Commodities markets outperformed their equities peers by volume last month
Derivatives trading hubs Euronext, the
Australian Securities Exchange and broker Icap have reported
mixed trading results for March, suggesting equities
derivatives markets had a slow month compared to their
commodity trading peers.
Euronext said on Tuesday total volume of
derivatives trades fell 4.7% to 10.7 million lots, down from
11.3 million in March 2015.
The Paris-based exchange reported the
heaviest losses in equity index derivatives, where volumes fell
almost 12%, with a 30.8% drop in index options. Individual
equity derivatives were down 4.3%. Commodity futures and
options rose 32.1% compared to the corresponding period last
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