February Options Volumes Drop 26%
OCC February Volume Down 25.9 Percent After Strong 2018
CHICAGO (March 1, 2019) – OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in February reached 354,013,604 contracts. This was a decline of 25.9 percent compared to last February, which was the fifth-highest volume month in OCC’s history. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,415,614, down 18.9 percent compared to 2018’s record-breaking pace.
Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 349,117,021 contracts in February, down 24.9 percent from 464,869,500 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 316,391,081 contracts, a 20.5 percent decrease from February 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 119,258,683 contracts last month, a 39.9 percent decrease compared to February 2018 volume of 198,333,703 contracts. Index options volume was down 51.1 percent with 32,725,940 contracts in February, with a year-to-date average daily volume of 1,844,448 contracts.
Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,896,583 contracts in February, down 61.5 percent from February 2018. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 280,814 contracts, 54.4 percent less than 2018.
Securities Lending: OCC’s securities lending CCP activity was down 5.5 percent in new loans from February 2018 with 105,993 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity decreased 3.5 percent from 2018 with 220,933 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in February was $69,881,482,507.62.
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|February 2019 Total Contract Volume||February 2018 Total Contract Volume||February Total Contract % Change vs. 2018||YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2019||YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2018||2019 Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2018|
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