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. 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.
Exchange Traded Funds
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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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 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.