Record Driven by Interest Rate Futures and Options Open Interest Surpassing 109 Million
Options Open Interest Reaches Record 96 Million
CHICAGO, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced total open interest (OI) reached a record 150,400,590 contracts on June 11. Since the end of 2018, overall OI has grown 30%.
Interest Rate futures and options OI reached a record 109,070,205 contracts. Interest Rate OI has been climbing steadily in 2019, increasing 41% since yearend 2018. Additionally, overall exchange options OI reached a record 96,293,580 contracts, including a record 54% growth since the end of 2018.
OI represents the number of active positions that market participants are holding open without taking delivery or offsetting, a measure that typically increases during times of market uncertainty.
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