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CME Group Announces E-micro Gold Futures Volume Surpasses 100,000 Contracts

Thu Apr 07 2011

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its E-micro Gold futures contract surpassed cumulative trading volume of 100,000 contracts yesterday. Trading on the E-micro Gold contract, which was launched on October 4, 2010, reached a total of 100,275 contracts on Wednesday, April 6.

"We're pleased with the rapid adoption of these smaller E-micro Gold contracts since inception," said Harriet Hunnable, Managing Director, Metals Products CME Group. "Our E-micro Gold contracts provide a more economical approach for trading gold futures and it gives our market participants more flexibility to execute a variety of trading strategies over varying time periods."

The E-micro Gold contract is one-tenth the size of the benchmark 100-oz full-size gold futures contract. These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules and regulations of COMEX.

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 world's leading central counterparty clearing provider in the world, which offers 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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