OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in the First Half of 2014 Declined 1%, Fifth Year Above 2 Billion Contracts

OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is off 1 percent from 2013 with 2,117,001,407 contracts.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume reached 327,922,056 in June, an 11 percent decrease from the June 2013 volume of 367,660,030 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date cleared contract volume is off 1 percent from 2013 with 2,117,001,407 contracts, marking the fifth consecutive year that first half cleared volume reached 2 billion contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 321,358,397 contracts in June, down 11 percent from June 2013. Year-to-date total options volume is down 1 percent compared to the first half of last year with 2,083,091,200 contracts. Year-to-date average daily options trading volume is 16,799,123 contracts, 1 percent lower than 2013.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume reached 6,563,659 contracts in June, up 1 percent from June 2013. OCC’s year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 13 percent with 33,910,207 contracts in the first half of 2014. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 13 percent with 273,469 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 17 percent in new loans from June 2013 with 100,658 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 9 percent from 2013 with 586,380 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in June was $139,132,902,307.

About OCC
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 16 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at http://www.theocc.com.

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