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CME's GLOBEX® Marks One Million Milestone

Date 13/06/2002

Less than two weeks before its 10th anniversary on June 25, the GLOBEX® electronic trading platform of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) exceeded one million contracts traded for the first time in a single day yesterday, June 12. The 1,028,191 contracts traded represented a 9 percent increase from the previous daily record of 943,953 contracts set on June 4.

E-mini™ S&P 500 futures volume surpassed the 600,000 mark for the first time yesterday, with 615,323 contracts. This record was nearly 7 percent higher than the previous record of 574,494 contracts, also set on June 4.

E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures also posted the busiest trading day since their 1999 launch yesterday, with 330,127 contracts traded. The previous record of 313,639 contracts was set on May 15.