CHICAGO, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached a trading volume record for total FX futures and options yesterday, March 10, of 2,517,334 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 2,371,202 by 6 percent set on May 6, 2010. FX futures also set a new record of 2,350,478 surpassing the previous record of 2,208,417 on May 6, 2010.
Euro FX Futures (EUR/USD) drove the record day with $127.13 billion (€113.5 billion) in notional traded in futures and $18.5 billion (€16.7 billion) in options.
CME Group FX futures and options contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
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