CME Group November volume posts 1st gain of year

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Posted: Dec 02, 2009 3:54 PM

Derivatives exchange operator CME Group Inc. said Wednesday its November volume averaged 10.8 million contracts per day, a 5 percent increase from a year ago.

If was the first month in 2009 that volume rose over the corresponding month last year.

Total volume was 216 million contracts in November, with 82 percent traded electronically.

Average daily volume was about flat compared with October, but total volume fell 9 percent in the month.

Electronic volume averaged 8.8 million contracts per day, up 7 percent from November 2008 and down slightly from the prior month.

CME Group year-to-date volume through November averaged 10.4 million contracts per day.

CME Group's exchanges offer a range of products representing all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.