E-mini Nasdaq Futures

Contract Specifications: Trade Unit: $20 times the NASDAQ-100 Index Point Descriptions: .01 index points =$.20 Contract Listing: Five months in the March Quarterly Cycle. Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec. Clearing code: NQ Ticker: NQ AON: NV Platform: CME Globex Hours: Mon/Thurs 5:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Shutdown period from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. … Read more

Dr. Richard Sandor

Dr Richard Sandor was chief economist at the Chicago Board of Trade during the 1970’s where he spearheaded the introduction of the futures contracts on Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) certificates and 30-year Treasury bonds.

The Intercontinental Exchange

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is a global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts and soft commodities. ICE’s markets offer access to a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as soft commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp … Read more

Back Months

Futures delivery months other than the spot or front month. Also known as deferred months.

Single Stock Future

A futures contract on a single stock. Single stock futures were illegal in the US prior to the passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act. See also: Security Future, Security Futures Product