How are index futures daily settlement prices calculated

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by clearpicks, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. How do CME and CBOT calculate index futures daily settlement prices? I noticed sometimes the settlement prices are significantly higher than the prices traded near 4:15pm. Anyone knows why? How can we use such scenario to predict the next trading day trend? Thanks.

    - Clearpicks
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  3. Generally, The settlement price should be the midpoint of the final closing range. On the last trading day of the month, weird stuff can happen, usually to the upside. Keep an eye on this Friday to see what I mean.