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Average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts at Eurex and ISE in November

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At the derivatives markets of Eurex, an average daily volume of 10.2 million contracts was traded in November, up from 9.4 million in November 2009.


Thereof, 7.2 million contracts were traded at Eurex (November 2009: 6.3 million) and 3.0 million contracts were traded at the International Securities Exchange (November 2009: 3.1 million).

In total, 221.7 million contracts were traded on both exchanges (November 2009: 193.0 million); thereof, 159.0 million contracts at Eurex and 62.7 million contracts at ISE.

At Eurex, the equity index derivatives segment was the most active segment, totaling 71.2 million contracts (November 2009: 64.0 million). Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 reached 30.7 million contracts and options on this index recorded another 27.7 million contracts. The futures on the DAX index reached a turnover of 3.4 million contracts and the DAX option recorded another 6.7 million contracts.

The Eurex segment of equity-based derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) recorded 33.9 million contracts (November 2009: 29.1 million). Thereof, equity options totalled 27.5 million contracts, single stock futures 6.4 million contracts.

Due to the higher volatility of European bond markets, Eurex’s interest rate derivatives segment grew by 38 per cent year-on-year and reached 53.2 million contracts, compared with 38.5 million in November 2009. Approximately 21.9 million contracts were traded in the Euro-Bund-Future, 12.1 million contracts in the Euro-Bobl-Future and 11.2 million contracts in the Euro-Schatz Future. The Euro-BTP-Future set a new monthly record with more than 160,000 contracts and the recently launched Short Term Euro-BTP-Future recorded almost 61,000 contracts.

Dividend derivatives traded roughly 482,000 contracts, an increase of 26 per cent year-on-year. Commodities derivatives totalled 83,000 contracts, an increase of almost 22 per cent year-on-year. Volatility derivatives totalled 165,000 contracts.

Eurex Repo, which operates CHF repo, EUR repo and GC Pooling markets, grew by 26 per cent year-on-year and all markets combined reached an outstanding volume of EUR259.7bn (November 2009: EUR205.5bn). The secured money market GC Pooling grew by 25 per cent and achieved a new monthly record, totalling an average outstanding volume of EUR100.1bn (November 2009: EUR80.4bn).

The electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex’s fixed income product range, saw volume of EUR10.3bn (single counting) in November, an increase of 12 per cent compared with EUR9.2bn in November 2009.

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