CHICAGO, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, today announced that E-mini S&P 500, E-mini Nasdaq-100 and E-mini Russell 2000 options have reached record volumes in 2024.

Year-to-date volume records (through March 20) include:

  • E-mini S&P 500 options average daily volume (ADV) of 1.63 million contracts, up 23% year-over-year.
  • E-mini Nasdaq-100 options ADV of more than 84,000 contracts, up 30% year-over-year.
  • E-mini Russell 2000 options ADV of more than 15,300 contracts, up 83% year-over-year.

"Despite lower volatility in today's equity markets, global investors are increasingly turning to CME Group's equity options products to express their views and manage risk," said Paul Woolman, Global Head of Equity Products at CME Group. "Our leading suite of benchmark E-mini options allow market participants to hedge their portfolios and pursue opportunities around potentially market-moving events, all while benefiting from capital efficiencies by trading alongside our other industry-leading equity index products."

In addition, E-mini S&P 500 options blocks achieved a record trading day of 558,000 contracts on March 15, surpassing the prior record of 235,000 contracts. E-mini S&P 500 options blocks ADV stands at 134,000 contracts for 2024, up a record 40% year-over-year. 

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As the world's leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. 

CME Group, the Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Globex, and E-mini are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. BrokerTec is a trademark of BrokerTec Americas LLC and EBS is a trademark of EBS Group LTD. The S&P 500 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("S&P DJI"). "S&P®", "S&P 500®", "SPY®", "SPX®", US 500 and The 500 are trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC; Dow Jones®, DJIA® and Dow Jones Industrial Average are service and/or trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. These trademarks have been licensed for use by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Futures contracts based on the S&P 500 Index are not sponsored, endorsed, marketed, or promoted by S&P DJI, and S&P DJI makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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