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CME's EuroFX Futures Volume Breaks 90,000 Mark

Date 12/06/2002

EuroFX futures traded on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) set a new single-day volume record yesterday, June 11, when 93,328 contracts changed hands. This record surpassed the previous record of 78,395 contracts set on Dec. 11, 2001 by more than 19 percent.

The new record comes on the heels of a GLOBEX® electronic trading record in EuroFX futures of 25,973 contracts set the previous day, June 10.

Australian dollar futures also posted record volume yesterday with 26,535 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record of 24,688 contracts set on Sept. 11, 2000.

In addition, volume in Nikkei 225 futures set a record with 24,376 contracts changing hands, surpassing the previous record set on March 4, when 21,561 contracts were traded.

Open interest in E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures broke the 200,000 mark yesterday, with 203,675 positions, surpassing the previous record of 197,305 positions set on Sept. 21, 2001.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. ( is the largest futures exchange in the United States and the second largest exchange in the world for the trading of futures and options on futures. As an international marketplace, CME brings together buyers and sellers on its trading floors and GLOBEX® around-the-clock electronic trading platform. CME offers futures contracts and options on futures primarily in four product areas: interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange and commodities. The exchange moves about $1.6 billion per day in settlement payments and manages $27.4 billion in collateral deposits. CME is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.