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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined 8% in February

CHICAGO (March 1, 2013) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in February reached 325,237,351 contracts, representing an 8 percent decrease from the February 2012 volume of 351,702,360 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.19 percent from 2012 with 690,265,229 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 320,943,312 contracts in February, an 8 percent decrease from February 2012. Average daily options trading volume for the month was 16,891,753 contracts, 3 percent lower than February 2012. Year-to-date options trading volume is down 0.42 percent from 2012 with 682,014,933 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 4,294,039 futures contracts in February, a 92 percent increase from February 2012. Equity futures volume was up 219 percent from February 2012 with 755,732 contracts. Index and other futures volume came in at 3,538,307 contracts, a 77 percent increase from the previous February. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 103 percent with 8,250,296 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 31 percent increase in new loans over February 2012 with 90,316 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 44 percent from 2012 with 190,890 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in February was $51,695,200,066.

 
Feb 2013 Total Contract Volume
Feb 2012 Total Contract Volume
Total Contract % Change vs. 2012
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2012
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2012
Equity Options
292,572,720
323,293,320
-9.50%
15,495,957
15,916,408
-2.64%
Index Options
28,370,492
26,169,848
8.41%
1,554,413
1,205,171
28.98%
Debt Options
100
0
n/a
3
0
n/a
Total Options
320,943,312
349,463,168
-8.16%
17,050,374
17,121,579
-0.42%
Equity Futures
755,732
237,197
218.61%
32,337
13,475
139.98%
Index / Other Futures
3,538,307
2,001,995
76.74%
173,921
88,078
97.46%
Total Futures
4,294,039
2,239,192
91.77%
206,257
101,553
103.10%
Total Volume
325,237,351
351,702,360
-7.52%
17,256,631
17,223,132
0.19%

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 17 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial and commodity futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.