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Spoo pit circa 1982

The above photo is from October 1982 and shows the S&P; 500 pit at the CME just months after launch of the contract earlier in the year on April 21st.  The Merc wasn’t the first to launch a stock index contract and was beat by the Kansas City Board of Trade’s Value Line contract by a couple months.   

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  1. Peter

    Hello,

    I’m doing research for my own astrology program, and hence are interested in the launch of S&P 500 futures by CME. Can somebody tell me what is the exact opening time of its first trade on April 21, 1982 ? Thanks.

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