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OCC Announces Average Daily Cleared Contract Volume Declined 5% in January

February 02, 2015
Chicago -

OCC announced today average daily cleared contract volume for the month of January was down 5 percent from January 2014 with 17,919,276 contracts and one less trading day. Total OCC cleared contract volume in January reached 358,385,522 contracts, a 9 percent decrease from the 2014 record January volume of 395,595,620 contracts. Despite this decline, January 2015 represents the fourth highest January volume for OCC to date.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 353,264,930 contracts in January, down 9 percent from January 2014. Equity options volume last month was 320,688,813 contracts, a 9 percent decrease from January 2014. Year-to-date average daily equity options volume is off 4 percent with 16,034,441 contracts in 2015.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume in January was 5,120,592 contracts, an 11 percent decrease from January 2014. Equity futures volume at OCC last month was 546,942 contracts, down 11 percent from January 2014. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down 7 percent with 256,030 contracts in 2015.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 0.35 percent decline in new loans from January 2014 with 105,766 transactions last month. The average daily loan value at OCC in January was $156,626,998,646.

 
Jan 2015 Total Contract Volume
Jan 2014 Total Contract Volume
Jan Total Contract % Change vs. 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2014
Equity Options
320,688,813
351,650,970
-8.80%
16,034,441
16,745,284
-4.25%
Index Options
32,576,117
38,170,165
-14.66%
1,628,806
1,817,627
-10.39%
Total Options
353,264,930
389,821,135
-9.38%
17,663,246
18,562,912
-4.85%
Equity Futures
546,942
613,613
-10.87%
27,347
29,220
-6.41%
Index / Other Futures
4,573,650
5,160,872
-11.38%
228,683
245,756
-6.95%
Total Futures
5,120,592
5,774,485
-11.32%
256,030
274,975
-6.89%
Total Volume
358,385,522
395,595,620
-9.41%
17,919,276
18,837,887
-4.88%

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