Defining ether risk management

Ether futures coming February 8, 2021*

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Empowering how you manage ether risk exposure

Expand your choices for managing cryptocurrency risk with new CME Ether futures developed by the leading, most diverse, and regulated derivatives marketplace, home to Bitcoin futures and options.

*Subject to regulatory approval

Key benefits

Efficient ether exposure

Easily express a view on or manage price risk exposure to the rapidly growing ether cryptocurrency.

Price discovery

Trade on a regulated exchange and enjoy the price discovery of transparent futures, where all participants see same prices and quotes.

Robust underlying index

Settles to the regulated CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate, with pricing data provided from major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Capital efficiency in crypto-trading

Save on potential margin offsets with CME Bitcoin futures, plus add the efficiency of futures contracts.

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Contract Specifications


50 ether


Outright: $0.25 per ether = $12.50 per contract

Calendar Spread: $0.05 per ether = $2.50 per contract


CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort: 7:00 p.m. Sunday to 6:45 p.m. Friday ET (6:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CT) with a 15-minute maintenance window between 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday - Thursday (5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT)


Outright: ETH


Six consecutive monthly contracts inclusive of the nearest two December contracts.

*Subject to regulatory approval



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