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OCC May Volume Up 13.1 Percent

  • Index options up 33.2 percent
  • Futures options up 20.1 percent
June 03, 2019
Chicago -

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in May reached 464,971,407 contracts, a 13.1 percent increase compared to last May, and the highest total volume for May in OCC's history. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,609,615, down 8.0 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 455,941,785 contracts in May, up 12.9 percent from 403,748,267 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 405,895,497 contracts, a 10.8 percent increase from May 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 175,731,232 contracts last month, a 16.4 percent increase compared to the May 2018 volume of 150,994,638 contracts. Index options volume was up 33.2 percent with 50,046,288 contracts in May, with a year-to-date average daily volume of 1,915,075 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 9,029,622 contracts in May, up 20.1 percent from May 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 310,478 contracts, 33.3 percent lower than 2018.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was up 0.3 percent in new loans from May 2018 with 119,589 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity decreased 1.7 percent from 2018 with 567,184 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in May was $73,894,238,728.

For 2019 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 

 

May 2019 Total Contract Volume

May 2018 Total Contract Volume

May Total Contract % Change vs. 2018

YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2019

YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2018

2019 Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2018

Equity Options

405,895,497

366,176,065

10.8%

17,384,063

18,429,107

-5.7%

ETF Options

175,731,232

150,994,638

16.4%

6,978,706

8,352,546

-16.4%

Index Options

50,046,288

37,572,202

33.2%

1,915,075

2,427,010

-21.1%

Total Options

455,941,785

403,748,267

12.9%

19,299,138

20,856,116

-7.5%

Total Futures

9,029,622

7,516,664

20.1%

310,478

465,648

-33.3%

Total Volume

464,971,407

411,264,931

13.1%

19,609,615

21,321,764

-8.0%

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