CME Group Announces Multiple Equity Index Futures and Options Records – PRNewswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its Equity Index futures and options complex reached a new, single-day trading volume record of 15,846,802 contracts on January 24, surpassing the prior record of 15,623,428 contracts set on February 28, 2020.

Additionally, Micro E-mini Equity Index futures reached a record 6,571,375 contracts traded on January 24, across all four indices – S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000. This new high surpassed the prior record of 5,135,546 contracts on January 21, 2022.

“We’re pleased with the record volume and participation in our Equity Index futures and options products, which enable clients to manage risk in our deeply liquid markets,” said Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, CME Group. “In particular, we have seen consistently strong growth in our Micro E-mini Equity Index futures, which have become among the most actively traded equity index products at CME Group since their May 2019 launch. Their smaller size allows traders of all sizes the flexibility to execute equity trading strategies, scale index exposure up or down, or hedge existing equity portfolio positions, particularly ahead of market-moving events or during periods of market volatility.”

Other volume records reached on January 24 include:

  • 3,044,472 Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures contracts
  • 2,518,822 Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures contracts
  • 536,616 Micro E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average futures contracts
  • 471,465 Micro E-mini Russell 2000 futures contracts
  • 31,937 Micro E-mini S&P 500 options contracts
  • 21,500 Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return futures contracts
  • 6,325 Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 options contracts
  • 1,070 Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (VOLQ) futures contracts

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As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.

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