07-05-17 National 4-H Council and CME Group Celebrate 5th Year of Partnership, Commodity Carnival Arrives in 120 State and County Fairs

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National 4-H Council and CME Group Celebrate Fifth Year of Partnership, Commodity Carnival Arrives in 120 State and County Fairs

CHICAGO and CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and National 4-H Council mark five years of their popular and award-winning fair experience, Commodity Carnival, this summer. The interactive experience will visit 120 state and county fairs across nine states, teaching fair-going families the fundamentals of risk management in agriculture, and will also continue to be accessible beyond the fairgrounds through the mobile companion app, Risk Ranch.

“CME Group’s roots are in agriculture, and we are pleased to once again provide this program to help the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders throughout the United States,” said CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy. “The agriculture and food science workforce is expected to grow five percent by 2024, and Commodity Carnival is a fun, educational way we can help students to better understand the concept of managing risk from a young age.”

“Empowering youth today and creating opportunities for them tomorrow is our key objective,” said National 4-H Council’s President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo. “Both the Commodity Carnival and Risk Ranch have helped students learn not only about the risk inherent in bringing a product to market, but also developed their skills for problem solving, communication and technical competence – essentials for positive youth development that transcend even beyond the agricultural field.” Continue reading

05-02-17 CME Group Reached Average Daily Volume of 16.3 Million Contracts in April 2017, up 18 Percent from April 2016

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CME Group Reached Average Daily Volume of 16.3 Million Contracts in April 2017, up 18 Percent from April 2016

CHICAGO, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that April 2017 average daily volume (ADV) reached 16.3 million contracts, up 18 percent from April 2016.  CME Group April 2017 options volume averaged 4 million contracts per day, up 52 percent versus April 2016, with electronic options averaging 2.4 million contracts per day, up 53 percent over the same period last year.  Open interest at the end of April was 121 million contracts, up 10 percent from the end of April 2016.

Interest rate volume averaged 8.3 million contracts per day in April 2017, up 50 percent from April 2016.  Highlights include: Continue reading

01-05-17 CME Group Expands FX Offering with Launch of FX Monthly Futures Contracts

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CME Group Expands FX Offering with Launch of FX Monthly Futures Contracts

LONDON and CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the expansion of the foreign exchange (FX) offering with six FX monthly futures contracts. These new contracts provide FX market participants with access to the front months of the FX forward curve with the capital and operational benefits of trading listed futures. FX monthly futures are scheduled for trading on Monday, February 27, 2017 and will be listed on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) subject to regulatory review. Continue reading