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First and foremost, I apoligize if i sound like a total fucking idiot, but my hours of research had led to no answer, and i'm starting to get irritated, I started getting interested in investing about two weeks and have been studying through beginner finance books, the WSJ, and Investopedia. Anyway....

What exactly is an E-mini???

I know that its a futures contract based on the index it supports, and I understand most of the other basics around it. What I want to know is- Is the E-mini managed? Who determines the futures contract every quarter? I know that I can buy shares of the E-mini and trade it like stock, which means it has to be a fund of sort, but how in the god damn hell is it managed? Also, I read that it's funded by futures contracts supporting the opposite view. Is it an individual futures contract or is it a collection of futures contracts that include securities within the index?

From my understanding the E-Mini is just a very large Futures Contract on the value of the corresponding index and you can trade shares of it.
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<==3 dumbass
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If you are just getting started with investing two weeks ago I would highly caution you against "learning" about financial instruments too complex to understand at a glance. I don't say this to be condescending, but to save you money. Investing is complex enough that working with simple concepts like what stocks and bonds to pick up can be difficult enough on a good day. Learn to pick out good businesses that are undervalued and buy into them.
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>>1024480
The futures contracts for the S&P500 got so expensive that hardly any regular joes could trade them. Someone said "what if someone made an electronic miniature futures contract for one fifth the value?"

The e-mini was born. Lower cost per contract and more liquidity as a result
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>>1024480
you are a newb why do you care what futures are
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