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Barchart, a leading provider of data and analytics to the commodities industry, is excited to announce the launch of the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, a free conference series being held in five states across the Midwest this summer. Taking place August 26-30, the cmdtyExchange Roadshow will bring grain buyers, elevators/co-ops, processors, commodity professionals, and industry experts together to gain insights and perspectives on the 2019 grain market, and to share information on the latest data and tools used to manage physical grain buying.

In addition to learning about the tools and technology currently driving commodity markets, the program gives attendees an in-depth look at data, analytics and tools behind Barchart’s cmdty product line – including an overview of Barchart’s patent-pending county, growing region and state-based grain price and basis indexes. To view the full agenda, please select a city on our website.

“We’re excited to take the cmdtyExchange conference on the road this summer and have the opportunity to connect with grain buyers and other agricultural professionals across the Midwest,” says Mark Haraburda, Barchart’s CEO. “Technology and data are driving change in today’s commodity markets and we look forward to exploring these topics with the agricultural community, and providing insight into how our cmdty product line can help ag professionals drive more value for their business.”

In May, Barchart hosted the inaugural cmdtyExchange conference in Chicago which brought together over 300 agriculture and commodity professionals. The 3-day event included panel discussions from industry-leading speakers and sponsors, startup presentations from emerging AgTech startups, multiple networking opportunities, as well as an in-depth look at the cmdty product line.

cmdtyExchange Roadshow dates and locations include:

  • 8/26 – Old Boston’s Restaurant & Pub – Ft. Dodge, Iowa
  • 8/27 – FireWorks Restaurant – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 8/28 – 44 Stone Public House – Columbia, Missouri
  • 8/29 – The Gin Mill – Decatur, Illinois
  • 8/30 – The Warehouse – Marion, Ohio

To register and to learn more about the cmdtyExchange Roadshow, please visit www.cmdtyexchange.com.

CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 23.9 million contracts during May 2019, up 19% from May 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of May was 143 million contracts, up 24% from year-end 2018 and up 14% from May 2018. OI reached a record 143.5 million contracts on May 23, 2019.

Equity Index volume averaged 4.2 million contracts per day in May 2019, up 61% from May 2018. Highlights include:

  • Micro E-mini equity index futures, launched May 6, averaged 489,000 contracts per day in May, and traded nearly 9.3 million contracts in total volume – the most successful product launch ever at CME Group
  • Record Bitcoin futures ADV, up 246% to 13,600 contracts
  • E-mini S&P 500 futures and options ADV increased 44% to 2.7 million contracts
  • E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures and options ADV grew 66% to 594,000 contracts
  • Mini $5 Dow futures and options ADV increased 33% to 268,000 contracts
  • E-mini Russell 2000 futures and options ADV rose 45% to 149,000 contracts
  • Nikkei 225 (yen) futures ADV grew 39% to 45,000 contracts

Options volume averaged 5 million contracts per day in May 2019, up 40% from May 2018, and reached its second-highest monthly ADV ever. Highlights include:

  • Record overall daily options volume of 10 million contracts set May 31
  • Record 7.7 million Interest Rate options contracts traded on May 31, with a record 3.9 million traded electronically
  • Record Eurodollar options volume of 5.2 million contracts and OI of 64.4 million contracts on May 31
  • Record Agricultural options ADV, up 50% to 453,000 contracts
  • Interest Rate options ADV grew 49% to 3.4 million contracts
  • Equity Index options ADV increased 39% to 808,000 contracts
  • Metals options ADV rose 9% to 59,000 contracts

Agricultural volume averaged 1.9 million contracts per day in May 2019, up 31% from May 2018. Highlights include all-time record volume of 3.2 million contracts set May 31 and:

  • Record Corn futures and options ADV, up 78% to 861,000 contracts
  • Grain and Oilseeds futures and options ADV increased 34% to 1.7 million contracts
  • Soybean futures and options ADV rose 9% to 321,000 contracts
  • Livestock futures and options ADV grew 15% to 191,000 contracts
  • Hard Red Winter Wheat futures and options ADV increased 19% to 69,000 contracts

Interest Rate volume averaged 13.8 million contracts per day in May 2019, up 19% from May 2018, and reached its second-highest monthly ADV ever. Highlights include:

  • Record Ultra Treasury Bond futures OI of 1.3 million contracts on May 29
  • Record 2-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures ADV, up 43% to 1.2 million contracts
  • Record Ultra 10-Year Treasury Note futures ADV, up 27% to 327,000 contracts
  • Record 5-Year U.S. Treasury Note options ADV, up 48% to 235,000 contracts
  • Record SOFR futures OI of 168,000 contracts on May 31
  • Record SOFR futures ADV of 32,000 contracts, up 41% from the prior month
  • U.S. Treasury futures and options ADV increased 14% to 7.9 million contracts
  • Eurodollar futures and options ADV grew 26% to 5.5 million contracts
  • Fed Fund futures ADV rose 30% to 431,000 contracts
  • Weekly Treasury options ADV increased 102% to 286,000 contracts
  • Ultra 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures and options ADV grew 27% to 327,000 contracts
  • Ultra U.S. Treasury Bond futures and options ADV increased 17% to 314,000 contracts

Energy volume averaged 2.5 million contracts per day in May 2019, down 6% from May 2018. Highlights include:

  • Record Brent Crude Oil futures OI of 257,000 contracts on May 29
  • Gasoline futures and options ADV increased 5% to 224,000 contracts
  • Brent Crude Oil futures ADV rose 45% to 146,000 contracts

Metals volume averaged 582,000 contracts per day in May 2019, down 14% from May 2018. Highlights include:

  • Gold options ADV increased 10% to 51,000 contracts
  • Platinum futures and options ADV grew 6% to 19,000 contracts
  • Copper options ADV rose 141% to 2,300 contracts
  • Ferrous futures and options ADV increased 120% to 1,600 contracts

Foreign Exchange volume averaged 822,000 contracts per day in May 2019, down 25% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Japanese yen futures ADV rose 6% to 12,500 contracts
  • Brazilian real futures and options ADV increased 8% to 8,500 contracts

BrokerTec fixed income trading activity highlights include:

  • European Repo average daily notional value increased 10% to €286 billion
  • U.S. Repo average daily notional value increased 15% to $263 billion

Footnote: To see CME Group daily over-the-counter (OTC) notional cleared volumes and open interest, monthly OTC notional cleared volumes and monthly total trade count, go to http://www.cmegroup.com/education/cme-volume-oi-records.html