Eurex Group has disclosed its monthly volumes for the January 2016, which started off the calendar year firmly entrenched in positive territory, catapulting higher MoM when measured against its December 2015 counterpart, according to a Eurex statement.
Last month, the situation was largely the same picture, with Eurex reporting well-performing volumes over the whole of its business. As such, exchange’s ADV in December orchestrated a 30.6% MoM boost from November, en route to its strongest gain in Q4 2015.
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Fast forwarding to January, the exchange’s strength has secured consecutive monthly gains, as January 2016 saw an average daily volume (ADV) of 10.2 million contracts, which justified a climb of 3.0% MoM from 9.9 million contracts in December 2015. Across a yearly timetable however, Eurex’s January 2016 ADV also saw a sustained growth of 15.9% YoY from just 8.8 million contracts in January 2016.
Equity Index Derivatives Largely Unchanged
Eurex’s leading installment of equity index derivatives (combining both equity options and single stock futures) reported a stagnated volume of 79.9 million contracts in January 2016, inching higher by less than 1.0% MoM from 79.6 million contracts in December 2015. In addition, January’s volumes also showed a tepid increase of 3.91% YoY from 76.6 million contracts in January 2015.
Interest Rate Derivatives Plunge
However, one realm of Eurex’s business that experienced a diminishing performance in January 2016 was across its interest rate derivatives segment. The group unveiled a figure of just 35.3 million contracts traded in December 2015, down -22.6% MoM from 45.6 million contracts in December 2015 and down -9.4% YoY from -39.0 million contracts in January 2015.