SOURCE: OCC

OCC

July 01, 2013 15:01 ET

OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in June Rose 11%

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in June reached 367,660,030 contracts, an 11 percent increase from the June 2012 volume of 329,891,797 contracts. OCC's average daily volume for the month was up 17 percent with 18,383,002 contracts. OCC ended the first half of the year with total cleared contract volume reaching 2,142,294,926 contracts, 2 percent higher than the first half volume of 2012.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 361,180,257 contracts in June, an 11 percent increase from June 2012. Average daily options trading volume for the month was 18,059,013 contracts, 16 percent higher than June 2012. Year-to-date total options volume is up 1 percent with 2,112,336,178 contracts in 2013.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 6,479,773 contracts in June, up 59 percent from June 2012. OCC cleared an average of 323,989 futures contracts per day last month, a 67 percent increase from June 2012. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 77 percent with 29,958,748 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 5 percent decline in new loans from June 2012 with 114,816 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 28 percent from 2012 with 638,520 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in June was $56,188,067,455.

    June 2013 Total Contract Volume   June 2012 Total Contract Volume   Total Contract % Change vs. 2012   YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013   YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2012   Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2012
 Equity Options   326,896,154   297,841,102   9.76%   15,444,729   15,391,442   0.35%
 Index Options   34,284,103   27,971,992   22.57%   1,590,239   1,281,381   24.10%
 Debt Options   0   0   n/a   1   0   n/a
 Total Options   361,180,257   325,813,094   10.86%   17,034,969   16,672,823   2.17%
 Equity Futures   780,133   868,512   -10.18%   36,197   20,669   75.13%
 Index / Other 
 Futures
  5,699,640   3,210,191   77.55%   205,406   114,412   79.53%
 Total Futures   6,479,773   4,078,703   58.87%   241,603   135,081   78.86%
 Total Volume   367,660,030   329,891,797   11.45%   17,276,572   16,807,904   2.79%

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 17 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial and commodity futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

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