Moscow Exchange Reports Positive Trading Volumes across Its Markets in May

Standardized OTC derivatives volume rose 25.1 times and reached RUB 341.5 billion in May.

Moscow Exchange (MOEX), the largest exchange group in Russia, has released its financial numbers for May 2021. According to the report, total trading volumes across its markets rose by 22.5% to RUB 73.3 trillion, compared to May 2020 figures, where it posted RUB 60.6 trillion. The leaders for May were equities with 36.4%, derivatives with 36.1%, while money and FX spot market both accounted for 22.9% and 22.1%, respectively.

In terms of total trading volume for the equity and bond market, MOEX unveiled that it reached RUB 3,380.7 billion, compared to RUB 5,599 billion that it hit last year. Such figures excluded overnight bonds, the exchange said. Furthermore, trading volume in shares, DRs, and investment funds units grew by 36.4% to RUB 2,162.3 billion. In the same period last year, the figure was RUB 1,585.2 billion.

Also, for forex market trading volume, the exchange reported that it surged by 22.1% to RUB 25.7 trillion, which represented an increase compared to the figure of RUB 21 trillion in May 2020. Spot trades accounted for RUB 6.3 trillion, while swap trades totalled RUB 19.4 trillion.

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Other Volume Figures

“Derivatives Market volumes increased by 36.1% to reach a record RUB 10.4 trillion (May 2020: RUB 7.6 trillion) or 143.4 million contracts (May 2020: 137.3 million), of which 140.4 million contracts were futures and 2.9 mln contracts were options. ADTV was RUB 518.2 billion (May 2020: RUB 400.7 bln). Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 865.6 billion (May 2020: RUB 554.9 billion). Standardized OTC Derivatives Market volume grew 25.1 times and reached RUB 341.5 billion,” Moscow Exchange said in the report about the derivatives market volumes.

Recently, Finance Magnates reported that MOEX added 20 international stocks to trading, including shares from major US-listed companies, such as Western Digital, Zoom, among others. With the inclusion of the new portfolio of international stock products, the Moscow Exchange will reach a total of 144 within its offerings.

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