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Average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in July

At the derivatives markets of Eurex an average daily volume of 8.1 million contracts was traded in July, down from 9.5 million in the same month the previous year.

Thereof, 5.6 million contracts were traded at Eurex (July 2009: 5.4 million) and another 2.5 million contracts were traded at the International Securities Exchange (July 2009: 4.1 million).

In total, 176.4 million contracts were traded on both exchanges compared with 214.6 million contracts in July 2009.

At Eurex, the equity index derivatives segment was the most successful segment, totalling 56.4 million contracts, compared with 65.0 million contracts in July 2009. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 reached 26.1 million contracts; the options recorded another 20.5 million contracts. The DAX future reached a turnover of 2.9 million contracts while the DAX option achieved 5.0 million contracts.

The Eurex segment of equity-based derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) grew by 22 per cent and recorded 30.1 million contracts (July 2009: 24.7 million). Thereof, equity options totalled at 21.6 million contracts. Single stock futures totalled 8.5 million contracts.

Eurex’s interest rate derivatives segment reached 36.4 million contracts, compared with 34.0 million in July 2009. Approximately 15.1 million contracts were traded in the Euro-Bund-Future, 9.0 million contracts in the Euro-Schatz Future, 9.0 million contracts in the Euro-Bobl-Future and almost 73,000 contracts in the Euro-BTP-Future.

Dividend derivatives traded roughly 377,000 contracts, an increase of 20 per cent compared with June 2010 and 46 per cent year-on-year. Volatility derivatives recorded almost 28,000 contracts for both VStoxx futures and options. Commodities derivatives totalled at 71,000 contracts, compared with almost 30,000 in July 2009.

Eurex Repo, which operates CHF- and EUR repo markets, grew by 12 per cent year-on-year and both repo markets combined reached an average outstanding volume of EUR219.8bn (July 2009: EUR196.1bn). The secured money market segment GC Pooling achieved the strongest growth with 21 per cent, totalling an average outstanding volume of EUR92.3bn euros (July 2009: EUR76.1bn).

The electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex’s fixed income product range, saw a volume of EUR6.8bn (single counting) in July. In June 2010, the figure was EUR7.9bn and in July 2009 volume was EUR8.1bn.


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