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CME Group Announces Record Open Interest and Options Volume on Feb. 6

Wed Feb 07 2018

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it set a total open interest record of 129.5 million contracts on Feb. 6, 2017. The previous open interest record of 129 million contracts was set on June 14, 2017.

CME Group also achieved a new daily volume record for its options complex of 9.2 million contracts on Feb. 6, surpassing the previous record of 8.1 million contracts set on Nov. 9, 2016. In particular, equity index options volume hit a new record of 3.8 million contracts. The previous equity index options volume record of 3.6 million contracts was set on Feb. 5, 2018.

Overall equity futures and options reached a new daily volume record on Feb. 6 of 10.7 million contracts, surpassing the previous record of 9.7 million contracts set on Feb. 5, 2018. The E-mini Dow ($5) future also set an all-time daily volume record on Feb. 6, trading nearly 658,000 contracts, exceeding the previous record of more than 653,000 contracts traded, set on Nov. 9, 2016.

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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 ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  Around the world, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives.  CME Group products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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