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CME's GLOBEX® Electronic Trading Volume Posts New Record As E-Mini<sup>™</sup> Nasdaq-100 Breaks 300,000 Mark

Date 16/05/2002

Trading volume on GLOBEX®, the electronic trading platform of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), set a new single-day volume record yesterday, May 15, with 827,894 contracts traded. This record surpasses the previous one set on May 8 at 808,057 contracts.

Trading volume in E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures broke the 300,000 mark for the first time yesterday, rising to a record 313,639 contracts and surpassing the previous record of 282,940 contracts set on May 8. Combined electronic trading volume in all stock index futures and options on futures totaled a single-day record of 756,019 contracts, topping the previous record set on May 8, with 715,871 contracts.

E-mini S&P 500 futures posted its second busiest trading day yesterday with 433,421 contracts trading. The record day for E-mini S&P 500 futures was on April 11, when 435,039 contracts changed hands.

In addition, E-mini Russell 2000 futures broke the 6,000 open interest mark for the first time yesterday, with a record 6,155 positions, surpassing its May 8 record of 5,530 positions.

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.