The Chicago Board of Trade, established in 1848, is a leading futures and futures-options exchange. More than 3,600 CBOT member/stockholders trade 50 different futures and options products at the CBOT by open auction and electronically. Volume at the Exchange in 2005 surpassed 674 million contracts, the highest yearly total recorded in its history.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the largest futures exchange in the country, and owns and operates the largest futures Clearing House in the world. CME products – interest rates, equities, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities and alternative investments – are traded on the open trading floors and the CME® Globex® electronic trading platform.