In April 2021, Eurex launched micro futures on three major European benchmarks: the EURO STOXX 50®, the DAX®, and the SMI®. In this article, Tariq Dennison – a Hong Kong based Wealth Manager at GFM Asset Management – examines the three newly launched Eurex micro futures contracts and dives into several practical examples of using them for various purposes.
The article describes the EURO STOXX 50®, DAX® and SMI® indexes and explains different strategies for using stock index futures: leveraged long exposure, hedging against market declines, spread trades and efficient cross-border access.
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