CME Group Inc (OQ:CME)

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Aug 06, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a third-quarter dividend of $0.85 per share, payable September 25, 2020, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2020. ...
Aug 04, 2020 09:30 am ET
Ag Economy Barometer stable, but farmers less optimistic about future
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer sentiment was virtually unchanged in July in comparison to a month earlier, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index rose just one point from June to a reading of 118, still 30 percent lower than in February before the pandemic began. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers. This month's survey was conducted from July 20-24....
Aug 04, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reports July 2020 Monthly Market Statistics
CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported July 2020 market statistics, including average daily volume (ADV) of 13.6 million contracts during the month. Open interest at the end of July was 101 million contracts. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume....
Jul 29, 2020 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
CHICAGO, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2020. ...
Jul 15, 2020 09:00 am ET
CME Group Adds Access to Delayed and JSON Formatted Data Via Google Cloud
CHICAGO, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that customers can now access its delayed and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatted futures data through Google Cloud. With the addition of these native cloud solutions, it is easier than ever for customers to consume CME Group's valuable suite of market data products. ...
Jul 14, 2020 09:00 am ET
CME Group Announces Aug. 31 Launch of Micro E-mini Options
CHICAGO, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced options on its Micro E-mini S&P 500 and Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures contracts will be available for trading Aug. 31, 2020, pending regulatory review....
Jul 10, 2020 10:30 am ET
CME Group Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants to Further Support Education Initiatives Across Chicago
CHICAGO, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Foundation today announced that it has awarded over $1 million in grants to further support education initiatives across Chicago. This funding will help ensure that students continue to have access to quality educational resources, and that learning initiatives at every level remain impactful at a time when students and educators face unique challenges and uncertainty.  ...
Jul 08, 2020 04:00 am ET
TriOptima Extends Collaboration with DTCC to Meet Client Securities Financing Transactions Reconciliation Needs
LONDON and NEW YORK, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that helps to lower costs and to mitigate risk in OTC derivatives markets, has extended data connectivity between The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Global Trade Repository (GTR) service and TriOptima's triResolve platform to help market participants validate their reported securities financing transactions as they prepare for Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) compliance. ...
Jul 07, 2020 09:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment rebounds amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer sentiment improved in June for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 14 points from May to a reading of 117. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers with this month's survey conducted from June 22-26, 2020. ...
Jul 02, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reports June and Second-Quarter 2020 Market Statistics
CHICAGO, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported its June and second-quarter 2020 market statistics, showing it reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17.6 million contracts during the quarter and 17.1 million contracts during the month of June. Open interest at the end of June was 101 million contracts. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume....
Jun 29, 2020 10:00 am ET
CME Group and Mayor Lightfoot Award Scholarships to City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholars Transferring to Four-Year Colleges & Universities
CHICAGO, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, in recognizing 25 City Colleges of Chicago graduates who will receive scholarships from the company to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The winners recently graduated from Chicago's community college system with an associate degree, having earned it debt free as recipients of the Chicago Star Scholarship. Each student will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship over two years from CME Group to support completion of th...
Jun 23, 2020 10:30 am ET
CME Group Named to IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
CHICAGO, June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has been selected by IDG's Insider Pro (https://www.idginsiderpro.com) and Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com) as a 2020 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. This is the third consecutive year CME Group has received this recognition. Organizations will be included in coverage on IDGInsiderPro.com and Computerworld.com along with results from the 2020 B...
Jun 22, 2020 10:00 am ET
CME Group and B3 to Jointly Develop New Soybean Futures Contracts Connecting Global Participants to Brazilian Agricultural Markets
CHICAGO and SAO PAULO, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and B3 S.A., one of the world's largest financial market infrastructure companies, announced an agreement to jointly develop risk management products for both Brazilian domestic and global market participants. Under the terms of the agreement, CME Group and B3 will work together to launch futures on Brazilian soybeans in Q3 2020, pending regulatory approvals....
Jun 15, 2020 07:26 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Second-Quarter 2020 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the second quarter of 2020 before the markets open on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Written highlights for the quarter will be posted on the company's website at 6:00 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release. The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.  ...
Jun 09, 2020 05:01 pm ET
CME Group to Reopen Eurodollar Options Trading Pit on August 10
CHICAGO, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced that it will reopen its Eurodollar options trading pit on August 10.  Over the next few weeks, the company will reconfigure the pit to meet social distancing standards and put additional safety measures in place.  All other open outcry trading pits will remain closed until the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois reach Phase 5 of their reopening plans.  ...
Jun 03, 2020 11:03 am ET
CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer to Present at Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Virtual Conference
CHICAGO, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that Terry Duffy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Virtual Conference on Thursday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Jun 02, 2020 09:30 am ET
COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment; majority indicate economic assistance bill necessary
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent below its all-time high of 168 set in February 2020. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and this month's survey was conducted between May 18-22. ...
Jun 02, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reports May 2020 Monthly Market Statistics
CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported May 2020 market statistics, showing it reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17.9 million contracts during the month. Open interest at the end of May was 114 million contracts. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume....
May 28, 2020 04:00 am ET
BrokerTec And TriOptima Collaborate To Deliver First End-To-End Repo Workflow Solution
LONDON and NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BrokerTec, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in fixed income markets, and TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that they have collaborated to deliver the industry's first end-to-end repo workflow solution for industry participants. This provides full automation across the lifecycle of a repo trade....
May 27, 2020 09:00 am ET
CME Group to Launch Options on Micro E-mini S&P 500 and Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 Futures
CHICAGO, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it will launch options on its Micro E-mini S&P 500 and Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures contracts. The new options will be available for trading in the fall of 2020, pending regulatory review....
May 26, 2020 05:24 pm ET
CME Group Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Virtual Conference
CHICAGO, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, and Sean Tully, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products, will present at the Deutsche Bank 10th Annual Global Financial Services Conference, which will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
May 06, 2020 04:36 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Preliminary Results from its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CHICAGO, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results from its 2020 annual meeting.  ...
May 06, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a second-quarter dividend of $0.85 per share, payable June 25, 2020, to shareholders of record as of June 10, 2020....
May 05, 2020 09:30 am ET
Ag Barometer index drops below 100 as coronavirus disrupts agriculture
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronavirus concerns, commodity price declines and supply-chain disruptions sink producer sentiment to a three-year low, according to the April Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer recorded a reading of 96, marking the first time the barometer has fallen below 100 since October 2016 registering 72 points below its record-high just two-months prior. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and this month's survey was conducted from April 19-24, 2020....
May 04, 2020 09:30 am ET
CME Group to Introduce Enhanced 3-Year U.S. Treasury Note Futures
CHICAGO, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will introduce an enhanced version of its 3-Year Treasury Note futures contract on July 13, 2020, pending regulatory review. New features will include a more robust basket of deliverable treasuries and reduced tick size....
May 04, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reports April 2020 Monthly Market Statistics
CHICAGO, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported April 2020 market statistics, showing it reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17.8 million contracts during the month. Open interest at the end of April was 119.7 million contracts. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume....
Apr 29, 2020 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
CHICAGO, April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2020....
Apr 16, 2020 12:25 pm ET
CME Group to Webcast 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CHICAGO, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will host its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders virtually in light of public health concerns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As previously announced, the meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, but now will only be accessible in an online format. ...
Apr 08, 2020 03:00 am ET
CME Group Achieves Record International Average Daily Volume of 7.2 Million Contracts in Q1 2020, Up 57 Percent from Q1 2019
LONDON and SINGAPORE, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved record international average daily volume (ADV) of 7.2 million contracts in Q1 2020, up 57 percent year on year, and surpassing the previous quarterly record of 5.3 million contracts traded during the second quarter of 2019.  This record, reflecting all trading done outside North America, was driven largely by growth in Equity and Interest Rate products, up 152 percent and 46 percent respectively.  ...
Apr 07, 2020 09:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment plummets as coronavirus concerns rise
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded its largest one-month drop in sentiment during March. The barometer dipped 47 points to a reading of 121, as concerns over the impact of the global pandemic on the agricultural economy weighed heavily on farmers' minds. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers and was conducted from March 16-20, 2020 as the coronavirus crisis escalated in the U.S. and around the world....
Apr 02, 2020 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reports All-Time High ADV for March and First-Quarter 2020
CHICAGO, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported its March and first-quarter 2020 market statistics, showing it reached a record average daily volume (ADV) of 32.1 million contracts during the month of March, up 68% from March 2019. First-quarter 2020 ADV reached a record 27 million contracts, an increase of 45% from first-quarter 2019. Open interest at the end of March was 123 million contracts. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume....
Mar 24, 2020 08:30 pm ET
CME Group to Launch New Gold Futures Contract with Expanded, Flexible Delivery in 100-ounce, 400-ounce or 1-kilo Bars
CHICAGO, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of a new gold futures contract with expanded delivery options that include 100-troy ounce, 400-troy ounce and 1-kilo gold bars.  The new contract is expected to launch with a first expiration of April 2020, pending regulatory approval. ...
Mar 20, 2020 04:25 pm ET
CME Group Statement on Ronin, LLC
CHICAGO, March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today confirmed that, pursuant to its rules, CME Clearing auctioned off portfolios of Ronin, LLC.  The auction process was completed this morning, March 20, 2020.  Though Ronin is a direct clearing member, it does not handle customer business; and no clients were impacted by the auction.  The firm was unable to meet its capital requirements going forward. ...
Mar 17, 2020 03:32 pm ET
CME Group Statement on U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Proposal to Shorten Trading Hours
CHICAGO, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's comments today regarding the possibility of shortening financial market hours to address high volatility due to the coronavirus outbreak, CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy issued the following statement: ...
Nov 14, 2019 07:00 am ET
CME Group to Launch Block Cheese Futures and Options
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it will launch Block Cheese futures and options in January 2020, pending regulatory review....
Nov 12, 2019 05:35 pm ET
CME Group Announces Resignation of Alex J. Pollock from Its Board of Directors to Accept Senior Position with the U.S. Treasury
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced that Alex J. Pollock will step down from the company's Board of Directors effective November 15 as he accepts a new role within the U.S. Treasury Department as Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research. Pollock has served as a CME Group director since 2004....
Nov 12, 2019 08:00 am ET
CME Group Announces Jan. 13, 2020 Launch for Bitcoin Options
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced options on its Bitcoin futures contracts will be available for trading starting Jan. 13, 2020, pending regulatory review....
Nov 06, 2019 03:45 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $0.75 per share, payable December 27, 2019, to shareholders of record as of December 10, 2019. ...
Nov 05, 2019 08:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment on trade and the overall ag economy improves as fall harvest gets underway
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved 15 points to a reading of 136 in October. The upswing is attributable to 15-point increases in both of the barometer's sub-indices. The Index of Current Conditions rose to a reading of 155 and the Index of Future Expectations rose to a reading of 146. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 U.S. crop and livestock producers....
Nov 04, 2019 08:00 am ET
CME Group, Kpler to Provide LNG Cargo Traders Access to Global Natural Gas Benchmark Futures and Options
CHICAGO and LONDON, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Kpler, the widely used provider of transparency solutions to commodity markets, today announced that Kpler users will now have access to CME Group's LNG and natural gas futures and options products on CME Globex....
Nov 04, 2019 06:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 17 Million Contracts Per Day in October 2019
CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17 million contracts during October 2019, down 17% from October 2018.  Open interest (OI) at the end of October was 132 million contracts, up 3% from October 2018, and up 14% from year-end 2018. ...
Nov 04, 2019 03:00 am ET
EBS Executes First African NDF Trade on a Central Limit Order Book
LONDON and  NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EBS, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, today announced that it has conducted the first ever African NDF trade conducted on a Central Limit Order Book (CLOB) trading platform. The USD/KES (Kenyan Shilling) 1-month NDF trade was executed on EBS Market on October 23, between Bank of America and Citi. ...
Oct 30, 2019 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results
CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2019....
Oct 25, 2019 02:59 pm ET
CME Group Response to Allegations at LaSalle Street Protest
CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group is appalled by the allegations that an individual at the Board of Trade building spit on Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members who were protesting on LaSalle Street yesterday. While our company no longer owns the 141 W. Jackson Boulevard facility and is headquartered on Wacker Drive, we are aware the landmark building still bears the name of one of our exchanges. As such, we want to assure all CTU members and the Chicago community that we do not in any way condone this behavior. We have spoken to the new building owners and understand that prec...
Oct 18, 2019 08:51 pm ET
CME Group Statement on Vanity Fair Article
CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group regularly monitors its markets for suspicious activity. As it relates to the Vanity Fair article published on October 17, 2019, regarding activities in the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract, the allegations about the trading activity are patently false. ...
Oct 15, 2019 03:30 pm ET
CME Group Announces First Trades of New Shanghai Gold Futures
CHICAGO and SHANGHAI, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the first trades of the new Shanghai Gold (USD) futures and Shanghai Gold (CNH) futures contracts, launched on October 14, 2019 were executed by Bank of China. A total of nine futures contracts were traded by various commercial customers on October 14....
Oct 14, 2019 02:00 pm ET
CME Group to Offer Real-Time Market Data via Google Cloud Platform
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, one of the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplaces, today announced it will become the first derivatives marketplace to offer real-time futures and options market data on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), starting Nov. 17, 2019. The collaboration will allow market participants to access CME Group's valuable market data through the cloud from anywhere in the world with an internet connection through Google Cloud's global network. ...
Oct 13, 2019 10:00 pm ET
CME Group Reaches Record Asia Pacific Average Daily Volume of 1.2 Million Contracts in Q3
LONDON and SINGAPORE, Oct. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved its highest quarterly Asia Pacific average daily volume (ADV) on record, with 1.2 million contracts traded during third-quarter of 2019, up 61% year over year and surpassing the previous quarterly record of 1.1 million contracts traded in second-quarter 2019. ...
Oct 03, 2019 12:48 pm ET
Hazeltree Acquires ENSO Financial Analytics to Form the Global Leader in Investment Management Treasury and Portfolio Finance Technology Solutions
Hazeltree, the leading provider of integrated treasury management and portfolio finance solutions, announced today that it has acquired ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO), a leading provider of portfolio analytics for hedge funds and prime brokers,...
Oct 03, 2019 09:30 am ET
CME Group to Launch E-mini S&P 500 ESG Index Futures
CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will launch E-mini S&P 500 ESG Index futures, a new risk management tool that aligns with environmental, social and governance (ESG) values. The new futures contracts will be available for trading on Nov. 18, 2019, pending regulatory review....
Oct 02, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 20.2 Million Contracts Per Day in Third-Quarter 2019, Up 30% from Third-Quarter 2018
CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 20.2 million contracts during third-quarter 2019, up 30% from third-quarter 2018. September 2019 volume averaged 19.7 million contracts per day, up 13% from September 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of September was 127 million contracts, up 10% from year-end 2018 and up 6% from September 2018. ...
Oct 01, 2019 09:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment regarding current conditions slips in September
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers became much more pessimistic about current conditions on their own farms and in the U.S. agricultural economy in late summer, according to the September Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall Ag Economy Barometer reading dipped slightly to a reading of 121, down three points from August; the Index of Current Conditions, a sub-index of the barometer, dropped 22 points to a reading of 100. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S....
Sep 20, 2019 08:45 am ET
CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Options in Q1 2020
CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will launch options on its Bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. ...
Sep 19, 2019 04:41 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Third-Quarter 2019 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the third quarter of 2019 before the markets open on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Written highlights for the quarter will be posted on its website at 6:00 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release. The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.  ...
Sep 19, 2019 04:00 am ET
EBS Launches Next Generation EBS Direct Platform
LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EBS, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, today announced it is launching a next-generation EBS Direct platform with enhanced capacity and speed, which will deliver round trip processing times below 50 microseconds.  ...
Sep 18, 2019 02:26 pm ET
CME Group Announces SOFR Futures Trading Volume and Open Interest Records
CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures reached a daily volume record of 152,649 contracts traded on Sept. 17, surpassing the previous single-day volume record of 86,459 contracts traded on July 25, 2019. SOFR futures open interest also reached an all-time high of 351,662 contracts on Sept. 17, surpassing the prior record of 311,371 contracts on Sept. 16....
Sep 11, 2019 03:00 pm ET
CME Group to Launch New Shanghai Gold Futures Contracts on October 14 Connecting Global Market Participants to the Chinese Physical Gold Market
CHICAGO and SHANGHAI, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of two new gold futures contracts on October 14, 2019, pending regulatory approvals....
Sep 05, 2019 04:03 pm ET
CME Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, and Jack Tobin, Chief Accounting Officer, will present at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference in New York on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Sep 05, 2019 10:00 am ET
CME Group Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Reduce Computer Science Deserts
CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Foundation will award more than $900,000 in new grants to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and local nonprofits to support in-school and after-school computer science programs with the goal of reducing "computer science deserts" in Chicago. ...
Sep 04, 2019 09:00 am ET
CME Group to Launch First-Ever Physical LNG Futures Contract Connecting Global Gas Market Participants to U.S. Exports in October
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) futures contract – U.S. LNG Export futures – will be available for trading on October 14, 2019, pending regulatory review....
Sep 04, 2019 08:30 am ET
CME Group to Launch SOFR Options on January 6, 2020
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it will launch options on Three-Month Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures starting on Jan. 6, 2020, pending regulatory review....
Sep 04, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever, Averaging 24.3 Million Contracts Per Day in August 2019
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 24.3 million contracts during August 2019, up 53% from August 2018 and the second-highest monthly ADV on record. During a month that historically sees lower average daily volumes, August 2019 was the company's best August ever. Open interest (OI) at the end of August was 139 million contracts, up 21% from year-end 2018 and up 14% from August 2018. ...
Sep 03, 2019 09:30 am ET
Ag barometer declines sharply as commodity prices weaken; majority of farmers expect MFP payments in 2020
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August to a reading of 124, down 29 points from July. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S. and was conducted between August 12 and August 20, 2019, with nearly all of the responses collected following USDA's release of the August 12 Crop Production report....
Aug 07, 2019 05:56 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a third-quarter dividend of $0.75 per share, payable September 25, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2019. ...
Aug 06, 2019 09:30 am ET
Confidence in the ag economy soars; producers confirm large prevented plantings of corn and soybeans
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading jumped to 153 in July, up 27 points from June, and up 52 points from May. Improving crop conditions after an extraordinarily wet planting season, combined with a late spring/early summer crop price rally, boosted farmer sentiment. This improvement occurred despite the fact that many producers were in the midst of filing prevented planting crop insurance claims and wondering about the size of the USDA's 2019 Market Facilitation Payments (MFP). Results are based on a surv...
Aug 02, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 16.6 Million Contracts Per Day in July 2019, Up 23% from July 2018
CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 16.6 million contracts during July 2019, up 23% from July 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of July was 139 million contracts, up 20% from year-end 2018 and up 15% from July 2018. ...
Jul 31, 2019 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results
CHICAGO, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2019....
Jul 25, 2019 08:37 am ET
CME Group to Launch Black Sea Sunflower Oil Financially Settled (Platts) Futures
LONDON, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of Black Sea Sunflower Oil Financially Settled (Platts) futures (based on Sunflower Oil FOB Black Sea Ukraine), to begin trading on August 26, 2019, pending all relevant regulatory review periods....
Jul 19, 2019 06:18 am ET
TriOptima Announces Completion of First Cleared Inflation Swap Compression Run in LCH SwapClear
LONDON and NEW YORK, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has completed the first cleared inflation swap compression run at LCH SwapClear. ...
Jul 15, 2019 01:11 pm ET
CME Group Congratulates CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert
CHICAGO, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today released the following statement on the swearing in of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert:...
Jul 15, 2019 08:00 am ET
CME Group Achieves Record Quarterly International Average Daily Volume of 5.3 Million Contracts in Q2 2019
LONDON and SINGAPORE, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved its highest quarterly international ADV on record, with 5.3 million contracts traded during the second quarter of 2019, up 25% year over year and surpassing the previous quarterly record of 4.9 million contracts traded in Q1 2018.  This record, reflecting all trading done outside North America, was driven mainly by growth of Interest Rate, Equity Index and Agricultural products.  ...
Jul 08, 2019 04:00 am ET
TriOptima Record Compression Shrinks Notional in Eurex Clearing
LONDON and NEW YORK, July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has reduced notional outstanding at Eurex Clearing by 26% following a record compression run on June 26, 2019. ...
Jul 04, 2019 04:00 am ET
Traiana to Modernize Equity Swaps Market With Automated Post Trade Lifecycle Management Service
LONDON and NEW YORK, July 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traiana, the leading infrastructure service for trade lifecycle and risk management solutions, today announced that it has launched a new service to fully automate the post trade lifecycle management of the multi-trillion dollar equity swaps market. Traiana's Equity Swaps Lifecycle Management service will transform the market's previously manual, labor intensive and inefficient post trade affirmation processes for clients globally....
Jul 02, 2019 09:30 am ET
Rising crop prices and USDA payment announcements lift farmer sentiment, despite uncertain economic environment
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ag producer sentiment rebounded in June as farmers' expressed a more optimistic outlook towards the future of the ag economy. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S., increased to a reading of 126 in June, up 25 points from May. ...
Jul 02, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Quarterly Volume Ever, Averaging 20.9 Million Contracts Per Day in Second-Quarter 2019
CHICAGO, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 20.9 million contracts during second-quarter 2019, up 14% from second-quarter 2018 and the second-highest quarterly volume on record. June 2019 volume averaged 23.1 million contracts per day, up 29% from June 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of June was 141 million contracts, up 22% from year-end 2018 and up 23% from June 2018. ...
Jul 01, 2019 01:00 pm ET
CME Group and 4-H to Bring Commodity Carnival to 120 State and County Fairs
CHICAGO and CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and 4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization delivered by America's Cooperative Extension System, have announced the seventh year of their partnership to bring the award-winning Commodity Carnival experience to more than 120 state and county fairs across the Midwest this fair season. ...
May 22, 2019 02:31 pm ET
CME Group Reaches New Open Interest Record of 140.5 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced total open interest (OI) reached a record 140,537,653 contracts on May 21, 2019. Since the end of 2018, overall OI has grown 22%. ...
May 22, 2019 04:00 am ET
BrokerTec Launches BrokerTec Quote RFQ Trading Solution for European Repo Markets
LONDON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BrokerTec, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in fixed income markets, today announced it will launch BrokerTec Quote, a new dealer-to-client Request for Quote (RFQ) trading solution for the European Repo market....
May 17, 2019 10:00 am ET
CME Group Appoints Trey Berre as Global Head of Data Services
CHICAGO, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the appointment of Trey Berre to Global Head of Data Services....
May 15, 2019 03:24 pm ET
CME Group Hits New Open Interest Record of 138.2 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced total open interest reached a record 138,185,824 contracts on May 14, 2019. The previous record was 138,041,727 contracts set on March 15, 2018. ...
May 14, 2019 12:35 pm ET
CME Group and Mayor Emanuel Award Scholarships for Star Scholars to Continue at Four-Year Institutions
CHICAGO, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented 25 Chicago Star Scholars with scholarships to fund their continued education at a four-year college or university. Once students graduate from City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) with an associate degree, they will receive a $5,000 scholarship over two years, ensuring more students from all economic backgrounds can access a viable pathway to higher education.  ...
May 13, 2019 12:00 pm ET
Bacon is Back: CME Group Launches New, Fresh Bacon Index
CHICAGO, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has begun publishing a new CME Fresh Bacon Index to establish a transparent price reference for fresh pork bellies used to make bacon. This new index comes amid significant bacon price volatility driven by rapidly growing consumer demand, global trade disputes and disease. Prices for pork bellies are the most volatile of all the pork primal cuts, with volatility peaking at over 40% in 2018. ...
May 09, 2019 04:00 am ET
Traiana provides central clearing connectivity to Eurex
LONDON and NEW YORK, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traiana, a leading infrastructure service which provides trade life-cycle and risk management solutions, today announced that it has provided direct central clearing connectivity to Eurex....
May 08, 2019 05:13 pm ET
Micro E-mini Futures Surpass 1 Million Contracts Traded
CHICAGO, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that Micro E-mini equity index futures volume has surpassed 1 million contracts in less than three full days of trading. This total cumulative volume represents trading across all four indexes – S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average – making Micro E-mini futures the most successful product launch ever at CME Group....
May 08, 2019 02:10 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Preliminary Results from its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CHICAGO, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results from its 2019 annual meeting.  ...
May 07, 2019 05:18 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a second-quarter dividend of $0.75 per share, payable June 25, 2019, to shareholders of record as of June 10, 2019. ...
May 07, 2019 09:30 am ET
Producer sentiment plummets; trade dispute and weak financial performance wear on farmers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In April, agricultural producer sentiment plunged as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 18 points to a reading of 115, down from 133 in March. The barometer, a sentiment index, is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S. This marks the fourth largest one-month drop since data collection began in October 2015. ...
May 07, 2019 09:00 am ET
Micro E-mini Futures Make Big Impression on First Day of Trading
CHICAGO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that more than 310,000 Micro E-mini futures contracts traded yesterday across all four indices - the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes. Total cumulative volume included more than 75 firms facilitating trading – making Micro E-minis the most successful new product launch in CME Group's history....
May 06, 2019 09:00 am ET
CME Group Announces Launch of New Micro E-mini Equity Index Futures
CHICAGO, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the successful launch of its new Micro E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes, which became available for trading today. ...
May 02, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 15.7 Million Contracts Per Day in April 2019
CHICAGO, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 15.7 million contracts during April 2019, compared to 17 million contracts in April 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of April was 132 million contracts, up 14% from year-end 2018 and up 5% from April 2018. ...
May 01, 2019 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports First-Quarter 2019 Financial Results
CHICAGO, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2019....
Apr 30, 2019 09:00 am ET
Traiana Enhances Credit Risk Hub to Boost FX Prime Broker Control
LONDON and NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traiana, the leading infrastructure service for trade life-cycle and risk management solutions, today announced significant enhancements to its Credit Risk Hub. FX prime brokers (FXPBs) can now define trade information in more detail to increase credit risk controls and reduce the risks of credit over-allocation....
Apr 24, 2019 09:00 am ET
CME Group Announces 2019 Annual Meeting Location Change
CHICAGO, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that, due to ongoing construction, its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will now be held on the 14th floor at CME Group, located at 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Central Time Wednesday, May 8, 2019, and visitors should enter the building through the Monroe Street entrance. ...
Apr 16, 2019 04:00 am ET
CME Group Launches ENSO Data Insights to Aid Best Execution Financing for Hedge Funds
LONDON and NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has launched ENSO Data Insights, a community benchmarking tool which leverages ENSO's alternative data set to help customers make more informed investment decisions....
Apr 02, 2019 09:30 am ET
Farms showing financial stress, producers express concern about future conditions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer sentiment weakened slightly in late winter, according to the March Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, declined 3 points to a reading of 133, down from 136 in February. ...
Apr 02, 2019 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 19.1 Million Contracts Per Day in March 2019
CHICAGO, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 19.1 million contracts during March 2019, compared to 20.8 million contracts in March 2018. In addition, total daily exchange trading volume surpassed 20 million contracts on each of the final six trading days in March. Open interest (OI) at the end of March 2019 was 126 million contracts, up 9% from year-end 2018 and unchanged from March 2018. First-quarter 2019 ADV marked the third-highest quarterly ADV ever with 18.6 million contracts, down ...
Apr 01, 2019 10:00 am ET
University of Maryland Finance Professor Albert Kyle to Receive CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications
CHICAGO, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) announced its eleventh Innovative Quantitative Applications Prize recipient. Albert Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland is the 2018 CME Group-MSRI Prize winner for his work in market microstructure. A ceremony honoring Kyle will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center on Monday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. CT. ...
Mar 27, 2019 09:30 am ET
CME Group Foundation Awards $1.88 Million to Support Early Math Education in Disadvantaged Communities Across Illinois
CHICAGO, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Foundation will award $1.88 million in new grants to support early math education programs for young children from low-income communities in Illinois. These grants will be used for programs throughout the next two school years....
Mar 27, 2019 09:00 am ET
CME Group Expands Ferrous Metals Offering with New U.S. Midwest Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (Platts) Futures Contract
CHICAGO, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will expand its metals offering with the introduction of a new U.S. Midwest Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (Platts) Futures contract to begin trading on April 15, 2019. ...
Mar 22, 2019 04:04 pm ET
CME Group Announces Record Live Cattle Futures Open Interest, Surpassing 450,000 Contracts
CHICAGO, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Live Cattle futures open interest (OI) reached a record 453,659 contracts on March 21, surpassing 450,000 contracts for the first time. This marks five-consecutive OI record days, including the prior record of 449,733 contracts set on March 20. ...
Mar 21, 2019 10:08 am ET
CME Group Inc. Announces First-Quarter 2019 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the first quarter of 2019 before the markets open on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Slides and written highlights for the quarter will be posted on its website at 6:30 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release. The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.  ...
Mar 19, 2019 02:59 pm ET
CME Group Announces Record COMEX Copper Options Open Interest
CHICAGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced COMEX Copper options open interest reached a record 62,220 contracts on March 18, surpassing the previous record of 56,674 contracts set on February 22....
Mar 18, 2019 09:00 am ET
CME Group Announces All-Time Eurodollar Options Open Interest Record of 55.8 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached an all-time Eurodollar options open interest record of 55.8 million contracts on March 15, 2019. Open interest has continued to grow since reaching the previous record of 52.4 million contracts that was set on March 15, 2018. ...
Mar 17, 2019 09:00 pm ET
EBS Quant Analytics Platform Introduces FX Market's First API Streaming Service
LONDON and NEW YORK, March 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EBS, a leading provider of electronic trading platforms and technology services in foreign exchange markets, today announced it will launch a new API streaming service on the EBS Quant Analytics platform (previously known as NEX Quant Analytics), the FX market's largest and most comprehensive community-based analytics tool.  ...
Mar 12, 2019 09:50 am ET
CME Group Receives Approval From the Dutch Minister of Finance to Operate in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its new legal entity CME Amsterdam B.V. has received approval from the Dutch Minister of Finance....
Mar 11, 2019 08:00 am ET
CME Group Makes Global Equity Benchmarks More Accessible to Active Traders with Launch of Micro E-mini Futures
CHICAGO, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it plans to make equity index futures trading more accessible to active traders through the launch of Micro E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes....
Mar 05, 2019 05:19 pm ET
CME Group Delivers First-Ever Electronic Spot Auction of U.S. Crude Oil Export Cargo
CHICAGO, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it completed the first successful spot auction of one crude oil export cargo of U.S. Gulf Coast light sweet crude oil. Seventeen global energy firms participated in the auction for crude sold by Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise), available for delivery and export at its Enterprise Houston Ship Channel (EHSC) terminal. The auction was successfully completed at a price of $0.46/barrel premium to an average of the NYMEX WTI Houston Crude oil futures contra...
Mar 05, 2019 08:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment weakens amid increasing marketing risk concerns and continued uncertainty around tariffs
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncertainty looms behind a weakened Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in February, with producers less optimistic about current conditions and the commodity price outlook. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, declined 7 points to a reading of 136, down from 143 in January....
Mar 05, 2019 07:55 am ET
Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Magellan Health, Medtronic, CME Group, United Parcel Service, Diebold Nixdorf, and The AES — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGLN), Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT), CME...
Mar 04, 2019 06:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 19 Million Contracts Per Day in February 2019
CHICAGO, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 19 million contracts in February 2019. This is up 7 percent from January 2019, but down from a record 27.3 million contracts per day in February 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of February was 126 million contracts, up 3 percent from January 2019, but down 3 percent from February 2018. ...
Feb 28, 2019 08:00 am ET
CME Group Chief Financial Officer to Present at Raymond James Conference
CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Raymond James 40th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 1:05 p.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Feb 22, 2019 09:28 am ET
CME Group Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Investor Relations to Present at Citi Conference
CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, and John Peschier, Managing Director of Investor Relations, will present at the Citi 2019 Asset Managers, Broker Dealers & Exchanges Conference in New York on Wednesday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Feb 14, 2019 06:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Financial Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018.  Consolidated results include NEX Group plc (NEX) activity for November and December 2018....
Feb 08, 2019 03:15 pm ET
CME Group Announces Record 55,000 NYMEX WTI Houston Crude Oil Futures Contracts Traded Since Launch
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced more than 55,000 NYMEX WTI Houston Crude futures contracts have traded since launch on November 5, 2018. Additional NYMEX WTI Houston Crude Oil Futures records reached include:...
Feb 08, 2019 10:23 am ET
CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. today announced its slate of candidates for its board of directors for election at the company's annual meeting to be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  ...
Feb 08, 2019 08:30 am ET
Report: Developing Opportunities within Lumentum, Mastercard, Microchip Technology, CME Group, Bloomin' Brands, and First Industrial Realty Trust — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Capital Review released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE), Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA),...
Feb 06, 2019 04:10 pm ET
CME Group Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend by Seven Percent
CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a first-quarter dividend of $0.75 per share, a seven percent increase from the prior rate of $0.70 per share. The dividend is payable March 25, 2019, to shareholders of record as of March 8, 2019. ...
Feb 05, 2019 08:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment improves following USDA's second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country, rebounded to a reading of 143 in January, a 16 point improvement from December....
Feb 04, 2019 06:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 17.8 Million Contracts Per Day in January 2019
CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17.8 million contracts per day in January 2019, down 6 percent from January 2018. Open interest at the end of January was 122 million contracts, down 1 percent from January 2018 and up 5 percent from year-end 2018. ...
Jan 28, 2019 08:30 am ET
CME Group Clears First FX Cash-Settled Forwards
CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that Citi and Eaton Vance Management began clearing FX Cash-Settled Forwards at CME Group. CME cleared two Euro / US dollar trades on January 15, 2019.   ...
Jan 23, 2019 07:00 pm ET
Traiana Provides Central Clearing Connectivity to HKEX OTC Clear for FX Deliverables
HONG KONG, LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traiana, a leading infrastructure service which provides trade life-cycle and risk management solutions, today announced that it has provided direct central clearing connectivity to the Hong Kong Exchanges (HKEXs) and Clearing's OTC Clearing Hong Kong (OTC Clear)....
Jan 18, 2019 07:30 am ET
Report: Developing Opportunities within American Electric Power, Kemper, CME Group, The RMR Group, Golden Entertainment, and 8x8 — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP), Kemper Corporation...
Jan 17, 2019 02:00 am ET
TriOptima Launches triCalculate IM Analytics Tool for Initial Margin Compliance
LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has launched triCalculate IM Analytics which provides crucial insight into the options for initial margin (IM) calculation, helps with the identification and prioritization of in-scope counterparties and aids trading decisions to reduce future IM costs....
Jan 14, 2019 08:00 pm ET
CME Group Achieves Asia Pacific Average Daily Volume of 921,000 Contracts in Q4 2018, Up 45 Percent from Q4 2017
LONDON and SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved Asia Pacific average daily volume (ADV) of 921,000 contracts in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 45 percent from the corresponding period in 2017.  This was driven largely by a strong performance in Equity products, up 201 percent.  Interest Rates and Energy products were up 42 percent and 35 percent respectively....
Jan 14, 2019 07:16 am ET
TriOptima Sets New triReduce Record: $250 Trillion Gross Notional Value Compressed at LCH SwapClear During 2018
LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TriOptima, the leading multilateral compression provider that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC markets, today announced that it has set a new record for its triReduce portfolio compression service. In 2018, TriOptima compressed $250 trillion gross notional value of trades at LCH SwapClear, an annual increase of 31%....
Jan 08, 2019 08:30 am ET
Ag Producers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. The barometer is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country....
Jan 04, 2019 09:30 am ET
CME Group Announces 2019 Annual Meeting Date
CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in the Auditorium at CME Group, located at 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.  ...
Jan 03, 2019 03:32 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2018 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 before the markets open on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Slides and written highlights for the quarter and year will be posted on its website at 6:30 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release. The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.  ...
Jan 03, 2019 06:30 am ET
CME Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume of 19.2 Million Contracts in 2018, up 18 Percent from 2017
CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced 2018 average daily volume (ADV) reached a record 19.2 million contracts, up 18 percent from 2017. During 2018, 91 trading days exceeded 20 million contracts, up from 34 days in 2017.  ...
Dec 11, 2018 07:25 am ET
Market Trends Toward New Normal in CME Group, Ambac Financial Group, Erie Indemnity, FuelCell Energy, Hovnanian Enterprises, and Rexahn Pharmaceuticals — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ra
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC),...
Dec 06, 2018 08:30 am ET
CME Group Announces 10 Firms Trading USD Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures on CME Globex
CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the first trades of USD Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures, transitioned to CME Globex on Dec. 3, 2018. Ten firms have participated in trading since the transition....
Dec 05, 2018 04:25 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Declares Annual Variable Dividend
CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today declared its annual variable dividend, amounting to $1.75 per share.  The dividend is payable January 16, 2019, to shareholders of record on December 28, 2018.  When CME Group adopted its annual variable dividend structure in February 2012, the intention was to determine the excess cash available at the end of each year, with the level to increase or decrease from year to year based on operating results, potential investment activity and other forms of capital return.  ...
Dec 04, 2018 08:30 am ET
Producer sentiment holds steady, but lack of new farm bill concerns farmers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment held steady in November with producers remaining optimistic about the state of the agricultural economy, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The November barometer reading of 134 was only 1 percent lower than October, which is similar to levels seen last spring before trade disruptions began. The barometer utilizes a survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country....
Dec 04, 2018 06:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 21.7 Million Contracts Per Day in November 2018, Up 21% from November 2017
CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 21.7 million contracts per day in November 2018, up 21 percent from November 2017. Open interest at the end of November was 128 million contracts, up 4 percent from November 2017 and up 19 percent from year-end 2017. ...
Dec 02, 2018 03:15 pm ET
CME Group U.S. Equity, Interest Rate Markets to Close for National Day of Mourning
CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced that it will observe the passing of President George H. W. Bush with a moment of silence at 7:18 a.m. Central Time on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, and closure of its U.S.-based equity and interest rate futures and options products on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, the national day of mourning.  All other markets on CME Globex, CME ClearPort and the trading floor will remain open for regular trading hours on Dec. 5. ...
Nov 30, 2018 02:43 pm ET
CME Group Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products to Present at Goldman Sachs Conference
CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, and Sean Tully, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products, will present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York on Tuesday, December 4, at 11:40 a.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Nov 15, 2018 11:41 am ET
CME Group Energy Futures and Options Volume Reaches Record 5.1 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its suite of energy futures and options reached a daily trading volume record of 5,103,881 contracts on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, surpassing the previous record of 5,067,833 contracts set on Dec. 1, 2016. ...
Nov 14, 2018 01:20 pm ET
CME Group Announces Steve Wozniak as the 2018 Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award Recipient
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group's Center for Innovation today announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the 14th recipient of the CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award. CME Group presented the award at the 11th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 13....
Nov 14, 2018 11:58 am ET
CME Group Announces Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures All-Time Daily Volume Record, Surpassing 1.2 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached a daily trading volume record of 1,232,635 contracts for Henry Hub Natural Gas futures on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, surpassing the previous record of 1,022,858 contracts set on Jan. 12, 2018. Additional energy futures and options volume records reached yesterday include:...
Nov 07, 2018 04:31 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $0.70 per share, payable December 27, 2018, to shareholders of record as of December 10, 2018. ...
Nov 07, 2018 08:00 am ET
CME Group Announces Launch of Total Return Index Futures on Nasdaq-100, Russell 1000, Russell 2000, and Dow Jones Indexes
CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will introduce Total Return Index Futures based on the Nasdaq-100, Russell 1000, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) indexes on Dec. 3, pending regulatory review. These new products will adhere to a quarterly listing cycle and will trade alongside CME Group's existing S&P 500 Total Return Index Futures and Carry Adjusted Total Return Index futures....
Nov 06, 2018 08:30 am ET
Ag producer sentiment rebounds; producers react favorably to U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment rebounded in October, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The October barometer reading of 136 was 22 points higher than September, which was the lowest reading for the survey since 2016. The barometer is based on a survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country....
Nov 05, 2018 02:00 pm ET
CME Group to Host 11th Annual Global Financial Leadership Conference
CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group (Nasdaq: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will host the 11th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) Nov. 12-14, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The GFLC is an exclusive, invitation-only event that brings together decision-makers from the world's leading financial institutions to discuss the global investment climate and outlook, debate critical economic issues and share insights and analysis of geopolitical trends and the global financial landscape. ...
Nov 02, 2018 09:00 am ET
Research Report Identifies CA, Altra Industrial Motion, Forward Air, Franklin Street Properties, CME Group, and C.H. Robinson Worldwide with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC),...
Nov 02, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 20.6 Million Contracts Per Day in October 2018, Up 38% from October 2017
CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 20.6 million contracts per day during October 2018, up 38 percent from October 2017. Open interest at the end of October was 128 million contracts, up 6 percent from October 2017 and up 19 percent from year-end 2017. ...
Nov 02, 2018 05:26 am ET
CME Group Completes Acquisition of NEX, Creating a Leading Global Markets Company Across Futures, Cash and OTC
CHICAGO and LONDON, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of NEX Group plc (NXG.L). The combined company will enable clients worldwide to trade futures, cash and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, optimize portfolios and analyze data to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. ...
Nov 01, 2018 04:44 pm ET
CME Group Prevails in Antitrust Case Brought by Eurex Subsidiary
CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today released the following statement regarding the dismissal of a 15-year old antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States Futures Exchange, the former U.S. subsidiary of Eurex:  ...
Nov 01, 2018 11:30 am ET
CME Group's First Multi-Lateral Equity Options Compression Cycle Successfully Reduces Nearly 590,000 Contract Sides
CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced four firms participated in its first-ever multi-lateral compression cycle for equity options on futures, which successfully reduced 587,000 contract sides and compressed portfolios submitted for this cycle by 22 percent. ...
Oct 31, 2018 04:57 pm ET
CME Group Announces Intention to Reconvene the Special Meeting of Shareholders to Thursday, November 29, 2018
CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) today announced that it intends to reconvene the special meeting of its shareholders to be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The company plans to adjourn the special meeting of its shareholders scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday, November 5, 2018, without conducting any business, and in order to provide more time to solicit additional proxies to vote in favor of the proposal to amend and restate CME Group's certificate of incorporation to eliminate some or all of the election rights...
Oct 31, 2018 03:33 am ET
CME Group Receives CMA Clearance for Proposed NEX Acquisition
CHICAGO and LONDON, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) and NEX Group (NXG.L) today announced they have received clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority for CME Group's proposed acquisition of NEX....
Oct 25, 2018 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported revenue of $904 million and operating income of $550 million for the third quarter of 2018.  Net income was $412 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.21, up from $0.91 in third-quarter 2017.  On an adjusted basis, net income was $495 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.45, up from $1.19 in third-quarter 2017.  Financial results presented on an adjusted basis for the third quarters of 2018 and 2017 exclude certain items, which are detailed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP results.1...
Oct 15, 2018 10:00 pm ET
CME Group Achieves Asia Pacific Average Daily Volume of 726,000 Contracts in Q3 2018, Up 4 Percent from Q3 2017
LONDON and SINGAPORE, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved Asia Pacific quarterly average daily volume (ADV) of 726,000 contracts in the third quarter of the year, up 4 percent from the corresponding period last year.  This was driven largely by a strong performance in Equity and FX products, up 41 percent and 36 percent respectively....
Oct 12, 2018 03:28 pm ET
CME Group Announces E-mini Nasdaq-100 Futures All-Time Daily Trading Volume Record
CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures reached an all-time daily volume record of 1,150,475 contracts traded on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. This surpasses the previous single-day volume record of 1,149,387 contracts reached on Sept. 18, 2008. ...
Oct 12, 2018 01:56 pm ET
CME Group Receives DOJ Clearance for Proposed NEX Acquisition
CHICAGO and LONDON, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group (Nasdaq: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has received clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act from the United States Department of Justice – Antitrust Division for its proposed acquisition of NEX Group plc (NXG.L)....
Oct 11, 2018 08:15 am ET
Market Trends Toward New Normal in Park Hotels & Resorts, Safety Insurance Group, Cincinnati Financial, Anika Therapeutics, CME Group, and Midstates Petroleum — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Ana
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Park Hotels Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PK), Safety Insurance Group, Inc....
Oct 09, 2018 11:30 am ET
CME Group Announces First OTC SOFR Swaps Cleared
CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced five market participants have cleared trades worth more than $200 million in notional value of over-the-counter (OTC) Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) interest rate swaps since launching the service on Oct. 1. This builds on the growing liquidity of SOFR futures, which during August and September averaged more than 5,400 contracts per day and traded the equivalent of nearly $1 trillion in notional value since their launch in May 2018....
Oct 05, 2018 03:31 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Third-Quarter 2018 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the third quarter of 2018 before the markets open on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  Slides and written highlights for the quarter will be posted on its website at 6:30 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release.  The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions. ...
Oct 02, 2018 09:30 am ET
Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The September barometer reading was 114, down 15 points since August. The barometer is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country. ...
Oct 02, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 17.5 Million Contracts Per Day in September 2018, Up 3% from September 2017
CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 17.5 million contracts per day during September 2018, up 3 percent from September 2017. Open interest at the end of September was 120 million contracts, up 6 percent from September 2017 and up 11 percent from year-end 2017. Third-quarter 2018 ADV reached 15.6 million contracts, down 1 percent from third-quarter 2017. ...
Oct 01, 2018 08:00 am ET
CME Group and Nasdaq Extend Exclusive Nasdaq-100 Futures License Through 2029
CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group and Nasdaq today announced a ten-year extension of CME Group's exclusive license to offer futures and options on futures based on the Nasdaq-100 and other Nasdaq indexes, through 2029. As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group operates the largest equity index futures complex in the world. Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services....
Sep 25, 2018 11:30 am ET
CME Group Launches Free Tool to Help Market Users Gauge Futures Market Liquidity Across Time Zones
CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful new tool to measure futures market liquidity is now available to CME Group market users around the globe. The CME Liquidity Tool allows traders  to measure current and historical liquidity of CME Group futures products across asset classes, free of charge. Armed with around-the-clock liquidity data, clients can capitalize on new trading opportunities in increasingly deep and liquid CME Group futures markets across time zones around the globe.  ...
Sep 24, 2018 04:57 pm ET
CME Group Announces Copper Options Daily Trading Volume Record
CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its COMEX Copper options reached an all-time daily volume record of 8,089 contracts (91,727 metric tons) traded on Friday, September 21. Friday's volume is nearly double the previous record of 4,255 contracts (48,250 metric tons), set on July 5, 2018.  ...
Sep 24, 2018 06:30 am ET
CME Group to Launch Physical WTI Houston Crude Oil Futures Contract
CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Suppliers, refiners and end users of U.S. crude oil will have a new way to price and hedge WTI light sweet crude oil in Houston beginning in Q4 2018. CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will offer a new WTI Houston Crude Oil futures contract with three physical delivery locations on the Enterprise Houston system, pending regulatory review. WTI Houston Crude Oil futures will be listed with and subject to the rules of NYMEX, beginning with the January 2019 contract month. ...
Sep 20, 2018 10:00 am ET
CME Group Named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group for the sixth time in seven years
SINGAPORE, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the company was named 'International Exchange of the Year for Asia' by Global Investor Group at the FOW and Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Awards 2018.  The awards ceremony held in Singapore today recognized CME Group's excellence for the products and services launched for the Asian market and for the significant volume growth it has achieved in the past year....
Sep 11, 2018 12:10 pm ET
CME Group Announces Special Meeting of Shareholders
CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today filed its definitive proxy statement for a special meeting of shareholders to be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, November 5, 2018, at CME Group headquarters, located at 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.  ...
Sep 05, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 15.9 Million Contracts Per Day in August 2018, Up 18% from July 2018
CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 15.9 million contracts during August 2018, in line with August 2017 and up 18 percent from the prior month. Open interest increased 3 percent from the end of August 2017 and 13 percent from year-end 2017, respectively, to 122 million contracts. Open interest represents the total number of outstanding positions held by participants across all CME Group markets at the end of August 2018....
Sep 04, 2018 03:59 pm ET
CME Group Announces Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Open Interest Reaches Record 1.62 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Henry Hub Natural Gas futures open interest reached a record 1,617,589 contracts on Friday, August 31, surpassing the previous record of 1,606,874 contracts set on August 17, 2018. Open interest represents the total number of outstanding positions held by all participants in a given market....
Sep 04, 2018 09:30 am ET
Farmer sentiment rises, but opinions split over potential impact of aid package
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment increased modestly in August after dipping sharply in July according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, had an August reading of 129, 12 points higher than July but still well below readings from May and June....
Aug 22, 2018 04:00 am ET
CME Group to Launch SONIA Interest Rate Futures
CHICAGO and LONDON, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will launch Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) futures on October 1, 2018, pending regulatory review. ...
Aug 21, 2018 09:00 am ET
CME Group to Streamline Short-Dated Standard and E-mini S&P 500 Options Strike Prices
CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, plans to reduce the number of listed strike prices for Standard and E-mini S&P 500 options, pending regulatory review. This change is designed to offer a more relevant mix of strike prices for short-term investors. It will apply to Monday, Wednesday and Friday weekly expirations that are listed after Oct. 1, 2018. This change will exclude Standard and E-mini S&P 500 options that expire on the third Friday of every month, as well as end-of-month and quarterly E-mini S&P ...
Aug 09, 2018 08:30 am ET
CME Group to Add New S&P Communication Services Select Sector Futures
CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will expand its suite of E-mini S&P Select Sector futures with the addition of a new Communication Services Select Sector futures contract. Pending regulatory review, the new product will be available to trade starting Sept. 10, 2018, alongside CME Group's existing 10 Select Sector futures products....
Aug 08, 2018 05:18 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a third-quarter dividend of $0.70 per share, payable September 25, 2018, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2018. ...
Aug 08, 2018 08:00 am ET
Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for First Foundation, CME Group, MetLife, D.R. Horton, Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, and 1st Source — Fundamental Analysis, Key Performance Indications
In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), MetLife,...
Aug 07, 2018 09:30 am ET
Record decline in the ag barometer as trade war concerns and low commodity prices weaken producer outlook
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 26 points, down to 117, in July making it the largest one-month decline in producer sentiment since data collection began in October 2015. The drop in sentiment was fueled by increasing trade war concerns and decreasing commodity prices. ...
Aug 02, 2018 08:30 am ET
CME Group Changes FX Options Expiration Time to Align with OTC Market Conventions
CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, will change the time its FX options expire to 10 a.m. ET. This change will begin with contracts expiring after June 9, 2019. Clients across time zones will be able to trade listed options that expire at the same time as most over-the-counter (OTC) contracts. ...
Aug 02, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 13.5 Million Contracts Per Day in July 2018
CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 13.5 million contracts during July 2018. Open interest at the end of July was 121 million contracts, a 7 percent increase from the end of July 2017, and up 12 percent from year-end 2017. ...
Jul 26, 2018 07:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results
CHICAGO, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today reported revenue of $1.06 billion and operating income of $667 million for the second quarter of 2018.  Net income was $566 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.66.  On an adjusted basis, net income was $591 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.74.  Financial results presented on an adjusted basis for the second quarters of 2018 and 2017 exclude certain items, which are detailed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP results.1...
Jul 20, 2018 11:00 am ET
SOFR Futures Volume Surpasses 100K
CHICAGO, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that total volume for its new Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) futures contract, launched on May 7, 2018, reached more than 100,000 contracts for the first time on July 19, 2018. Open interest also surpassed 20,000 contracts....
Jul 15, 2018 11:00 pm ET
CME Group Achieves International Average Daily Volume of 4.2 Million Contracts in Q2 2018, Up 13 Percent from Q2 2017
LONDON and SINGAPORE, July 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it achieved quarterly international (defined as outside of the US) average daily volume (ADV) of 4.2 million contracts during the second quarter of 2018, up 13 percent over the same period last year....
Jul 10, 2018 09:06 am ET
CME Group and Cheniere Energy, Inc. Reach Agreement to Develop First-Ever Physically Deliverable LNG Futures Contract at Sabine Pass Terminal
CHICAGO, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Cheniere Energy, Inc., a pioneer in the liquefaction and export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), reached an agreement through which CME Group will develop an LNG futures contract with physical delivery to Cheniere's Sabine Pass terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast.  ...
Jul 03, 2018 09:30 am ET
Producer sentiment inches up despite commodity price decline and continued trade war concerns
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment rose slightly in June according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The increase was unexpected given unresolved trade war concerns and sharp price declines for key commodities, including corn, wheat and, especially, soybeans during the month. The June barometer reading of 143 was only 2 points higher than May. The barometer is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country....
Jul 03, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Averaged 18.4 Million Contracts Per Day in Second Quarter of 2018, Up 12 Percent from Second Quarter of 2017
CHICAGO, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 18.4 million contracts during the second quarter of 2018, up 12 percent from the second quarter of 2017. June 2018 ADV reached 17.8 million contracts, up 8 percent from June 2017. Open interest at the end of June was 115 million contracts, an increase of 2 percent from the end of June 2017, and up 6 percent from year-end 2017. ...
Jun 26, 2018 03:30 am ET
CME Group Announces the Launch of Options on Black Sea Wheat FOB (Platts) and Black Sea Corn FOB (Platts) Futures
LONDON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of options on its Black Sea Wheat FOB (Platts) and Black Sea Corn FOB (Platts) financially settled futures contracts, to begin trading on July 16, 2018, pending all relevant regulatory review periods....
Jun 21, 2018 09:30 am ET
CME Group and National 4-H Council Partner for Sixth Year, Commodity Carnival to Visit 120 State and County Fairs
CHICAGO and CHEVY CHASE, Md., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the National 4-H Council, the nation's largest youth development organization, have announced the sixth year of their partnership to bring the award-winning Commodity Carnival experience to state and county fairs this summer. The highly engaging experience will tour nearly 120 fairs across eight states, helping families learn the basics of risk management in agriculture. Commodity Carnival will also continue to be available beyond the fairgrounds through th...
Jun 21, 2018 09:00 am ET
CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders at Seventh Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards
CHICAGO, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and BarclayHedge, recognized top managed futures industry leaders at the seventh annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards last night. ...
Jun 20, 2018 03:35 pm ET
CME Group Agricultural Futures and Options Surpass 10 Million Contracts Open Interest and Reach All-Time Daily Volume Record of 3.2 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached an all-time daily open interest record of 10,054,696 agricultural futures and options contracts on June 19, 2018. The previous open interest record was 10,042,694 contracts, set on June 15, 2018.  ...
Jun 18, 2018 10:03 am ET
CME Group Named to IDG's Computerworld List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology
CHICAGO, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that is has been selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2018 Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT), one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT employees while providing great benefits and compensation.  The recognition is part of the publication's annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which is available online at computerworld.com. ...
Jun 14, 2018 05:12 pm ET
CME Group Prices $1.2 Billion Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Unsecured Notes
CHICAGO, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced it priced an underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured 3.750% notes due 2028 and $700 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured 4.150% notes due 2048. The offering is being made under CME Group's existing shelf registration statement and is expected to close on June 21, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. ...
Jun 07, 2018 12:27 pm ET
CME Group Announces Corn Futures Open Interest Record, Surpassing 2 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Corn futures open interest reached a record 2,006,600 contracts on June 6, surpassing the 2 million contracts milestone for the first time. The previous record was 1,995,835 contracts set on June 4, 2018....
Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Second-Quarter 2018 Earnings Release, Conference Call
CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the second quarter of 2018 before the markets open on Thursday, July 26, 2018.  Slides and written highlights for the quarter will be posted on its website at 6:30 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release.  The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.  ...
Jun 05, 2018 05:59 pm ET
CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Present at Sandler O'Neill Conference
CHICAGO, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group announced today that Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Sandler O'Neill 2018 Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York on Thursday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).  ...
Jun 05, 2018 09:30 am ET
Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; Producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the U.S. agricultural economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
Jun 04, 2018 07:30 am ET
CME Group Reached Average Daily Volume of 20.1 Million Contracts in May 2018, Up 22 Percent from May 2017
CHICAGO, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached average daily volume (ADV) of 20.1 million contracts during May 2018, up 22 percent from May 2017. Open interest at the end of May was 126 million contracts, an increase of 2 percent from the end of May 2017, and up 16 percent from year-end 2017. ...
May 30, 2018 09:43 am ET
CME Group Daily Volume Surpasses 50 Million Contracts for the First Time; Interest Rate Futures and Options Reach All-Time Daily Volume Record of 39.6 Million Contracts
CHICAGO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached an all-time daily volume record of 51.9 million contracts traded on May 29, 2018. The previous single-day volume record was 44.5 million contracts, set on Nov. 9, 2016....
May 23, 2018 11:00 am ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Election of Class B-1 Directors
CHICAGO, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the election of its Class B-1 directors, Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, Gedon Hertshten and William W. Hobert, each for a one-year term ending in 2019.  ...
May 23, 2018 09:30 am ET
CME Group Clears First Chilean Peso and Colombian Peso Interest Rate Swaps
CHICAGO, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its first cleared trades in Colombian Peso (COP) and Chilean Peso (CLP) Rate Swaps. CME began offering clearing on COP, CLP and Chinese Yuan (CNY) on Monday May 21. ...
May 14, 2018 07:00 am ET
CME Group and Crypto Facilities Launch Ether Reference Rate and Ether Real Time Index
CHICAGO and LONDON, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Crypto Facilities Ltd, a world-leading cryptocurrency trading platform, today launched the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate (Ether Reference Rate), which will provide a daily benchmark price in U.S. dollars at 4 pm London time, and CME CF Ether-Dollar Real Time Index (Ether Real Time Index), which will allow users access to a real-time Ether price in U.S. dollars....
May 10, 2018 09:30 am ET
CME Group to List USD Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures
CHICAGO, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange group that offers swap futures as the leading alternative to traditional over-the-counter (OTC) swaps, today announced they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to list USD Eris Interest Rate Swap futures, which already clear at CME Clearing....
May 09, 2018 01:26 pm ET
CME Group Inc. Announces Preliminary Results from its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
CHICAGO, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results from its 2018 annual meeting.  ...
May 08, 2018 05:42 pm ET
CME Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a second-quarter dividend of $0.70 per share, payable June 25, 2018, to shareholders of record as of June 8, 2018. ...

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