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NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for May 2011
Global Derivatives ADV Down Year-Over-Year Following 2010 Sovereign Debt Crisis;
Strong Sequential Growth Across Most Trading Venues;
NYSE Liffe U.S. Open Interest at 400,000 Contracts
 

June 8, 2011 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for May 2011[1].   Global derivatives average daily volume (“ADV”) of 10.6 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 20.6% versus the prior year, which benefited from unseasonally strong trading volumes due to heightened market volatility driven by the sovereign debt crisis in Europe.  May 2010 was the highest level of derivatives monthly trading volume in 2010.  When compared to the strong first quarter of 2011, global derivatives trading volumes quarter-to-date (ex. Bclear) are running approximately 13% below first quarter 2011 levels.  Cash equities ADV declined in May 2011, with European cash ADV decreasing 22.0% and U.S. cash trading volumes decreasing 45.5% from May 2010 levels, but trading volumes at both venues increased when compared to April 2011.

Highlights 

  • NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV in May 2011 of 10.6 million contracts decreased 20.6% compared to May 2010, but increased 19.3% from April 2011 levels.   When compared to the strong first quarter of 2011, global derivatives trading volumes quarter-to-date (ex. Bclear) are running approximately 13% below first quarter 2011 levels. 

  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in May 2011 of 6.4 million contracts decreased 23.8% compared to May 2010, but increased 36.6% from April 2011 levels.   Total European fixed income products ADV in May 2011 of 2.3 million contracts decreased 31.8% compared to May 2010, but increased 20.1% from April 2011.  Total equity products ADV of 4.1 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 19.2% compared to May 2010, but increased 49.2% from April 2011.  Total commodities products ADV of 81,000 contracts in May 2011 increased 76.3% compared to May 2010 and increased 5.1% from April 2011.

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex) ADV of 4.0 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 16.7% compared to May 2010 levels and decreased 0.5% from April 2011.   NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 25.1% of total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in May 2011, down from 26.0% in May 2010 and down from 25.7% recorded in April 2011. 

  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 93,600 contracts represented an increase of 345.8% compared to May 2010 and an increase of 2.1% compared to April 2011.   The increase compared to both periods was driven by the launch of Eurodollar and U.S. Treasury futures on March 21 and March 28, respectively.

  • Open interest for NYSE Liffe U.S. is now over 400,000 contracts across all products.   The growth in open interest is being driven by a growing customer base with new market participants added regularly, representing an increasingly diverse global user base.   NYSE Liffe U.S. achieved the 5% market share milestone on two trading days during May 2011 in Eurodollar futures.

  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.6 million transactions in May 2011 decreased 22.0% compared to May 2010, but increased 4.0% from April 2011 levels. 

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products (NYSE, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex) handled ADV of 2.1 billion shares in May 2011 decreased 45.5% compared to May 2010, but increased 5.1% compared to April 2011.  NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in May 2011 was 35.5%, down from 37.8% in May 2010, but up from 33.3% in April 2011.

  • There were a total of 22 trading days in Europe and 21 trading days in the U.S. in May 2011 compared to 21 trading days in Europe and 20 trading days in the U.S. in May 2010.

Derivatives Trading

European Derivatives  

  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in May 2011 was 6.4 million futures and options contracts, a decrease of 23.8% from May 2010, but an increase of 36.6% from April 2011.  May 2010 benefited from a spike in trading volumes due to heightened market volatility driven by sovereign debt crisis in Europe.  May 2010 was the highest level of derivatives monthly trading volume in 2010 when the crisis culminated with the creation of the European Financial Stability Facility.   

  • The 6.4 million in European derivatives futures and options contracts ADV in May 2011 consisted of 3.3 million contracts executed through our full-service LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 3.1 million contracts, or 48.4%, executed through Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products.  Excluding Bclear, European derivatives products ADV decreased 32.4% compared to May 2010 and increased 15.6% from April 2011.

  • Year-to-date, European derivatives products ADV of 5.0 million contracts was 15.5% below prior year levels.   The 5.0 million in futures and options contracts ADV year-to-date consisted of 3.6 million contracts executed through LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 1.4 million contracts, or 29.0%, executed through Bclear.

  • Total fixed income products ADV of 2.3 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 31.8% from May 2010, but increased 20.1% from April 2011.   Year-to-date, total fixed income products ADV of 2.5 million contracts was 13.2% below prior year levels.

  • Total equity products (including Bclear) ADV of 4.1 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 19.2% compared to May 2010, but increased 49.2% from April 2011.   The 4.1 million contracts in equity products ADV consisted of 3.6 million contracts in individual equity products ADV and 0.5 million contracts in equity index products ADV.  The 3.6 million contracts in individual equity products ADV consisted of 3.0 million in futures contracts, which represented an 8.6% decrease compared to May 2010 and 0.6 million in options contracts, which represented a 38.7% decrease compared to May 2010.  The average net rate per contract for individual equity futures contracts is significantly lower than other products traded on NYSE Liffe.  Year-to-date, total equity products ADV of 2.5 million contracts was 19.0% below prior year levels.

  • Total commodities products ADV of 81,000 contracts in May 2011 increased 76.3% compared to May 2010 and increased 5.1% compared to April 2011.   Year-to-date, total commodities product ADV of 85,000 contracts was 63.3% above prior year levels.

U.S.  Derivatives

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options (NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex) ADV of 4.0 million contracts in May 2011 decreased 16.7% compared to May 2010 and decreased 0.5% compared to April 2011 Year-to-date, U.S. equity options ADV of 4.3 million contracts was 6.5% above prior year levels. 

  • Total U.S. consolidated equity options ADV decreased 13.6% to 16.0 million contracts in May 2011 compared to May 2010, but increased 1.9% compared to April 2011.   Year-to-date, U.S. consolidated equity options ADV of 16.7 million contracts was 9.6% above prior year levels. 

  • NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 25.1% of the total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in May 2011, down from 26.0% in May 2010 and down from 25.7% in April 2011. 

  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 93,600 contracts represented an increase of 345.8% compared to May 2010 and an increase of 2.1% compared to April 2011.   The increase compared to both periods was driven by the launch of Eurodollar and U.S. Treasury futures on March 21 and March 28, respectively.

  • Year-to-date, U.S. futures and futures options ADV of 50,000 contracts was 144.7% above prior year levels.

  • Open interest for NYSE Liffe U.S. is now over 400,000 contracts across all products.   The growth in open interest is being driven by a growing customer base with new market participants added regularly, representing an increasingly diverse global user base.   NYSE Liffe U.S. achieved the 5% market share milestone on two trading days during May 2011 in Eurodollar futures.

Cash Trading

European Cash

  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.6 million transactions in May 2011 decreased 22.0% compared to May 2010, but increased 4.0% compared to April 2011. 

  • Year-to-date, European cash products ADV of 1.7 million transactions was 10.6% above prior year levels.

U.S. Cash

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products handled ADV in May 2011 decreased 45.5% to 2.1 billion shares compared to May 2010, but increased 5.1% from April 2011. 

  • Year-to-date, U.S. cash products handled ADV was 2.2 billion shares, down 23.0% from prior year levels. 

  • NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in May 2011 was 35.5%, down from 37.8% in May 2010, but up from 33.3% in April 2011.

Exchange Traded Funds

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV (included in volumes for Tape B and Tape C) of 295 million shares in May 2011 decreased 46.8% compared to May 2010, but increased 22.1% compared to April 2011. 

  • Year-to-date, NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV of 278 million shares was 25.0% below prior year levels.   

 

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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

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[1]  All NYSE Euronext derivatives transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction.  NYSE Euronext European equities transactions count each buy and sell order as separate transactions, NYSE Euronext U.S. equities transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction. 



Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone: 212.656.2411
Email:  eryan@nyx.com