News Release

CME Group Sets Another Daily FX Trading Volume Record

Thu May 06 2010

CHICAGO, May 6, 2010 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, experienced another record trading day for FX products on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. 


Trading volume for FX futures and options combined reached 1,553,919 contracts with a notional value of $198.2 billion, surpassing the previous record set on April 28, 2010, of 1,476,662 contracts with $193.3 billion in notional value.  FX options also set a record trading 174,941 contracts with $26.1 billion in notional, beating the mark set on May 4, 2010, of 159,824 contracts with notional value of $24.9 billion.


            For more information about the recent FX futures and options records, visit:  


To view a video of Derek Sammann, CME Group’s Managing Director of FX and Interest Rate Products, talking about the recent FX futures and options records, visit: 



            As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 


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