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NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for January 2012
Global Derivatives ADV Down 17% Year-over-Year
European Cash ADV Down 15%; U.S. Cash ADV Down 24%

February 8, 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for January 2012[1].   Trading volumes declined year-over-year across most venues, but generally rebounded from seasonally slower December 2011.  Global derivatives average daily volume (“ADV”) of 7.5 million contracts in January 2012 decreased 17.3% versus the prior year, with European Derivatives declining 31.3% and U.S. equity options decreasing 4.1%.  European cash trading ADV decreased 14.6% and U.S. cash trading ADV decreased 23.5% from January 2011 levels.


Highlights

  • NYSE Euronext global derivatives ADV in January 2012 of 7.5 million contracts decreased 17.3% compared to January 2011, but increased 0.3% from December 2011 levels. 
  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in January 2012 of 3.2 million contracts decreased 31.3% compared to January 2011 and decreased 6.3% from December 2011 levels.  Excluding Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products, European derivatives products ADV decreased 28.3% compared to January 2011, but increased 21.6% from December 2011. 
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options ADV of 4.2 million contracts in January 2012 decreased 4.1% compared to January 2011 levels, but increased 6.0% from December 2011.  NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 26.6% of total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in January 2012, up from 24.5% in January 2011, but down from 27.7% in December 2011. 
  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 94,900 contracts increased from 13,500 contracts in January 2011 and increased from 89,600 contracts in December 2011.
  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.5 million transactions in January 2012 decreased 14.6% compared to January 2011, but increased 12.9% from December 2011 levels. 
  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products handled ADV of 1.8 billion shares in January 2012 decreased 23.5% compared to January 2011, but increased 1.1% compared to December 2011.  NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in January 2012 was 30.3%, down from 33.9% in January 2011 and down from 33.4% in December 2011.  Trade Reporting Facility (“TRF”) market share in Tape A securities, a measure of off-exchange trading, increased to 34.1% of consolidated U.S. cash equity trading in Tape A securities in January 2012, the highest level since January 2010, and up from 31.1% in December 2011 and 33.1% in January 2011. 
  • There were a total of 22 trading days in Europe and 20 trading days in the U.S. in January 2012 compared to 21 trading days in Europe and 20 trading days in the U.S. in January 2011.

Derivatives Trading

European Derivatives  

  • NYSE Euronext European derivatives products ADV in January 2012 was 3.2 million futures and options contracts, a decrease of 31.3% from January 2011, but an increase of 0.3% from December 2011. 
  • The 3.2 million in European derivatives futures and options contracts ADV in January 2012 consisted of 2.7 million contracts executed through our full-service LIFFE CONNECT trading platform and 0.5 million contracts, or 16.9%, executed through Bclear, NYSE Liffe's trade administration and clearing service for OTC products.  Excluding Bclear, European derivatives products ADV decreased 28.3% compared to January 2011, but increased 21.6% from December 2011.
  • Total fixed income products ADV of 1.8 million contracts in January 2012 decreased 29.7% from January 2011, but increased 36.2% from December 2011. 
  • Total equity products (including Bclear) ADV of 1.3 million contracts in January 2012 decreased 34.5% compared to January 2011 and decreased 9.0% from December 2011.  The 1.3 million contracts in equity products ADV consisted of 0.9 million contracts in individual equity products ADV and 0.4 million contracts in equity index products ADV.  The 0.9 million contracts in individual equity products ADV consisted of 0.4 million in futures contracts, which represented a 46.5% decrease compared to January 2011 and 0.5 million in options contracts, which represented a 29.9% decrease compared to January 2011.  The average net rate per contract for individual equity futures contracts is significantly lower than other European derivatives products. 
  • Total commodities products ADV of 75,000 contracts in January 2012 increased 1.0% compared to January 2011 and increased 10.3% compared to December 2011. 

  U.S. Derivatives

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. equity options ADV of 4.2 million contracts in January 2012 decreased 4.1% compared to January 2011, but increased 6.0% compared to December 2011. 
  • Total U.S. consolidated equity options ADV decreased 11.7% to 15.7 million contracts in January 2012 compared to January 2011, but increased 10.2% compared to December 2011. 
  • NYSE Euronext’s U.S. options exchanges accounted for 26.6% of the total U.S. consolidated equity options trading in January 2012, up from 24.5% in January 2011, but down from 27.7% in December 2011.  
  • NYSE Liffe U.S. ADV of approximately 94,900 contracts increased from 13,500 contracts in January 2011 and increased from 89,600 contracts in December 2011. 

  Cash Trading

European Cash

  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.5 million transactions in January 2012 decreased 14.6% compared to January 2011, but increased 12.9% compared to December 2011. 

U.S. Cash

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products handled ADV in January 2012 decreased 23.5% to 1.8 billion shares compared to January 2011, but increased 1.1% from December 2011.    
  • NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in January 2012 was 30.3%, down from 33.9% in January 2011 and down from 33.4% in December 2011.  TRF market share in Tape A securities, a measure of off-exchange trading, increased to 34.1% of consolidated U.S. cash equity trading in Tape A securities in January 2012, the highest level since January 2010, and up from 31.1% in December 2011 and 33.1% in January 2011. 

Exchange Traded Funds

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV (included in volumes for Tape B and Tape C) of 228 million shares in January 2012 decreased 15.6% compared to January 2011 and decreased 8.1% compared to December 2011.       

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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.