The Option Clearing Corporation (OCC), one of the largest equity derivatives clearing organizations in the world, has reported its cleared contract volumes in November 2015, according to an OCC statement.
November 2015 saw a total of 328,272,930 cleared contracts, up by 10.0% YoY from 298,563,036 contracts in November 2014. Moreover, OCC’s year-to-date (YTD) average daily cleared contract volume dropped -3.0% YoY from November 2014 with 16,803,068 contracts in 2015.
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The OCC’s exchange-listed options volume in November 2015 reached 323,335,666 contracts, surging 10.0% YoY from November 2014. YTD average daily options (ADV) volume was also lower by -3.0% YoY from 2014 with 16,542,674 contracts in 2015.
Equity options volume in November 2015 came in at 293,853,921 contracts, jumping 9.0% YoY from November 2014 – however, index options volume in November 2015 was also up 19.0% from November 2014 with 29,481,735 contracts.
In terms of futures, OCC cleared futures volume in November 2015 reached 4.937,264 contracts, a 30.2% YoY increase from the November 2014’s volume of 3,792,680 contracts. OCC’s YTD ADV cleared futures volume was also down -3.0% YoY from 2014 with 260,394 contracts in 2015.