OCC January volume down 11.9 percent
February 4, 2019

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced over the weekend that total cleared contract volume in January reached 422,610,940 contracts, the second-highest January volume in OCC history, following January of 2018.

This was down 11.9 percent compared to last January. OCC's year-to-date average daily contract volume is 20,124,330 contracts, 3.6 percent lower than 2018's record-breaking average of 20,884,820 contracts a day.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 416,274,951 contracts in January, down 11.0 percent from 467,904,767 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 375,222,959 contracts, an 8.8 percent decrease from January 2018.

This includes cleared ETF options volume of 157,950,235 contracts last month, also an 8.8 percent decrease compared to January 2018 volume of 173,248,941 contracts. Index options volume was down 27.0 percent with 41,051,992 contracts in January, with an average daily volume of 1,954,857 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 6,335,989 futures contracts in January, down 46.8 percent from January 2018. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume last month was 301,714 contracts. 

Securities Lending:  OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 1.5 percent in new loans from January 2018 with 114,940 transactions last month. The average daily loan value at OCC in January 2019 was US$68,889,730,936. There were 116,741 new transactions in January 2018, with OCC stock loan activity registering 1,374,319 new loan transactions for all of 2018.





This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to customize your experience. Cookies appear to be blocked on this browser. Please consider allowing cookies so that you can enjoy more content across globalcustody.net.

How do I enable cookies in my browser?

Internet Explorer
1. Click the Tools button (or press ALT and T on the keyboard), and then click Internet Options.
2. Click the Privacy tab
3. Move the slider away from 'Block all cookies' to a setting you're comfortable with.

Firefox
1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and select Options...
2. Select the Privacy panel.
3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
4. Make sure Accept cookies from sites is selected.

Safari Browser
1. Click Safari icon in Menu Bar
2. Click Preferences (gear icon)
3. Click Security icon
4. Accept cookies: select Radio button "only from sites I visit"

Chrome
1. Click the menu icon to the right of the address bar (looks like 3 lines)
2. Click Settings
3. Click the "Show advanced settings" tab at the bottom
4. Click the "Content settings..." button in the Privacy section
5. At the top under Cookies make sure it is set to "Allow local data to be set (recommended)"

Opera
1. Click the red O button in the upper left hand corner
2. Select Settings -> Preferences
3. Select the Advanced Tab
4. Select Cookies in the list on the left side
5. Set it to "Accept cookies" or "Accept cookies only from the sites I visit"
6. Click OK

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced over the weekend that total cleared contract volume in January reached 422,610,940 contracts, the second-highest January volume in OCC history, following January of 2018.

This was down 11.9 percent compared to last January. OCC's year-to-date average daily contract volume is 20,124,330 contracts, 3.6 percent lower than 2018's record-breaking average of 20,884,820 contracts a day.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 416,274,951 contracts in January, down 11.0 percent from 467,904,767 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 375,222,959 contracts, an 8.8 percent decrease from January 2018.

This includes cleared ETF options volume of 157,950,235 contracts last month, also an 8.8 percent decrease compared to January 2018 volume of 173,248,941 contracts. Index options volume was down 27.0 percent with 41,051,992 contracts in January, with an average daily volume of 1,954,857 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared 6,335,989 futures contracts in January, down 46.8 percent from January 2018. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume last month was 301,714 contracts. 

Securities Lending:  OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 1.5 percent in new loans from January 2018 with 114,940 transactions last month. The average daily loan value at OCC in January 2019 was US$68,889,730,936. There were 116,741 new transactions in January 2018, with OCC stock loan activity registering 1,374,319 new loan transactions for all of 2018.



Free subscription - selected news and optional newsletter
Premium subscription
  • All latest news
  • Latest special reports
  • Your choice of newsletter timing and topics
Full-access magazine subscription
  • 7-year archive of news
  • All past special reports
  • Newsletter with your choice of timing and topics
  • Access to more content across the site