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Chicago Mercantile Exchange
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) (NYSE:CME) was founded 1898 as a not-for-profit organization. CME demutualized in November 2000, and went public in December 2002. Today, CME is the biggest futures market in the United States.
CME has the largest futures and options on futures open interest (number of contracts outstanding) of any exchange in the world, which indicates a very high liquidity, a key success factor for stock and commodity exchanges.
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