As declining open outcry options volume on CME Group's New York trading floor now represents just 0.3% of the company's overall energy and metals trading volumes, CME Group will close its New York trading floor at year-end, subject to CFTC review. All options products listed with and subject to the rules and regulations of NYMEX and COMEX will be available for trading on CME Globex, and for submission for clearing through CME ClearPort.
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace despite the global economic and financial developments of recent months. Against this backdrop, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) unanimously approved proposed rules that mark a comprehensive regulatory response to the evolution of automated trading on U.S. designated contract markets (DCMs).