CME’s August volumes were up by a quarter from the previous year as the US exchange continues to post record numbers in 2015.
Average daily trading activity in the final week of August reached 23 million contracts, an all-time high for the Chicago-based exchange.
Trading volumes have surged this year, and in August in particular off the back of a highly volatile month which saw US and European markets plunge.
As a result, CME’s Eurodollar segment surged with a 124% rise in options and 7% uptick in futures trading.
The interest segment was up 8% in total, with FX also rising 33% year-on-year.