CME, Tocom were up in July while OCC, CBOE and Eurex were down last month
The largest US options markets reported a
slow July in contrast to a busy month at the top US and
Japanese commodity markets, suggesting financial derivatives
had a weak start to the second half of 2016 while the commodity
markets were buoyant.
The Options Clearing Corporation, the
clearing house for the US options industry, said on Monday it
cleared last month 317 million contracts, which was 18% down on
the same month last year though this is mitigated by the fact
there were two fewer trading days last month than in July last
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