What Are Some Highly Rated Stock Market Index Futures?

What Are Some Highly Rated Stock Market Index Futures?

Some highly rated stock market index futures in terms of popularity, as of 2015, include E-mini index futures, such as the E-mini S&P 500 and E-mini NASDAQ-100. These futures contracts are electronically traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange through the Globex platform, notes Investopedia.com.

The E-mini S&P 500, which has the ticker symbol "ES," is a miniature form of the S&P 500 index futures contract, which consists of 500 stocks that are selected based on liquidity, market size and industry grouping. E-mini index futures contracts, such as the E-mini S&P 500, are a popular choice for the average investor due to their accessibility, low margin requirements, leveraging benefits and high correlation in terms of equity markets, states InvestorPlace.com. Other noted E-mini index futures include the E-mini Dow and E-mini S&P MidCap 400.