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CBOT Sets All-Time Record for Daily Trading Volume : 11 Million Contracts

Wed Feb 28 2007

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CBOT SETS ALL-TIME RECORD FOR DAILY TRADING VOLUME AS TOTAL TOPS 11 MILLION CONTRACTS

Exchange’s Electronic Volume Sets Daily Record With 8.8 Million Contracts

CHICAGO, IL, February 28, 2007 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) today announced that it set an all-time record for trading volume Tuesday, as total Exchange volume surpassed 11 million contracts.  The new CBOT volume record, 11,196,830 contracts, was 44 percent better than the previous all-time record, 7,791,833 contracts, set on November 28, 2006.

The Exchange also reached a daily volume record yesterday for electronic trading -- 8,894,192 contracts. The previous electronic volume record, 6,061,555 contracts, was set on November 29, 2006.   

CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan said, “We believe yesterday’s volume records underscore our market participants’ confidence in CBOT’s highly-liquid markets.  We take pride in bringing new efficiencies to the marketplace, and offering one of the widest ranges of trading opportunities, including Metals, Treasuries, Agricultural and Equity Index contracts.  Our customers around the world know they can count on the CBOT as an effective venue for hedging risk and price discovery nearly 24 hours each day.”

In addition to the total Exchange volume records, the CBOT set various other volume records yesterday, including:

  • Total Metals Futures and Options: 132,885 contracts.  Previous record was 115,590 contracts set on January 5, 2007.
  • Electronic Trading of Metals Futures and Options: 132,327 contracts.  Previous record was 110,937 contracts, set on January 5, 2007.
  • Total Metals Futures: 131,595 contracts.  Previous record was 114,183 contracts set on January 5, 2007.
  • Electronic Trading of Metals Futures: 131,095 contracts. Previous record was 109,556 contracts set on January 5, 2007.
  • Total Treasury Futures and Options: 9,434,864 contracts. Previous record was 6,876,471 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • Total Treasury Futures: 8,711,464 contracts. Previous record was 6,402,845 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • Total 30-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds Futures: 1,386,669 contracts. Previous record was 1,121,634 contracts set on August 27, 1998.
  • Total 10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes - Futures and Options: 4,746,948 contracts. Previous record was 3,504,156 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • 10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures and Options Open Auction: 845,618 contracts. Previous record was 618,388 contracts set on June 3, 2005.
  • Total 10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures:  4,213,559 contracts.  Previous record was 3,180,491 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • 10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures Open Auction: 431,858 contracts. Previous record was 412,237 contracts set on February 27, 2006.
  • Total 5-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures and Options:  2,247,114 contracts. Previous record was 1,674,491 contracts set on August 29, 2006.
  • Total 5-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures:  2,192,100 contracts. Previous record was 1,625,514 contracts set on August 29, 2006.
  • Total 2-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures and Options: 919,664 contracts. Previous record was 781,034 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • Total 2-Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures: 919,136 contracts. Previous record was 780,532 contracts set on November 28, 2006.
  • Total Agricultural Futures:  871,904 contracts. Previous record was 851,023 set on January 16, 2007.

For additional records, please visit the CBOT’s Web site at http://www.cbot.com/cbot/pub/page/0,3181,370,00.html

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products. Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at www.cbot.com.

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