News Release

CME Group Hits Daily FX Trading Volume Record

Thu Apr 29 2010

               CHICAGO, April 29, 2010 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, experienced record trading volumes and notional values for FX products on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. 

 Trading volume for FX products reached 1,476,662 contracts with a notional value of $193.3 billion, surpassing the previous volume record of 1,396,035 and notional record of $184.9 billion set on Dec 4, 2009. Euro FX futures and options combined experienced record volume of 694,369 contracts with a notional value of $114.5 billion, beating the previous mark of 594,648 in volume and $98.2 billion in notional set the day before on April 27, 2010.

 

            Derek Sammann, CME Group’s Managing Director of FX and Interest Rate Products, talks about the record day here.

 

 

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®.   These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 

 

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