Options Clearing Corporation reports 14% decrease in cleared contract volume
US clearing giant the Options Clearing
Corporation is the first major derivatives hub to report losses
in trading volume for October while Deutsche
Boerse’s financial and commodity derivatives
platform reported mixed results.
The OCC reported cleared contract volume
for October down 14% compared to the same month last year to
318 million contracts.
Exchange-listed options volume at the
Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) reached 309 million
contracts in October, a 15% decrease from October 2015. Equity
options volume last month was 279 million contracts, a 14%
decrease from October 2015, including a cleared ETF options
volume of 120 million contracts last month, down a tenth on
last year. Index options volume in October was down a fifth on
a year ago to 30 million contracts.
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