DJIA, or Dow Jones Industrial Average, is the second oldest U.S. stock market index. The Dow shows how 30 U.S.-based companies have traded in a standard session. In order to calculate the average, the Dow is the sum of all its component prices divided by a figure that changes to remain consistent to the value of the index. Trading of DJIA futures usually takes place in an open outcry auction, but a significant amount of trading also takes place online over an electronic network.
|DJIA Contract Specifications|
CME Globex (Electronic): ZD
Open Outcry: DJ
|Contract Size||$10 x DJIA ($10) futures price|
|1.00 index points=$10.00|
|Trading Hours||CME Globex: Mon-Fri 5:00pm previous day – 4:15pm CT
Trading halt from 8:15am-3:30pm CT
|Open Outcry: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:15pm CT|
|Contract Months/Symbols||CME Globex: Four Months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)|
|Open Outcry: Four months in the March Quarterly Cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)|
|Last Trade Date||CME Globex: Trading can occur up to 8:15 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of the contract month
Open Outcry: 3:15 p.m. on Thursday prior to 3rd Friday of the contract month
|Settlement Procedure||Daily Dow Jones Futures Settlement Procedure
Final Dow Jones Futures Settlement Procedure
See SOQ FAQ
|Daily Price Limit||View price limits details|
|Block Trade Eligibility||No.|
|Exchange Rules||These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.|
Last updated May 2013
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