Meet Micro FX futures, smaller-sized contracts with big possibilities for expressing your opinions on the changing value of major currencies against the US dollar. Capture the potential of fast-paced FX markets or hedge the exposure you have to foreign currencies while paying a fraction of the upfront financial commitment of E-mini or standard FX futures.

Trade a slice of the largest regulated currency markets

Tap into the same benefits of our larger, liquid G10 futures used by professional FX traders for a fraction of the initial up-front margin.

Get nearly 24-hour trading, pay no management fee, go short as easy as you go long, and more.

Trade the world’s largest asset class, in the world’s largest regulated FX marketplace

Averaging $6.6 trillion* traded per day, foreign exchange is the world’s largest market. That represents big potential for your trading.

Micro FX futures let you dip into this market using contracts backed by CME Clearing, so you don’t have to worry about the other side of the trade falling through. Every CME FX trade is CFTC-regulated, supervised and backed by CME Market Regulation to ensure integrity.

* Source: BIS, 2019 Triennial Central Bank Survey of turnover in OTC FX market.

Help your investment go farther with leverage

Control a larger contract value with a smaller amount of money upfront – that’s the power of leverage inherent in futures.

Capital efficiency means you can enjoy potentially greater upside and lower trading costs compared to a basket of company stocks or ETFs.

Small in size, big in opportunity

UNDERLYING CURRENCY Australian dollars Canadian dollars Swiss francs Euros British pounds Indian rupees Japanese yen
CONTRACT SIZE 10,000 Aussie dollars 10,000 Canadian dollars 12,500 francs 12,500 euros 6,250 pounds 1M rupee 1.25M yen
RATIO TO STANDARD CONTRACT 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10
MINIMUM TICK/ PRICE FLUCTUATION 0.0001 USD per AUD 0.0001 USD per CAD 0.0001 USD per CHF 0.0001 USD per EUR 0.0001 USD per GBP 0.01 USD per INR 0.000001 USD per JPY
DOLLAR VALUE OF ONE TICK $1 per contract $1 per contract $1.25 per contract $1.25 per contract $0.625 per contract $1 per contract $1.25 per contract
SETTLEMENT Physical Physical Physical Physical Physical Financial Physical
TRADING HOURS Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT

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

Trading FX CFDs or Cash FX? Why you should consider futures

See how futures compare to other FX trading instruments, such as CFDs and cash forex.

24-Hour access?
But liquidity is highly fragmented globally
Regulated, centralized marketplace?
See same prices, quotes, trades as everyone else

Broker is lone counterparty

Trades are exposed to counterparty and execution risk
Fully disclosed fees/financing costs
All prices are built into the spread

Daily interest charged on open positions, plus can be a markup on long positions

Spreads often built into prices, varying margin/credit charges subject to counterparty
Nearly 24-hour trading access
Safety & Security
Trades are CFTC regulated, CME Market Reg supervised, CME Clearing backed and guaranteed with risk shared among clearing members

Broker is lone counterparty – exposed to higher counterparty risk
Availability by Regulation
Available in over 150 countries

Banned in many countries including the US and Britain

Why Trade Futures?

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