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OCC Announces Total Cleared Contract Volume Down Nine Percent In January

Securities lending activity up 32 percent in January

CHICAGO (February 1, 2017) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in January was down nine percent from January 2016 with 338,381,588 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC was down 14 percent from January 2016 with 16,919,079 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in January with year-to-date activity up 32 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 328,683,559 contracts in January, down 10 percent from January 2016. Equity options volume last month was 291,765,174 contracts, an 11 percent decrease from January 2016. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 123,515,339 contracts last month, down 20 percent from January 2016 volume of 155,019,391 contracts. Index options volume in January was down four percent from a year ago with 36,918,385 contracts.

Futures: OCC total cleared futures volume in January was 9,698,029 contracts, a 35 percent increase from January 2016. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 28 percent with 484,901 contracts last month.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 32 percent increase in new loans from January 2016 with 180,624 transactions last month. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in January was $146,631,441,680.

For 2017 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 
Jan 2017 Total Contract Volume
Jan 2016
Total Contract Volume
Jan Total Contract % Change vs. 2016
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2017
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2016
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2016
Equity Options
291,765,174
326,368,339
-10.6%
14,588,259
17,177,281
-15.1%
Index Options
36,918,385
38,303,494
-3.62%
1,845,919
2,015,973
-8.44%
Total Options
328,683,559
364,671,833
-9.87%
16,434,178
19,193,254
-14.4%
Total Futures
9,698,029
7,198,254
34.7%
484,901
378,855
28.0%
Total Volume
338,381,588
371,870,087
-9.01%
16,919,079
19,572,110
-13.6%

 

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year - The Americas by FOW Magazine and 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.