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Enough top-performing CAPS investors have turned bullish on InterContinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) recently to upgrade it from its three-star rating to a more formidable four stars. A total of 785 investors have given their opinion on ICE, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

Founded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), and major brokerages to make trading more global, ICE joins many other trading platforms offering an electronic over-the-counter futures exchange. With the extreme volatility in the market lately, trading volume is growing substantially for ICE and other exchanges like CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), NYMEX, and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ). For its part, ICE has continued to break its own trading volume records several times over the past week.

With estimated future five-year annual revenue growth of 22%, ICE is in a good position to profit from global futures trading. Some also anticipate the carbon credit market becoming the world's biggest commodities market. With companies like General Electric (NYSE:GE) and DuPont (NYSE:DD) already hopping on the green bandwagon in a big way, someone will need to provide the platform for trading carbon credits among companies.

With strong numbers reported for ICE's recent second quarter -- 44% higher revenue and a 58% increase in profits -- and a share price down by 55% year to date, the board had the confidence to authorize a repurchase of up to $500 million in ICE stock over the next 12 months. More than 94% of CAPS members rating InterContinentalExchange also have confidence -- along with some top fund managers -- that the stock will outperform the market.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock is hoping for a seat upgrade on his next flight across the country, but he's not counting on it. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Nasdaq OMX Group is an Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy can keep 14 plates spinning at once.