Tag: contract expiration

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 the roll date. The next roll date will be March 10, 2016. Click here to see the CME page with an explanation and future dates Click here to see the official rollover instructions from NinjaTrader The way we roll over futures contracts is as follows....

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 expiration months are March, June, September and December. Your day trading platform may automatically warn you of the rollover. Why is it important that you roll over the contract? Well, you can’t trade an expired contract. Also, follow the volume and liquidity. Here are some...