ES-contracts in Euros

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by Zastaber, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Euro-denominated E-mini S&P 500 Futures
    Launching Monday, October 27, 2008

    U.S. large-cap equity exposure? Yes.
    Euro currency? Yes.
    In one trade? Yes.

    The contract, which will trade exclusively on the CME Globex electronic trading platform starting Monday, October 27, 2008, has a contract multiplier of 50 euros.

    More info:
  2. Interesting, thanks for the link.

    The only problem I see though is the currency risk exposure. Now that the dollar is strengthening vs the euro, wouldn't it be wise to trade the USD-denominated contract?
  3. Based i Europe - looking for less fx exposure ;)
  4. bbqbbq


    i'd trade it only if volume picks up, with 50 euros instead of 50 dollars its basically just 70x leverage instead of 50x, not much difference
  5. interesting, thanks for the info.

    depending on the FX rate at the time, it would make sense to switch between the USD denominated contract and the EURO denominated contract.
  6. If this is the big Euro yearly chart pullback, then the EME could be the way to go.
  7. This is lame how they quote the contract at 100 times the ES.