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2014-03-18 08:24:38

New product will provide global aluminum industry participants with a new North American benchmark for managing price risk NEW YORK and LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today it will launch North American physically delivered Aluminum futures contracts to begin trading on May 5, 2014, pending all regulatory approvals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140123/AQ51408LOGO This new contract...

2014-03-13 08:30:30

Video Recalls Industry Firsts and Influence of O'Brien Family Values at Chicago Firm Heralded as Last Surviving Founding Member of CME BOCA RATON, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, yesterday kicked off its centennial celebration with an award from the FIA in honor of the Chicago-based firm's "100 years of excellence". The plaque was presented to RJO's...

2014-03-04 08:24:39

- Eurodollar futures average daily volume increased 21 percent and Eurodollar options increased 92 percent CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that February 2014 volume averaged 14.0 million contracts per day, up 2 percent compared with February 2013 - and up 8 percent from January 2014. Total volume for February 2014 was more than 266 million contracts, of which 86 percent was traded...

2014-02-25 12:30:45

New, Interactive Resource Explains How Futures Markets Impact Everyday Life CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today that it has launched FuturesFundamentals.com, an innovative educational website to help explain the role of futures markets in everyday life. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/AQ51408LOGO) With easy-to-understand content that everyone from students to experienced...

2014-02-11 08:28:21

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that Chief Financial Officer Jamie Parisi will present at the 15(th) Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/AQ51408LOGO) The presentations will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed via the exchange's web site at http://investor.cmegroup.com....

2014-02-04 12:21:15

-- Options traded electronically hit single day volume record of 75,778 Contracts NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today average daily volume for its natural gas futures and options complex increased by 30 percent last month compared to January 2013. This provided strong support for the launch of natural gas basis markets on CME Direct, CME Group's electronic trading platform for listed and OTC...

2014-01-14 08:22:32

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a record year for its international coal futures of 1,298,361 contracts (1.3 billion metric tonnes) traded in 2013. This is a 300 percent increase compared to the volume traded in 2012 which was 329,985 contracts (330 million metric tonnes). Our volumes have continued to grow in line with demand for coal as the fuel of choice in global energy markets. This...

2013-11-18 08:24:22

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a monthly volume record for its coal futures of 171,988 contracts in October compared to 160,496 in September 2013, the last record month for this contract. Within this, Coal (API2) CIF ARA (ARGUS-McCloskey) Futures reached a record of 125,247 contracts traded in October compared to 113,899 in September 2013. The second largest contract within the coal...

2013-11-07 12:24:38

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it reached monthly volume records in its U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (CRU) Index futures and Iron Ore 62% Fe, CFR China (TSI) futures contracts in October. These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX. During the month of October, U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil (HRC) Steel Index futures set a monthly volume record of 8,033...

2013-10-28 16:22:01

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current energy renaissance in North America is marked by significant improvements in the production and distribution of crude oil. Major investments in U.S. infrastructure and the increased production of domestic crude oil are pushing the U.S. closer to energy self-sufficiency--imports of foreign oil have decreased, while exports of refined products have increased. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/AQ05456) The long-term...