News Release

CME Group Announces Record Volume Day in Eurodollar Futures

Thu Sep 18 2014

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced a Eurodollar futures record volume day with 6,880,382 contracts traded on Sept. 17, 2014, exceeding the previous record of 6,039,753 contracts, which occurred on March 19, 2014.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/AQ51408LOGO

This record followed the September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting where the Federal Reserve issued a statement that policy rates will be held within a range of zero to 25 basis points for a considerable time following the completion of the asset purchase program. Volume was evenly spread across the White, Red and Green contracts.

Eurodollar futures and options combined reached 8,463,031 contracts, its third highest day overall.  In addition, CME Group also cleared $300 billion in Interest Rate Swaps, the second highest day of all time.

For further information, please visit www.cmegroup.com/interestrates. 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.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  KCBOT, KCBT and Kansas City Board of Trade are trademarks of The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

CME-G

SOURCE CME Group

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434
Email