The FINANCIAL -- Intercontinental Exchange announced on December 15 that ICE Futures U.S. achieved a daily volume record in the mini MSCI futures complex on December 14, 2015. Within the portfolio, daily volume records were also set in the mini MSCI EAFE index future, which tracks equities in the developed markets of Europe and Asia, and the mini MSCI Emerging Markets index future.
Total volume in mini MSCI products traded on ICE Futures U.S. was 640,300 contracts on December 14, 2015. The previous record of 493,541 contracts was set on June 15, 2015, according to Intercontinental Exchange.
Yesterday, the mini MSCI EAFE index futures and mini MSCI Emerging Markets index futures both reached daily volume highs of 219,461 contracts and 397,390 contracts, respectively. The previous record of 155,091 contracts was set on June 15, 2015 for mini MSCI EAFE index futures; and for mini MSCI Emerging Markets index futures, the prior record of 287,974 contracts was set on March 17, 2015.
ICE hosts a broad range of MSCI contracts including more than 90 futures and options based on MSCI geographic, sector and factor indices across emerging and developed markets. In addition to the flagship MSCI World, MSCI EAFE, MSCI Emerging Markets and MSCI Europe index futures, ICE offers benchmark futures and options based on an extensive range of international equity indices, including the FTSE 100 and Russell 2000 and Russell 1000 indices.