Meet our smaller-sized contracts designed to make futures and options 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 up-front 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.

More flexibility

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

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.

More opportunity

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

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

16 contracts. Countless possibilities.

Imagine more from your trading with 16 Micro contracts:

Micro WTI Crude Oil futures

At 1/10 the size of the benchmark WTI futures contract, Micro WTI Crude Oil futures offers the same robust transparency and price discovery with smaller margin requirements.

Micro Bitcoin futures

Discover bitcoin exposure sized for more choice and precision, at 1/50 the size of the larger five-bitcoin futures contract:

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.