CME Group Open Interest Surpasses 120 Million Contracts
First Time in its History
CME Group, announced it set a total open interest record of 120.7 million contracts on December 13, 2016, surpassing the previous record of 119.4 million contracts set on December 12, 2016.
“We are seeing a lot of uncertainty in the markets right now,” said Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“In the wake of this uncertainty and continued market volatility, more and more people are turning to CME Group’s deep and liquid markets to manage their risk.”
Interest Rate open interest also hit a record of nearly 72.0 million contracts yesterday, driven primarily by Eurodollar options, which reached a record of nearly 44.0 million contracts.
Source: CME Group
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