CHICAGO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that more than 310,000 Micro E-mini futures contracts traded yesterday across all four indices - the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes. Total cumulative volume included more than 75 firms facilitating trading – making Micro E-minis the most successful new product launch in CME Group's history.
"We are pleased to see strong customer interest and support for the new Micro E-mini equity index futures," said Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products. "This new product further strengthens CME Group's ability to help traders of all sizes manage portfolio risk -- around the clock and around the world -- using our liquid and time-tested markets."
Micro E-mini equity index 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.
Micro E-mini equity index futures are listed by and subject to the rules of CME and CBOT. For more information, please visit cmegroup.com/microeminis.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.
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