SOURCE: OCC

OCC

June 03, 2013 13:18 ET

OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in May Increased 3%

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - OCC announced that total cleared contract volume in May reached 391,347,069 contracts, representing a 3 percent increase from the May 2012 volume of 380,417,938 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.2 percent from 2012 with 1,774,634,896 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 386,428,255 contracts in May, a 2 percent increase from May 2012. Average daily options trading volume for the month was 17,564,921 contracts, 2 percent higher than May 2012. Year-to-date total options volume is down 0.41 percent with 1,751,155,921 contracts in 2013.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,918,814 contracts in May, up 71 percent from May 2012. OCC cleared an average of 223,582 contracts per day last month, an increase of 71 percent from May 2012. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 83 percent with 23,478,975 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 46 percent increase in new loans over May 2012 with 121,016 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 40 percent from 2012 with 529,502 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in May was $57,687,152,619.

    May 2013
Total
Contract
Volume
  May 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   351,610,399   346,147,518   1.58%   15,271,637   15,635,473   -2.33%
Index Options   34,817,856   31,392,479   10.91%   1,566,400   1,271,160   23.23%
Debt Options   0   0   n/a   1   0   n/a
Total Options   386,428,255   377,539,997   2.35%   16,838,038   16,906,633   -0.41%
Equity Futures   1,094,616   259,382   322.01%   35,657   16,492   116.21%
Index / Other Futures   3,824,198   2,618,559   46.04%   190,102   106,647   78.25%
Total Futures   4,918,814   2,877,941   70.91%   225,759   123,139   83.34%
Total Volume   391,347,069   380,417,938   2.87%   17,063,797   17,029,772   0.20%

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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