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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Down Six Percent in April

  • Securities lending activity up seven percent in April and 17 percent YTD
  • Cleared futures volume up 42 percent in April and 52 percent YTD
  • ETF options volume up four percent in April

CHICAGO (May 1, 2017) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in April was 320,547,848 contracts, down six percent from April 2016 monthly volume of 339,522,257 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC is down one percent in 2017 with 17,027,383 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers with April activity up seven percent and year-to-date activity up 17 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 309,679,049 contracts in April, a seven percent decrease from April 2016. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down two percent from 2016 with 16,496,920 contracts.

Equity options volume last month was 269,566,040 contracts, a ten percent decrease from April 2016. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 129,366,338 contracts last month, a four percent increase over April 2016 volume of 124,959,215 contracts. Index options volume in April was up 28 percent from April 2016 with 40,113,009 contracts.

Futures: Cleared futures volume at OCC in April was 10,868,799 contracts, a 42 percent increase from April 2016. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 52 percent with 530,463 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending activity in April 2017 was up seven percent in new loans from April 2016 with 176,734 transactions. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 17 percent from 2016 with 728,464 new loan transactions. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in April was $151,596,928,566.

For 2017 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 
April 2017 Total Contract Volume
April 2016
Total Contract Volume
April Total Contract % Change vs. 2016
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2017
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2016
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2016
Equity Options
269,566,040
300,607,576
-10.3%
14,508,001
15,032,522
-3.49%
ETF Options
129,366,338
124,959,215
3.53%
6,565,140
6,796,266
-3.40%
Index Options
40,113,009
31,235,294
28.4%
1,988,919
1,741,882
14.2%
Total Options
309,679,049
331,842,870
-6.68%
16,496,920
16,774,404
-1.65%
Total Futures
10,868,799
7,679,387
41.5%
530,463
349,245
51.9%
Total Volume
320,547,848
339,522,257
-5.59%
17,027,383
17,123,650
-0.56%

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) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year - The Americas by FOW Magazine and 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.