On July 10th, 2017, the E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures and options contracts will depart the ICE Exchange and return to the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Group. During this transition, the futures products will be listed on both exchanges for a short period of time to facilitate the transition of open interest between the ICE and CME Exchanges. Initial margin estimates for the E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures (RTY symbol) outright contract will be approximately $2350. Each tick in this contract is valued at $5.00. Therefore from 1415 to 1416= $50.00 a point, just like the E-mini S&P.
The CME Group is the world’s leading and most diversified derivatives marketplace. In the last ten years, it has expanded its services to include four exchanges: CME. CBOT, Nymex, and Comex. The CME was first established in 1848 as the world’s first futures exchange based in Chicago. CBOT merged with the CME Group in 2007. It brought a large selection of interest rates, agricultural and equity index products. NYMEX joined the CME Group in 2008. It brought a large selection of energy products, metals, and agricultural contracts to the existing exchange. COMEX joined the CME Group in 2008. It expanded its metals products to include precious as well as ferrous metals. So who will join the CME Group next?
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