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Trading futures provides the advantage of added leverage and extended hours trading.

Below is a guide explaining some of the details regarding futures trading and symbols:
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average (and mini-sized Dow) trade on the Chicago Board Of Trade.
  • E-Mini symbols require CME e-mini feed
  • Futures symbols require CME feed
  • Bond Futures require CBOT feed
    • Month
    • January
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    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • E-mini S&P 500
    • /ESM4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $5,000.00
    • $4,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-mini Nasdaq 100
    • /NQM4
    • 0.25
    • $5.00
    • $3,500.00
    • $2,800.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • S&P Mid Cap 400
    • /EMDM4
    • 0.05
    • $25.00
    • $4,000.00
    • $3,200.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • S&P Mid Cap 600
    • /SMCM4
    • 0.05
    • $10.00
    • $3,250.00
    • $2,600.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-mini Nasdaq Composite
    • /QCNM4
    • 0.50
    • $10.00
    • $4,500.00
    • $3,600.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • Australian Dollar
    • /6AM4
    • 0.0001
    • $10.00
    • $6,345.00
    • $4,700.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Brazilian Real
    • /6LK4
    • 0.00005
    • $5.00
    • $4,200.00
    • $3,000.00
    • All Months
    • British Pound
    • /6BM4
    • 0.0001
    • $6.25
    • $4,590.00
    • $3,400.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Canadian Dollar
    • /6CM4
    • 0.0001
    • $10.00
    • $4,455.00
    • $3,300.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Chinese Renminbi
    • /RMBM4
    • 0.00001
    • $10.00
    • $1,215.00
    • $900.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Euro
    • /6EM4
    • 0.0001
    • $12.50
    • $6,075.00
    • $4,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-mini Euro
    • /E7M4
    • 0.0001
    • $6.25
    • $3,038.00
    • $2,250.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Japanese Yen
    • /6JM4
    • 0.000001
    • $12.50
    • $6,075.00
    • $4,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-mini Japanese Yen
    • /J7M4
    • 0.000001
    • $6.25
    • $3,038.00
    • $2,250.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Mexican Peso
    • /6MK4
    • 0.000025
    • $12.50
    • $1,875.00
    • $1,500.00
    • All Months
    • New Zealand Dollar
    • /6NM4
    • 0.0001
    • $10.00
    • $3,645.00
    • $2,700.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Norwegian Krone
    • /NOKM4
    • 0.00001
    • $20.00
    • $18,900.00
    • $14,000.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Russian Ruble
    • /6RM4
    • 0.00001
    • $25.00
    • $4,950.00
    • $3,300.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • South African Rand
    • /6ZM4
    • 0.000025
    • $12.50
    • $6,075.00
    • $4,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Swiss Franc
    • /6SM4
    • 0.0001
    • $12.50
    • $3,915.00
    • $2,900.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Swedish Krona
    • /SEKM4
    • 0.00001
    • $20.00
    • $11,610.00
    • $8,600.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Eurodollar
    • /GEM4
    • 0.01
    • $25.00
    • $878.00
    • $650.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro EUR/USD
    • /M6EM4
    • 0.0001
    • $1.25
    • Fluctuates with exchange rates
    • Fluctuates with exchange rates
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro GBP/USD
    • /M6BM4
    • 0.0001
    • $0.06
    • Fluctuates with exchange rates
    • Fluctuates with exchange rates
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro AUD/USD
    • /M6AM4
    • 0.0001
    • $1.00
    • $4,725.00
    • $3,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro USD/CAD
    • /M6CM4
    • 0.0001
    • $1.00 CAD
    • $567.00 CAD
    • $420 CAD
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro USD/CHF
    • /M6SM4
    • 0.0001
    • $1.00 CHF
    • SF513
    • SF380
    • H, M, U, Z
    • E-micro USD/YEN
    • /M6JM4
    • 0.0001
    • $0.01
    • 36450 YEN
    • 27000 YEN
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • $5 mini Dow
    • /YMM4
    • 1
    • $5.00
    • $6,500.00
    • $5,200.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • 5 Year Note
    • /ZFU4
    • 1/32
    • $31.25
    • $1,080.00
    • $800.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • 10 Year Note
    • /ZNU4
    • .5/32
    • $15.63
    • $2,025.00
    • $1,500.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • 30 Year Bond
    • /ZBU4
    • .5/32
    • $15.63
    • $3,240.00
    • $2,400.00
    • H, M, U, Z
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • Gold/ZG
    • /GZM4
    • 0.10
    • $10.00
    • $5,399.00
    • $3,999.00
    • G, J, M, Q, V, Z
    • Mini Gold
    • /YGK4
    • 0.10
    • $3.32
    • $2,230.00
    • $1,650.00
    • All Months
    • Silver
    • /ZIK4
    • 0.001
    • $5.00
    • $8,100.00
    • $6,000.00
    • F, H, K, N, U, Z
    • Mini Silver
    • /YIK4
    • 0.001
    • $1.00
    • $1,350.00
    • $1,000.00
    • All Months
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • Corn Futures
    • /ZCN4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $1,350
    • $1,000
    • H,K,N,U,Z
    • Wheat Futures
    • /ZWN4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $6,075
    • $4,500
    • H,K,N,U,Z
    • Soybeans Futures
    • /ZSK4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $3,713
    • $2,750
    • F,H,K,N,Q,U,X
    • Soybean Meal
    • /ZMK4
    • 0.1
    • $10
    • $2,025
    • $1,500
    • F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z
    • Soybean Oil
    • /ZLK4
    • 0.0001
    • $6
    • $1,350
    • $1,000
    • F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z
    • South American Soybeans
    • /ZKK4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $2,025
    • $1,500
    • F,H,K,N,Q,U,X
    • Oat Futures
    • /ZON4
    • 0.25
    • $12.50
    • $1,080
    • $800
    • H,K,N,U,Z
    • Rough Rice Futures
    • /ZRK4
    • 0.5
    • $10
    • $1,350
    • $1,000
    • F,H,K,N,U,X
    • Ethanol Futures
    • /ZEK4
    • 0.001
    • $29
    • $3,375
    • $2,500
    • All months
    • Product
    • RealTick
      Symbol
    • Tick Size
    • Ticks
    • Initial Requirement
    • Maintenance Requirement
    • Months Traded
    • NYMEX miNY Crude Oil Future
    • /QMM4
    • 0.025
    • $12.50
    • $2,531.00
    • $1,875.00
    • All Months
    • NYMEX miNY Heating Oil Future
    • /QHM4
    • 0.001
    • $21.00
    • $2,531.00
    • $1,875.00
    • All Months
    • NYMEX miNY Gasoline Future
    • /QUM4
    • 0.001
    • $21.00
    • $2,700.00
    • $2,000.00
    • All Months
    • NYMEX miNY Natural Gas Future
    • /QGM4
    • 0.005
    • $12.50
    • $1,181.00
    • $875.00
    • All Months

An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in futures trading can work against you as well as for you and, as a result, can lead to large losses as well as gains. If you purchase or sell a futures contract, you may sustain a total loss of your initial margin funds and any additional funds that you may deposit to establish or maintain your position. If the market moves against your position, you may be called upon to deposit a substantial amount of additional margin funds, on short notice, in order to maintain your position. If you do not provide the requested funds within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account. Under certain market conditions, you may find it difficult or impossible to liquidate a position. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience and objectives, financial resources and other relevant circumstances.

For further information about the risks of futures trading, please read:
Futures Risk Disclosure Statement        Electronic Trading and Order Routing Systems Disclosure Statement

In addition:
RealTick will not accept or execute orders for CME E-mini futures from 4:15pm ET to 6:00pm ET. RealTick will not accept or execute trades for CBOT E-mini futures from 5:00pm ET to 6:30pm ET.

If you need to execute an order during these down times, when the Exchange is open for the particular future you want to trade, please call our trade desk at 1-800-424-3934 from 8:00am ET to 8:00pm ET

For emergency order routing or execution issues during the night, from 8:00pm ET to 8:00am ET please call our clearing FCM - Knight Futures at 312-356-6333 — night time emergency order routing or execution issues only. Please have your account number ready.