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Growth in Volume of Futures & Option Contracts Traded versus CFTC FTEs

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This budget assumes continued growth at the rate seen from 2009-2011. Increased activity of high-frequency traders contributed to the increase in volume with commensurate required increase in technology and staff resources for surveillance.

Growth in Volume of Futures & Option Contracts Traded
versus CFTC Full-time Equivalents (FTE)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Full-time Equivalents
(Staffing Levels)
521 497 517 491 493 437 449 498 605 666
Contract Trading Volume
(Millions)
1,004 1,225 1,518 1,920 2,421 3,085 3,446 2,704 3,103 3,587

 

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