Eurex Group’s average daily volume (ADV) during May 2015 was reported at 10.1 million contracts, representing a rise of 21.7% MoM from 8.3 million contracts in April 2015, according to a Eurex statement.
The volumes build off of last month’s strong performance – May 2015 saw an ADV of 7.7 million Eurex Exchange contracts, compared with 5.9 million in April 2015, or a 30.5% jump MoM. Moreover, Eurex saw an ADV of 2.4 million contracts in May 2015 that were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE), unchanged MoM from April 2015.
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Equity Index Derivatives Wane in May
Across its paramount installment of equity index derivatives (combining both equity options and single stock futures), Eurex Exchange saw a volume of 44.3 million contracts in May 2015, falling -14.8% MoM from 52.0 million in April 2015. Across a yearly timeframe, the figures this month also orchestrated a decline of -8.5% YoY from 48.4 million contracts in May 2014.
In addition, futures on the EURO STOXX 50 Index in May 2015 came in at 20.2 million contracts (20.9 million in April 2015) and 20.3 million (19.7 million in April 2015) on the index options. Alternatively, futures on the DAX index in May 2015 totaled 2.3 million contracts (2.0 million in April 2015), while the DAX options added another 3.4 million contracts (3.0 in April 2015) – Eurex’s KOSPI Product recorded 1.7 million contracts in May 2015.