CHICAGO, January 28, 2011 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced record volume yesterday in its COMEX E-micro Gold futures contract of 2,007 contracts. The prior record was 1,439 on January 20, 2011.
The E-micro Gold contract, which was launched on October 4, 2010, is one-tenth the size of the benchmark 100-oz full-size gold futures contract.
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