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Futures Contract Specifications

The Dow Industrial futures contract specifications tell you how the Dow Industrial futures futures trade, not how to trade to Dow Industrial futures. Before you consider opening a futures account, you should consult with a licensed futures broker.

Contract Size

Ten dollars ($10) times the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index.  The DJIA is a price-weighted index of thirty (30) stocks. 

Final Settlement Day
The third Friday of the contract month.

Cash settlement on the final settlement day. The final settlement price is $10 times a Special Opening quotation of the index.

Tick Size

Minimum price increment is one index point (equal to $10 per contract).

Price Quote

The DJIA Index, quoted in index points.

Contract Months

Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec.  Four nearest months in March quarterly cycle and two additional December contracts listed at all times.

Last Trading Day

The trading day preceding the final settlement day.

Trading Platform

Open Auction and Electronic.

Trading Hours

FLOOR TRADED: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3:15 pm Central Time (CT)
Last Trading Day: Trading can occur up to 3:15 pm on the Thursday prior to expiration day 
ELECTRONICALLY TRADED: Monday - Thursday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:15 am next day 
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 8:15 am next day. 
Last Trading Day: Trading in expiring contracts ceases at 8:15 a.m. on expiration day

Ticker Symbols

Open Auction: DJ
Electronic: ZD


BIG Dow futures ($25 multiplier), mini-sized Dow futures ($5 multiplier), and DJIA futures ($10 multiplier) are fungible contracts

Daily Price Limit

Successive 10%, 20%, and 30% limits.  For details, please see CBOT Regulation 1008.01.

Position Limits

The aggregate position limit in BIG Dow futures ($25 multiplier), mini-sized futures and options ($5 multiplier), and DJIA futures and options ($10 multiplier) is 50,000 DJIA futures ($10 multiplier) equivalent contracts, net long or short in all contract months combined. 

Margin Information

For current information, please visit margin requirements.

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