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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Declined 26% in October

  • Securities Lending Activity Up 12% in October and 15% Year-to-Date
November 02, 2015
Chicago -

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in October was 367,647,983 contracts, a 26 percent decrease from the October 2014 monthly volume of 499,598,951 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC is down 3 percent in 2015 with 16,840,156 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in October with year-to-date activity up 15 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 362,142,042 contracts in October, a 26 percent decrease from October 2014. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down 3 percent from 2014 with 16,578,474 contracts.

Equity options volume last month was 324,118,226 contracts, a 26 percent decrease from October 2014. Index options volume in October was down 30 percent with 38,023,816 contracts.

Futures: Cleared futures volume at OCC in October was 5,505,941 contracts, a 33 percent decrease from October 2014. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down 4 percent with 261,682 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in October 2015 was up 12 percent in new loans from October 2014 with 119,764 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 15 percent from 2014 with 1,142,224 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in October was $175,175,535,641.

OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME OCTOBER 2015

 
October 2015 Total Contract Volume
October 2014 Total Contract Volume
October Total Contract % Change vs. 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2014
Equity Options
324,118,226
436,855,058
-25.8%
14,896,014
15,435,956
-3.5%
Index Options
38,023,816
54,539,096
-30.3%
1,682,460
1,701,440
-1.1%
Total Options
362,142,042
491,394,154
-26.3%
16,578,474
17,137,396
-3.3%
Total Futures
5,505,941
8,204,797
-32.9%
261,682
273,828
-4.4%
Total Volume
367,647,983
499,598,951
-26.4%
16,840,156
17,411,224
-3.3%

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).