CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2014, a number of market-moving events led to seismic shifts in volatility. As a result, market participants have turned to futures and options traded at CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.
Both futures and options volumes grew significantly across multiple asset classes at CME Group during the year. Annual volume averaged a record 13.7 million contracts per day in 2014, with October monthly volumes averaging an all-time high of 17.6 million contracts daily. On October 15, overall exchange volume marked a single-day record of 39.6 million contracts traded, including a record 7.3 million options contracts.
CME Group's options complex has also seen steady growth since 2009, including a monthly record of 3.5 million contracts average daily volume in October 2014. The way global participants are executing their options trades at CME Group has also evolved. Electronic execution of options surpassed 50 percent for the first time in December 2012. Most recently, November set a new record of 53 percent of options being traded electronically.
Infographics, Open Markets blog posts and other resources showcase this recent growth in futures and options.
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As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange. CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.
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