After the record breaking foreign exchange trading day at KCG Hotspot, we are now getting news that the CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) faired no worse on Wednesday. The company announced that it has hit and all-time daily high of 39.6 million contracts traded on the exchange yesterday. The day was characterized by excessive stock and bond markets volatility, however foreign exchange did not fall far behind.
The CME Group’s previous record was set on May 29th 2013, when 27 million contracts changed hands. This marks almost 47% higher than the previous record high number.
Uncharacteristically, the bond market has been the main source of volatility as the market has started digesting the possibility of the Federal Reserve not raising rates any time soon.
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Electronic on CME’s Globex platform for trading futures and options totaled 35,067,597 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 23,537,737 set on May 29, 2013. Interest Rate futures and options combined reached 25,088,750 contracts surpassing the previous record of 19,417,635 set on May 29, 2013.
Eurodollar futures reached 11,532,544 surpassing the previous record of 6,880,382 set on Sept. 17, 2014, while total options traded on the exchange were 7,281,248, surpassing the previous record of 5,933,963 set on June 24, 2013.
Equity Index options hit 1,791,507 surpassing the previous record of 1,159,176 set on August 1, 2014. E-mini S&P 500 options traded 1,567,655 surpassing the previous record of 1,056,013 set on August 1, 2014.
E-mini $5 Dow futures traded 536,266 contracts passing the previous record of 507,899 set on October 10, 2008. Nikkei 225 Yen futures traded 144,717 contracts surpassing the previous record of 141,291 set on June 13, 2013. E-mini Nasdaq 100 options traded 36,337 contracts surpassing the previous record of 29,966 set on April 11, 2014.