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VOLUMES AND VOLATILITY

Itiviti : Katarina Klangby - 29th October 2014

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Trading in futures and options has surged in the past two months. In October the CME Group reached a record high in single-day volume with almost 40 million contracts traded across all asset classes, surpassing the previous record by 50 percent. A new daily volume record in volatility derivatives was noted on Eurex, and the CBOE Futures Exchange noted the busiest week in history. Activity is predicted to continue upwards as the market increasingly turns to exchange-traded products instead of OTC derivatives.
High volumes and volatility present a mix of challenges and opportunities. Success is closely correlated to the performance of your trading system, where a powerful quoting framework is key.

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