News Release

CBOT 100 oz. Gold Sets New Volume Record Today

Mon Jul 17 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Jennifer Rook

CBOT 100 oz. Gold Sets New Volume Record Today

CHICAGO – July 17, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) announced today that its 100 oz. Gold futures contract achieved a new volume record of 63,471 contracts surpassing the previous record of 62,002 contracts set on May 17.

The CBOT’s Gold Complex accounts for 39 percent of all Gold futures traded in North America.

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at

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