NYSE: Derivatives Down 16%, Stocks 10%. In One Month.
August 9, 2012
Trading in stocks on its exchanges in New York, Paris and elsewhere also was down, falling 9.9% in the United States and 12.3% in Europe.
Each day in July saw 7.0 million different derivatives contracts traded, the exchange operator and technology supplier said. That was down 12.0% from a year ago, but 15.8% from the previous month.
European derivatives volume of 3.5 million contracts was down 6.8% compared to a year ago, but 24.7% from June 2012.
In the U.S., the company saw 3.5 million contracts traded each day in equity options. That was down 15.8% from a year earlier and 3.8% from a month ago.
In Europe, its exchanges executed 1.5 million stock trades daily, down 10.8% from a year ago and 12.3% from June.
Stock trading in the U.S. was down 16.9% from a year ago and 9.9% from June, with an average of 1.7 billion shares traded each day. NYSE Euronext operates the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca and NYSE MKT.
So far this year, its trading of stocks in the United States is down 17.8% from last year.
Its share of trading in NYSE-listed stocks is 32.1%, down from 34.3% a year ago.
U.S. cash products handled ADV was 1.8 billion shares, down 17.8% from prior year levels.
Its trading in exchange-traded funds averaged 195 million shares in July. That was down 29.7% from a year ago and 20.5% from June.