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CME Posts 10 Consecutive Exchangewide Open Interest Records - Eurodollar Futures Sets New Volume Record On Globex®2

Date 13/11/2001

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) has posted 10 consecutive days of exchangewide open interest records, beginning on Oct. 30 with 15,985,674 positions and reaching a new all-time high yesterday of 17,263,062 positions. In addition, Eurodollar futures, closed for pit trading for Veterans Day, set a new volume record on CME's GLOBEX®2 electronic trading platform yesterday, with 109,615 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record set on Oct. 16, 1998 of 103,854 contracts.

Also, open interest in Eurodollar futures rose to record levels for the fourth consecutive day, beginning on Nov. 7 with 4,959,115 positions and reaching 5,019,574 yesterday. Open interest is the number of futures and options contracts outstanding at the close of trading each day.

Prior to yesterday's new open interest record, the previous records were set on Nov. 9 at 17,246,927 exchangewide and 5,011,875 for Eurodollar futures.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (www.cme.com) is an international marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers on its trading floors and GLOBEX®2 around-the-clock electronic trading system. CME offers futures contracts and options on futures primarily in four product areas: interest rates, stock indexes, foreign currencies and agricultural commodities. The exchange moves about $1.5 billion per day in settlement payments and manages $28.4 billion in collateral deposits.