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E-MINI S&P 500

Educational Resources For Trading Futures & Options

The following information provides basic contract specifications for crude oil futures contracts.  Please feel free to contact us via Phone, Live Chat, or Email for any further inquiries.

Educational Resources For Trading Futures & Options

The E-mini S&P 500 Index provides investors with an innovative tool for accessing and managing risks on stock market investments.  Fully electronic and 1/5th the size of the standard S&P 500 Index, the premier benchmark of stock market performance. There is one contract denomination available for trade:


  • ES is valued at $50 x E-mini S&P 500 futures price.
    The minimum price fluctuation is 0.25 ($12.50 per contract).

Maximum Daily Price Fluctuation is No Limits.

Contract Expiration:  Request Free Demo to gain access to our web-based trading platform.  From within the web-based platform you will have access to view complete contract specifications, including First Notice and Last Trading day.

Margin requirements are subject to change, and are required for open futures positions.

The E-mini S&P 500 futures contract is available for trade on the CME Globex platform.  Electronic trading is conducted from 2:00PM PT through 1:15PM PT the next day.

Trading example:  If you purchase 1 contract of ES at 850.00 and the next day it moves to 870.50, you have a profit of $1,025.  Inversely, if the price dropped to 829.50 the next day, you would have a loss of $1,025.

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This information is from sources believed to be reliable, but Expo Futures will not be held responsible for either its accuracy or completeness. Please note that all times posted are in Pacific Standard Time and are subject to change.
For information on a particular contract not listed, please feel free to contact us.

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