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OCC Announces Total Cleared Contract Volume Up Four Percent in January

Securities Lending CCP Activity Up 29 Percent

CHICAGO (February 1, 2016) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today total cleared contract volume for the month of January was up four percent from January 2015 with 371,870,087 contracts, marking the third highest January on record. Average daily volume at OCC was up nine percent from January 2015 with 19,572,110 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in January with year-to-date activity up 29 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 364,671,833 contracts in January, up three percent from January 2015. Equity options volume last month was 326,368,339 contracts, a two percent increase from January 2015. Year-to-date average daily equity options volume is up seven percent with 17,177,281 contracts in 2016. Index options volume was up 18 percent with 38,303,494 contracts in January.

Futures: OCC total cleared futures volume in January was 7,198,254 contracts, a 41 percent increase from January 2015. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 48 percent with 378,855 contracts in January.

Securities Lending: OC'C's securities lending CCP activities saw a 29 percent increase in new loans from January 2015 with 136,772 transactions last month. The average daily loan value at OCC in January was $145,523,001,364.

For 2016 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 
Jan 2016 Total Contract Volume
Jan 2015 Total Contract Volume
Jan Total Contract % Change vs. 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2016
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2015
Equity Options
326,368,339
320,688,813
1.77%
17,177,281
16,034,441
7.13%
Index Options
38,303,494
32,576,117
17.6%
2,015,973
1,628,806
23.8%
Total Options
364,671,833
353,264,930
3.23%
19,193,254
17,663,246
8.66%
Total Futures
7,198,254
5,120,592
40.6%
378,855
256,030
48.0%
Total Volume
371,870,087
358,385,522
3.76%
19,572,110
17,919,276
9.22%

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 18 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.