Derivatives marketplace CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) has announced E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures reached an all-time daily volume record of 1,150,475 contracts traded on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. This surpasses the previous single-day volume record of 1,149,387 contracts reached on Sept. 18, 2008.
This milestone demonstrates how global investors are increasingly turning to CME Group’s products to manage risk or take advantage of trading opportunities amid ongoing volatility in the equity markets,” said Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Products and Alternative Investments. “Nasdaq-100 futures and options products allow customers to gain exposure to the 100 largest U.S. non-financial companies, while benefiting from capital efficiencies by trading alongside our industry-leading equity index products.
To date in 2018, Nasdaq-100 futures and options products have traded an average of 446,000 contracts at CME Group each day, a 59 percent increase from 2017. Average daily volume for quarterly, monthly and weekly Nasdaq-100 options on futures has nearly tripled during the past five years to more than 11,000 contracts each day in 2018.
CME Group and Nasdaq recently announced a ten-year extension of CME Group’s exclusive license to offer futures and options on futures based on the Nasdaq-100 and other Nasdaq indexes, through 2029.