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Open Interest for FX futures and options combined stood at 2,630,556 contracts yesterday, the notional equivalent of $309 billion. The previous record was set on March 19, 2013 with 2,589,468 contracts, $286 billion in notional.
Reflecting resurgent growth of CME Group’s global FX franchise, this record follows CME Group’s all-time high FX Options volume record with $32.4 billion in notional value (231,307 contracts) on Sept. 4, 2014 as well as the all-time record volume of FX Futures on CME Europe on Sept. 9, 2014 of 4,080 contracts, $527 million in notional.