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E-Mini Futures: What You Need To Know

E-Mini Futures: What You Need To Know

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E-mini futures and related contracts are popularly traded in financial markets. Here are the specific contracts traded under the categories you mentioned:

    1. E-mini Futures (E-mini or E-Mini Future):
    2. Mini Futures: It is worth noting that the term “Mini Futures” is relatively broad and can encompass different contracts depending on the context. However, in the context of stock indices, “Mini” is often used interchangeably with “E-mini” and refers to the same contracts listed above.
    3. Micro Futures: Micro futures contracts were introduced to provide smaller-sized contracts for retail traders. While they maintain the same underlying assets as their larger counterparts, they allow traders to participate with reduced contract sizes. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the following micro futures contracts were available:

Please note that financial markets continuously evolve, and new contracts may be introduced or existing ones may be modified or discontinued. It is always best to consult up-to-date sources or the exchanges themselves for the most current information on specific futures contracts.

E-mini Futures, Mini Futures, and E-Mini Future are all terms commonly used to refer to electronically traded futures contracts that are smaller in size compared to their full-sized counterparts. These contracts are designed to provide traders with a more accessible and cost-effective way to participate in futures markets. The specific contracts traded under these categories can vary depending on the exchange and market.

  1. E-mini Futures: E-mini Futures are futures contracts that represent a fraction of the value of their corresponding full-sized futures contracts. They are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and are widely popular among individual traders and institutional investors. The following are some examples of E-mini Futures contracts:
  2. Mini Futures: The term “Mini Futures” is a broader term that can be used to refer to various smaller-sized futures contracts traded on different exchanges. These contracts may not have a standardized naming convention across all exchanges, so specific examples may vary. However, some exchanges offer contracts with the “mini” designation to represent smaller-sized futures. For example:
    • Mini Gold Futures: These contracts represent smaller-sized gold futures and are traded on exchanges like the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) and the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX).
    • Mini Crude Oil Futures: These contracts represent smaller-sized crude oil futures and are traded on exchanges such as the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM).

It’s important to note that futures contracts and their availability may evolve over time, and new contracts may be introduced while others may become obsolete. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information on specific contracts traded as E-mini Futures, Mini Futures, or any other type of futures contracts, refer to the respective exchanges’ websites or consult with a licensed financial professional.

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DisclaimerTrading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.  Past performance is not indicative of future results. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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