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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined In MayWhile 2014 Volume Remains Up

June 02, 2014
Chicago -

OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume reached 319,742,239 in May, an 18 percent decrease from the May 2013 volume of 391,347,069 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date cleared contract volume remains up for 2014 with 1,789,079,351 contracts, 1 percent higher than the same point in 2013. OCC’s year-to-date average daily contract volume is up 2 percent at 17,369,702 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 315,630,235 contracts in May, an 18 percent decrease from May 2013. Average daily options trading volume in 2014 is 17,104,202 contracts, 2 percent higher than the same time last year. Year-to-date total options volume is up 1 percent with 1,761,732,803 contracts traded in 2014.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,112,004 contracts in May, a 16 percent decrease from May 2013. OCC’s average daily cleared futures volume in 2014 is up 18 percent with 265,500 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 16 percent with 27,346,548 contracts in 2014.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 18 percent in new loans from May 2013 with 99,782 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 8 percent from 2013 with 485,722 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in May was $117,951,459,426.

 

May 2014 Total Contract Volume

May 2013 Total Contract Volume

May Total Contract % Change vs. 2013

YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014

YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013

Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013

Equity Options

284,062,162

351,610,399

-19.21%

15,423,391

15,271,637

0.99%

Index Options

31,568,073

34,817,856

-9.33%

1,680,811

1,566,400

7.30%

Debt Options

0

0

n/a

0

1

n/a

Total Options

315,630,235

386,428,255

-18.32%

17,104,202

16,838,038

1.58%

Equity Futures

521,746

1,094,616

-52.34%

35,809

35,657

0.43%

Index / Other Futures

3,590,258

3,824,198

-6.12%

229,692

190,102

20.83%

Total Futures

4,112,004

4,918,814

-16.40%

265,500

225,759

17.60%

Total Volume

319,742,239

391,347,069

-18.30%

17,369,702

17,063,797

1.79%

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (investorservices@theocc.com).