NYSE Liffe US saw a 34.5% fall in the number of global derivatives contracts traded, from 53,400 to 35,000 year-on-year, according to NYSE Euronext’s latest volumes report.
This is in stark contrast to its European derivatives products, which saw traded volume increase 5.4% compared to July 2012, excluding Bclear. However, if the trade administration and clearing service Bclear is factored in, European derivatives fell 2.7% compared to July last year.
Cash products also dipped by a significant amount, with just 1.4 billion shares passing through NYSE Euronext exchanges in July 2013, a 15.8% decrease compared to July 2012. Its matched market share also fell compared to June 2013.
US equity options on NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex Options increased 2.1% compared to July 2012 levels. The firm’s US options exchanges garnered 26.6% of total cross-platform equity options trading, which it said represents an increase from 25.9% in June 2012. Though on a monthly basis its market share declined relative to June’s 27.5%
Most sections of the exchange experienced the traditional summer slump, with trading levels sinking from June to July 2013 across the board. US equity options volumes decreased 20.7%, and the Euronext European derivatives (excluding Bclear) fell 33.1%. NYSE Liffe US fell a more dramatic 63.7%.
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which recently secured regulatory approval from the European Commission to acquire NYSE Euronext, saw a modest 2% decline across the board, as total futures and options contracts across all regions and asset categories dropped from 3,077,562 to 3,001,782