Manage Risk Around the French Elections

The first round of French elections is complete. Get ready for the next round, and manage uncertainty around global political events with CME Group liquid futures and options to manage risk across asset classes.

Manage euro volatility with


French Election Rd. 1: 284K (+28%)
U.S. Elections: 507K (2.2x ADV)

Brexit: 443K (~2x ADV)

Hedge global interest rate risk


French Election Rd. 1: 4.2M (-10%)
U.S. Elections: 15.3M  (4x ADV)

Brexit: 7.5M (~2x ADV)

Manage week-to-week risk with

E-mini S&P 500 Weeklies

French Election Rd. 1: 47K Mondays (+155%)
U.S Elections: 1.1M (3.8x ADV)
Brexit: 826K (3.2x ADV)

Trade a liquid "safe haven" asset with


French Election Rd. 1: 393K (+28%)
U.S. Elections: 1M (3.7x ADV)
Brexit: 716K (3x ADV)

French Election trade date April 24, 2017. U.S. Election trade date November 9, 2016. Brexit trade date June 24, 2016. Numbers in parentheses for French Election indicate volume traded compared to 2017 YTD ADV. Numbers in parentheses for U.S. Election and Brexit indicate volume traded compared to 2016 ADV.

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Trading Data

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Exchange Product Group Subgroup Cleared As Volume Open Interest
ED GE - ED Eurodollar Futures CME Interest Rate Stirs Futures 2,170,371 13,253,945
21 ZN - 21 10-Year T-Note Futures CBOT Interest Rate US Treasury Futures 1,670,994 3,232,357
GC GC - GC Gold Futures COMEX Metals Precious Futures 182,827 474,139
EW1 EW1 - EW1 E-mini S&P 500 Weekly Options Wk 1 CME Equities US Index Options 123,335 457,452
EC 6E - EC Euro FX Futures CME FX Majors Futures 229,280 413,751
EC 6E EC EC Euro FX Option (American) CME FX Majors Options 18,089 147,867
E2A E2A - E2A E-mini S&P 500 Monday Weekly Options - Wk 2 CME Equities US Index Options 6,254 30,009
Trade Date: 28 Apr 2017 | PRELIMINARY