On May 29, more than 50 million contracts were traded on CME Group markets, the largest volume day in our history. The volume spike coincided with increased political risk in Europe, and was primarily driven by U.S. Interest Rates trading. However, volume across other asset classes, including FX, remained buoyed. Events like this, demonstrate that our markets, are where the world comes to manage risk.
Liquidity and volume are building with top-of-book regularly 0.1-0.2 ticks wide and $20 - $100M deep. Volume reached more than $1B notional on May 25 with 9,555 contracts traded. Participation is increasing with five FXPBs supporting the network.
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Our mid-week expiries for FX options are proving to be more and more useful, with 27,732 contracts traded on the FOMC announcement expiry, ahead of the Fed deciding to raise rates.
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