Mini-DAX Futures

Trading DAX with ease

The Mini-DAX® Futures is designed in parallel to the established DAX® Futures contract. Mini-DAX® gives global investors the opportunity to hedge and get exposure to the German benchmark index with a contract value five times smaller than the regular contract.

DAX® index comprises the 30 largest and most actively traded German companies, which includes Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, Adidas and SAP.

New DAX Rules, Part of Methodology Overhaul, Kick in in March 2021

All methodology changes to the DAX® index family from March 2021. All changes were part of the DAX® index family’s biggest rules reform since inception.
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Key Benefits

  • Price transparency
    Compelling alternative to the OTC market due to its price transparency benefits
  • Liquid benchmark products
    More than EUR 1.58 trillion notional volume has been traded since inception
  • Easy access to Germany
    Gain exposure to the top 30 German stocks at a lower contract value
  • Exchange-traded benefits
    Major trading, clearing and risk management functionalities at the exchange help to reduce counterparty risks and increase margin efficiencies
  • Trading and clearing across all time zones
    Extended trading hours creates more trading and hedging opportunities for the market participants in all time zones - Asia, Europe and the U.S. 

Historical Price Movements

Advantages over ETFs

In nearly every trading scenario, Mini-DAX® futures offer a more cost-efficient way to manage DAX 30® exposure compared to ETFs:

1) No Management FeePay no management fee when you trade FDXM futures vs. DAX 30® ETFs
2) Capital EfficiencyMini-DAX® futures margin is more capital efficient comparing it to the direct investment in DAX 30® ETF's
3) 24/5 Trading Access

Nearly 24/5-access means additional trading and hedging opportunities during events ie. Brexit, German elections

4) Tactical Trading Tool

Short-term strategy based on anticipated market trends

5) Minimal Tracking Error

FDXM futures track the underlying index very accurately

Advantages over CFDs

Mini-DAX® futures offer a variety of advantages in comparison to CFD’s and warrants on DAX 30® Index:

1) Exchange TradedMini-DAX® futures trade on a regulated exchange platform (Eurex) with an independent exchange surveillance

2) Transparent Pricing

Eurex offers transparent trading & clearing services, including a central counterparty system with reduced counterparty risk

3) High Liquidity and Tight SpreadMini-DAX® futures offer extended liquidity and tightest spreads during full trading hours

Contract Specifications

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Min. Price Change



Trading Hours

Expiration Months






01:00 –

22:00 (CET)

02:00 –

22:00 (CEST)

Standard – Up to 9 Months

The three nearest quarter months of

Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec cycle


High liquidity, tight spread

Displayed data is 15 minutes delayed. Last trade: Oct 22, 2021 10:03:32 PM

Market depth

Bid Ask  
Contract (maturity) Quantity Bid Ask Quantity Last Price NetChange Cumulative Volume (QTY) Open Interest
Dec 2021 n.a. 15,547.00 15,559.00 n.a. 15,547.00 +0.39% 48,798 14,836
Mar 2022 n.a. 15,502.00 15,560.00 n.a. 15,533.00 +0.50% 61 205
Jun 2022 n.a. 15,513.00 n.a. n.a. 15,543.00 +0.48% 0 0

Volume Development

Bar chart expressing the trading volume development of FDAX in millions and percentage of share of Mini-DAX.

Mini-DAX Highlights

Market Status


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