-New All-Time Total Volume, ADV and Share of Trading Records-
NYSE Arca Options Reports Record Volume in October
New York , Nov. 1, 2007 – NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX), the world's largest and most liquid exchange group, today reported record transaction volume in its U.S. equity options trading operations on NYSE Arca Options. Trading 38.2 million total contracts in October, a 21.5% increase from the previous record of 31.4 million contracts set in August 2007, NYSE Arca Options also achieved a new record in overall share of trading, capturing 14.2% of all equity options contracts traded, a 2.1% increase from the year-to-date figure of 12.1%. Average daily volume on NYSE Arca Options was also a new record with 1.66 million contracts traded per day in October.
“Since we launched NYSE Arca Options last October, we have worked diligently to create the industry’s fastest, most reliable platform with extraordinary scalability and a uniquely attractive market structure,” said Ed Boyle, Vice President, NYSE Arca Options. “We believe that when combined with the steady growth of our platform, this record month of trading is a strong endorsement of our model by our customers. We will continue to innovate and find more ways to provide them with the best options trading experience possible.”
In October, 17.6 million contracts were traded on NYSE Arca Options in the newly-expanded SEC options penny pilot, with 15.8 million traded electronically. Share of trading in the 35 penny pilot issues also set a record in October at 17.0% of industry volumes, ranking NYSE Arca third among all U.S. options exchanges.
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NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007 . NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges in six countries, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $30.3 trillion/€21.3 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $139 billion/€103 billion (as of September 30, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.
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