Merc is the first of the large exchanges to report its February numbers
CME Group, the world’s
largest exchange group, has reported a record February with
average daily volumes (ADV) of 15.8 million contracts, a 13%
increase on the same month last year.
The US group said options volumes averages
2.8 million contracts per day, a 14% year-on-year increase.
The numbers were boosted by strong growth
in the interest rate segment with volumes increasing 27% year
on year. Eurodollar contracts were the biggest winners with
futures and options ADV up 38% and 47% respectively.
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