For those traders that have not heard: As of today, the mini Dow (YJ) is available through the CBOT/Eurex a/c/e platform. It is a very small contract. Initial Margin requirements are $1,080 per contract. Depending on commissions and liquidity, it may prove to be fertile ground to grow skills for new traders or an excellent introduction to index futures for undercapitalized vets. The relatively small value of each contract will allow any trader to limit losses to acceptable levels during the learning curve. Press release: http://www.cbot.com/cbot/www/cont_d...09+4497,00.html Brochure: http://www.cbot.com/cbot/docs/newdow.pdf Contract specifications: http://www.cbot.com/cbot/docs/minisizedDow.pdf Info on all mini contracts on a/c/e such as Bond, Gold, or the proposed Soybean futures: http://www.cbot.com/cbot/www/cont_m...4+371+4,00.html This has been a public service announcement.