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OCC July 2021 Total Volume Up 29.2 Percent from a Year Ago

Highest July on record, fifth highest month in OCC’s history

August 03, 2021
Chicago -

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that July 2021 total cleared contract volume was 794,793,709 contracts, up 29.2 percent compared to July 2020 and the highest July on record. Year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume through July was 39,175,394 contracts, up 38.2 percent compared to July 2020.

Options: Total exchange-listed options cleared contract volume was 790,038,364, up 29.2 percent compared to July 2020. Equity options cleared contract volume was 749,029,013 contracts, up 28.6 percent compared to July 2020. This includes ETF options cleared contract volume of 211,159,558, a 2.2 percent increase compared to July 2020. Index options volume was 41,009,351, up 39.6 percent compared to July 2020. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared options volume is 38,940,012 contracts.

Futures: Total futures cleared contract volume was 4,755,345, a 35.4 percent increase compared to July 2020. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 235,382 contracts.

Securities Lending: The average daily loan value at OCC in July 2021 was $123,277,337,598, an 86.9 percent increase compared to July 2020. Securities lending CCP activity increased by 32.8 percent in new loans compared to July 2020 with 156,736 transactions last month.

For 2021 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 

July 2021 Total Contract Volume

July 2020 Total Contract Volume

July 2021 Total Contract % Change vs 2020

YTD Avg Daily Contract 2021

YTD Avg Daily Contract 2020

July 2021 % Change vs 2020

Equity Options

749,029,013

582,318,225

28.6%

37,039,944

26,063,762

42.1%

Index Options

41,009,351

29,369,295

39.6%

1,900,068

2,017,148

-5.8%

Total Options

790,038,364

611,687,520

29.2%

38,940,012

28,080,910

38.7%

Futures

4,755,345

3,512,363

35.4%

235,382

261,447

-10.0%

Total Volume

794,793,709

615,199,883

29.2%

39,175,394

28,342,357

38.2%

About OCC

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

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 ([email protected]).