CME became the first U.S. exchange to trade derivatives contracts based on a non-U.S.-based stock index in September 1990.
It launched dollar-based futures and options on futures on the Nikkei 225 Japanese stock index.
The most widely quoted Index in the world, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is a broad based index designed to reflect the stock market as a whole and give an idea of investor sentiment on the state of the economy.
Orders placed by investors to Trading Participants go through trading network of each trading participant to the TSE trading system.
Investors have bid up dollar-denominated oil futures this year as a hedge against a falling dollar and inflation, and any sign of a stronger dollar often gives pause to a rally.