Nasdaq Reports July 2015 Trading Metrics, FICC Volumes Plummet

Nasdaq orchestrated an increase in its US equity derivatives options volume in July 2015, reporting 78 million contracts, up 9.9%

Nasdaq has reported its trading volumes for the month ending July 2015, which reported uneven results across its global business, according to a Nasdaq statement.

The monthly metrics report follows on the heels of a recent Q2 financial statement from Nasdaq a few weeks prior, which yielded a record non-GAAP income. During Q2 2015, Nasdaq reported a non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.83 – conversely, its GAAP diluted EPS stood at $0.77. In terms of net revenues during Q2 2015, Nasdaq reported $518 million, which corresponds to a decline of -1% YoY from Q2 2014.

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For the month ending July 2015 however, Nasdaq managed to orchestrate an increase in its US equity derivatives options volume, reporting a figure of 78 million contracts, up 9.9% MoM from 71 million in June 2015. Across a yearly timeframe, July 2015 represents a down month in terms of volume, representing a fall of -10.3% YoY from 87 million contracts in July 2014.

The uptick in equity derivatives July was not shared by Nasdaq’s European options and futures business however – July 2015 showed just 6.1 million contracts, down -18.7% MoM from 7.5 million contracts in June 2015. This decline was also shared over a yearly timetable, which was underpinned by a drop of -14.1% YoY from July 2014.

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FICC Business Sees Nosedive in July

The mood was no less optimistic across Nasdaq’s Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities business in July 2015. US Fixed income volume (in billion USD traded) saw just $2,644 for the month ending July 2015. This corresponds to a drop of -16.3% MoM from $3,184 in June 2015.

In terms of European fixed income, July 2015 yielded just 2 million contracts, vs. -23.1% MoM from 2.6 million contracts in June 2015.

Late last month, Nasdaq launched its Nasdaq Index Calculation System, a comprehensive solution to help provide marketplaces with an index calculation platform for computing multi-asset, multi-currency indexes.

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