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CME Group Won’t Reopen Most Physical Trading Pits

Most of CME Group’s open outcry trading areas will be passing into Chicago history. The derivatives marketplace said that it would not reopen its physical trading pits at 20 S. Wacker Dr. that were closed last March due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Eurodollar options pit, which was reopened last August, will remain open, allowing these contracts to continue to trade in both open outcry and electronic venues.

CME Group also announced that, subject to regulatory review, it would delist its full-size, floor-based S&P 500 futures and options contracts following the expiration of the September 2021 contracts.

Open interest that remains after the delisting will be migrated into the E-mini S&P 500 futures and options contracts that are available electronically on CME Globex, said CME Group.

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