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OCC April Cleared Volume Down Five Percent

CHICAGO (May 1, 2019) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in April reached 385,965,706 contracts, a 4.9 percent decline compared to last April. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,200,350, down 12.8 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 380,420,404 contracts in April, down 4.5 percent from 398,481,297 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 344,847,772 contracts, a 3.2 percent decrease from April 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 124,382,646 contracts last month, a 24.4 percent decrease compared to the April 2018 volume of 164,495,446 contracts. Index options volume was down 15.9 percent with 35,572,632 contracts in April, with year-to-date average daily volume of 1,818,555 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 5,545,302 contracts in April, down 24.8 percent from April 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 283,660 contracts, 43.1 percent less than 2018.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 1.6 percent in new loans from April 2018 with 109,141 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity decreased 2.3 percent from 2018 with 447,595 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in April was $70,839,683,397.61.

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April 2019 Total Contract Volume
April 2018 Total Contract Volume
April Total Contract % Change vs. 2018
YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2019
YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2018
2019 Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2018
Equity Options
344,847,772
356,177,370
-3.2%
17,098,135
18,907,939
-9.6%
ETF Options
124,382,646
164,495,446
-24.4%
6,707,978
8,752,074
-23.4%
Index Options
35,572,632
42,303,927
-15.9%
1,818,555
2,619,962
-30.6%
Total Options
380,420,404
398,481,297
-4.5%
18,916,690
21,527,901
-12.1%
Total Futures
5,545,302
7,371,882
-24.8%
283,660
498,911
-43.1%
Total Volume
385,965,706
405,853,179
-4.9%
19,200,350
22,026,812
-12.8%

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) as a registered clearing agency and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2019 Best Clearing House by Markets Media, 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.