The CME to Launch Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts May 2019

The CME Group plans to launch Micro E-mini Futures contracts for trading in May of 2019.

The four markets available for trading will be the S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, Russell 2000, and the Dow.

These new Micro-Emini contracts will be one tenth the size of their respective equity indexes.  One of the benefits of having a smaller multiplier are the ability to control a larger number of contracts for the same price and thus, be able to scale out.

For example a trader who might only be trading 1 ES contract can now trade 10 Micro ES contracts with the same buying power effect and then be able to exit at multiple profit targets, trailing a stop and staying in winning trades longer.

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There will undoubtedly be less volume in these new contracts, so there is potential for slippage.

Be careful, especially at first. Best to let them trade for a week and see how things develop.

Here’s a video from the CME with more color:

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