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 45 Years of FX Futures

    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.


    The Products of Progress 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

    Marking 35 Years of 10-Year Treasury Note Futures

    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

    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.


    Marking the 140th Anniversary of Grain Futures

    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


    CME Group Marks 35 Years of Eurodollar Futures (ED)

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

    About Eurodollar Futures


    Upcoming Anniversaries in 2017