CME Group sees FX volumes rise 9.7% MoM in January 2016

International dertivatives marketplace CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) has just posted its volumes metrics for January 2016, with Forex volumes staging a decent rise from December 2015 levels but lagging behind the robust results seen in January 2015.

CME Group reported Forex average daily volume (ADV) of 970,000 contracts for January 2016, a number which is 9.7% higher than in December 2015 and 2.6% down from the result registered in January 2015.

Across all segments, the first month of the new year was very strong for CME, as it registered a record ADV of 18.2 million contracts, up 16% from January 2015. The average daily options volume also reached a record level (4.3 million contracts), and electronic options also hit a record – 2 million contracts per day traded.

To continue the list of achievements, let’s mention that energy average daily volume was a record 2.6 million contracts, which included a record for WTI crude oil average daily volume of 1.4 million contracts.

Eurodollar futures volume averaged 3.2 million contracts per day, up 6% from January 2015. Eurodollar options volume averaged 2.2 million contracts per day, up a massive 110% in January, with record electronic Eurodollar options average daily volume of 458,000 contracts, which accounted for 21% of the total Eurodollar options volume.

Treasury futures volume averaged 2.8 million contracts per day, down 1% from the same period a year ago. Treasury options volume was down 12% at 622,000 contracts per day.


The detailed report by CME Group can be viewed by clicking here.

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