Churning Markets Bring Cheer to the Merc

The futures and options exchange reported record volume amid Tuesday's wild markets -- and investors snapped up its shares Wednesday

Market players flocked to trade $8 trillion of investments on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings' (CME) namesake exchange on Feb. 27. A dizzying 13.7 million futures and options contracts changed hands through computers at the exchange also known as "The Merc," beating the prior record of 11 million contracts on Dec. 1, according to a press release Feb. 28.

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