Micro Crude Oil Futures

Ticker Symbol MCL, Micro WTI Crude Oil futures are 1/10 the size of the standard-sized contract -providing market participants an efficient and cost-effective way to gain exposure to the crude oil market.

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The standard Crude Oil contract has a notional value of 1,000 barrels times the agreed upon futures price, while the Micro WTI Crude Oil contract will have a notional value of 100 barrels times the agreed upon futures price. The tick increment is one cent per barrel, making a one-tick move equivalent to one dollar.

Micro WTI Crude Oil futures are listed monthly and expire one day prior to the expiration of the corresponding contract month of the standard contract.

For example, if the standard June Crude futures expire on Thursday, the June Micro Crude futures will expire on Wednesday.

The Micro WTI Crude Oil futures contract is financially settled and available to trade on CME Globex Sunday through Friday, nearly 24 hours per day.

Benefits of the smaller contract can include:

Access to CME Group’s global energy benchmark product
Similar exposure without margin requirements of the standard sized contract

Portfolio diversification
Precision and flexibility in tailoring exposure and managing risk

Summary
The Micro WTI Crude Oil futures joins the Micro product suite, providing additional trading opportunities in the most liquid commodities in the world.

If you’re looking for a smaller-sized contract to fit your trading needs, look no further than CME Group Micro futures contracts.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. 

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