CME Direct

The fast, secure, highly configurable front-end for trading futures, options, and block markets. 

The leading trading platform for Energy options volume.

The leading trading platform for Energy options volume.

Access liquidity across all the asset classes and products you want, in the manner you choose, with the convenience of a single, market-leading trading platform.

Access second-to-none liquidity in WTI Crude Oil Weekly options alongside market-leading options workflows and analytics to fuel your trading strategies.

Access second-to-none liquidity in Henry Hub Natural Gas options alongside market-leading options workflows and analytics to power your trading strategies.

Cost-efficient, customizable liquidity access

Experience trading tailor-made for CME Group markets, with unrivaled access and a choice of venues and trading modalities:

  • View futures, options, and OTC side-by-side. 
  • Enjoy software free of charge and potential market data fee waivers. 

Seamlessly execute Request for Quote (RFQ) strategies

RFQ is the quickest way to receive instant on-screen quotes on multi-leg options strategies.

  • Anonymously request instant liquidity for live and delta-hedge options strategies.
  • Execute covered and multi-leg strategies on CME Globex without legging risk.

Seamlessly execute Request for Quote (RFQ) strategies

RFQ is the quickest way to receive instant on-screen quotes on multi-leg options strategies.

  • Anonymously request instant liquidity for live and delta-hedge options strategies.
  • Execute covered and multi-leg strategies on CME Globex without legging risk.

Market-leading options workflows

See the powerful features that have made CME Direct the top-ranked platform for trading electronic options and blocks:*

  • Execute covered, multi-leg strategies with a consolidated view of all trades, RFQs, crosses, and blocks.
  • Easily see all listed options for a futures contract.

*Source: CME Group. As measured by options volumes and blocks market share across various platforms.

Create an enhanced options trading grid

Easily see all listed options for an underlying futures contract with the Quick Options Grid.

  • Options are sorted by days to expiration, displaying the contract code and underlying futures price.
  • View puts and calls by strike, with the ability to adjust the displayed options by expiry time, category of options and Greeks input.

Create an enhanced options trading grid

Easily see all listed options for an underlying futures contract with the Quick Options Grid.

  • Options are sorted by days to expiration, displaying the contract code and underlying futures price.
  • View puts and calls by strike, with the ability to adjust the displayed options by expiry time, category of options and Greeks input.

Powerful, integrated analytics

Turn ideas into action – build and refine your trading strategies with analytics tools from QuikStrike and more.

  • Use the fully integrated QuikStrike Options Analytics tool to view volatilities.
  • Calculate fair value prices and option “Greeks”, chart volatility and correlations, test strategies 

Powerful, integrated analytics

Quickly filter market activity and view analytics with the Market Activity Grid.

  • View live market activity and analytics across options, RFQs, futures, options and blocks for a selected instrument in a single screen.
  • Build your own or simply select from our prebuilt views for WTI Monthly and Weekly options.

Powerful, integrated analytics

Quickly filter market activity and view analytics with the Market Activity Grid.

  • View live market activity and analytics across options, RFQs, futures, options and blocks for a selected instrument in a single screen.
  • Use filters to build and tailor your view.

Seamless RFQ and Price Discovery

Tap into global, electronic RFQ network and market for private bilateral block negotiation, both integrated, for true price discovery.

  • Seamlessly build strategies, submit electronic RFQs, and interact with responses in real-time
  • Negotiate off-exchange block trades using Directed Request for Quote (DRFQ)

Cost-efficient, customizable liquidity access

Gain unrivaled access to the products you want, in the manner you choose, with the convenience of a single, market-leading trading platform.

  • View futures, options, and OTC side-by-side.
  • Enjoy software at no-cost and potential fee waivers for market data. 

Cost-efficient, customizable liquidity access

Gain unrivaled access to the products you want, in the manner you choose, with the convenience of a single, market-leading trading platform.

  • View futures, options, and OTC side-by-side.
  • Enjoy software at no-cost and potential fee waivers for market data. 

Download CME Direct

Download the CME Direct desktop application and start trading today.

Register for CME Direct

Register your firm, set up trading and clearing accounts, and get users provisioned.

Request a Demo

Request a demo or connect with a CME Direct expert to manage positions from anywhere.

Resources and Details


Whether you have a question related to a transaction or are looking for a demo of new features, our 24-hour, follow-the-sun support team is here to assist during your trading day.

U.S.

+1 800 438 8616

EUROPE

+44 20 7623 4747

ASIA

+65 6532 5010

EMAIL

gcc@cmegroup.com


View directions on how to obtain authorization for your firm to use CME Direct, set up a firm verification officer, and register authorized users in your firm on CME Direct.


Find details on standard CME Direct market data fees, how fees are calculated, and any added charges or waivers that may be applicable.


Read through the technological requirements for using the CME Direct platform and ensuring optimal performance. 


Find an FCM that support CME Direct, onboarding and queries.


Resources that enhance trading

Explore tools and services that boost the ways you can trade on CME Direct.

Explore EBS and BrokerTec cash markets

Take part in the go-to cash markets for price discovery and deep liquidity in FX (EBS) and fixed income (BrokerTec).

EBS

Cash FX markets

Spot · NDFs · Forwards · Metals

BrokerTec

Fixed income markets

U.S. Treasuries · Repo · EGBs

Clearing

CME Clearing serves as the neutral counterparty to every futures, options, and OTC trade, ensuring market integrity and reducing risk.

Margin services

Institution-grade tools reduce bilateral counterparty credit risk and free up trading capital by optimizing margin efficiency.

Risk management

Mitigate your credit risk in markets backed by our central clearinghouse, which ensures safety using a diverse set of risk management tools and capabilities.

Contact a CME Direct expert

Connect with a member of our Platform Solutions team for more information.


Customer support

Connect with the right team contact worldwide in the Global Command Center, offering around the clock coverage.

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