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Is there any website for a detail chronological description of U.S. index futures market development? I have searched online for some time but unable to locate particular focus on index futures market development... A lot of them regard the general futures market as a whole... Thank you in advance.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't know of one. This exchange brochure says the S&P Index Futures, the first one to be traded, was introduced in 1982. cmegroup.com/education/files/… At the time it was a major innovation and most futures were for agricultural commodities or metals. Index futures trading grew quickly after that and was blamed by many for the Nov 1987 crash, prompting a govt investigation and review that is available in book form and probably contains other historical details if you are interested (the brady commission report 1988). $\endgroup$ – noob2 Apr 25 '20 at 9:27
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You could probably figure some things out by getting historical trade price and volume data for the most important contracts. I suspect that much of it would be available from the exchange websites.

Also, you could try the exchanges themselves. They are large organisations, and they might have in-house archival teams.

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