Terminology, Trading

Futures Contracts for Major Stock Markets

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the common futures contracts traded around the major markets. Have listed what I found below, and will add to it as I dig up more information. This post is mainly meant for my own reference as I try to narrow down the contracts that are good to trade for my style.

United States

The U.S. stock markets are open from 9.30 am to 4 pm (EST).

E-mini S&P 500 (ES)

  • Multiplier: $50
  • Tick size: 0.25
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 6 pm previous day to 5.15 pm (EST)
    • Trading halt from 4.15 pm to 4.30 pm (EST)

E-mini Nasdaq 100 (NQ)

  • Multiplier: $20
  • Tick size: 0.25
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 6 pm previous day to 5.15 pm (EST)
    • Trading halt from 4.15 pm to 4.30 pm (EST)

E-mini Dow (YM)

  • Multiplier: $5
  • Tick size: 1
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 6 pm previous day to 5.15 pm (EST)
    • Trading halt from 4.15 pm to 4.30 pm (EST)

Europe

The Frankfurt stock market opens from 9 am to 5.30 pm (CET)

DAX Futures (FDAX)

  • Multiplier: EUR 25
  • Tick size: 0.5
  • Hours: 7.30 am to 10 pm (CET)

EURO Stoxx 50 Index Futures (FESX)

  • Multiplier: EUR 10
  • Tick size: 1
  • Hours: 7.30 am to 10 pm (CET)

Japan

The Tokyo Stock Exchange regular trading hours is from 9 am to 11.30 am, and 12.30 pm to 3 pm JST. JST is +9 GMT.

Nikkei 225 Index Futures (N225) – Osaka Exchange

  • Multiplier: ¥1,000
  • Tick size: 10
  • Hours: 9 am to 3.15 pm, 4.30 pm to 3 am (JST)

Mini Nikkei 225 Index Futures (N225) – Osaka Exchange

  • Multiplier: ¥500
  • Tick size: 5
  • Hours: 9 am to 3.15 pm, 4.30 pm to 3 am (JST)

Korea

Korean stock market hours are from 9 am to 3 pm. KST is +9 GMT.

KOSPI 200 Futures

  • Multiplier: KRW 500,000
  • Tick size: 0.05
  • Hours: 9 am to 3.15 pm

Hong Kong

Note that the Hong Kong stock market trading hours (HKT is +8 GMT) are

  • Pre-opening: 9 am to 9.30 am
  • Morning session: 9.30 am to 12 pm
  • Extended morning session: 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Afternoon session: 1 pm to 4pm

Hang Seng Index Futures (HSI)

  • Multiplier: HK$50
  • Tick size: 1
  • Hours
    • 9.15 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4.15 pm (HKT)
    • Pre-market: 8.45 am to 9.15 am, 12.30 pm to 1 pm (HKT)

Mini Hang Seng Index Futures

  • Multiplier: HK$10
  • Tick size: 1
  • Hours
    • 9.15 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4.15 pm (HKT)
    • Pre-market: 8.45 am to 9.15 am, 12.30 pm to 1 pm (HKT)

Singapore
The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX)’s trading hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. Pre-market starts from 8.30 am. SST is +8 GMT.
MSCI Singapore Free Index (SIMSCI)

  • Multiplier: S$200
  • Tick size: 0.1
  • Hours
    • T session: 8.30 am to 5.15 pm
    • T+1 session: 6.15 pm to 10.55 pm

Australia

ASX trading hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Pre-market is from 7 am to 10 am. Sydney time (East Australia time) is +11 GMT.

ASX SPI 200 Index Futures

  • Multiplier: A$25
  • Tick size: 1
  • Hours
    • 5.10 pm to 7.00 am and 9.50 am to 4.30 pm (For period from second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November)
    • 5.10 pm to 8.00 am and 9.50 am to 4.30 pm (For period from first Sunday in November to second Sunday in March)

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