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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined In May While 2014 Volume Remains Up

CHICAGO (June 2, 2014) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume reached 319,742,239 in May, an 18 percent decrease from the May 2013 volume of 391,347,069 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date cleared contract volume remains up for 2014 with 1,789,079,351 contracts, 1 percent higher than the same point in 2013. OCC’s year-to-date average daily contract volume is up 2 percent at 17,369,702 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 315,630,235 contracts in May, an 18 percent decrease from May 2013. Average daily options trading volume in 2014 is 17,104,202 contracts, 2 percent higher than the same time last year. Year-to-date total options volume is up 1 percent with 1,761,732,803 contracts traded in 2014.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,112,004 contracts in May, a 16 percent decrease from May 2013. OCC’s average daily cleared futures volume in 2014 is up 18 percent with 265,500 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 16 percent with 27,346,548 contracts in 2014.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 18 percent in new loans from May 2013 with 99,782 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 8 percent from 2013 with 485,722 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in May was $117,951,459,426.

 

May 2014 Total Contract Volume

May 2013 Total Contract Volume

May Total Contract % Change vs. 2013

YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014

YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013

Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013

Equity Options

284,062,162

351,610,399

-19.21%

15,423,391

15,271,637

0.99%

Index Options

31,568,073

34,817,856

-9.33%

1,680,811

1,566,400

7.30%

Debt Options

0

0

n/a

0

1

n/a

Total Options

315,630,235

386,428,255

-18.32%

17,104,202

16,838,038

1.58%

Equity Futures

521,746

1,094,616

-52.34%

35,809

35,657

0.43%

Index / Other Futures

3,590,258

3,824,198

-6.12%

229,692

190,102

20.83%

Total Futures

4,112,004

4,918,814

-16.40%

265,500

225,759

17.60%

Total Volume

319,742,239

391,347,069

-18.30%

17,369,702

17,063,797

1.79%

 

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.