Trade CME Group Micro E-Mini Futures

These contracts provide the benefit of trading futures for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment and with the active individual trader in mind.

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Why Trade Micro E-mini Futures?

Discover the benefits of trading futures for a fraction of the financial commitment

Liquidity

More access. Trade a slice of the most liquid index, metals and FX futures

Get the same benefits enjoyed by professional futures traders, now on a retail budget. Nearly 24-hour trading means you can act fast to adjust as soon as markets move on global news and events.

More capital efficiency. Use the power of leverage.

At a fraction of the size of their standard or E-mini counterparts, Micro futures carry a smaller margin requirement– often less than 5% of the contract value (vs. 50% margin for stocks or ETFs). More exposure, less capital.

Flexible

More flexibility. Go short with ease.

Micro futures offer you opportunities in bull and bear markets by allowing you to go short as easily as you can go long. No short selling restrictions means you can capitalize on any movement in metals, FX or indices.

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More opportunity. Diversify your portfolio.

Explore markets that you may have thought require large up-front capital. Gold or silver, a major equity index, a major currency. Enjoy the benefits of CME Micro diversification – Open a TradeStation Global account or contact us to learn more.

4 CONTRACTS

Micro E-mini Equity Futures
S&P 500 • Nasdaq-100 • Russell 2000 • DJIA

Micro

Meet Micro E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices, the next big thing in equities trading. These smaller-sized contracts make futures available to traders of all sizes and risk appetites.

  • Trade a slice of the most liquid equity index futures.
  • Enjoy greater versatility in your trading strategies
  • Use leverage for greater capital efficiency and exposure
  • MESMicro E-mini S&P 500

    Providing trade exposure to US large-cap stocks, with a leading indicator of the US stock market.

  • MNQMicro E-mini NASDAQ-100

    Providing trade exposure to the largest non-financial companies in the Nasdaq stock market.

  • M2KMicro E-mini Russell 2000

    Providing trade exposure to 2,000 US small-cap stocks, with the leading small-cap benchmark.

  • MYMMicro E-mini Dow

    Providing trade exposure to 30 bluechip companies, a widely followed indicator of the US stock market.

Micro E-mini Equity Futures

Imagine more from yours trading with four Micro Equity contracts

Micro 4 contracts

Micro E-mini Equity Futures
S&P 500 • Nasdaq-100 • Russell 2000 • DJIA

Made for More Access

Micro E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices, the next big thing in equities trading, designed with the active individual trader in mind. Open a TradeStation Global account and discover the benefits of trading futures on an advanced platform, for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment.

Micro E-mini Futures Products overview

Why Trade Micro E-mini Equity Futures?

Discover the benefits of trading futures for a fraction of the financial commitment.

Liquidity

Trade a slice of the most liquid equity index futures

Get the same benefits that make futures a Wall Street staple, now on a more accessible budget. Nearly 24-hour trading, shorting opportunities, and more.

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Fine tuned exposure up or down

Fine-tune your equity market exposure or tailor a position to reduce risk. With futures, you can go short as easily as you go long – no short-selling restrictions.

Flexible

Versatility or convertible contracts

At a 10:1 contract ratio, Micro E-mini Equity futures can be converted into a standard E-mini futures position, and vice versa. That gives you the versatility to quickly adjust your exposure as market conditions change.

Benefit from inherent leverage

Control a large contract value with a small amount of capital. Add greater upside with potentially lower trading costs versus a basket of equities or index ETFs.

Micro Metals Futures

Imagine more from yours trading with three Micro Metals contracts

Micro metals Futures
A fraction of the size of COMEX Metals futures
Gold • Silver • Palladium

A smaller contract size, an enhanced per-tick value.

Meet Micro Gold, Silver, and Palladium futures, smaller contracts designed to make portfolios shine with possibility. Discover the benefits of futures to uncover new metals opportunities, diversify, or manage price risk – for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment.

Micro Gold and Silver Futures overview

Why Trade Micro Metal Futures?

Discover the benefits of trading futures for a fraction of the financial commitment.

Liquidity

Trade a slice of the most liquid Precious Metals futures

Get the same benefits as the world’s leading Precious Metals futures benchmarks, but for a smaller up-front initial margin. Nearly 24-hour trading, no management fee, ability to short positions, and more.

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Diversify to help reduce overall portfolio risk

Having a mix of different investment types in your universal TradeStation Global account can help cushion against wide swings in key sectors during uncertain markets. Many traders use metals like gold as a store of value when other markets (like equities) are turbulent.

Help your investment go further with leverage

Control a larger contract value with a smaller amount of money upfront – that’s the power of leverage inherent in futures. Capital efficiency means you can enjoy potentially greater upside and lower trading costs compared to a basket of company stocks or ETFs.

Gain pure market exposure

Futures offer straightforward exposure to underlying metals, avoiding the slippage and tracking errors that can come with ETFs and stocks. Futures let you trade the cash value of set quantities (in oz) of gold, silver and palladium.

Trade Micro FX Futures

Imagine more from your trading with seven Micro Forex contracts

Micro 7 contracts

Micro FX Futures
1/10th the size of CME FX futures

Capture the potential of a regulated FX marketplace.

Meet Micro FX futures, smaller-sized contracts with big speculation and hedging possibilities around the changing value of major currencies against the US dollar.

Express your opinion in the fast-paced FX markets or hedge the exposure you have to foreign currencies without committing the larger upfront financial commitment of E-mini or standard FX futures.

Open a TradeStation Global account and discover the benefits of trading Micro FX futures on an advanced platform.

Seven Leading FX Contracts
Micro EUR/USD • Micro AUD/USD • Micro GBP/USD •
Micro JPY/USD • Micro CHF/USD • Micro CAD/USD • Micro INR/USD

Micro FX Futures Product overview

Security
CME Group provides security through centralized clearing, guaranteed counterparty credit and segregation of customer funds.

Why Trade Micro E-mini Forex Futures?

E-Micro FX Futures are 1/10th of the size of standard Forex futures and have 1/10th the risk exposure.

Futures

Dip into the largest currency futures market with a smaller up-front commitment

Enjoy the same benefits of CME Group’s larger, liquid G10 futures used by institutional FX traders for a fraction of the initial up-front margin.

Get nearly 24-hour trading, pay no management fee, go short as easy as you go long, and more.

Funding

Trade the world’s most liquid asset class, in the biggest regulated FX marketplace

Averaging $6.6 trillion traded per day, foreign exchange is the world’s largest market. That represents big potential but also big risks for your trading.

Micro FX futures let you participate in this market using contracts backed by CME Clearing, so you don’t have to worry about the other side of the trade.

Enhance your investment potential with leverage

Control a larger contract value with a smaller amount of capital upfront – that’s the leverage advantage inherent in futures.

The capital efficiency offered by futures means you could enjoy potentially better performance and lower trading costs compared to various other financial instruments.

Equity

Micro E-mini S&P
500
Micro E-mini
Nasdaq-100
Micro E-mini Russell
2000
Micro E-mini Dow
CONTRACT SIZE $5 x S&P 500 Index $2 x Nasdaq-100 Index $5 x Russell 2000 Index $0.50 x DJIA Index
TRADING HOURS AND VENUE CME Globex: Sun-Fri: 5:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri: Daily trading halt from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MINIMUM TICK/PRICE
FLUCTUATION
0.25 Index points 0.25 Index points 0.10 Index points 1.00 Index points
DOLLAR VALUE OF ONE TICK $1.25 per contract $0.50 per contract $0.50 per contract $0.50 per contract
PRODUCT CODE CME Globex: MES
CME ClearPort: MES
Clearing: MES
CME Globex: MNQ
CME ClearPort: MNQ
Clearing: MNQ
CME Globex: M2K
CME ClearPort: M2K
Clearing: M2K
CME Globex: MYM
CME ClearPort: MYM
Clearing: MYM
CONTRACT MONTHS Five months in the March Quarterly Cycle
H, M, U, Z, H (March, June, September, December, March)
Four months in the March Quarterly Cycle
H, M, U, Z (March, June, September, December)
DELIVERY Cash settlement to Final Settlement Price
TERMINATION OF TRADING 8:30 a.m. CT on 3rd Friday of contract delivery month
Trading in expiring futures terminates at 8:30 a.m. on Last Day of Trading.

Metals

Micro Gold Micro Silver Micro Palladium
UNDERLYING MARKET Gold, a widely used precious metal Silver, a widely used precious metal Palladium, a precious metal often used as an alternative to platinum
CONTRACT SIZE 10 troy ounces 1,000 troy ounces 10 troy ounces
RATIO TO STANDARD
CONTRACT
1/10 of COMEX Gold futures 1/10 of COMEX Silver futures 1/10 of NYMEX Palladium futures
MINIMUM TICK/ PRICE
FLUCTUATION
$0.10 per troy ounce $0.01 per troy ounce $0.10 per troy ounce
DOLLAR VALUE OF ONE TICK $0.10 per troy ounce $10 per troy ounce $1 per troy ounce
PRODUCT CODE MGC SIL PAM
SETTLEMENT Physical Physical Physical
TRADING HOURS Sunday – Friday 5:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CT with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 4:15 p.m. CT

FX

Micro AUD/USD Micro CAD/USD Micro CHF/USD Micro EUR/USD Micro GBP/USD Micro INR/USD Micro JPY/USD
UNDERLYING
CURRENCY
Australian dollars Canadian dollars Swiss francs Euros British pounds Indian rupees Japanese yen
CONTRACT
SIZE
10,000 Aussie dollars 10,000 Canadian dollars 12,500 francs 12,500 euros 6,250 pounds 1M rupee 1.25M yen
RATIO TO
STANDARD
CONTRACT
1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10
MINIMUM TICK/PRICE
FLUCTUATION
0.0001 USD per AUD 0.0001 USD per CAD 0.0001 USD per CHF 0.0001 USD per EUR 0.0001 USD per GBP 0.01 USD per INR 0.000001 USD per JPY
DOLLAR VALUE OF ONE TICK $1 per contract $1 per contract $1.25 per contract $1.25 per contract $0.625 per contract $1 per contract $1.25 per contract
PRODUCT CODE M6A MCD MSF M6E MGB MIR MJY
SETTLEMENT Financial Financial Financial Financial Financial Financial Financial
TRADING HOURS Sunday – Friday 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT