LOOSE CHANGE

LOOSE CHANGE

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) posted record trading volume in combined currency futures and options on February 4, of 436,452 contracts. That day, the Federal Reserve Board raised short-term interest rates for the first time in five years. In addition to the currency volume records, the CME shattered its world single-day trading volume mark, as 2,376,699 futures and options (worth more than $2 trillion) changed hands. Globex also hit a record 91,741 contracts on Sunday February 6, as