Choose a side.

Choose a side.

Welcome to a whole new way to trade global futures markets

Event contracts will offer the most intuitive, straightforward way yet to access 10 of the world’s most important futures markets. Short-term, limited-risk contracts that streamline how you can take part in benchmark markets. Get ready for a new way to add CME Group futures products to your portfolio.

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Check out our most popular event contracts across all asset classes.

Set up your brokerage account today

To get in on the action, visit one of the brokerages that is offering event contracts.

Take a position on daily price predictions

Express your view on whether the price of key futures markets will move up or down by the end of each day's trading session. You will be presented with a menu of short-term price predictions by product. To participate, just choose a side on a given prediction.

Access smaller sized contracts

You don’t need a big investment to gain access to major futures markets. The cost to enter a trade is set low, with event contracts priced in U.S. dollars and cents between $0.25 to $19.75 per trade. You can buy one contract or multiple contracts at once.

Know what you will make or lose

Take a position knowing what your max profit or loss could be at expiration. The price you pay per contract is the most you can lose per trade and will be clearly displayed upfront (as will the max profit you can earn if correct).**

**Less applicable fees and commissions

Limit risk exposure

Event contracts are short-term positions good for that trading day only, and they will expire at market close. 

Event contracts are $20-increment, daily expiring products that allow market participants to trade their views on daily up or down price moves in some of the world’s most trusted benchmark Equity Index, Energy, Metals, and Foreign Currency futures markets with risk limited to the amount of the trade.


Event contracts provide a way to express your view on where the price of CME Group futures will close. Featured products include:

Equity Indices
Metals
Energy
Foreign currencies

You can trade your view on whether the price of key futures markets will move up or down by the end of each day's trading session. You will need to open an account with a participating brokerage firm supporting event contracts.

Find a participating brokerage firm here.


If the price prediction for the event contract you trade is correct (using the daily settlement price of the corresponding futures at the determining value), you will receive the $20 payout on that trade. If not, your cost will be the amount you paid to purchase the position.


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CME Group reminds all market participants that they are required to abide by applicable local regulations with respect to trading, sale or distribution of Event Contracts. Market participants that trade or wish to trade Event Contracts, and brokers that seek to sell or distribute such products, must therefore comply with any applicable restrictions or prohibitions imposed by such market participant’s home jurisdiction, including where applicable, and without limitation, the prohibitions on marketing, offering or distribution of such products to retail customers in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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