OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in September Increased 15%

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OCC cleared contract volume in September reached 371,034,038 contracts, a 15 percent increase from September 2013.

OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in September reached 371,034,038 contracts, a 15 percent increase from the September 2013 volume of 321,604,328 contracts. OCC’s average daily cleared volume for the month was 17,668,288 contracts, a 10 percent increase from September 2013. OCC’s year-to-date total cleared contract volume is up 2 percent in the first three quarters of 2014 with 3,174,169,243 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 365,917,341 contracts in September, a 16 percent increase from September 2013. Year-to-date average daily options trading volume is 16,620,193 contracts, 2 percent higher than 2013. Year-to-date total options volume is up 2 percent from 2013 with 3,124,596,298 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 5,116,697 futures contracts in September, a 10 percent decrease from September 2013. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 11 percent from 2013 with 263,686 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume reached 49,572,945 contracts in the third quarter, an 11 percent increase from 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was up 16 percent in new loans from September 2013 with 101,800 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 8 percent from 2013 with 887,740 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in September was $156,863,064,081.

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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