What are the Futures symbols?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by ANCHOR, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. ANCHOR

    ANCHOR

    I have never traded futures before but lately I have found myself interested in checking them out. What symbol do I need to type in order to look at S&P mini's and Nasdaq mini's charts? I have no clue.

    Thanks
     
  2. wild

    wild

    ES (S&P 500 e-mini) & NQ (NASDAQ 100 e-mini) ... plus U2 or 02U (depending on your quote service) for the september contracts ... provided you´re subscribed to the CME e-minis

    regards

    wild
     
  3. i guess it depends on your charting package - try the following:

    nasdaq: nq02u or nqu2

    s&p: es02u / esu2



    edit: these are for livecharts / qcharts
     
  4. PubliasEnigma

    PubliasEnigma Guest

    For Realtick users the symbols are

    NAZ = NQP2
    S&P = ESP2


    Publias
     
  5. wild

    wild

    for the record:

    ES U2 & NQ U2 ... for eSignal users
     
  6. For Nextrend customers the current symbols for the Sept contracts are:

    NQP2'CM for the Naz emini.
    ESP2'CM for the S&P emini.
     
  7. ANCHOR

    ANCHOR

    What are some books I could read about trading futures?
     
  8. wild

    wild

  9. cartm

    cartm

    I recommend Direct Access Futures written by Silverman. Hes a bud of mine so I am bias but its a great book on futures imo
     
  10. josbarr

    josbarr