Futures Trading Statistics: 25.7 Million Contracts Traded On Aug 9August 12, 2011 6:44 pm
We spotted this today:
“CME Group Inc, the biggest operator of U.S. futures exchanges, said a record 25.7 million contracts changed hands across all asset classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with futures and options in gold and the Australian dollar in particular setting new records.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index, known as the VIX, has set new volume records and hit a level of 48 on Tuesday. The VIX has not been that high since March 2009.”
Statistics Source: ForexMagnetes