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Trading Records Set for Brent Crude Oil Futures on ICE, CME


On Monday, CME Group announced it reached trading volume and open interest records for its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures contracts on Friday, July 11, 2014. Open interest for NYMEX Brent set a record of 101,425 contracts, surpassing the 100,000 contracts milestone for the first time ever. The previous open interest record was 99,520 contracts, which was set on July 9, 2014.
 
Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached a new record of 137,309 contracts, compared to June 12, 2014, its previous record day, when volume hit 112,446 contracts. Average daily volume for NYMEX Brent is at a record high of more than 104,000 contract for July to-date.
 
NYMEX Brent crude oil futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
 
Also on Monday, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced that ICE Brent Crude futures achieved a daily volume record of 1,451,481 contracts on Friday too. The previous daily volume record was 1,221,190 contracts on June 23, 2011.
 
Year to date, total contract volume for ICE Brent futures is 80,878,738 contracts while open interest is 1,506,178 contracts as of July 11, 2014. Last month, open interest reached record levels. 

 


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