Eurex Exchange Reports Dramatic Uptick in October Derivatives Trading

Trading in equity index derivatives nearly doubled when compared to last year

Frankfurt-based exchange Eurex Exchange announced that it saw a significant year-on-year increase in its derivatives trading volumes this October.

In a statement released on Friday, the exchange emphasized that it had seen a huge uptick in equities index derivatives trading when it compared its results from last month to October of 2017.

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Eurex Exchange reported a total trading volume of 52.2 million equity index derivatives contracts in October of 2017.

This year, the exchange operator was able to increase that number to 96.2 million contracts – an 83 percent year-on-year increase.

In the European equity derivatives market, the firm also saw impressive growth, albeit less impressive than in the equity index derivatives market.

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Eurex Exchange Derivates

For October of last year, the firm reported a total trading volume of 19.52 million contracts in the equity derivatives market.

The report released by the exchange operator on Friday indicates that, for the same market this October, it had a trading volume of 28.4 million contracts. That was a 48 percent year-on-year increase.

Finally, in the European interest rate derivatives market, Eurex Exchange reported a total trading volume of 44.1 million contracts in October of 2017.

For the same period this year, the exchange operator reported a total trading volume of 58.2 million – a 32 percent increase on last year.

Adding up all of those different volumes, we can see that, in October of this year, derivatives trading on Eurex Exchange totaled 183.4 million contracts.

That was a whopping 58 percent increase on last year when the exchange operator reported a total of 115.8 million derivatives contracts for the same period.

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