CME Group Announces Foreign Exchange Options Record09.05.2014 By Terry Flanagan
CHICAGO and LONDON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced a record volume trading day for yesterday, September 4, in its Foreign Exchange options complex.
FX options reached $32.4 billion in notional value (231,307 contracts) surpassing the previous record of $26.1 billion (174,941 contracts) set on May 5, 2010. Ninety-four percent of the options, or $30.7 billion, traded electronically on CME Globex compared to the previous record of $18.2 billion also set on May 5, 2010.
Additionally, open interest in FX options increased $6.7 billion yesterday reaching a total of $125.4 billion.
In the underlying FX futures, market participants traded $149 billion notional, almost twice the August 2014 average.
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