CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that yesterday it reached multiple daily trading volume records across its metals complex, including a combined futures and options volume increase of 78 percent for its Metals Products asset class.
On Monday, April 15, 2013, CME Group's metals complex reached a new record for combined futures and options trading of 1,478,376 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 831,721 contracts set on August 24, 2011.
Benchmark Gold futures reached a record daily volume of 751,058 contracts yesterday compared to 486,315 on November 28, 2012, the last record for the contract. Gold options traded a record 227,516 contracts, bypassing the previous record of 119,685 contracts set September 23, 2011.
Additionally, Copper futures set a new record yesterday, trading 173,037 contracts compared to 128,326 on February 21, 2013, the prior record for this contract. Open Interest in Copper futures reached 189,642 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 189,633 set on April 12, 2013.
These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of COMEX.
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