Eurex Group’s December Volumes Explode MoM to Close Out the Year

Eurex's ADV came in at 9.9 million contracts in December, corresponding to an ascension of 30.6% MoM.

Eurex Group has reported its volumes for the month ending December 2015, which jumped notably higher MoM when weighed against November 2015, according to a Eurex statement.

Just last month, the narrative was completely inverted, with Eurex underpinned by sagging volumes across the entire spectrum of its business. The exchange’s ADV in November fell -2.6% MoM from October, despite an upbeat performance overall compared to 2014.

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Eurex’s average daily volume (ADV) during December 2015 came in at 9.9 million contracts, which corresponds to an ascension of 30.6% MoM from just 7.6 million contracts in November 2015. Across a yearly timeframe however, Eurex’s December 2015 ADV also notched a growth of 7.6% YoY from just 9.2 million contracts in December 2014.

The latest figures effectively snap a consecutive monthly decline across volumes at Eurex Exchange, with December 2015 representing a rebound in ADV growth.

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