CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume reached 360,585,699 in July, a 10 percent increase from the July 2013 volume of 328,899,421 contracts. This represents the second highest July volume on record following the July 2008 volume of 366,783,829 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.26 percent from 2013 with 2,477,587,106 contracts.
Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume in July was up 9 percent from July 2013 with 355,432,350 contracts. Average daily options trading volume last month was 16,156,016 contracts, 9 percent higher than the same time last year. Year-to-date total options volume is up .06 percent from 2013 with 2,438,523,550 contracts.
Futures: OCC cleared 5,153,349 futures contracts in July, representing a 21 percent increase from July 2013. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume in July was 234,243 contracts, a 21 percent increase from July 2013. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 14 percent from 2013 with 39,063,556 contracts.
Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 14 percent in new loans from July 2013 with 105,610 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 10 percent from 2013 with 691,990 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in July was $143,470,330,135.
OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 16 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at http://www.theocc.com.
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