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|
Contract specifications (mini)
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