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  • Nymex To Lower Gold Margins

    Date 05/04/2000

    The New York Mercantile Exchange announced today that, effective at the close of business, margins on COMEX Division gold futures will be lowered to $1,500 per contract from $2,000 for members and hedgers and to $2,025 per contract from $2,700 for non-member speculators.

  • Nasdaq Sets New Share Volume Record

    Date 05/04/2000

    The Nasdaq Stock Market® announced yesterday that it experienced its heaviest trading session ever, with preliminary figures showing that nearly 2.9 billion shares changed hands. It was a session during which the Nasdaq Composite® Index endured an intra-day swing of 634 points, and the Nasdaq stock quotation system processed a record 6.5 million quote updates, eclipsing the previous record of 5.8 million.

  • More Than 22 Million Contracts Traded In The Paris Derivatives Markets In March - Volumes Up 25% In Q1 2000 Compared With Q1 1999

    Date 05/04/2000

    March trading volume in the derivatives markets operated by ParisBourse SBF SA was up slightly on February, with 22 million contracts traded compared with 21.9 million. In first-quarter 2000, more than 63 million contracts were traded versus 50.5 million for the same period in 1999, a rise of 24.8%.

  • London Stock Exchange Market Announcement

    Date 05/04/2000

    Following the technical problem that prevented the London stock market from opening this morning, Gavin Casey, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, said: "The market opened at 3.45 p.m. this afternoon after a thorough investigation into the fault in the network that takes real-time price and other information from the central trading systems to our market users. "In order to enable investors to undertake their business, trading hours this evening have been extended to 6.30 p.m.

  • Copenhagen Stock Exchange Announces Changes In Information Feed In Connection With The Transfer Of Bonds And Derivatives To SAXESS/CLICK

    Date 05/04/2000

    On 21 June 1999, Danish equities were transferred to the SAXESS trading system as an element of the realisation of the NOREX Alliance between the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the OM Stockholm Exchange. The migration of the Danish equities to SAXESS has been a success. Please see the press release of 24 January 2000, which is available at the Exchange's web site www.xcse.dk. Carsten Tanggaard's report corroborates the Exchange's and the exchange members' positive reception of the new tradi

  • CME Announces New Board Member, Treasurer To Replace Kloet

    Date 05/04/2000

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) today announced that Patrick B. Lynch has filled the vacancy on its Board created by the departure of Thomas A. Kloet and that the Board of Directors this afternoon elected Robert L. "Buck" Haworth to replace Kloet as its Treasurer.

  • CHX POSTS RECORD-BREAKING FIRST QUARTER - Trade Volume Up 172 Percent Over First Quarter '99 - Seat Prices Hit Record Levels - New Monthly Trade And Share Volume Records In March

    Date 05/04/2000

    Driven by record monthly volume in March, the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) recorded its best first quarter ever. For the quarter ended March 31, 2000, total trade volume finished at 17,295,874, up 172 percent from the first quarter of 1999, while share volume reached 6,624,289,504, an increase of 123 percent. The CHX also established new monthly trade and share volume records in March. Total trade volume concluded at 7,232,663, up 208 percent over March 1999. Total share volume finished up 149

  • CBOT/MIDAM Good Friday Holiday Trading Schedule

    Date 05/04/2000

    The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange (MidAm) have established the following trading schedules in observance of Good Friday:

  • CBOE Leads The Way In Chicago Setting Volume Records In March

    Date 05/04/2000

    For the seventh consecutive month, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) was the busiest exchange in Chicago. Total volume at the CBOE reached a record setting 35,176,764 contracts (24,363,302 calls and 10,813,462 puts) in March, a 76% increase over year-ago levels and more than 5 million contracts higher than the previous record volume set in January 2000. Average daily volume was a record setting 1,529,425 contracts, beating the previous record of 1,505,578 contracts set in January 2000. C

  • As Electronic Trading Volume on CME Soars, E-mini Equity Index Contracts Set New Volume Records

    Date 05/04/2000

    On the most volatile day in U.S. stock market history, trading volume on the CME's GLOBEX®2 electronic trading system surged to record levels yesterday, April 4, to 162,994 contracts. Fueling the climb were the CME's equity and index products, with a record 141,678 contracts traded electronically.