CME Group’s Craig Bewick, Senior Director of Client Development and Sales, and Paul Woolman, Global Head of Equity Products, discuss the trading performance and rise in liquidity of Micro E-mini Equity futures and options, and how they are used as a capital efficient tool to manage risk. In addition, the two cover recent enhancements to the suite, including the introduction of Micro E-mini S&P MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 futures as well as the Micro E-mini Monday-Thursday Weekly options.
Key questions and topics in this webinar:
- How have Micro E-mini futures and options traded since launch?
- What ways are the retail active trader using these new contracts? Are they only a speculative tool or are there other strategies traders employ?
- Recapping the impacts of recent market volatility on options – how can the new short-dated options enhance your strategies?
- How macroeconomic conditions will affect the equity markets in 2023 and beyond.
More on Micro E-mini futures and options
Micro E-mini futures, now available across six major equity benchmarks, provide all traders a cost-efficient way to access the liquid Equity Index futures market for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment.
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