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Trade CME Group Futures with Interactive Brokers

Trade CME Group Futures
with Interactive Brokers

Access a wide range of products with a comprehensive suite of trading tools, algorithms and order types.

Use micro futures and options to trade a slice of the liquid futures and options markets with the same efficiency as standard contracts with less upfront commitment.

CME Group Micro E-mini Futures Contracts
Available at IBKR for the Lowest Cost1

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, designed with the active individual trader in mind. Discover the benefits of futures, for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment.

At 1/10th the size of their classic E-mini counterparts, Micro E-mini futures make it easier for a broader universe of traders to discover the benefits of trading futures. Trading began May 6, 2019 with the launch of four index contracts:

  • S&P 500: Trade exposure to U.S. large-cap stocks, leading barometer of U.S. stock market
  • Russell 2000: Trade exposure to 2,000 U.S. small-cap stocks; leading small-cap benchmark
  • Nasdaq-100: Trade exposure to largest non-financial companies in the Nasdaq stock market
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average: Trade exposure to 30 U.S. blue-chip companies, widely followed indicator of U.S. stock market

These four contracts join our existing offering of Micro E-mini futures contracts for gold (MGC) and the following currency pairs:

  • EUR / USD: M6E
  • AUD / USD: M6A
  • CAD / USD: MCD
  • GBP / USD: M6B
  • JPY / USD: MJY
  • CHF / USD: MSF
  • INR / USD: MIR
  • USD / CNH: MNH
CME Futures

Lowest Cost1

Commissions

USD 0.32 to 0.47

per contract • all in

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Futures are not suitable for all investors. The amount you may lose may be greater than your initial investment. Before trading futures, please read the CFTC Risk Disclosure. A copy and additional information are available at ibkr.com

Although the size of the Micro E-mini contracts are 1/10th the size of their classic E-mini counterparts, pricing may not exactly track the pricing of the E-mini futures.

CME Group Micro E-mini Options Contracts
Available at IBKR for the Lowest Cost1

Introducing Micro E-mini options on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 indices. Add the flexibility and limited downside risk of options in a smaller notional size that requires less margin and premium to trade.

These options settle into Micro E-mini futures, which are 1/10th the size of E-mini futures and offer the access to the same underlying market. The smaller size enables you to fine-tune your index exposure for greater control over the risk/reward ratio of your investment.

Key Features:

  • Trade with more precision
    Scale S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 index exposure up or down with greater granularity from underlying contracts 1/10th the size of E-mini products. More precision can provide additional control over the risk/reward ratio of your trading strategies.
  • Add versatility to strategy building
    Express long- or short-term views with a choice of quarterly, Friday weekly, and end-of-month expirations. Build market neutral, directional, and/or multi-leg strategies to seek new opportunities in the equity markets.
  • Access Micro E-mini futures liquidity
    With a lower premium related to the contract size, these options settle into liquid Micro E-mini futures, which traded nearly 300 million contracts as of 2020.
CME Options

Lowest Cost1

Commissions

USD 0.32 to 0.47

per contract • all in

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Options and Futures: Options and Futures are not suitable for all investors. The amount you may lose may be greater than your initial investment. Before trading options read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options." Before trading futures, please read the CFTC Risk Disclosure. Copies of these disclosures are available at ibkr.com

Although the size of the Micro E-mini contracts are 1/10th the size of their classic E-mini counterparts, pricing may not exactly track the pricing of the E-mini futures.

CME Group Micro WTI Crude Oil Futures Contracts
Available at IBKR for the Lowest Cost1

At 1/10 the size of the benchmark WTI futures contract, Micro WTI Crude Oil futures offer active traders a more precise tool for managing crude oil exposure without sacrificing transparency.

  • Precisely scale oil exposure
    Enjoy the same benefits as the benchmark WTI futures contract, in a smaller-sized, financially settled contract.
  • Manage positions with more choice
    Choose the contract size that best suits your goals with the ability to manage positions between Micro WTI, E-mini WTI, or the standard WTI futures contracts listed on NYMEX.
  • Gain price discovery and transparency
    Trade on a regulated exchange and enjoy the transparency of futures, where all traders see the same prices and quotes.
  • Add capital efficiency
    Access the same 24-hour markets and robust transparency of larger WTI futures with smaller margin requirements.
CME Crude

Lowest Cost1

Commissions

USD 0.62 to 0.77

per contract • all in

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A Global Benchmark, Three Contract Sizes

Micro WTI Crude Oil Futures E-Mini WTI Crude Oil Futures WTI Crude Oil Futures

Contract Size

100 barrels

500 barrels

1,000 barrels

Ratio to Standard Contract

1/10

½

1

Minimum Tick Increment

USD 0.01 per barrel

USD 0.025 per barrel

USD 0.01 per barrel

Dollar Value of One Tick

USD 1 per contract

USD 12.50 per contract

USD 10 per contract

Product Code

MCL

QM

CL

Settlement

Financial

Financial

Physical

Trading Hours

CME Globex: Sun-Fri: 5pm to 4pm Central Time (CT)

Mon-Fri: 60-minute daily trading halt beginning at 4pm CT.

Listing Exchange

NYMEX

Micro WTI Crude Oil futures will be listed as a monthly contract, expiring the day before the standard counterpart.

CME Group Micro Treasury Yield Futures Contracts
Available at IBKR the Lowest2 Commissions

Cash-settled Micro Treasury Yield futures offer a streamlined way to trade interest rate markets with contracts based directly on yields of the most recently auctioned Treasury securities at four key tenor points on the curve.

  • Traded in Yield
    Directly references the most widely followed US Treasury market metric – yields of recently auctioned Treasury securities.
  • Four Major Tenors
    Trade across the yield curve with contracts on four key tenors: 2-Year Note, 5-Year Note, 10-Year Note, and 30-Year Bond.
  • Simple, Cash-settled Design
    All four contracts are sized at $10 dollar per basis point of yield (0.01%), creating seamless curve spreading opportunities.
  • Built on Leading BrokerTec Benchmarks
    Anchored by BrokerTec US Treasury benchmarks, sourced from transactions on the leading cash UST trading platform.
CME Treasuries

Lowest
Commissions

USD 0.10 to 0.25

per contract
plus exchange and regulatory fees

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Contract Specifications

Micro 2-Year Yield Futures Micro 5-Year Yield Futures Micro 10-Year Yield Futures Micro 30-Year Yield Futures

Product Code

2YY

5YY

10Y

30Y

Settlement

Cash-settled to BrokerTec 2-Year benchmark

Cash-settled to BrokerTec 5-Year benchmark

Cash-settled to BrokerTec 10-Year benchmark

Cash-settled to BrokerTec 30-Year benchmark

Price Convention

US Treasury Yield

Contract Size

$10.00 DV01

Tick Size

$1.00 (1/10 of 1 bp)

# of Expiries

2 nearest monthly contracts

Termination

Last Business Day of Month

IBKR offers a wide range of global CME products that cover all major asset classes.

PB About Eurodollar Packs and Bundles

Eurodollar Packs allow you to simultaneously buy or sell an equally weighted, consecutive series of four Eurodollar futures contracts. There are always 37 Packs listed for trading at a given time, designated by a color code that corresponds to their position on the yield curve.

Eurodollar Bundles allow you to simultaneously buy or sell consecutive series of Eurodollar futures in equal proportions, typically beginning with the front quarterly contract. This means that a 5-year “strip” comprised of 20 individual contracts can be executed with just one transaction.

Unparalleled Daily Volumes Means Industry-leading Liquidity

Find the liquidity to execute the trading strategies you want—when you want—at the most efficient price. Global benchmark products in every major asset class mean you can act quickly to capture opportunities or minimize risk in the markets you trade.

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Why Trade CME Group Futures with Interactive Brokers?

Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR) is an automated global electronic broker that serves individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, registered investment advisors and introducing brokers.

Our four-decade focus on technology and automation allows us to provide our clients with a sophisticated, global trading platform with the lowest costs for managing investments. IBKR clients enjoy access to cryptocurrencies, stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, funds and more on over 150 markets in 33 countries.

Learn why Barron’s rated IBKR as "Rated #1 – Best Online Broker" in 2021. Read the full article

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