S&P 500

The S&P 500 is arguably the most widely followed index of large-cap American stocks next to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

As the name suggests, it measures the performance of 500 major firms based in the country, although some have headquarters elsewhere.

Many experts see the health of the S&P 500 as an indication of how well the US economy as a whole is doing and there are a host of investment products linked to its fluctuations.

The firms listed on the index can be traded on either the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ - the two largest trading platforms in the nation.

Product Specifications and Information
S&P 500 Mini Index Futures
CME Globex
1246
Spread 50 cents
$50 * E-mini futures
1 Index point
5$ (Min Size)
Margin $100
Monday 2:00 AM to Saturday 12:15 AM
Daily from 12:15 Am to 12.30 Am & 1.30 Am to 2.00 Am