E-Mini Goes Micro
CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the successful launch of its new Micro E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes, which became available for trading today.
Micro E-mini futures are one-tenth the size of CME Group’s existing E-mini equity index futures. The smaller size allows active traders of all sizes to more nimbly execute equity trading strategies, scale index exposure up or down or hedge existing equity portfolio positions.
More active traders are participating in the futures market than ever before. In 2018, CME Group’s non-institutional trading volume grew 27 percent compared to the previous year, with active traders averaging 660,000 contracts each day. Globally, active trader participation in CME Group markets grew 30 percent in Asia and 36 percent in Europe last year.
Micro E-mini equity index futures are listed by and subject to the rules of CME and CBOT. For more information on how to get started with trading futures, including free educational resources like a trading simulator and daily market commentary videos, please visit cmegroup.com/microeminis.
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