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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 27 Percent in April

  • Equity options volume up 32 percent in April and average daily volume up 30 percent year-to-date
  • ETF options volume up 27 percent in April and average daily volume up 33 percent year-to-date
  • Securities lending activity up 25 percent in April and 26 percent year-to-date

CHICAGO (May 1, 2018) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in April reached 405,853,179 contracts, a 27 percent increase from April 2017 volume of 320,547,848 contracts and marking the highest April on record. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up 29 percent from 2017 with 22,026,812 contracts compared to 17,027,383 contracts in 2017.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume volume reached 398,481,297 contracts in April, up 29 percent from April 2017. Equity options volume reached a total of 356,177,370 contracts, a 32 percent increase from April 2017. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 164,495,446 contracts last month, a 27 percent increase over April 2017 volume of 129,366,338 contracts. Index options volume was up five percent with 42,303,927 contracts in April.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 7,371,882 contracts in April, down 32 percent from April 2017. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume was 498,911 contracts, six percent less than 2017.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was up 25 percent in new loans from April 2017 with 221,744 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity increased 26 percent from 2017 with 915,802 new loan transactions in 2018. The average daily loan value at OCC in April was $183,505,813,710.

For 2018 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME APRIL 2018
 
April 2018 Total Contract Volume
April 2017 Total Contract Volume
Apr Total Contract % Change vs. Apr 2017
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2018
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2017
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2017
Equity Options
356,177,370
269,566,040
32.1%
18,907,939
14,508,001
30.3%
ETF Options
164,495,446
129,366,338
27.2%
8,752,074
6,565,141
33.3%
Index Options
42,303,927
40,113,009
5.46%
2,619,962
1,988,919
31.7%
Total Options
398,481,297
309,679,049
28.7%
21,527,901
16,496,920
30.5%
Total Futures
7,371,882
10,868,799
-32.2%
498,911
530,463
-5.9%
Total Volume
405,853,179
320,547,848
26.6%
22,026,812
17,027,383
29.4%

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 2018 Best Clearing House by Markets Media, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.