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SPIKES® Futures

SPIKES Futures (SPK) are based on the SPIKES Index, which is built on the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY), and provide market participants with a new way to trade volatility. SPK is powered by MIAX® and offered by Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX™) via the CME Globex® platform. Investors can expand their trading strategies with a new level of risk diversification and design features of the SPIKES Index: proprietary price dragging and truncation methodologies with underlying SPY option component liquidity.

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Minneapolis Grain Exchange
Minneapolis Grain Exchange

MGEX has been an integral part of the futures trading industry for over 140 years through its clearing house and futures exchange. MGEX is a MIAX company and offers MIAX Futures including SPIKES Futures via the CME Globex Platform.

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SPIKES Resources
SPIKES Futures Overview
The latest information about SPIKES Futures
SPIKES Futures Customer Volume Program
SPIKES Futures incentive program for customer volume
Why Penny Increments Matter - SPK vs. VIX
Learn why pennies matter, especially when it comes to volatility products
SPIKES Futures Customer Volume Incentive Program Application
Customer Volume Incentive Program Application and Terms
SPIKES Futures Trade in Pennies
Learn why the move to trading in penny increments is important
Why the SPIKES Methodology Matters
Read how the SPIKES Index compared to VIX during the September 2022 FOMC meeting
Futures Summary
Brief Overview of SPIKES Index and Futures
Futures Contract Specifications
Characteristics of SPIKES Futures
Expiration Calendar
Monthly expirations for SPIKES Options and Futures
Rate Card
Fee schedule for SPIKES and related transactions
How to Trade SPIKES Futures
Information on Trading SPIKES Futures
The most frequently asked questions for SPIKES Volatility Products
Index Methodology
Complete walkthrough of SPIKES Index calculation
Settlement Process
Guide describing how the settlement value is determined
Index Calculation Spreadsheet
Interactive SPIKES Index calculation example worksheet
Peter Carr White Paper
Study by Peter Carr on differentiators of SPIKES
Vrije University White Paper
Study by Vrije University Amsterdam on differentiators of SPIKES
SPIKES Combo Linked to Future (CLF)
A strategy for the exchange of SPIKES Futures and Options combinations