Micro E-mini futures turn one: 215M+ contracts and counting

CME Group
Micro E-mini

One year, 215M+ contracts traded and counting

Celebrating the most successful product launch in CME Group history

Since their launch in May 2019, Micro E-mini futures have provided global traders of all sizes a new tool to access the equity futures market. At 1/10th the size of their E-mini counterparts, Micro E-minis allow traders to fine-tune their exposure with greater flexibility and capital efficiency.

Highlights from year one:

  • Average daily volume of 865K contracts across 4 indices
  • Single-day record volume of 3.9M contracts on February 28
  • Individual Micro E-mini contracts: 106.5M+ in S&P 500 (MES), 78M+ in Nasdaq-100 (MNQ), 19.2M+ in Dow (MYM), 11.8M+ in Russell 2000 (M2K)
  • Global participation: Average daily volume of over 190K contracts traded during non-US hours before the cash open
  • 27% of volume came from outside of the US, with trades submitted from 160+ countries

Source: CME Group. All data as of US cash market close on May 4.  

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