News Release

NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Records on CME Globex®

Thu Jan 04 2007

New York, N.Y., January 4, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced that it set daily volume records yesterday for total futures contracts, gold, copper, silver, and COMEX miNYTM gold and silver futures contracts on the CME Globex electronic trading platform.

Total CME Globex volume reached 595,638 contracts, surpassing the 593,165 contracts traded on December 7, 2006.

Gold futures traded a record 69,572 contracts, exceeding the 43,689 contracts traded on December 15, 2006. COMEX miNY gold futures set a record when 176 contracts traded, beating the 48 contracts that traded on December 5, 2006.

The copper futures contact traded 7,484 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 4,699 contracts set on December 21, 2006.

Silver futures traded a record 16,841 contracts, exceeding the 16,036 contracts traded on April 20, 2006. COMEX miNY silver futures set a record when 38 contracts traded, beating the 25 contracts that traded on December 5, 2006.

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