E-Mini Futures Contracts

 

E-minis are electronically traded futures contracts that represent a percentage of a corresponding standard futures contract. The e-minis make ideal beginner trading instruments for a variety of reasons, including round-the-clock trading, low margin rates, volatility and liquidity.

 

An "E-mini" is an electronically traded futures contract that represents a portion of a standard futures contract. As futures contracts, the e-minis represent an agreement to buy or sell the cash value of the underlying index at a specified future date. The contracts are sized at a certain value multiplied by the futures price; this value depends on the particular E-mini.

 

Mini contracts are available on a range of products, including indexes, metals, forex and commodities.

 

Below you will find some of the most popular traded E-minis traded.

 

The minimum price movement of the S&P 500 Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $12.50 (per contract). 4 ticks make a complete point in the S&P Eminis, meaning one point is worth $50.00 (per contract)

2 lot = $100.00 per point

3 lot = $150.00 per point

4 lot = $200.00 per point

5 lot = $250.00 per point

etc..

 

The minimum price movement of the Gold (GC) Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $10.00 (per contract). 10 ticks make a complete point in the Gold Eminis, meaning one point is worth $100.00 (per contract) 

2 lot = $200.00 per point

3 lot = $300.00 per point

4 lot = $400.00 per point

5 lot = $500.00 per point

etc.

 

The minimum price movement of the Russel 2000 (TF) Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $10.00 (per contract). 10 ticks make a complete point in the Russel 2000 Eminis, meaning one point is worth $100.00 (per contract) 

2 lot = $200.00 per point

3 lot = $300.00 per point

4 lot = $400.00 per point

5 lot = $500.00 per point

etc..

 

The minimum price movement of the Euro/USD (6E) Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $12.50 (per contract). 10 ticks make a complete point in Euro/USD Eminis, meaning one point is worth $125.00 (per contract) 

2 lot = $250.00 per point

3 lot = $375.00 per point

4 lot = $500.00 per point

5 lot = $625.00 per point

etc..

 

The minimum price movement of the Crude Oil (CL) Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $10.00 (per contract). 100 ticks make a complete point in the Crude oil Eminis, meaning one point is worth $1000.00 (per contract) 

2 lot = $2000.00 per point

3 lot = $3000.00 per point

4 lot = $4000.00 per point

5 lot = $5000.00 per point

etc..

 

The minimum price movement of the Nasdaq (NQ) Eminis can make is called a TICK. A Tick is worth $5.00 (per contract). 4 ticks make a complete point in the Nasdaq Eminis, meaning one point is worth $20.00 (per contract) 

2 lot = $20.00 per point

3 lot = $60.00 per point

4 lot = $80.00 per point

5 lot = $100.00 per point

etc..

 

RISK DISCLOSURE:

Futures trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.