The Chicago Board of Trade announced Tuesday that it surpassed its record for annual trading volume. CBOT passed the previous record of 674,651,393, set in 2005, with 38 days still remaining in the trading year.
"It is a testament to the Exchange's liquid, transparent markets that CBOT volume has already overtaken last year's record," says CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan.
"Consistent volume gains across our Agricultural, Financial, Metals and Equity Index product groups can be directly attributed to our unwavering commitment to delivering products and services that meet the needs of our global customer base," Dan says. "While electronic trading of Metals futures and daytime electronic trading of Agricultural contracts helped drive volume gains through the year, this milestone confirms that market participants continue to be attracted to the various trading opportunities available at the CBOT."