Global Exchanges and Marketplaces Reported Strong Trading Volume

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Global Exchanges and Marketplaces Reported Strong Trading Volume across Segments in October 2018

November 5, 2018

MOEXMoscow Exchange (MOEX)

Moscow Exchange has released its October 2018 operational metrics reporting a 10 per cent month-on-month increase in total trading volume across Moscow Exchange’s markets to RUB 78.1 trillion. Segment wise details of trading volume for the month of October 2018.

Equity and Bond Market

Trading in equity and bond market increased by 8.3 per cent in October 2018 to RUB 2,601.3 bn ( RUB 2,401.8 bln Oct. 2017). The turnover in shares, investment fund units and RDRs increased by 55.7 per cent to RUB 1,047.9 bn (Oct. 2017: RUB 673.2 bln) and turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds was RUB 1,553.4 bn (Oct 2017: RUB 1,728.7 bn)

Derivatives Market

Turnover in the Derivatives segment increased by 28.8 per cent to RUB 8.4 trillion (Oct. 2017: RUB 6.5 trillion). Open interest at the end of the month amounted to RUB 503.7 bln (Oct. 2017: RUB 861.0 bln).

FX Market

Total turnover in the FX Market increased by 11.4 per cent to  RUB 30.4 trillion (Oct.  2017: RUB 27.3 trillion). Spot trades increased by 13.8 per cent to RUB 7.0 trillion and swap trades and forwards amounted RUB 23.4 trillion.

The average daily volume during the month was RUB 1,323.7 bln compared to RUB 1,242.2 bln in October 2017.

CME Group

CME Group on Friday also reported it October month operational metrics, reporting strong growth in trading contracts. The average daily volume (ADV) has reached 20.6 million contracts in October 2018 which is 38 per cent higher from October 2017.

Its Equity Index volume reached 4.7 million contracts per day, which is 111 per cent from October 2017 levels.

Interest Rate volume averaged 10.6 million contracts per day which is 39 per cent higher from October 2017 figures.

The daily Foreign Exchange volume averaged 903,000 contracts in October 2018, up by 2 per cent on yearly basis but is 4.4 per cent lower from the previous month.

Cboe Global MarketsCboe Global Markets

Cboe Global Markets has achieved numerous feat in October by registering record monthly volumes across segments.

The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) futures traded at Cboe Futures Exchange registered record monthly volumes of  9.66 million contracts in October 2018, surpassing the previous record of 9.16 million contracts set in August 2017. CFE’s total volume also reached record monthly high of 9.72 million contracts in October2018, breaking previous high of 9.18 million contracts set in February 2018.

The Cboe S&P 500 options reported record monthly volume of 41.40 million contracts in October 2018, surpassing the previous record of 34.64 million contracts set in February this year.

SPX Weeklys options also recorded an average daily volume of 1.12 million contracts. Previous record volume was 1.03 million contracts which was again set in Feb 2018.

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