2017 Product Anniversaries

Celebrating Centuries of Product Innovation and Growth

For nearly two centuries, CME Group products have helped businesses, investors and agricultural producers around the world manage risk, capture opportunities and achieve growth. We are proud to celebrate the progress of our products by marking the anniversaries of the dates that some of our most successful products launched.

Celebrating 20 Years of Dow Jones Futures

October 6, 1997

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    About Dow Jones Futures

    CME Group proudly celebrates 20 years of Dow Jones Futures. On October 6, 1997, CME Group launched futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average offering flexible, efficient access to trading opportunities and economic trends that trades $15 billion in notional value per day.

    The Products of Progress Series on OpenMarkets

    Follow an on-going OpenMarkets series which takes an in-depth look at many of the futures contracts and financial innovations that have marked the progress in futures markets over the last 150 years.

    The series currently features:

    • How Grain Futures Contracts Revolutionized Finance
    • Eurodollar Futures: A Key Barometer of Global Money Flows
    • S&P 500 Futures: A Global Benchmark Turns 35
    • The 10-Year Note: A Futures Market Revolution 
    • FX Futures: How Currency Trading Revolutionized Finance

    Celebrating 20 Years of E-mini S&P 500 Futures

    September 9, 1997

    CME Group proudly celebrates 20 years E-mini S&P 500 futures. On September 9, 1997 CME Group launched the product that revolutionized equity trading that trades more than $200 billion notional value daily. 


    Celebrating 40 Years of 30-Year Treasury Bonds

    August 22, 1977

    CME Group proudly celebrates 40 years of 30-Year Treasury Bonds. On August 22, 1977, CME Group launched to provide individuals and institutions with tools to hedge long-term risk and navigate market shifts. 


    Celebrating 25 Years of CME Globex

    June 25, 1992

    CME Group proudly celebrates 25 years of CME Globex. On June 25th, 1992 CME Group launched CME Globex, a platform that has become the premier electronic trading system for futures and options across every major investible asset class.


    Celebrating 45 Years of FX Futures

    May 16, 1972

    About FX Futures

    CME Group proudly celebrates 45 years of foreign exchange (FX) futures. On May 16, 1972, CME Group launched seven currency futures contracts: British pounds, Canadian dollars, Deutsche marks, French francs, Japanese yen, Mexican pesos, and Swiss francs. Since then, these products ultimately transformed futures markets continue to provide individuals, banks, corporations, and financial institutions with the most efficient tool to manage inherent price risks in foreign exchange.


    Celebrating 35 years of 10-Year Treasury Note Futures

    May 3, 1982

    About 10-Year Treasury Note Futures

    CME Group proudly celebrates 35 years of 10-Year Treasury Note Futures. Launched on May 3, 1982, this product is used by traders to hedge exposures to and take advantage of fluctuating interest rates. Our 10-Year Treasury Notes index has achieved remarkable success.


    Celebrating 35 Years of S&P 500 Futures

    April 4, 1982

    About S&P Futures

    CME Group proudly celebrates 35 years of S&P 500 Futures. Launched on April 21, 1982, this groundbreaking product has gone on to achieve remarkable success. Offering a capital-efficient way to access the U.S. stock market's leading companies, S&P 500 futures are used by investors around the world today to mitigate global risk and manage market exposure.


    Celebrating 140 years of Grain Futures

    January 2, 1877

    CME Group proudly celebrates 140 years of corn, oat and wheat futures. Launched on January 2, 1877, our grain futures complex has achieved remarkable success.

    About Grain Futures


    Celebrating 35 years of Eurodollar Futures (ED)

    December 9, 1981

    CME Group proudly celebrates 35 years of Eurodollar futures. Launched 35 years ago on December 9, 1981, Eurodollar futures have achieved remarkable success.

    About Eurodollar Futures