CME Direct

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

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.

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. 

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.

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 

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)

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.


+1 800 438 8616


+44 20 7623 4747


+65 6532 5010


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).


Cash FX markets

Spot · NDFs · Forwards · Metals


Fixed income markets

U.S. Treasuries · Repo · EGBs


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.

CME Group is the world’s leading derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). 
Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

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