The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), the fourth largest exchange in the world, has reported its volumes for the month ending December 2013, highlighting a YoY contraction in bonds and derivatives, according to an LSEG monthly statement.
A snapshot of the value of traded derivatives in December 2013 yielded a figure of $99,221 million (£60,299 million) in December, constituting a 36.1% climb YoY from $72,911 million (£44,310 million). This also corresponded with an increase of derivatives trades in December (4,417,766), representing an improvement of 9.0% YoY from 4,052,359 trades.
Turquoise Integrated and Midpoint Soar YoY
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The LSEG’s Turquoise Integrated Forex and equity trading options showed the single highest jump of all transactions, reporting a figure of 11,551,230 trades in December 2013. Conversely, this represented a jump of 91.1% YoY over its December 2012 trades of 6,046,053. In addition, the Turquoise integrated value came in at $62,401 million this month (£37,923 million), up a staggering 108.2% YoY. Turqoise MidPoint witnessed similarly robust valuation results, indicated by a growth of 120.6% YoY $5,040 million (£3,063 million).
December Orderbooks Lower YoY, Turquoise On Uptick
In the FX realm, the UK Lit Orderbook trading was reported at 64.1% in December 2013 (65.4% December 2012). Alternatively, Italian Lit Orderbook trading yielded 84.3% (84.4% December 2012), with the Turquoise Total Pan European Trading capturing 8.1% (vs. 4.8% December 2012), further corroborating the impressive yearly performance of the Turquoise trading.