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OCC Announces Average Daily Cleared Contract Volume Up 4% in August

September 02, 2014
Chicago -

OCC announced today average daily cleared contract volume in August was 15,502,290 contracts, a 4 percent increase from August 2013. Total cleared contract volume for the month reached 325,548,099 contracts in 21 days, a 0.35 percent decrease from the 22 trading-day August 2013 volume of 326,697,656 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.19 percent with 2,803,135,205 contracts in 2014.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume in August was 320,155,407 contracts, 0.57 percent lower than August 2013. Average daily options trading volume last month was up 4 percent from August 2013 with 15,245,495 contracts. Year-to-date total options trading volume is off 0.01 percent from 2013 with 2,758,678,957 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 5,392,692 futures contracts in August, representing a 14 percent increase from August 2013. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume in August was up 20 percent from August 2013 with 256,795 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 14 percent from 2013 with 44,456,248 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 16 percent in new loans from August 2013 with 93,950 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 11 percent from 2013 with 785,940 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in August was $152,198,732,151.

 
August 2014 Total Contract Volume
August 2013 Total Contract Volume
August Total Contract % Change vs. 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013
Equity Options
287,161,404
291,214,395
-1.39%
14,889,325
14,889,406
0.00%
Index Options
32,994,003
30,761,649
7.26%
1,629,711
1,532,994
6.31%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
0
1
n/a
Total Options
320,155,407
321,976,044
-0.57%
16,519,036
16,422,401
0.59%
Equity Futures
826,453
627,840
31.63%
39,492
33,922
16.42%
Index / Other Futures
4,566,239
4,093,772
11.54%
226,713
197,795
14.62%
Total Futures
5,392,692
4,721,612
14.21%
266,205
231,718
14.88%
Total Volume
325,548,099
326,697,656
-0.35%
16,785,241
16,654,119
0.79%

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