Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in March reached 362,379,835 contracts, representing a 14 percent increase from March 2013. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 10 percent with 1,108,482,532 contracts in the first quarter of 2014.
Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 355,570,399 contracts in March, a 14 percent increase from March 2013. Average daily options trading volume in the first quarter was 17,873,764 contracts, 8 percent higher than the first quarter of last year. Year-to-date total options volume is up 10 percent with 1,090,299,568 contracts in 2014.
Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 6,809,436 contracts in March, up 34 percent from March 2013. OCC’s average daily cleared futures volume in the first quarter was 298,081 contracts, 34 percent higher than the first quarter of 2013. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 37 percent with 18,182,964 contracts in 2014.
Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was off 1 percent in new loans from March 2013 with 95,094 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 1 percent from 2013 with 290,788 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in March was $93,771,464,543.
OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 17 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial and commodity futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at http://www.theocc.com.