The volume of forex futures and options traded on Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) Globex hit an all-time-high monthly volume in September.

Year-over-year, the average daily volume (ADV) of FX futures in contract terms surged as follows: Euro (59%), Japanese yen (78%), British pound (84%), Australian dollar (13%), Canadian dollar (31%), Swiss franc (24%) and New Zealand dollar (48%).

For the forex options, the numbers improved by: EUR (80%), GBP (74%), and JPY (33%).

CME Group disclosed these on Tuesday in its September and third quarter 2022 market statistics shared with Finance Magnates.

Paul Houston, the Global Head of FX at CME Group, explained that the new record was driven not only by “heightened forex volatility ,” but also “record levels of open interest, particularly from buy-side customers.”

“Record volumes of over 3 million contracts ($272 billion notional) were traded on September 14, as well as another all-time open interest record of 3.25 million contracts ($294 billion notional) on September 8,” Houston disclosed.

‘Record Open Interest’

According to CME Group, in September, the ADV for listed forex products in contract terms surged significantly by 50% YoY.

Furthermore, the average open interest in these products powered up 16% YoY, the leading derivatives exchange said.

Houston explained: “September’s quarterly roll saw record open interest transference as market participants maintained their positions in capital-efficient cleared FX futures and options.

“The open interest transference was 11% greater than historical averages, with 81-90% of positions being rolled across major currencies.”

Furthermore, CME Group disclosed that volumes in blocks and exchange for related positions (EFRPs) of its listed FX futures and options contracts skyrocketed 86% year-to-date in 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021.

On top of that, the derivatives exchange group noted that volumes on FX Link, which allows for a seamless connection between the FX futures contract and the over-the-counter FX marketplace, hit an all-time monthly volume record of 47,000 contracts in September.

This represents a 197% increase when compared to figures recorded in September last year, CME Group said.

In contrast, the volume is a 98% jump in year-to-date ADV when compared to the same period in 2021.

‘Highest September ADV on Record’

On the whole, CME Group said its ADV had grown 36% to 25.7 million contracts in September, representing its highest September ADV on Record.

The leading derivatives marketplace’s ADV for the third quarter of the year ended September also jumped 26% to 22.4 million contracts.

CME Group said the record is its fourth-highest quarterly volume ever.

Meanwhile, Finance Magnates reported on Tuesday that CME Group’s Electronic Broking Service’s (EBS) spot forex average daily notional value climbed 30% month-over-month to $76.3 billion in September.

The EBS, which is owned by the CME Group, is a wholesale electronic trading platform for forex trading with market-making banks.

The volume of forex futures and options traded on Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) Globex hit an all-time-high monthly volume in September.

Year-over-year, the average daily volume (ADV) of FX futures in contract terms surged as follows: Euro (59%), Japanese yen (78%), British pound (84%), Australian dollar (13%), Canadian dollar (31%), Swiss franc (24%) and New Zealand dollar (48%).

For the forex options, the numbers improved by: EUR (80%), GBP (74%), and JPY (33%).

CME Group disclosed these on Tuesday in its September and third quarter 2022 market statistics shared with Finance Magnates.

Paul Houston, the Global Head of FX at CME Group, explained that the new record was driven not only by “heightened forex volatility ,” but also “record levels of open interest, particularly from buy-side customers.”

“Record volumes of over 3 million contracts ($272 billion notional) were traded on September 14, as well as another all-time open interest record of 3.25 million contracts ($294 billion notional) on September 8,” Houston disclosed.

‘Record Open Interest’

According to CME Group, in September, the ADV for listed forex products in contract terms surged significantly by 50% YoY.

Furthermore, the average open interest in these products powered up 16% YoY, the leading derivatives exchange said.

Houston explained: “September’s quarterly roll saw record open interest transference as market participants maintained their positions in capital-efficient cleared FX futures and options.

“The open interest transference was 11% greater than historical averages, with 81-90% of positions being rolled across major currencies.”

Furthermore, CME Group disclosed that volumes in blocks and exchange for related positions (EFRPs) of its listed FX futures and options contracts skyrocketed 86% year-to-date in 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021.

On top of that, the derivatives exchange group noted that volumes on FX Link, which allows for a seamless connection between the FX futures contract and the over-the-counter FX marketplace, hit an all-time monthly volume record of 47,000 contracts in September.

This represents a 197% increase when compared to figures recorded in September last year, CME Group said.

In contrast, the volume is a 98% jump in year-to-date ADV when compared to the same period in 2021.

‘Highest September ADV on Record’

On the whole, CME Group said its ADV had grown 36% to 25.7 million contracts in September, representing its highest September ADV on Record.

The leading derivatives marketplace’s ADV for the third quarter of the year ended September also jumped 26% to 22.4 million contracts.

CME Group said the record is its fourth-highest quarterly volume ever.

Meanwhile, Finance Magnates reported on Tuesday that CME Group’s Electronic Broking Service’s (EBS) spot forex average daily notional value climbed 30% month-over-month to $76.3 billion in September.

The EBS, which is owned by the CME Group, is a wholesale electronic trading platform for forex trading with market-making banks.