2016 Options Scorecard

Option trading is tailor-made for uncertain markets. Offering an unparalleled set of products, maturities, and strikes across six major markets, CME Group options provide the flexibility needed to navigate any uncertainty you face. 

2016 Highlights

  • 3.2 million options traded daily, +19% YoY
  • A record 53% traded electronically on CME Globex
  • Record open interest of 65 million contracts

Most Active Contracts – YTD as of May 29, 2016

Product

Symbol

Product Group

Average Daily Volume

Open Interest

Eurodollars (Quarterly/Serial)

GE

Interest Rates

729,096

28,793,187

Eurodollar Mid-Curves

GE0, GE2, GE3, GE4

Interest Rates

577,813

10,859,939

E-mini S&P 500

ES

Equity Index

537,074

4,378,382

10-Year Treasury Note

OZN

Interest Rates

350,030

1,964,232

WTI Crude Oil

LO

Energy

208,624

3,671,607

Natural Gas

LN, ON

Energy

104,022

2,873,245

5-Year Treasury Note

OZF

Interest Rates

97,169

805,694

Soybeans

OZS

Agriculture

91,511

1,163,306

Corn

OZC

Agriculture

85,653

1,532,543

U.S. Treasury Bond

OZB

Interest Rates

80,380

344,627

S&P 500

SP

Equity Index

56,093

909,097

Gold

OG

Metals

41,798

1,045,505

EUR/USD

6E

FX

38,489

311,827

Chicago SRW Wheat

OZW

Agriculture

32,238

324,914

Live Cattle

LE

Agriculture

20,087

289,243

JPY/USD

6J

FX

15,864

173,492

E-mini NASDAQ-100

NQ

Equity Index

11,792

70,312

Soybean Meal

OZL

Agriculture

10,913

257,262

GBP/USD

6B

FX

10,650

129,075

Soybean Oil

ZM

Agriculture

9,785

184,317

CAD/USD

6C

FX

8,092

90,837

Lean Hogs

HE

Agriculture

7,230

175,109

AUD/USD

6A

FX

7,069

86,554

2-Year Treasury Note

OZT

Interest Rates

6,629

86,581

Silver

SO

Metals

5,506

109,123

NY Harbor ULSD

OH

Energy

3,119

115,772

RBOB Gasoline

OB

Energy

2,261

36,363

Feeder Cattle

GF

Agriculture

1,696

27,182

KC HRW Wheat

OKE

Agriculture

1,539

46,218

Class III Milk

DC

Agriculture

1,141

72,442

E-mini Dow $5

OYMC/OYMP

Equity Index

747

13,503

Brent Crude Oil

BE

Energy

714

125,002

30 Day Federal Funds

OZQ

Interest Rates

405

17,315

Platinum

PO

Metals

233

3,419

Palladium

PAO

Metals

138

4,468

Copper

HXE

Metals

108

2,619

Average Daily Volume YTD as of 05/29/16

Open Interest as of 05/29/16

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Futures and options trading is not suitable for all investors, and involves the risk of loss. Futures are a leveraged investment, and because only a percentage of a contract’s value is required to trade, it is possible to lose more than the amount of money deposited for a futures position. Therefore, traders should only use funds that they can afford to lose without affecting their lifestyles. And only a portion of those funds should be devoted to any one trade because they cannot expect to profit on every trade. All references to options refer to options on futures.

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