Historical E Mini Nasdaq 100 Intraday NQ/ENQ Futures Data

Historical Intraday E Mini Nasdaq 100 NQ/ENQ Futures Data

Contract Specs:

E Mini Nasdaq 100 (NQ / ENQ)
Contract Size: $20 X Nasdaq 100 Index
Exchange: EMiniCME
Sector: Index
Tick Size: 0.25
Tick Value: 5 USD
BPV: 20
Denomination: USD
Decimal Place: 2

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 1999 Jun 21 Current Download
Intraday: 1999 Jun 21 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 1999 Jun 21 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 1999 Jun 21 Current Download

E Mini Nasdaq 100 Facts

The E-mini Nasdaq-100 is a derivative of the Nasdaq 100. The Nasdaq 100 is a collection of the top 100 leading non-financial U.S. companies that make up the Nasdaq-100. The non-financial companies listed are part of the biotech, healthcare, technology, retail and industrial sectors. The Micro Nasdaq 100 (MNQ) futures contracts are 1/10th the size of E-mini contracts, which allows smaller traders and funds to invest with smaller financial risk.

Approximately 56% of the index covers the technology industry. This includes, Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Tesla, Microsoft, Etc. The next largest sector is consumer services, represented by restaurants (e.g. Mcdonalds, Starbucks), retailers (e.g. Amazon, Walmart), and video services (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video).

Sources: Investopedia, NinjaTrader

E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Historical Futures Data – Format Details

Portara and CQG refer to the E-Mini Nasdaq 100’s symbol name NQ, as ENQ

Portara provides Nasdaq historical data for CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

E-Mini Nasdaq futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Nasdaq 100 daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Nasdaq 100 intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Nasdaq 100 tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase NQ futures data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each NQ futures contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s standard historical E Mini Nasdaq 100 daily data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s historical intraday futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom NQ futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides NQ tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download nasdaq tick sample data above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. E-Mini Nasdaq tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare the file size of Nasdaq 100 trades only data to level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your historical nasdaq futures data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Historical E Mini Nasdaq 100 futures data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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