The final month of 2002 held no surprises for futures and
options exchanges, with volumes remaining healthy, despite the
seasonal drop in activity, and resulting in strings of annual
records for exchanges across the globe.
Leading the pack, holding on to its title as the world's
largest derivatives exchange, was Eurex, trading a total of
801m contracts last year, up 19% on 2001. Capital markets
products accounted for 446m contracts during the year, 9% up on
last year's total of 409m contracts. Index contracts had a
higher growth rate of 60% trading a total of 211m by year end.
Of those contracts, the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 futures drew by
120% and the DJ Euro Stoxx options were up 213%. In addition,
143m equity options contracts traded on the exchange, with the
Nokia option ranking highest with 19.6m contracts trading.
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