Oil price volatility leads to CME Group WTI futures trading volume record


Renewed volatility in crude oil prices over the past few days has led to new trading volume records at CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME).

Derivatives marketplace CME Group today reported that it had reached a trading volume record for WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil futures yesterday, February 9, 2016. 1,603,771 WTI futures contracts changed hands yesterday, edging the previous record of 1,595,710 contracts seen on December 8, 2015.

Additionally, CME Group reported an open interest record of 408,652 contracts for RBOB Gasoline futures yesterday, surpassing the previous record of 406,054 contracts on the previous day, February 8, 2016.

WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil and RBOB Gasoline futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.

For the official CME Group announcement click here.

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