CME Group to Close Most Futures Pits

- February 5th, 2015

Reuters reported that CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) plans to close down the bulk of its open-outcry futures pits by July 2, 2015.

Reuters reported that CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) plans to close down the bulk of its open-outcry futures pits by July 2, 2015.

As quoted in the market news:

The decision by CME Group Inc (CME.O), announced on Wednesday, ousts traders of products ranging from grain and livestock in Chicago to gold and oil in New York. Once the only way to buy or sell a futures contract to hedge against price moves, open-outcry trading is now only 1 percent of total futures trading volume, according to the exchange operator.

Options pits, which have stayed active in the face of electronic trading, will mostly remain open in both cities.

CME is expected to provide more details on its decisions when it reports quarterly earnings on Thursday.

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