An emini is a futures contract equal to 1/5 the standard futures contract size.
There are several different emini products. The 1st emini was the S&P 500 emini that debuted in the late 1990s. It was very successful and the CME decided to roll out other emini products. The following is a list of emini trading products
- E-mini S&P 500 (Dollar)
- E-mini S&P 500 (Euro)
- E-mini S&P MidCap 400
- E-mini S&P SmallCap 600
- E-mini NASDAQ-100
- E-mini Dow ($5)
- E-mini NASDAQ Composite
- E-mini NASDAQ Biotechnology
- E-mini S&P 500 EOM (End of Month futures)
- E-mini S&P 500 Weekly (Weekly futures)
- E-mini MSCI EAFE
- E-mini MSCI Emerging Markets
- E-mini FTSE/Xinhua China 25
- E-mini S&P Asia 50
The contract sizes range from $5 for the Emini Dow to $50 for the Emini MSCI EAFE. All E-mini contracts trade on the electronic market making trades faster, a good thing in the eyes of the many hedge funds that participate in futures trading.
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