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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined 8% in February

Mar 1 2013 12:00AM

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CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in February reached 325,237,351 contracts, representing an 8 percent decrease from the February 2012 volume of 351,702,360 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.19 percent from 2012 with 690,265,229 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 320,943,312 contracts in February, an 8 percent decrease from February 2012. Average daily options trading volume for the month was 16,891,753 contracts, 3 percent lower than February 2012. Year-to-date options trading volume is down 0.42 percent from 2012 with 682,014,933 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 4,294,039 futures contracts in February, a 92 percent increase from February 2012. Equity futures volume was up 219 percent from February 2012 with 755,732 contracts. Index and other futures volume came in at 3,538,307 contracts, a 77 percent increase from the previous February. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 103 percent with 8,250,296 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 31 percent increase in new loans over February 2012 with 90,316 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 44 percent from 2012 with 190,890 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in February was $51,695,200,066.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Avg. Feb 2013 Feb 2012 Total YTD. Avg. YTD. Avg. Daily Total Total Contract Daily Daily Contract Contract Contract % Change Contract Contract % Change Volume Volume vs. 2012 2013 2012 vs. 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Equity Options 292,572,720 323,293,320 -9.50% 15,495,957 15,916,408 -2.64%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Index Options 28,370,492 26,169,848 8.41% 1,554,413 1,205,171 28.98%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Debt Options 100 0 n/a 3 0 n/a----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Options 320,943,312 349,463,168 -8.16% 17,050,374 17,121,579 -0.42%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Equity Futures 755,732 237,197 218.61% 32,337 13,475 139.98%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Index / Other Futures 3,538,307 2,001,995 76.74% 173,921 88,078 97.46%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Futures 4,294,039 2,239,192 91.77% 206,257 101,553 103.10%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Volume 325,237,351 351,702,360 -7.52% 17,256,631 17,223,132 0.19%----------------------------------------------------------------------------




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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