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Micro E-mini Futures Kick Off with a Bang

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The launch of the CME’s new Micro E-mini futures contracts was extremely well-received by the futures trading community with over 2 million contracts traded in the first 4 days of trading alone.

“To rack up that amount of volume in such a short period of time is phenomenal,” noted Paul Peterson, former head of CME product development and finance professor.

Micro-Sized Equity Index Futures

These versatile new futures provide traders with access to the 4 largest US equity indexes in bite-sized contracts. At 1/10th the size of traditional E-mini contracts, Micro E-minis offer lower margins than their larger counterparts.

The 4 new instruments provide exposure to US stock markets at a fraction of the cost of the traditional E-mini contracts. With Micro E-mini futures, you can now trade smaller versions of the most liquid equity index futures.

  • S&P 500: Gain exposure to the most liquid US benchmark index.
  • Nasdaq-100: Trade the top 100 non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange.
  • Russell 2000: Access the bottom 2,000 stocks within the Russell 3000 index.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average: Speculate an index which represents 30 of the top US blue chip companies.

Micro E-mini Summary

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Why Trade Micro E-mini Futures?

Learn how these contracts provide an ideal opportunity for new traders to enter the market at a reduced cost in this 2-minute video:

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