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CME's GLOBEX® Electronic Trading Volume Posts New Record As E-mini™ S&P 500 Surpasses 900,000 Mark

Date 23/07/2002

Trading volume on GLOBEX®, the electronic trading platform of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), set a new single-day volume record yesterday, July 22, with 1,333,476 contracts traded. This record surpasses the previous one set on July 16 at 1,258,514 contracts.

Trading volume in E-mini™ S&P 500 futures broke the 900,000 mark for the first time yesterday, rising to a record 925,798 contracts and surpassing the previous record of 812,929 contracts set on June 16. Combined electronic and open outcry trading volume in all stock index futures and options on futures posted a single-day record of 1,474,912 contracts, topping the previous record set on July 15, with 1,365,848 contracts.

Other records set yesterday in CME stock index products include:

Contract

Open Interest Record

Volume Record

Previous Record

E-mini S&P 500 futures

354,211

 

327,751 positions on July 19

E-mini Russell 2000 futures

 

5,856

5,580 contracts on June 26

E-mini S&P MidCap 400 futures

 

2,193

2,015 contracts on July 11

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (www.cme.com) 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 virtually around the clock on its GLOBEX 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.