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CME and CBOT Get Hitched: Merger may bring greater options competition

Traders Magazine, December 2006

Mark Longo

The recent deal combining the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) stands out as a merger that could very well pose a threat to the U.S. options exchanges down the road. In the short term, however, it will have a more immediate influence on the global derivatives markets.

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