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Micro Futures

Trade Futures at a Fraction of the Cost

Micro futures are smaller-sized contracts designed to make futures and options trading more accessible to individual traders with minimum upfront capital and lower day trading margins.

Futures Trading Contracts Designed For Active Individual Traders

Trade the futures markets with less capital and enjoy the same capital efficiency, flexibility and diversification potential as standard futures.

Trade 24 hours a day

Nearly 24-hour trading means you can act fast to adjust as soon as markets move on global news.

No short-selling restrictions

Micro futures let you fine-tune your exposure and go short as easily as you can go long.

Smaller Contracts & Lower Margins

At 1/10th to 1/5th the size of the standard contracts, Micro futures carry much smaller margin requirements, meaning more leverage with less capital.

Trade Liquid Markets

Day trade markets that you may have thought were out of reach: crude oil, bitcoin, gold, a major equity index, a major currency.

Choose from 20 Micro Futures contracts.

Accessing the futures markets is now easier than ever.

4 Micro E-mini futures

Trade a slice of the four most liquid Equity Index futures, 1/10th the size of the E-mini contracts:

  • S&P 500
  • Nasdaq-100
  • Russell 2000
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Micro WTI Crude Oil futures

At 1/10 the size of the benchmark WTI futures contract, Micro WTI Crude Oil futures offers the same robust transparency and price discovery with smaller margin requirements.

  • WTI Crude Oil

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Micro Bitcoin futures

Discover bitcoin exposure sized for more choice and precision, at 1/50 the size of the larger five-bitcoin futures contract:

  • Bitcoin

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3 Micro Metals futures

Tap into the most liquid Metals futures markets using contracts 1/5th or 1/10th the size of standard contracts:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Palladium

7 Micro FX futures

Gain access to a $6T a day FX market via the largest regulated FX marketplace, with contracts 1/10th or 1/5th the size of the standard pairings:


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Micro Treasury Yield futures

Discover the liquidity, security, and diversity of government bond markets with Micro US Treasury Yield futures, in a smaller-sized contract with smaller margin requirements.

  • Micro 2-year yield
  • Micro 5-year yield
  • Micro 10-year yield
  • Micro 30-year yield

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Why trade Micro Futures with Optimus Futures

Lowest Pricing - $0.25 commissions on all micros and as low as $40 day trading margins for MES.

Personalized Onboarding - We are here to guide you every step of the way, from fast account approvals, instant funding/withdrawals to helping you place your first trade.

Innovative Technology - Our integrated platforms are powered by fast order routing datafeeds to ensure a seamless trading experience from the moment you open your account.

Extensive Education & Training – Explore articles, self-help guides, videos, podcasts, and community topics, all created in-house to make you a more informed self-directed trader.

Trade Micro Futures at Optimus Futures

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  • $500 Account Minimum
  • $40 MES Day Trading Margins
  • Commissions as low as $0.25 on Micros
  • Free Trading Platform
  • Expedited Account Approvals
  • Fast Funding/Withdrawal

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