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Definition of 'S&P 500 Mini'

 
A derivative contract representing a designated fraction of the trading value of a standard S&P futures or options contract. Designed to expand the group of investors that could afford them, the S&P 500 Minis trade and act much like their pricier peers: the contracts are cash settled, follow the same expiration schedule and trade on the same stock exchanges.


 

Investopedia explains 'S&P 500 Mini'


S&P 500 Mini futures require margin on the part of the investor, while Mini options contracts are priced at 1/10 the value of the underlying S&P 500 index ($100 factor is equivalent to standard options contracts). The Mini futures contracts are marked-to-market daily, and expiration date pricing is determined by the opening price of the underlying index securities on the day of expiration.

Market demand for a product class like this developed as the S&P index grew from the 200-300 level in 1986 (when S&P 500 derivatives were first introduced) to more than 1,000 in 2007, effectively pricing individual investors out of the market as contract sizes grew to over $100,000. With the advent of the Mini, smaller investors can use the same hedging and speculation strategies available to institutional and accredited investors, and with high levels of liquidity and exchange-backed financial integrity.
source:http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sp_500_mini.asp


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#92  Sticky Note http://stockcharts.com/c-sc/sc?s=^ESH15&p=D&b=5&g=0&i=0&r=1423747629349[/im Da Ghost 02/12/15 08:29:50 AM
#103   From 1861 to 2047 so far in a Da Ghost 10/22/15 12:31:13 PM
#102   Nope it torched resistance,, Da Ghost 10/22/15 12:29:22 PM
#101   Will it stop at the red line?? Da Ghost 10/22/15 11:00:53 AM
#100   hehe Da Ghost 09/30/15 05:00:31 PM
#99   Only 1 trade in the ES yesterday ... Da Ghost 09/29/15 07:38:15 AM
#98   And here is what that looks like after Da Ghost 09/27/15 03:35:06 PM
#97   Hehe .. Psssssssst .. Clay, you have a Da Ghost 09/26/15 07:52:52 AM
#96   Head fake :-D Da Ghost 09/25/15 07:34:05 AM
#95   Welp, Da Ghost 09/24/15 04:24:07 PM
#94   2011.75 hod yesterday.. Da Ghost 09/18/15 03:10:19 PM
#93   ES is open for trade 23 hours a Da Ghost 02/12/15 08:35:07 AM
#92   http://stockcharts.com/c-sc/sc?s=^ESH15&p=D&b=5&g=0&i=0&r=1423747629349[/im Da Ghost 02/12/15 08:29:50 AM
#91   images.investorshub.advfn.com/images/uploads/2015/2/12/klzjqthe_dom.JPG[/ Da Ghost 02/12/15 08:26:45 AM
#90   Intro Updates in progress.. Da Ghost 02/09/15 07:07:54 AM
#89   Lolzzz That sterling is a peckerhead propagandist :-D Da Ghost 02/09/15 07:03:17 AM
#88   I'm sure some gold star posters could tell Hattori Hanzo 02/08/15 08:28:23 PM
#87   There is a golf course for sale near Da Ghost 02/08/15 05:54:50 PM
#86   ;-) Hattori Hanzo 02/08/15 04:26:32 PM
#85   I'm coming out of retirement for a bit :-) Da Ghost 02/08/15 10:23:10 AM
#84   Well, it's either good for a Santa Claus pagello 12/13/14 05:39:27 PM
#83   Indeed .... Da Ghost 10/02/14 05:58:18 PM
#82   Hmmm...getting closer to some possible record volume- pagello 10/02/14 05:09:18 PM
#81   I don't know about the ruby slippers, but SEW 08/06/14 09:17:25 PM
#80   Lol, now there's some volume wink , Da Ghost 08/01/14 09:31:22 AM
#79   Lol, now there's some volume ;-) pagello 07/31/14 08:39:35 PM
#78   Somebody should probably change that chart to ESU14 SEW 07/25/14 11:53:35 PM
#77   first post and already picking the place apart! iambadbert 07/25/14 10:32:37 PM
#76   So I'm a mod here huh. SEW 07/25/14 09:03:34 PM
#75   Average daily volume 2 million I would consider Da Ghost 07/15/14 01:08:38 PM
#74   How much is formidable volume? pagello 07/15/14 12:51:34 PM
#73   And more... Da Ghost 06/18/14 12:24:59 PM
#72   1903 Da Ghost 05/26/14 09:54:30 PM
#71   Philled at 85 offer -1 at 88 iambadbert 05/21/14 03:19:42 PM
#70   Offer -1 at 85 iambadbert 05/21/14 08:54:46 AM
#69   hehe Da Ghost 05/20/14 05:35:24 PM
#68   S&P volume- pagello 05/20/14 05:31:54 PM
#67   I'm waiting for any of these to indicate pagello 05/15/14 05:38:05 PM
#66   Isn't that da truth? It's a brave new Da Ghost 05/15/14 05:33:48 PM
#65   Fundamentally, I have no clue what holds the pagello 05/15/14 05:14:34 PM
#64   Did you do good shorting Da Ghost 05/15/14 05:04:03 PM
#63   E-mini's - pagello 05/15/14 04:41:38 PM
#62   Filled 2 @ 86 Da Ghost 05/14/14 04:08:01 PM
#61   Bid Da Ghost 05/14/14 03:00:19 PM
#60   Sold 93's cxl 94's Da Ghost 05/14/14 07:58:21 AM
#58   Philled at 92 holding -2 with a 89 avg. iambadbert 05/12/14 03:33:38 PM
#57   Philled -1 @ 86.00 offer -1 at 92 iambadbert 05/12/14 09:43:16 AM
#56   Offering -1 at 86 for starts iambadbert 05/12/14 08:04:31 AM
#55   -1@. 80.25 Da Ghost 05/12/14 08:04:08 AM
#54   Absolutely ... I watch SPY :-) Da Ghost 05/09/14 04:26:07 PM
#53   E-mini's- pagello 05/09/14 04:22:30 PM
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