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Micro FX futures

Trade Global Currency Markets With No Counterparty Or Execution Risk

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Discover the world’s largest regulated centralized FX market

Micro FX futures are smaller-sized contracts you can trade to express your opinion on the value of major currencies against the US dollar. Capture the potential of fast-paced FX trading, offering liquid markets and full pricing transparency with the safety and security of no counterparty or execution risk.

Key Benefits and Features

CME Group’s Micro FX futures lets you tap into the same benefits of the larger, liquid futures used by professional FX traders for a fraction of the initial up-front margin.

24 HOUR ACCESS

Act as market-moving world news and events unfold. Get nearly 24-hour trading, pay no management fee, go short as easy as you go long, and more.

LARGEST REGULATED MARKETPLACE

Micro FX futures contracts are backed by CME Clearing, so you don’t have to worry about the other side of the trade falling through. Every CME FX trade is CFTC-regulated, supervised and backed by CME Market Regulation to ensure integrity.

SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

Fast trade executions, confirmations, and straight through processing with no “last-look” – which means the price you see is the price you will trade.

FUTURES LEVERAGE

Control a larger contract value with a smaller amount of money upfront – that’s the power of leverage inherent in futures.

60/40 US TAX TREATMENT

Benefit from potential tax efficiencies, with the certainty of blended 60% long-term/40% short-term capital gain

Micro FX Futures Contract Specifications

  MICRO AUD/USD MICRO USD/CAD MICRO USD/CHF MICRO EUR/USD MICRO GBP/USD MICRO INR/USD MICRO USD/JPY
UNDERLYING CURRENCY Australian dollars US Dollar US Dollar Euros British pounds Indian rupees US Dollar
CONTRACT SIZE 10,000 Aussie Dollars 10,000 US Dollars 10,000 US Dollars 12,500 Euros 6,250 pounds 1M Rupees 10,000 US Dollars
RATIO TO STANDARD CONTRACT 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10 1/10
MINIMUM TICK/ PRICE FLUCTUATION 0.0001 USD Per AUD 0.0001 CAD Per USD 0.0001 CHF Per USD 0.0001 USD Per EUR 0.0001 USD Per GBP 0.0001 USD Per INR 0.0001 JPY Per USD
VALUE OF ONE TICK $1 per contract 1 CAD per contract 1 CHF per contract $1.25 per contract $0.625 per contract $1 per contract 100 JPY per contract
PRODUCT CODE M6A M6C M6S M6E M6B MIR M6J
SETTLEMENT Physical Physical Physical Physical Physical Financial Physical
TRADING HOURS Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT

Micro FX Futures Vs FX CFD’s Vs Cash FX

In a market as large as foreign exchange, you can gain exposure from cash, CFD’s and futures. Yet, there are distinct differences and reasons why traders around the world choose the futures market – from the liquidity, to the leverage, the regulation and the transparent pricing.

  FUTURES CFDs CASH FX
24-HOUR ACCESS?     But liquidity is highly fragmented globally
REGULATED, CENTRALIZED MARKETPLACE? See same prices, quotes, trades as everyone else Broker is lone counterparty Trades are exposed to counterparty and execution risk
FULLY DISCLOSED FEES/FINANCING COSTS All prices are built into the spread Daily interest charged on open positions, plus can be a markup on long positions Spreads often built into prices, varying margin/credit charges subject to counterparty
NEARLY 24-HOUR TRADING ACCESS      
SAFETY & SECURITY Trades are CFTC regulated, CME Market Reg supervised, CME Clearing backed and guaranteed with risk shared among clearing members   Broker is lone counterparty – exposed to higher counterparty risk
AVAILABILITY BY REGULATION Available in over 150 countries Banned in many countries including the US and Britain  

Why Trade Micro FX futures with Optimus Futures?

Deep Discount Commissions

Pay as little as $0.50 / side no matter how much you trade. High volume traders qualify for even more savings with commissions as low as $0.10 / Side.

Dedicated Service Specialists

Get help from a team that is trained on the CME Group’s Micro contracts with objective guidance and personalized onboarding.

Low Day-Trading Margins

Trade CME Micro FX futures with the lowest day-trading margins, including $55 margins for Micro EUR/USD and $37 for Micro CAD/USD*

Free Trading Platforms

Get free access to Optimus Flow, our signature trading platform with an integrated trading journal for unlimited simulated trading, better technical analysis and faster order execution.

Open An Optimus Futures Account. Start Trading Micro FX Futures

Trade FX futures in a regulated market that offers certainty of execution and liquidity nearly 24 hours a day, along with the safety and security of clearing. Get the same treatment as the world’s largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, and corporations – everyone sees the same price and has equal access to the same trade.

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With Live Market Data

  • Free Trading Journal
  • Free News Alerts
  • Free Funding & Withdrawals
  • Free 24-Hour Support
  • Free One-on-One On-boarding
  • Free Trading Education
  • $100 Micro Account Minimum
  • $300 ES Day Trade Margins
  • $40 MES Day Trade Margins
  • Commissions as low as $0.25 on Micros
  • No Inactivity Fees at Select FCM’s
  • Real Time and Historical Data
  • Premier CME Group Partner
  • Trusted by Traders Since 2004
  • Licensed and Regulated by the NFA and CFTC
  • Dedicated Futures Community
  • Multiple Datafeeds | Rithmic, CQG, TT, CTS
  • Account Protection and Segregated Funds (CFTC rule 1.25)

Questions? Call us at (561) 367-8686