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CFTC Approved Futures Markets


As many US traders find out when they try to trade certain futures markets, there are many futures markets that are not available to US traders. The reason for this is that the CFTC (the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission) prohibits US traders from trading any non US futures markets unless the CFTC has specifically approved them.

CFTC Approved Futures Markets

The list of European and Asian futures markets that have been approved by the CFTC, and are therefore available for trading by US traders, is as follows:

European Futures Markets

  • AEX stock index (FTI)
  • AEX stock index (FTIL)
  • Italy Titans 30 (F1TA)
  • Global Titans 50 (FGTI)
  • STOXX 600 banking index (FSTB)
  • EURO STOXX banking index (FESB)
  • STOXX 50 stock index (FSTX)
  • EURO STOXX 50 stock index (FESX)
  • DAX Stock Index (FDAX)
  • STOXX 600 Stock Index (F600)
  • STOXX 600 Insurance Index (FSTI)
  • STOXX 600 Industrial Index (FSTG)
  • STOXX 600 Media Index (FSTM)
  • STOXX 600 Personal Goods Index (FSTZ)
  • STOXX 600 Travel Index (FSTV)
  • STOXX 600 Utilities Index (FSTU)
  • STOXX Large 200 Index (F2LA)
  • STOXX Mid 200 Index (F2MI)
  • STOXX Small 200 Index (F2SM)
  • MDAX Stock Index (F2MX)
  • MIB 30 Stock Index (MFIB)
  • S&P/MIB Stock Index (SPMIB)
  • S&P/MIB Stock Index (MINI)
  • Pan-Euro Index (MCP)
  • Euro Index (MCU)
  • FTSEurofirst 80 Stock Index (EFE)
  • FTSEurofirst 100 Stock Index (EFP)
  • FTSE Eurotop 300 Stock Index (FOT)
  • FTSE Eurotop 100 Stock Index (Q)
  • FTSE 100 Stock Index (Z)
  • FTSE 250 Stock Index (Y)
  • IBEX 35 Stock Index (IX)
  • CAC 40 Stock Index (FCE)
  • OMX 30 Stock Index (OMX30)

Asian Futures Markets

  • Hang Seng Stock Index (HSI)
  • Hang Seng Stock Index (MHI)
  • Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (MCH)
  • Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HHI)
  • KOSPI 200 Stock Index (01)
  • IPC Stock Index (IPC)
  • FTSE Japan Stock Index
  • Nikkei Stock Index (0018)
  • Nikkei Stock Index (MN)
  • Nikkei Stock Index (NK)
  • Nikkei Stock Index (NU)
  • Singapore Stock Index (SG)
  • Taiwan Stock Index (TW) TW
  • Nifty Stock Index (IN)
  • ASX Stock Index (AP)
  • Tokyo Stock Index (TOPX)

Market Profiles

Further information (e.g. descriptions of the underlying markets, and the contract specifications) for the most popular of the above futures markets (e.g. the FTSE 100 stock index) is available in the respective market profiles.

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