ICE Futures U.S. Announces Daily Volume Record
ATLANTA, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets announced that ICE Futures U.S. established a daily volume record of 851,852 contracts on June 12, with 801,304 futures contracts and 50,548 options on futures traded during the day. The exchange’s previous daily volume record of 840,591 contracts was set on September 16, 2008.
With a heritage dating to the 1870 founding of the New York Cotton Exchange, ICE Futures U.S.’s global benchmark contracts include Sugar No. 11, Cotton No. 2, Coffee “C” and Cocoa, as well as the U.S. Dollar Index (USDX), the most widely recognized benchmark for the value of the U.S. dollar. Along with ICE Futures U.S., ICE operates ICE Futures Europe, the world’s leading energy futures exchange and home of the benchmark Brent crude and Gasoil futures contracts; ICE Futures Canada, which lists the global benchmark canola contract; and the world’s first cleared over-the-counter energy marketplace. All are available via WebICE, ICE’s browser-based trading platform.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe hosts trade in half of the world’s crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Canada list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index markets. ICE is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries. www.theice.com
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