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Metals Update

March 15, 2012

Records

• New U.S. HRC Steel Open Interest Record

Base Metals

• Copper Calendar Swap Futures (HGS) and Copper Average Price Options (CAP)
• New Exchange-Licensed Copper Weighmaster - Port Cargo Services LLC
• New Exchange-Licensed Copper Warehouse - Henry Bath LLC

Resources

• CME Group is pleased to announce the launch of our new Volume and Open Interest pages
• OpenMarkets, A new online magazine from CME Group
• Find Quote Vendor Symbols by Distributor, Asset Class or Product Name
• Real-Time Quotes: CME DataSuite
• Professional Metals Market Commentary on www.cmegroup.com
• Don't Miss a Minute of CME Group News!

Metals Update Archive


Records

New U.S. HRC Steel Open Interest Record

A new HRC Steel open interest record was set on March 6, 2012, of 14,701 contracts traded, surpassing the previous high attained on March 5, 2012 of 14,620 contracts traded.

 See Full Contract Specifications


Base Metals

Copper Calendar Swap Futures (HGS) and Copper Average Price Options (CAP)

Launched for trade date March 12, these new contracts are:

  • Built to meet a growing customer need for flexibility
  • Relevant to commercial market participants looking to hedge price risk
  • The first OTC contracts for base metals
  • Tied to the benchmark 25,000-lb. Copper futures contract
  • Offering margin efficiencies as rates erode across each month

 Learn more


New Exchange-Licensed Copper Weighmaster - Port Cargo Services LLC

Effective Friday, March 2, 2012.

 Read Special Executive Report 6141

For more information, please contact:
Terry Gehring at +1 312 435 3644
Joann Arena +1 212 299 2356


New Exchange-Licensed Copper Warehouse - Henry Bath LLC

Effective Friday, March 2, 2012.

 Read Special Executive Report 6140

For more information, please contact:
Terry Gehring at +1 312 435 3644
Joann Arena +1 212 299 2356


Resources

CME Group is pleased to announce the launch of our new
Volume and Open Interest pages

These pages provide detailed information about our volume at the Exchange and asset class levels, including:

  • Official preliminary and final volume information
  • Current day + 4 days of history
  • Asset class level pages that have futures and options broken down to the call/put level

OpenMarkets, A new online magazine from CME Group

CME Group has launched OpenMarkets, a new online magazine for discussing global market and economic trends. OpenMarkets combines the in-depth content of our award winning former print publication, CME Group Magazine, with the global perspective of our innovative thought leadership site and blog. The new digital magazine will publish regular updates, including feature stories, blog posts, videos, photos and news articles. Most important, the site will provide a forum for conversation about the issues and ideas shaping our industry.

 Read the latest on OpenMarkets
 Visit the subscription center to sign up for OpenMarkets updates


Find Quote Vendor Symbols by Distributor, Asset Class or Product Name

This listing contains the quote vendor symbols for products listed by CME Group. Choose an asset class from the tabs at the bottom first, or search by product name. In each Asset Class, derivatives products are listed out by name, and sorted by select distributors, with venue symbols for open outcry, CME ClearPort, and CME Globex, as applicable.

 See Full Vendor Listing


Real-Time Quotes: CME DataSuite

CME Group offers FREE real-time market data on select CME Group products — in one central location.

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Professional Metals Market Commentary on www.cmegroup.com

Want an experienced perspective to help you make smart metals trading decisions?

Be sure to check out the Metals Market Commentary on cmegroup.com/metals.

The daily commentaries provide:

  • A recap of each product's traded price activity
  • Analysis of the factors that influenced price activity
  • Recap of all reports released that day
  • A look ahead at the next day's schedule.

Visit the page daily for the latest market commentary on a variety of asset classes.

 View Metals Market Commentary


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