CME Group Reports September 2015 Volumes, FX Contracts Fall YoY

CME Group averaged 14.1 million contracts per day during September 2015, which correlates to a decrease of -7.0% YoY from

CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), one of the world’s largest derivatives marketplace, has reported its September 2015 volumes, largely weaker when weighed against its 2014 equivalent, according to a CME statement.

In particular, CME Group averaged 14.1 million contracts per day during September 2015, which correlates to a decrease of -7.0% YoY from September 2014. Total volume traded was also reported at 296 million contracts, with 87% of the volume being traded electronically. Moreover, the average daily volume YTD in 2015 stands at 14.2 million contracts, which is up 7.0% over the same period in 2014 – CME also has notched growth across all six of its product lines YTD in 2015.

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For the month ending September 2015, CME Group saw its interest rate volume average 6.2 million contracts per day, which represents a decline of -23.0% YoY compared with September 2014.

In terms of treasury futures, September 2015’s volume averaged 2.3 million contracts per day, which also is a loss of -21.0% against September 2014. Treasury options volume fared little better in September 2015, orchestrating a decline of -24% YoY after revealing only 515,000 contracts per day. Finally, CME’s Eurodollar futures volume averaged 2.3 million contracts per day in September 2015, which was good for a YoY dive of 30.0% vs. September 2014 – Eurodollar options volume in September 2015 had averaged only 966,000 contracts per day, which was itself -22.0% lower YoY compared to September 2014.

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Equities and FX Focus

CME Group’s equity index volume in September 2015 was more upbeat in its overall performance, managing to average 3.7 million contracts per day, good for a rise of 19.0% YoY from September 2014. However, CME Group foreign exchange (FX) volume averaged only 947,000 contracts per day in September 2015, down -18.0% YoY from September 2014 – overall, the average daily notional value of FX contracts traded in September 2015 stood at $95 billion.

CME’s Q3 2015 volume also averaged 14.4 million contracts per day, up 7.0% YoY from Q3 2014. This was highlighted by a steadfast 27.0% YoY growth in interest rate average daily volume relative to Q3 2014.

Back in July, CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) released its quarterly revenues, which came in at $820 million with an operating income of $495 million for Q2 2015. Net income was also $265 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.78.

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