European derivatives trading volumes increase by 44 per cent

European derivatives trading volumes increase by 44 per cent

NYSE Euronext has reported strong year-over-year growth of derivatives trading volumes in February, with European derivatives volumes increasing 44.2 per cent and US options trading volumes increasing 56.4 per cent. 

Cash equities trading volumes were mixed in February 2010, with European cash transactions increasing 9.1 per cent and US cash equities trading volumes declining 35.7 per cent from prior year elevated levels. 

Both European and US cash trading volumes, however, remain above fourth quarter 2009 levels.
 
NYSE Euronext European derivatives products average daily volume in February 2010 of 4.9 million contracts increased 44.2 per cent compared to February 2009, but decreased 3.3 per cent from January 2010 levels. 

Total European fixed income products ADV in February 2010 of 2.8 million contracts increased 50.3 per cent compared to February 2009 and increased 1.4 per cent from January 2010. Fixed income product ADV is at the highest level since January of 2008. 

Total equity products ADV of 2.1 million contracts in February 2010 increased 37.8 per cent compared to February 2009, but decreased 9.1 per cent from January 2010.

US equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex) ADV of 3.4 million contracts in February 2010 increased 56.4 per cent compared to February 2009 levels, but decreased 19.7 per cent from January 2010. 

NYSE Euronext’s US options exchanges accounted for 26.9 per cent of the total consolidated equity options trading in February 2010, up from 17.3 per cent in February 2009, but down from 27.8 per cent in January 2010. NYSE Euronext was the largest US equity options exchange group in the industry in February 2010.

European cash products ADV of 1.4 million transactions in February 2010 increased 9.1 per cent compared to February 2009 and increased 4.1 per cent from January 2010.

NYSE Euronext (NYSE, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex) US cash products handled ADV of 2.6 billion shares in February 2010 decreased 35.7 per cent compared to February 2009 and decreased 3.7 per cent compared to January 2010. 

NYSE Euronext matched share of all US cash equity trading volume was 27.7 per cent in February 2010, up from 26.5 per cent in January 2010. 

NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in February 2010 was 36.6 per cent, up from 34.3 per cent in January 2010.

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