Bid/Ask spreads on the front contracts (Aug ’15/Q15) have contracted to average just over 1 point.
All contracts are pricing in MOM gains (using mid-market values) of at least 1% (not shown), except MIA. The 196.3 CUSQ15 price is consistent with 4.9% YOY gains. Mid-market levels gains are consistent with a range of YOY gains from 2.1%(CHI) to 10.9% (SFR).
Seasonal factors (and momentum) also have Nov ’15 contracts priced higher than Aug ’15. All Aug/Nov calendar spreads imply additional increases in the indices.
With about two weeks until expiration, front contract bid/ask spreads are tighter than historical. So, if anyone has any trading ideas/axes, feel free to contact me (email@example.com).