Short Term Options: Interest Rates, Equity, Agricultural, FX, Energy and Metals


Manage Short-Term Event Risk Across All Major Asset Classes

CME Group offers short-term options across all asset classes. Encompassing Short-dated options, Mid-Curve options, weekly options and daily options, these products provide traders with more opportunities around high impact economic events, and increased precision and flexibility in managing existing option positions.

Key Benefits

  • Flexibility to manage volatility and gamma
  • Precision timing to target specific market movements
  • Shorter expirations to gain market exposure at a lower premium
  • Available across multiple asset classes



Interest Rates

  • Effective for trade date Monday, November 18, 2013 we will expand our Weekly Mid-Curve offering by listing Weekly 2-Year Green Mid-Curve and Weekly 3-Year Blue Mid-Curve options– providing additional high-gamma trading opportunities on the most actively traded Eurodollar contracts.
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  • Short-Dated New Crop Options on KC Hard Red Winter (HRW) Wheat futures launched on Monday, August 26, 2013


Short-Term Interest Rate Options

Expanding the range of standardized, short-dated options, Weekly Treasury Options complement the standard and the flexible options on U.S. Treasury futures, and provide users with increased flexibility in managing existing option positions. They also provide new opportunities to trade high impact economic events, such as U.S. Treasury auctions and economic reports.

Weekly Mid-Curve options allow risk managers to trade Eurodollar options with high gamma on the most actively traded Eurodollar futures expirations.


  • Listed Treasuries: 3 weeks at a time | Mid-Curves: 2 weeks at a time
  • Expire on the last business day of each week (typically Friday), except day of standard expiration
  • Exercise into the next quarterly futures expiry
  • Same strike price intervals and minimum tick sizes as the serial and quarterly options
  • American Expiration, automatic exercise if in-the-money (ITM)
  • Trade via open outcry and electronically on CME Globex

Products Available:

Weekly Treasury Options

  • 2-Year
  • 5-Year
  • 10-Year
  • T-Bond
  • Ultra

Weekly Eurodollar Mid-Curve Options

  • 1-Yr Red Mid Curves
  • 2-Yr Green Mid Curves
  • 3-Yr Blue Mid Curves



  • Treasury Auctions
  • FOMC Meetings
  • Nonfarm Payroll Employment Report
  • Inflationary Numbers (CPI, PPI)

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As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

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