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CME Group Micro futures

Meet our smaller-sized contracts designed to make futures trading more accessible to individual traders. Trade a slice of our most liquid markets with the same capital efficiency, flexibility and diversification potential as standard futures, but for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment.

More access with 24-hour trading

When something big happens, why wait? Nearly 24-hour trading means you can act fast to adjust as soon as markets move on global news.

Act with 24-hour access
More flexibility

Micro futures let you fine-tune your exposure and go short as easily as you can go long: no short-selling restrictions.

Go short with ease
More capital efficiency

At a fraction of the size of their standard or E-mini counterparts, Micro futures carry a smaller margin requirement– often less than 5% of the contract value (vs. 50% margin for stocks or ETFs). More exposure, less capital.

Add the power of leverage
More opportunity

Explore markets that you may have thought were out of reach: gold, a major equity index, a major currency. Add the benefits of diversification for lowering risk and increasing potential for rewards.

Diversify your portfolio

Webinar: Trading Smaller Sized Contracts at CME Group

Watch Dave Lerman as he reviews what every active trader should know about CME Group suite of micro and mini futures products.

As you get ready to start trading these smaller-sized futures contracts, find out everything you need to know.

In the webinar, Dave will share:

  • Why trade CME Group Micro and Mini futures?
  • Contract specifications, margins, margin offsets and other details you need to know
  • Micro E-mini futures versus ETFs, and the features of Micros for an active, individual trader’s porfolio
  • And more

14 contracts. Countless possibilities.

Imagine more from your trading with 14 Micro contracts:

4 Micro E-mini futures

Trade a slice of our four most liquid Equity Index futures, 1/10th the size of the E-mini contracts:

3 Micro Metals futures

Tap into the most liquid Metals futures markets using contracts 1/5th or 1/10th the size of standard contracts:

7 Micro FX futures

Gain access to a $6T a day FX market via the largest regulated FX marketplace, with contracts 1/10th or 1/5th the size of our standard pairings:

Why Trade Futures?

Looking for new trading opportunities or more capital efficiencies in managing portfolio risk? See why futures may be right for you.


Trading ETFs? Why You Should Consider Futures

Futures offer many benefits compared to other trading instruments, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

***CME Group Inc. and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Micro Futures Factcard

Looking for additional information on our Micro Futures? Download our factcard here.

Want to hear from real traders to learn why they added futures to their portfolio?

After 20 years trading stocks and ETFs, this former military man turned director of corporate security discovered how Equity Index Futures – and new Micro E-mini futures – could enhance his disciplined investing approach.

Meet an active Micro E-minis trader >

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