sold.

What are the major Futures Exchanges?

The largest futures exchanges in the world are:

  • CME: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, part of the CME Group.
  • CBOT: Chicago Board of Trading, part of the CME Group.
  • NYMEX: New York Mercantile Exchange, part of the CME Group.
  • COMEX: Commodity Exchange Inc., part of the CME Group.
  • Eurex: European exchange.
  • NASDAQ: NASDAQ Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Futures Exchange.
  • ICE: Intercontinental Exchange.

Most popular Futures Markets, Ticker Symbols, Exchanges, and Specifications

INDICES FUTURES MARKETS

INDEX TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
E-mini S&P500ES CME 0.25 $12.50
S&P 500 SP CME 0.10 $25.00
E-mini Nasdaq 100NQ CME 0.25 $5.00
Nikkei / Yen NIY CME 5.00 ¥2500
E-mini DowYM CBOT 1.00 $5.00
E-mini Russell 2000RTY CME 0.10 $5.00
Yen TOPIXTPY CME 0.50 ¥2500
Micro E-mini S&P500 MES CME 0.25 $1.25
Micro E-mini Nasdaq 100 MNQ CME 0.25 $0.50
Micro E-mini Russell 2000 M2K CME 0.10 $0.50
Micro E-mini Dow MYM CBOT 1.00 $0.50
DAX FDAX Eurex 0.5 €12.50
Mini DAXFDXM Eurex 1.0 €5.00
DivDAX FDIV Eurex 0.05 €10.00
MDAX F2MX Eurex 1.0 €5.00
TecDAX FTDX Eurex 0.5 €5.00
FTSE 100 Z ICE 0.50 £5.00

METALS FUTURES MARKETS

METAL TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
GoldGC COMEX 0.10 $10.00
CopperHG COMEX 0.0005 $12.50
Micro GoldMGC COMEX 0.10 $1.00
SilverSI COMEX 0.005 $25.00
PlatinumPL NYMEX 0.10 $5.00
Micro SilverSIL COMEX 0.01 $10.00
PalladiumPA NYMEX 0.10 $10.00

INTEREST RATES FUTURES MARKETS

INTEREST RATE TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
EurodollarGE CME 0.0025 $6.25

ENERGY FUTURES MARKETS

ENERGY TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
Crude OilCL NYMEX 0.01 $10.00
Natural GasNG NYMEX 0.001 $10.00
RBOB GasolineRB NYMEX 0.0001 $4.20
E-mini Crude OilQM NYMEX 0.0025 $12.50
Brent CrudeB ICE 0.01 $0.01
GasoilG ICE 0.25 $0.25

AGRICULTURE FUTURES MARKETS

AGRICULTURE TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
CornZC CBOT 0.0025 $12.50
SoybeanZS CBOT 0.0025 $12.50
Soybean OilZL CBOT 0.0001 $6.00
Soybean MealZM CBOT 0.10 $10.00
Chicago SRW WheatZW CBOT 0.0025 $12.50
KC HRW WheatKE CBOT 0.0025 $12.50
Live CattleLE CME 0.00025 $10.00
Lean HogHE CME 0.00025 $10.00
Feeder CattleGF CME 0.00025 $12.50
Class III MilkDC CME 0.01 $20.00
CocoaCC ICE 1.00 $10.00
CoffeeKC ICE 0.05 $18.75
CottonCT ICE 0.01 $5.00

CURRENCIES (FOREX) FUTURES MARKETS

CURRENCY TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
Euro FX6E CME 0.0005 $6.25
Japanese Yen6J CME 0.0000005 $6.25
British Pound6B CME 0.0001 $6.25
Australian Dollar6A CME 0.0001 $10.00
Mexican Peso6M CME 0.00001 $5.00
New Zealand Dollar6N CME 0.0001 $10.00
Russian Ruble6R CME 0.000005 $12.50
Brazilian Real6L CME 0.00005 $5.00
Indian RupeeSIR CME 0.01 $5.00

CRYPTOCURRENCIES FUTURES MARKETS

CRYPTOCURRENCY TICKER SYMBOL EXCHANGE TICK SIZE TICK VALUE
BitcoinBTC CME 5.00 $25.00

All information on this page is based on research, may not be accurate and is subject to change.

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