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CME Group Announces Foreign Exchange Options Record

Fri Sep 05 2014

CHICAGO and LONDON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced a record volume trading day for yesterday, September 4, in its Foreign Exchange options complex. 

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FX options reached $32.4 billion in notional value (231,307 contracts) surpassing the previous record of $26.1 billion (174,941 contracts) set on May 5, 2010.  Ninety-four percent of the options, or $30.7 billion, traded electronically on CME Globex compared to the previous record of $18.2 billion also set on May 5, 2010.

Additionally, open interest in FX options increased $6.7 billion yesterday reaching a total of $125.4 billion.

In the underlying FX futures, market participants traded $149 billion notional, almost twice the August 2014 average.

For further information, please visit www.cmegroup.com/fx. These products are listed by and subject to the rules of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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 providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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