OCC August cleared volume up 10.3 Percent
September 4, 2019

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, reports that total cleared contract volume in August reached 478,561,649 contracts, a 10.3 percent increase compared to last August, and the highest total volume for August since 2011. OCC adds that its year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,672,145, down 3.2 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 5.53 percent in new loans from August 2018 with 111,375 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity has decreased 2.56 percent from 2018 with 899,943 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in August was $76,760,015,234, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to last August.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 469,284,227 contracts in August, up 10.1 percent from 426,237,903 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 418,770,313 contracts, a 9.1 percent increase from August 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 191,070,806 contracts last month, a 31.5 percent increase compared to the August 2018 volume of 145,281,116 contracts. Index options volume was up 19.6 percent with 50,513,914 contracts in August, with a year-to-date average daily volume of 1,940,020 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC 9,277,422 contracts in August, up 23.7 percent from August 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 320,193 contracts, 22.8 percent lower than 2018.





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OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, reports that total cleared contract volume in August reached 478,561,649 contracts, a 10.3 percent increase compared to last August, and the highest total volume for August since 2011. OCC adds that its year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,672,145, down 3.2 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 5.53 percent in new loans from August 2018 with 111,375 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity has decreased 2.56 percent from 2018 with 899,943 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in August was $76,760,015,234, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to last August.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 469,284,227 contracts in August, up 10.1 percent from 426,237,903 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 418,770,313 contracts, a 9.1 percent increase from August 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 191,070,806 contracts last month, a 31.5 percent increase compared to the August 2018 volume of 145,281,116 contracts. Index options volume was up 19.6 percent with 50,513,914 contracts in August, with a year-to-date average daily volume of 1,940,020 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC 9,277,422 contracts in August, up 23.7 percent from August 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 320,193 contracts, 22.8 percent lower than 2018.



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