News Release

CME Group Wheat Futures and Options Reach Record Volume

Mon Aug 09 2010

            CHICAGO, August 9, 2010, 2010 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, had record volume Friday in its CBOT wheat futures and options on futures listings of 354,169 contracts. The prior record was 294,345 on August 2, 2010.


Additionally, wheat futures alone hit a record 316,053 contracts, surpassing the old record of 263,120 contracts traded on February 27, 2008.


                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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