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CME Micro E-mini Options

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New CME Group Micro E-mini Options Contracts Available at IBKR for the Lowest1 Commissions


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.

Lowest Commissions


$0.32 to $0.47

PER CONTRACT • ALL IN

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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.

  1. Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request. Competitors' rates were obtained on May 13, 2019 from each firm and are subject to change without notice. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Services vary by firm. For more information, click here.