BATS Chi-X Europe Reveals April 2015 Volumes, Options at Record High

BATS Chi-X Europe has reported mixed volumes in the month ending April 2015, highlighted by soaring options.

BATS Chi-X Europe, part of the parent group BATS Global Markets, has revealed its volumes for the month ending April 2015, which illustrated its best month to date for its US Options market, according to a recent BATS statement.

The recent volumes at BATS followed on the heels of a strong March performance, including a record month for the BATS European Trade Reporting (BXTR) facility.

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In terms of market share in April 2915, BATS Options’ saw a rise of 4.2% YoY from April 2014, having jumped 9.4% MoM in market share from March 2015. Moreover, in the US, BATS executed 26.3% of all ETF trading volume in April 2015.

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Another highlight of the figures in April 2015 was BATS Chi-X European Trade Reporting (BXTR) index, which showed a monthly reported yield of $569.8 billion (€506.9 billion), jumping 7.6% MoM from $511.1 billion (€471.1 billion) in March 2015, whilst averaging $28.4 billion (€25.3 billion) each trading day.

In the European equities space, BATS reported an overall market share of 24.1% in April 2015, rising from 23.3% back in March 2015. More specifically, the average daily notional value traded was $15.3 billion (€13.6 billion) in April 2015, up 9.3% MoM from $14.0 billion (€12.9 billion) in March 2015.

Hotspot also released its average daily volume (ADV) of $28.4 billion in April 2015, lagging behind $31.5 billion reported in March 2015, or a -9.8% MoM loss. Lastly, total volume traded on Hotspot in April 2015 came in at $625.4 billion, down from $692.3 billion in March 2015.

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