By RTT News,
August 04, 2014, 07:37:00 AM EDT
(RTTNews.com) - CME Group Inc. ( CME ) announced that July 2014 volume averaged 12.2 million contracts per day, up 13 percent from July 2013. Total volume for July 2014 was more than 269 million contracts, of which 86 percent was traded electronically. CME Group open interest stands at 101 million contracts at the end of July, up 10 percent from the end of June 2014 and 20 percent year-to-date.
CME Group equity index volume in July 2014 averaged 2.4 million contracts per day, up 19 percent from the same period a year ago. CME Group foreign exchange (FX) volume averaged 583,000 contracts per day, down 28 percent from July 2013. The average daily notional value of FX contracts traded in July was $71 billion.
CME Group agricultural commodities volume averaged 1.1 million contracts per day in July 2014, up 9 percent compared with the prior-year period, and open interest was up 11 percent from the end of June 2014. CME Group metals volume in July 2014 averaged 319,000 contracts per day, down 15 percent from July 2013. CME Group energy volume averaged 1.6 million contracts per day in July 2014, down 4 percent compared with the prior July.
In July 2014, CME Group cleared $145 billion in average daily notional value of over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate swaps. During the month, OTC interest rate swap open interest increased 19 percent from the end of June to $17.2 trillion, which represents 53 percent of clients' total cleared OTC interest rate swap open interest. Average daily trade count for the month was 1,167.
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