Tag Archives: contract rollover

E-mini S&P Roll Date Approaches – How to Roll Over

March 9, 2017 is the official rollover date for E-mini futures. On that date, you can switch to the ES 06-17 (June 2017) contract. As of this moment, most traders are still trading the March contract, which currently has over 6x the volume compared to the 06-17 contract. Of course, the volume will transfer to […]

Thursday, Dec. 10 is Roll Over Day for CME Equity Index Futures

Thursday, December 10, 2015 is the day to roll over your equity index futures. If you trade the E-mini, you can roll over your contract to the next contract period, March 2015 (ES 03-16 in NinjaTrader). It is customary to roll over the futures contract eight days before the contract expires. This is known as […]

Contract Rollover is Thursday, December 12, 2013

Traders – for Thursday, December 12, 2013 you will need to roll over your CME Equity Index Futures contracts to the new quarterly contract month (March, 2014 aka 03-14 in NinjaTrader). Here’s how to do it: 1. Go to NinjaTrader’s Control Center > Tools > Instrument Manager… 2. For example, under name, type in “ES” […]

Remember to Roll Over Your Futures Contracts

If you trade the E-mini S&P 500 Futures, remember that you will need to roll over to the next contract period (December, 2013) by September 20, 2013.  On September 20, 2013, the current contract period expires.  Note that it is possible to switch over earlier – you can visit the CME’s website and compare the […]

Contract Rollover is December 12 – How to Roll Over

When trading the E-mini S&P and other futures, you generally want to be trading the most liquid contract. On a March quarterly basis (March, June, September, December), contracts expire. See the CME page for the rollover and expiration dates. First, I’ll show you how to get the new E-mini S&P contract chart on your NinjaTrader […]

Dec. Contract Rollover on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

If you trade CME Futures (like the E-Mini or the Euro currency), remember to roll over to the December 2012 contract contract this Thursday, September 13. In NinjaTrader, you will need to switch the contract from the current setting (probably “06-12”) to “12-12” in the Instrument Manager. If you need exact instructions, click here or […]

Trading Reminder – Today is Contract Rollover Day

Traders – you should already know what today (March 8, 2012) is. Contract rollover day! Yes, this is the day when we (traders of equity futures contracts) switch to the next contract session – in this case, June. We always roll over the first or second Thursday or Friday of the expiring contract month. These […]