MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX, a designated contract market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization, announces an impressive 272,068 contracts recorded for April 2018. This number topples the previous reigning April by 24% while also breaking into the top five overall monthly volume charts coming in at fifth-best in MGEX history.

Total electronic volume for the month came in at fifth-best overall with 243,130 contracts while total open interest remained steady at 61,512 contracts.

In the midst of these records, MGEX also hosted the best April for options since 2001 with 7,400 contracts.