CME Direct

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Discover the smart option for trading.
With a single click, tap into the deep liquidity and transparency of CME Group's robust options, futures and OTC markets, leaving no opportunity uncovered.

CME Direct is a highly-configurable trading front end for CME Group markets that offers a complete suite of solutions across the trading life cycle. Access listed and OTC markets all on one screen, and execute custom options strategies with speed and agility using our enhanced options functionality.

Enjoy integrated instant messaging, a range of analytics and real-time trade flow between your front and middle office for fast, feature-rich and compliant trading.


Access CME Group electronic futures, options and OTC markets – all on one screen. Choose the best way to execute trades either online or through a voice broker.

  • Sophisticated trading grids: facilitate fast spread and outright trading
  • Block Ticker: displays customizable real-time Block trade data
  • Option RFQs: execute covered and multi-leg strategies on CME Globex
  • Straight-Through Processing: enables real-time trade flow between front and middle office

View all CME Group futures on one screen to execute on a customer’s behalf, or use CME Direct to instantly process voice-negotiated blocks.

  • Fast booking: easily book OTC ClearPort trades to meet Block reporting timelines
  • Trade entry validation: reduce trade entry errors
  • Broker whiteboard: track and share prices across desks and regions
  • Straight-Through Processing: process OTC voice trades without dual-keying

CME Messenger is an advanced instant messaging platform that integrates seamlessly with CME Direct.

  • Intelligent parsing: convert text to data for dozens of products
  • Rapid distribution: blast to hundreds of counterparts or targeted groups instantly
  • Click and Clear: submit complex trades from IM to ClearPort faster, more easily and with fewer errors
  • Extensive collaboration: share information using a variety of tools

Getting Started with CME Direct