CME FX Volumes Sets New Overall And CME Globex Records

CME set several FX volume records yesterday, including a new total FX volume record of 872,271 futures and options on futures contracts, representing $96 billion in notional value. This surpassed the previous record of 748,050 futures and options on futures

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CME set several FX volume records yesterday, including a new total FX volume record of 872,271 futures and options on futures contracts, representing $96 billion in notional value.

This surpassed the previous record of 748,050 futures and options on futures contracts traded achieved on June 8, 2005. In addition, record volume of 622,329 futures and options on futures contracts was traded on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, representing 71 percent of total FX volume. This broke the previous CME electronic FX volume record of 510,922 contracts set on July 21, 2005. Monday’s electronic trading record represents $70 billion in notional value.

CME set new electronic individual currency records yesterday in its Japanese Yen futures with 139,308 contracts, Swiss Franc futures with 75,389 contracts, and Canadian Dollar futures with 72,425 futures contracts traded respectively. CME also set individual currency records in its Japanese Yen futures with 166,432 contracts, Swiss Franc futures with 89,244 contracts, Canadian Dollar futures with 113,398 contracts, British Pound futures with 120,691 contracts and Euro FX futures with 249,719 contracts.

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