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"E-Mini Nasdaq Futures Tutorial"
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E-Mini Nasdaq Futures
Ticker Symbol: NQ
Charting Symbol's are as follows, NQ1M or NQM1 are the most common.
Note: All trading in the E-Mini Nasdaq will occur on GLOBEX with the exception of all or none trades during RTH trading hours. Trading shall continue on GLOBEX until 8:30 a.m. the day following the last day of trading on the Trading Floor.
GLOBEX Trading Hours for E-Mini's
3:45pm CST- 3:15pm CST (the next day) Monday through Friday.
5:30pm CST on Sunday - 3:15PM CST which is Monday's close.
Also on Monday through Thursday from 10:00pm CST - 11:00pm CST
the E-mini Nasdaq futures contract pauses and does not trade for about 1 hour.
Quotation: U.S. Dollars per Index Point
Contract Size: $20 x Nasdaq Stock Index
Delivery Months: March (H), June (M), September (U), December (Z)
Minimum Tick (Size/Value): 0.50 or $10.00
Each minimum fluctuation is .50 which is $10.00 and 1.00 is $20.00.
One full point for example from 1180.00 to 1181.00 is 1.00 which is $20.00
Contract size calculation example: lets say the E-Mini Nasdaq futures contract is trading at 1180.00, well at $20.00 per point multiplied by 1180.00 you get the contract size of $23,600.00
If the day trading margin to trade and hold 1 e-mini nasdaq futures contract during the day is approximately $3375.00 Initial margin. $23,600 divided by $3375 shows you a controlling leverage of about 7 to 1.
Keep in mind even though mathematically the leverage in the e-mini
s&p is greater, the e-mini nasdaq futures contract is much more volatile
that the e-mini s&p contact so it is NOT correct to assume when comparing the two leverages together.
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of the purchase or sale of any commodity futures or options of any
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responsible for their own actions and no claim is made that the recommendations
will be profitable or that they will not result in losses.
There is a risk of loss in futures trading.
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