CME Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume of 15.6 Million Contracts in 2016, up 12 Percent from 2015

CME Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume of 15.6 Million Contracts in 2016, up 12 Percent from 2015

Metals volume averaged a record 488,000 contracts per day in fourth-quarter 2016, up 49 percent from fourth-quarter 2015. gold barsHighlights include: • Grew Gold futures and options ADV 51 percent to 279,000 contracts • Increased Silver futures and options ADV 45 percent to 80,000 contracts Interest rate volume averaged a record 8.3 million contracts per day in fourth-quarter 2016, up 36 percent from fourth-quarter 2015. Highlights include: • Grew Eurodollar futures ADV 47 percent to nearly 3 million contracts, and Eurodollar options ADV 21 percent to 1.3 million contracts • Grew Fed Fund futures ADV 46 percent to 123,000 contracts • Achieved Treasury futures ADV of 3.2 million contracts, up 32 percent, and Treasury options ADV of 664,000 contracts, up 44 percent • Reached highest quarterly ADV in Ultra 10-Year Treasury Note futures and options, launched in early January 2016, with nearly 100,000 contracts per day • Reached record levels in overall interest rate open interest of nearly 74 million contracts during December, with quarter-end open interest of 58 million contracts, up 25 percent from 47 million contracts at the same time last year oil barrelEnergy volume averaged a record 2.6 million contracts per day in fourth-quarter 2016, up 27 percent from fourth-quarter 2015. Highlights include: • Grew WTI Crude Oil futures and options ADV 45 percent to a record 1.4 million contracts Maintained November 2016 month-end record level of WTI Crude Oil futures (CL) open interest of more than 2.1 million contracts during December, and finished quarter-end up 24 percent Foreign exchange volume averaged 883,000 contracts per day in fourth-quarter 2016, up 13 percent from fourth-quarter 2015. money dollar Highlights include: • Grew British Pound futures and options ADV 52 percent to 133,000 contracts • Achieved quarterly ADV record in European option and Mexican Peso options Equity index volume averaged 2.9 million contracts per day in fourth-quarter 2016, up 5 percent from fourth-quarter 2015. Highlights include: • Grew Equity Index options ADV 26 percent to a record 680,000 contracts • Achieved ADV of 42,000 contracts for S&P 500 and E-mini S&P 500 Wednesday Weekly options launched September 26, 2016 Source/ More : cmegroup Oil and Gas Press Oil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook]]>

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