OCC reported volumes reaching 426 million contracts up 33% on August 2014
The US options market
posted a third consecutive month of gains in August, as volumes
surged on the back of extreme market volatility following a
correction in the US equities markets.
The Options Clearing
Corporation (OCC), which clears the entire US equity options
suite, reported cleared contract volumes reaching 426 million
contracts up a third from August 2014.
contracts reached 373.6 million contracts, a 30% increase on
August 2014, while index options volumes jumped 60% compared to
August last year to 52.7 million contracts.
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