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Screenshot of a breaking news alert e-mail from Q2 2017
Looks like February was another blowout month in the electronic FX trading world.
CME Group, which runs the world’s largest derivatives marketplace, announced that FX contract volumes (mainly Eurodollar futures contracts) in its system were up by 19% in February from January, and up 26% from last year February, to an average of 1,067,000 contracts daily — the CME’s third best month ever for FX volumes (see chart below).
Just yesterday we reported that Japanese FX brokers reported record trading volumes in February.