CME Average Daily Volume up 18 Percent from January 2017

    Energy volume averaged a record 3.1 million contracts per day in January 2018, up 22 percent from January 2017. Highlights include: • Record Natural Gas futures and options ADV, up 53 percent to 964,000 contracts, including monthly records for both Henry Hub Natural Gas futures (NG) and Henry Hub Natural Gas options (LN) • Record Energy options ADV of 446,000 contracts, up 37 percent • Record NY Harbor ULSD futures and options ADV, up 30 percent to 218,000 contracts • WTI Crude Oil futures and options ADV grew 21 percent to 1.6 million contracts • Refined Products futures and options ADV rose 18 percent to 446,000 contracts
Equity Index volume averaged 3 million contracts per day in January 2018, up 22 percent from January 2017. Highlights include: • Record Equity Index options ADV, up 45 percent to 950,000 contracts, including 90 percent growth in S&P 500 Weekly options and 86 percent growth in S&P 500 End-of-Month (EOM) options • Record ADV month on E-mini S&P 500 BTIC functionality, up 221 percent to 38,000 contracts per day, representing $5.3 billion in notional value, including record daily volume of 67,000 contracts on January 24 • E-mini S&P 500 futures and options ADV grew 10 percent to 2.2 million contracts • E-mini Nasdaq 100 futures and options ADV rose 84 percent to 350,000 contracts • After relaunching in mid-2017, E-mini Russell 2000 futures and options averaged 110,000 contracts per day, up from 94,000 contracts on average during 2017 • Monday and Wednesday Weekly S&P 500 options (E-mini and Standard) traded an average 91,000 contracts per day, up from an average 79,000 contracts per day in 2017 Foreign Exchange volume averaged 1.1 million contracts per day in January 2018, up 19 percent from January 2017. Highlights include: • Record monthly ADV across New Zealand dollar, Indian rupee, and E-Micro FX futures • Record 1,141 Large Open Interest Holders (LOIH) in FX futures as of January 23, up 8 percent from the 2017 annual average of 1,055 • Euro FX futures and options ADV was 345,000 contracts, up 42 percent • British pound futures and options ADV increased 14 percent to 155,000 contracts Interest Rate volume averaged 9.7 million contracts per day in January 2018, up 15 percent from January 2017. Highlights include: • Record daily open interest for Eurodollar futures of more than 15 million on January 31 • Record 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures ADV, up 10 percent to 1.6 million contracts • Record Ultra 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures and options ADV of 151,000 contracts, up 52 percent • Record 2,037 LOIH in Interest Rate futures as of January 23, up 10 percent from the 2017 annual average of 1,847 • Treasury futures and options ADV was up 18 percent to 4.4 million contracts • Eurodollar futures and options ADV increased 13 percent to 5.1 million contracts, including 6 percent growth in Eurodollar futures ADV to a record 3.3 million contracts • Electronic Eurodollar options ADV grew 105 percent to 661,000 contracts, representing 37 percent of the total Eurodollar options ADV • Fed Fund futures ADV reached 196,000 contracts, up 20 percent Agricultural volume averaged 1.3 million contracts per day in January 2018, up 10 percent from January 2017. Highlights include: • Record Hard Red Winter Wheat futures ADV, up 45 percent to 62,000 contracts • Grain and Oilseed futures and options ADV increased 10 percent to 1.1 million contracts • Corn futures and options ADV was up 6 percent to 384,000 contracts • Electronic Agricultural options ADV increased 23 percent to 177,000 contracts Source / Further information : cmegroup oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook ]]>

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