Nasdaq Reports March 2015 Volumes, US Cash Equities Advance

Nasdaq reported its March 2015 trading volumes, underscoring a mixed bag in its diverse business.

Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ), a provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology and listings, has reported its volumes for the month ending March 2015, according to a Nasdaq statement.

US cash equities for the month ending March 2015 came in at 28,217 million shares, which represents a jump of 12.5% MoM from February 2015. Over a yearly time fame, Nasdaq’s cash equities have fallen -6.4% YoY from March 2014.

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Nasdaq’s US equity derivatives hardly painted a rosier picture, with its 78 million contracts in March 2015 representing a fall of -4.9% MoM from February 2015 – equity derivatives during March of 2015 also fell -11.4% YoY from March 2014.

Fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) was a mixed bag for Nasdaq in March 2015, with US volumes being reported at $2,762 billion in tradable volumes. This figure represents a growth of 4.2% MoM from February 2015, while underscoring a decline of -24.2% YoY from March 2014.

The 2015 calendar year has seen continued momentum from the Nasdaq composite, with the index rising 5.0% year-to-date (YTD), including a high of 5,026, which threatened all-time highs in March of 2000. At the present, the index trades at 4,974, fueled in large part by mainstays such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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