STOCK INDEXES

S&P-500

S&P-500 Index

Based on the stock prices of 500 different companies, the S&P 500 index is a widely recognized barometer of the U.S. stock market and is the benchmark used by most investment professionals. The companies are generally about 80% industrials, 3% utilities, 1% transportation companies, and 15% financial institutions. Because the Index is weighted in this manner, a price change in any one stock will influence the index in proportion to the stock’s relative market value. The market value of the 500 firms is equal to approximately 80% of the value of all stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Contract Size 250 or 50 (mini) times the S&P-500 Index
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 S&P-500 Index
Ticker Symbol SP, MINI: ES
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Nasdaq-100

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Dow Jones-30

Dow Jones-30 Index

It is the index of 30 US companies that are believed to represent American business. It is a unique index, because it uses a price weighted formula. The higher the stock price of its component, the more it influences the index. So IBM, that is the member of the index and also relatively highly priced, can influence the index twice as much as another stock, that is priced half as much.

Contract Size 10 or 5 (mini) times the Dow Jones-30 Index
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 Dow Jones-30 Index
Ticker Symbol DJ, GLOBEX: ZD; MINI: YM
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Dow Jones-30

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Russell-2000

Russell-2000 Index

The benchmark measuring the performance of US small-cap stocks. The Russell 2000 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000 Index, representing ca. 10% of the total market capitalization of that index. It includes 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

Contract Size 500 times the Russell-2000 Index
Exchange InterContinental Exchange (ICE)
Price Quote USD price of 1 Russell-2000 Index
Ticker Symbol TF
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S&P-400

S&P-400 Index

It is an index of mid-capitalization US companies.

Contract Size 500 or 100 (mini) times the S&P-400 Index
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 S&P-400 Index
Ticker Symbol MD, MINI: ME
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