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OCC May 2021 Total Volume Up 32.7 Percent from a Year Ago

Highest May volume on record and fifth highest month in OCC’s history

June 02, 2021
Chicago -

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that May 2021 total cleared contract volume was 723,741,756 contracts, up 32.7 percent compared to May 2020 and the highest May volume on record. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through May was 39,367,534 contracts, up 41.9 percent compared to May 2020.

Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 718,368,993, up 32.6 percent compared to May 2020. Equity options cleared contract volume was 677,836,592 contracts, up 32.5 percent compared to May 2020. This includes ETF options cleared contract volume of 210,490,322, a 5.1 percent increase compared to May 2020. Index options volume was 40,532,401, up 33.9 percent compared to May 2020. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared options volume is 39,119,253 contracts.

Futures: Total futures cleared contract volume was 5,372,763, a 59.0 percent increase compared to May 2020. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 248,281 contracts.

Securities Lending: The average daily loan value at OCC in May 2021 was $120,040,684,754, a 61.3 percent increase compared to May 2020. Securities lending CCP activity increased by 35.8 percent in new loans from May 2020 with 146,703 transactions last month.

For 2021 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 

May 2021 Total Contract Volume

May 2020 Total Contract Volume

May Total Contract % Change vs 2020

YTD Avg Daily Contract 2021

YTD Avg Daily Contract 2020

% Change vs 2020

Equity Options

677,836,592

511,622,104

32.5%

37,208,582

25,222,965

47.5%

Index Options

40,532,401

30,271,813

33.9%

1,910,671

2,230,061

-14.3%

Total Options

718,368,993

541,893,917

32.6%

39,119,253

27,453,026

42.5%

Futures

5,372,763

3,378,401

59.0%

248,281

295,365

-15.9%

Total Volume

723,741,756

545,272,318

32.7%

39,367,534

27,748,391

41.9%

 

About OCC

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a registered clearing agency and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2020 Best Clearing House - Equities by Markets Media for the third consecutive year, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

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