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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined 6% in November While 2014 Volume is Up 3%

December 01, 2014
Chicago -

OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in November was 298,563,036 contracts, a 6 percent decrease from the November 2013 volume of 318,233,056 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total cleared contract volume is up 3 percent from 2013 with 3,972,331,230 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume in November was 294,770,356 contracts, down 6 percent from November 2013. Average daily options trading volume this year is up 4 percent from 2013 with 17,003,308 contracts. Year-to-date total options trading volume is up 3 percent from 2013 with 3,910,760,808 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 3,792,680 futures contracts in November, up 1 percent from November 2013. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 15 percent from 2013 with 267,697 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume reached 61,570,422 contracts last month, up 14 percent from 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was up 10 percent in new loans from November 2013 with 93,996 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 5 percent from 2013 with 1,088,736 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in November was $170,853,710,094.

 
Nov 2014 Total Contract Volume
Nov 2013 Total Contract Volume
Nov Total Contract % Change vs. 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013
Equity Options
269,965,859
287,887,380
-6.23%
15,334,576
14,873,891
3.10%
Index Options
24,804,497
26,577,996
-6.67%
1,668,732
1,537,651
8.52%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
0
1
n/a
Total Options
294,770,356
314,465,376
-6.26%
17,003,308
16,411,543
3.61%
Equity Futures
1,121,688
629,935
78.06%
42,699
36,108
18.25%
Index / Other Futures
2,670,992
3,137,745
-14.88%
224,999
197,154
14.12%
Total Futures
3,792,680
3,767,680
0.66%
267,697
233,262
14.76%
Total Volume
298,563,036
318,233,056
-6.18%
17,271,005
16,644,805
3.76%

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