NADEX Symbols List

The NADEX exchange offers several instruments to speculate on besides besides the currency markets. These products follow the indicative pricing of several Futures contracts. By knowing the proper Futures contract symbol you can chart the Nadex Underlying instrument.

Futures contract symbols are created in three parts: Root symbol, Month code and Year code.

The Month code – each month is represented with a single letter as displayed below.

The Year code – is displayed as one digit. Hence 2015 would be displayed as 5, and 2016 as 6, etc.

For example: US 500 June 2015 would be displayed as ESM5.

ES – is the Root code (US 500)
M – is the Month code (June)
5 – is the Year code for 2015


We re-created the NADEX symbols list on the chart below so you can easily find the proper Futures contract given the Instrument, Month and Year.

Be aware each charting platform may have its own symbols different from the industry standard symbols shown here. Check with your platform provider.

Download my NADEX Symbols List excel file.

NADEX Product Chart

CategoryCountryNadex ProductUnderlying InstrumentRoot SymbolMonth TradedMonthCode
IndicesUSAWall Street 30CBOT® E-mini Dow® FuturesYMMar, Jun, Sep, DecJanuary
USAUS 500CME® E-mini S&P 500 Index® FuturesESMar, Jun, Sep, DecFebruary
USAUS TECH 100CME® E-mini NASDAQ 100 Index® FuturesNQMar, Jun, Sep, DecMarch
USAUS SmallCap 2000 ICE® Mini Russell 2000 Index® FuturesTFMar, Jun, Sep, DecApril
GBRFTSE 100Liffe® FTSE 100 Index® FuturesZMar, Jun, Sep, DecMay
DEUGermany 30Eurex DAX Index® FuturesFDAXMar, Jun, Sep, DecJune
CHNChina 50SGX® FTSE® Xinhua® China A50 IndexHNMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, DecJuly
JPNJapan 225SGX® Nikkei® 225 Index FuturesNUMar, Jun, Sep, DecAugust
Commodities > EnergyUSACrude Oil NYMEX® Crude Oil FuturesCLAll 12 MonthsOctober
USANatural GasNYMEX® Natural Gas FuturesNGAll 12 MonthsNovember
Commodities > MetalsUSAGold COMEX/NYMEX® Gold FuturesGCAll 12 MonthsCashY  
USASilver COMEX/NYMEX® Silver FuturesSIAll 12 MonthsYearCode
USACopper COMEX/NYMEX® Copper FuturesHGAll 12 Months20155
Commodities > Agricultural USASoybeans CBOT® Soybean FuturesZSJan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov20177
USACorn CBOT® Corn FuturesZCMar, May, Jul, Sep, Dec20188

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