WHAT are Micro E-mini NAsdaq-100 futures?
Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures (product symbol MNQ) are based on the Nasdaq-100 Index, which tracks 100 of the largest (large-cap) domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq based on the market capitalization. This smaller-sized electronic futures contract gives traders an opportunity to take positions on whether the performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index will go up or down in value.
With a contract valued at $2.00x's the NASDAQ-100 Index price, Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures give more individual traders the opportunity to discover the benefits of futures, by lowering the amount of money required to enter the market.
WHY would you want to trade Micro E-MINI nasdaq-100 futures?
- Offers hedging and risk management opportunities against volatile moves in tech-based and other non-financial companies.
- More cash efficient than trading the equivalent ETF.
- The global markets don’t sleep. This contract allows traders stock exposure and growth opportunities in an index that offers almost 24-hour trading, six days a week.
HOW DO you trade Micro e-mini nasdaq-100 futures?
Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures are “futures contracts” on an equity index benchmark. They are cash-settled contracts, and these have quarterly expiration dates scheduled for the months of March, June, September, and December.
With a single transaction, investors can use equity index futures products to manage risk or seek profits based on whether they think the index performance will rise or fall.
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