News Release

CBOT Options Volume Sets New Daily Trading Volume Record

Fri Jun 08 2007

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Debbie Baratz
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Exchange’s electronically-traded options reach new daily high

CHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2007 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) today announced that the exchange’s daily trading volume in options contracts set a record on Thursday, June 7, 2007. The new record, 1,156,359 contracts, surpasses the previous record of 1,124,460 contracts, set on April 14, 2004.

In addition, on the Exchange’s e-cbot® electronic trading platform, options volume established a new daily volume record as volume exceeded 293,000 contracts for the first time. The new record, 293,881 contracts, surpasses the previous record of 187,857 contracts, set on November 1, 2006.  

The CBOT also set the following daily volume records on Thursday:

  • Electronic Trading of CBOT financial options: 291,090 contracts. Previous record was 183,628 contracts set on November 1, 2006.
  • CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note options volume: 673,725 contracts. Previous record was 652,229 contracts set on August 6, 2004.
  • Electronic Trading of CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note options: 227,676 contracts. Previous record was 154,400 contracts set on June 15, 2006. 

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