SSFs can trade at a premium to the underlying

Symbol Contract Future Bid Dividend Premium # of Days Implied Annualized Premium
QCOM1D 2015-01 74.4000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 27 1.44%
GILD1D 2015-02 94.9700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.23 62 1.41%
QCOM1D 2015-02 74.4900 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.17 62 1.33%
GILD1D 2015-03 95.0500 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.31 90 1.31%
QQQ1D 2015-01 104.5100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.10 27 1.28%
GILD1D 2015-01 94.8300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.09 27 1.27%
DHR1D 2015-01 86.8700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 27 1.23%
MRK1D 2015-02 58.8300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.12 62 1.19%
QCOM1D 2015-03 74.5400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.22 90 1.18%
CMCX1D 2015-01 57.1400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 1.17%

The above SSF are currently bid above the last stock tick. Meaning you can sell the future, hold to expiration and get the short stock at a premium to the current cash price. All prices above were last updated at 14:45:01 EST on 2014-12-22, and will have fresh updates throughout the trading day.

If you are currently short the stock, you can sell the exchange for physical (EFP), thus converting your short stock position to short futures, capturing the premium and eliminating your short interest charges. Learn more about EFPs at EFP education.

Disclaimer

The next 50 rates are:

Symbol Contract Future Bid Dividend Premium # of Days Implied Annualized Premium
MRK1D 2015-03 58.8800 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.17 90 1.16%
ALL1D 2015-01 70.3600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.06 27 1.14%
MRK1D 2015-01 58.7600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 1.14%
POT1D 2015-01 35.6000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.03 27 1.12%
KO1D 2015-02 42.3000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 62 1.10%
WAG1D 2015-01 73.9500 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.06 27 1.08%
CMCX1D 2015-03 57.2400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.15 90 1.05%
SBUX1D 2015-03 80.4000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.21 90 1.05%
DIA1D 2015-01 178.9000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.14 27 1.04%
KO1D 2015-03 42.3300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.11 90 1.04%
TEL1D 2015-01 64.5700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 1.03%
CB1D 2015-01 103.3500 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 27 1.03%
WAG1D 2015-02 74.0200 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 62 1.02%
CMCX1D 2015-02 57.1900 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.10 62 1.02%
SBUX1D 2015-02 80.3300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.14 62 1.01%
GPC1D 2015-01 106.3600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 27 1.01%
DHR1D 2015-02 86.9400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.15 62 1.00%
JNJ1D 2015-01 106.6100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 27 1.00%
C1D 2015-01 53.6900 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.04 27 0.99%
LYB1D 2015-01 80.8300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.06 27 0.99%
ALL1D 2015-02 70.4200 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.12 62 0.99%
JNJ1D 2015-02 106.7100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.18 62 0.98%
POT1D 2015-02 35.6300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.06 62 0.98%
WAG1D 2015-03 74.0700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.18 90 0.97%
WFC1D 2015-01 54.7800 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.04 27 0.97%
C1D 2015-02 53.7400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.09 62 0.97%
C1D 2015-03 53.7800 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 90 0.97%
DHR1D 2015-03 87.0000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.21 90 0.97%
COF1D 2015-01 82.7200 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.06 27 0.97%
XLV1D 2015-01 69.7600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 0.96%
CB1D 2015-02 103.4400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.17 62 0.96%
WFC1D 2015-02 54.8300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.09 62 0.95%
BA1D 2015-02 128.2300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.21 62 0.95%
CL1D 2015-01 70.2100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 0.95%
WFC1D 2015-03 54.8700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 90 0.95%
KO1D 2015-01 42.2500 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.03 27 0.95%
JPM1D 2015-02 61.8600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.10 62 0.94%
JNJ1D 2015-03 106.7800 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.25 90 0.94%
BA1D 2015-03 128.3200 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.30 90 0.94%
PRU1D 2015-03 89.9300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.21 90 0.94%
LYB1D 2015-02 80.9000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 62 0.94%
HD1D 2015-03 103.3600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.24 90 0.93%
TEL1D 2015-03 64.6700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.15 90 0.93%
CB1D 2015-03 103.5100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.24 90 0.93%
MU1D 2015-03 34.7000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.08 90 0.92%
EL1D 2015-02 75.8400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.12 62 0.92%
COF1D 2015-03 82.8500 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.19 90 0.92%
JEC1D 2015-01 43.6300 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.03 27 0.92%
EBAY1D 2015-02 57.2700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.09 62 0.91%
COF1D 2015-02 82.7900 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 62 0.91%
PEP1D 2015-03 96.7400 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.22 90 0.91%
ALL1D 2015-03 70.4600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.16 90 0.91%
EBAY1D 2015-03 57.3100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.13 90 0.91%
JPM1D 2015-03 61.9000 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.14 90 0.91%
PRU1D 2015-02 89.8600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.14 62 0.91%
HD1D 2015-01 103.1900 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.07 27 0.91%
DE1D 2015-02 90.0600 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.14 62 0.90%
DLPH1D 2015-01 73.8100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 0.90%
PEP1D 2015-02 96.6700 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.15 62 0.90%
DD1D 2015-01 74.0100 OCX.NoDivRisk $0.05 27 0.90%

These rates are meant for informational purposes only. They are not to be relied upon to make any trades nor are they meant as a recommendation to participate in a particular trade. There is risk in trading Single Stock Futures and due diligence should be performed before executing any trades.

Trades can only be made through an account at a registered broker/dealer or futures commission merchant. For additional information regarding the risks of trading SSF, click here.