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CME Group Announces Open Interest Record for FX Futures and Options

Tue Sep 16 2014

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced record open interest in its Foreign Exchange complex for Sept. 15, 2014. 

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Open Interest for FX futures and options combined stood at 2,630,556 contracts yesterday, the notional equivalent of $309 billion. The previous record was set on March 19, 2013 with 2,589,468 contracts, $286 billion in notional.

Reflecting resurgent growth of CME Group's global FX franchise, this record follows CME Group's all-time high FX Options volume record with $32.4 billion in notional value (231,307 contracts) on Sept. 4, 2014 as well as the all-time record volume of FX Futures on CME Europe on Sept. 9, 2014 of 4,080 contracts, $527 million in notional.

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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