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Dec. 02, 2021
OCC November 2021 Total Volume Up 40.2 Percent Compared to November 2020
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that November 2021 total cleared contract volume was 949,396,907 contracts, the highest volume month on record and up 40.2 percent compared to November 2020. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through November 2021 was 39,469,816 contracts, up 34.7 percent compared to November 2020.Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 944,355,975, up 40.2 percent compared to November 2020. Equity options cleared contract volume was 898,166,403...
Nov. 02, 2021
OCC Clears New Annual Exchange-Listed Options Volume Record in October
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that October 2021 total cleared contract volume was 825,572,627 contracts, and total cleared contract volume to date in 2021 reached 8,128,660,661, surpassing the U.S. exchange-listed annual options volume record of 7.52 billion contracts set in 2020.OCC’s October 2021 total cleared contract volume was the fifth highest month on record and the highest October ever, up 29.7 percent compared to October 2020. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through October 2021 was 38,893,113...
Nov. 01, 2021
OCC and Exchanges Streamline Options Disclosure Document for Investors
It is critically important for market participants to have a clear understanding of the benefits and risks of exchange-listed options. Prior to buying or selling options, federal securities law requires that broker-dealers provide investors a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD), to explain the risks involved. OCC, as the issuer of options, administers the ODD.As of October 29, 2021, a new version of the ODD is available for distribution to investors. “In collaboration with the options exchanges, OCC sought to...
Oct. 12, 2021
A Beacon of Hope for those in Need: OCC Sits Down with Edu-Futuro’s Jorge E. Figueredo
OCC seeks to support organizations who help people at risk through employee participation and financial donations. Since 2019, OCC has supported Edu-Futuro in their mission to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement.OCC recently spoke with Edu-Futuro’s Executive Director, Jorge E. Figueredo, to hear firsthand how the organization is helping immigrant and Latino families succeed and learn how the organization has had to adapt to confront the challenges associated with Covid-19.Can you tell us a...
Oct. 04, 2021
OCC September 2021 Total Volume Up 21.8 Percent Compared to September 2020
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that September 2021 total cleared contract volume was 816,942,764 contracts, up 21.8 percent compared to September 2020 and the highest September on record. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through September 2021 was 38,846,212 contracts, up 34.6 percent compared to September 2020.Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 811,458,905, up 21.7 percent compared to September 2020. Equity options cleared contract volume was 763,992,378...
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