NYSE Euronext global derivatives trading volume up five per cent
NYSE Euronext says global derivatives average daily volume reached 7.7 million contracts traded per day in September 2010, up 4.8 per cent versus the prior year and 22.5 per cent from August 2010.
The increase in global derivatives ADV versus prior year levels was driven by a 15.9 per cent increase in US equity options ADV, partially offset by a 2.7 per cent decrease in European derivatives ADV.
Cash equities ADV in September 2010 was down, with European and US cash trading volumes decreasing 5.2 per cent and 24.6 per cent, respectively, compared to prior year levels.
NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in September 2010 of 4.2 million contracts decreased 2.7 per cent compared to September 2009, but increased 28.8 per cent from August 2010 levels.
Total European fixed income products ADV in September 2010 of 2.2 million contracts decreased 2.3 per cent compared to September 2009, but increased 35.9 per cent from August 2010.
Total equity products ADV of 1.9 million contracts in September 2010 decreased 4.4 per cent compared to September 2009, but increased 23.2 per cent from August 2010.
Total commodities products ADV of 77,000 contracts in September 2010 increased 47.8 per cent compared to September 2009.
NYSE Euronext US equity options ADV of 3.5 million contracts in September 2010 increased 15.9 per cent compared to September 2009 levels and increased 15.5 per cent from August 2010. NYSE Euronext’s US options exchanges accounted for 26.1 per cent of the total consolidated equity options trading in September 2010, up from 21.4 per cent in September 2009 and up from the 25.2 per cent recorded in August 2010.
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