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OCC October Cleared Volume Down 20.5 Percent

CHICAGO (November 1, 2019) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in October reached 451,300,066 contracts, a 20.5 percent decrease compared to last October. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,728,721, down 4.7 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options 444,785,648 contracts in October, down 19.9 percent from 555,628,831 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 402,970,144 contracts, an 18.1 percent decrease from October 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 165,115,166 contracts last month, a 28.5 percent decrease, compared to the October 2018 volume of 230,928,177 contracts. Index options volume was down 34 percent with 41,815,504 contracts in October, with a year to date average daily volume of 1,931,267.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC was 6,514,418 contracts in October, down 46.6 percent from October 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 314,216 contracts, 25.4 percent lower than 2018.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity decreased by 25.4 percent in new loans from October 2018 with 104,033 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity has decreased 4.73 percent from 2018 with 1,106,839 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in October was $72,401,494,380, a decrease of 11.8 percent compared to last October.

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October 2019 Total Contract Volume
October 2018 Total Contract Volume
October Total Contract % Change vs. 2018
YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2019
YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2018
2019 Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2018
Equity Options
402,970,144
492,277,954
-18.1%
17,482,788
18,065,214
-3.2%
Index Options
41,815,504
63,350,877
-34.0%
1,931,267
2,211,812
-12.7%
Total Options
444,785,648
555,628,831
-19.9%
19,414,055
20,277,026
-4.3%
Total Futures
6,514,418
12,204,713
-46.6%
314,216
421,033
-25.4%
Total Volume
451,300,066
567,833,544
-20.5%
19,728,271
20,698,059
-4.7%

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.