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CME Group Foreign Exchange Contracts Reaches Second Highest Volume Day; Exchange Establishes New Notional Value Record for Currencies

Wed Jun 11 2008

CHICAGO, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange and the largest regulated marketplace for foreign exchange (FX), reached the second-highest day of volume trading with 1,264,086 futures and options on futures contracts traded, only surpassed on December 8, 2006, when 1,268,883 contracts were traded.

In addition, a new record in the notional value of its FX futures and options on futures contracts was established yesterday, when futures and options contracts worth $168.4 billion were traded. The previous notional value record was traded on March 31, 2008, when futures and options on futures contracts worth $167.9 billion were traded -- a total of 1,217,674 contracts.

Yesterday also marked a record day in trading of the Mexican peso, with a total of 115,677 contracts worth a notional value of $5.5 billion traded -- up 28 percent on the previous record of 90,690 contracts, worth a notional value of $4.2 billion, set on March 6, 2008.

CME Group offers the largest regulated FX complex in the world. CME Group provides FX users with liquid, transparent markets, guaranteed execution and central counterparty clearing risk management on 41 individual FX futures and 31 options on futures products. Last year more than 144 million FX contracts with a notional value of more than $17.9 trillion traded at the exchange.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on its trading floors. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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