US options market had a bumper month in July but faces on Thursday a crucial test as it takes the stand in Washington
The US options market has had a funny
year. Volumes in one of the world’s unique markets
– it has more than 10 exchanges and a single clearing
house - were weak at the start of 2015.
Trading activity in the first quarter was
down 9% on the same three months last year and volumes were
fairly underwhelming in the second quarter also, despite a
slight improvement on the first three months.
July, however, was a different story.
The US listed options market had in July a
record 2015 month by volume when trading levels were up 7%
year-on-year, 13% on the previous month and a quarter on May
This article is available to subscribers and registered users
Please log in to continue reading.
Not yet registered? Take a free trial.
If you have already taken a free trial you
have ongoing access to the analysis section of FOW.com including this story.
Log in using your details below to read.
Already have an account? |