Underpinned by a diverse ecosystem of over 5,000 institutional participants globally, Three-Month SOFR futures and options are the primary liquidity pool for hedging USD short-term interest rates, trading on average over 3 million contracts each day. With expansive liquidity supporting a vast range of linear and non-linear strategies across the forward curve, users can effectively target interest rate risks wherever they lie.

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Features and benefits

Price discovery out 10 years

Quarterly contracts reflect SOFR expectations between IMM dates, with 39 consecutive listings to fulfill risk management needs out to 10 years.

Expansive liquidity

Access deep liquidity along the forward curve, and across an array of strategies including, outrights, spreads, butterflies, packs and bundles, and other multi-legged variations.

Unrivaled options flexibility

Fine tune risk exposures with the flexibility of 80 options expiries listed at any given time, ranging from one week to four years.

Hedging granularity

Precisely frame SOFR expectations over the nearest 13 calendar months with One-Month SOFR futures.

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Contract Unit

$2,500 x contract-grade IMM Index

Price Quotation

contract-grade IMM Index = 100 minus R

R = business-day compounded Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) per annum during contract Reference Quarter

Reference Quarter:  For a given contract, interval from (and including) 3rd Wed of 3rd month preceding delivery month, to (and not including) 3rd Wed of delivery month. Points and fractions of points with par on the basis of 100 points

Product Code

CME Globex: SR3
CME ClearPort: SR3
Clearing: SR3


Track forward-looking risk expectations on short-term interest rates with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 90-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on SOFR futures.


Term SOFR Reference Rates

SOFR futures underpin the calculation of CME Term SOFR Rates, the rapidly growing global benchmark for USD lending that is now referenced in revolving credit facilities worth more than $3 trillion.

Trading SOFR within the STIR ecosystem

Trade Three-Month SOFR futures versus related Interest Rate products to manage basis risk, capture relative-value opportunities, and unlock cross-margin savings.


Seamlessly trade cross currency basis spreads between EU and U.S. money market rates.


A capital-efficient proxy for trading credit spreads in a post-LIBOR world.

SOFR Packs and Bundles

Trade strips of consecutive contracts in a single transaction to create a “synthetic” term investment or to hedge OTC swaps.

SOFR and cleared swaps

Portfolio margining IRS with SOFR can offer margin savings of as high as 97% on popular convexity bias trades.

Margins offsets are subject to change based upon market conditions.


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If you’re new to SOFR, the courses below can help you quickly understand the market and start trading.

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