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OCC Announces Total Cleared Contract Volume up Four Percent in January


OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today total cleared contract volume for the month of January was up four percent from January 2015 with 371,870,087 contracts, marking the third highest January on record. Average daily volume at OCC was up nine percent from January 2015 with 19,572,110 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in January with year-to-date activity up 29 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 364,671,833 contracts in January, up three percent from January 2015. Equity options volume last month was 326,368,339 contracts, a two percent increase from January 2015. Year-to-date average daily equity options volume is up seven percent with 17,177,281 contracts in 2016. Index options volume was up 18 percent with 38,303,494 contracts in January.

Futures: OCC total cleared futures volume in January was 7,198,254 contracts, a 41 percent increase from January 2015. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 48 percent with 378,855 contracts in January.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 29 percent increase in new loans from January 2015 with 136,772 transactions last month. The average daily loan value at OCC in January was $145,523,001,364.

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    Jan 2016     Jan 2015     Jan Total     YTD. Avg.     YTD. Avg.     Avg. Daily
Total Total Contract Daily Daily Contract %
Contract Contract % Change Contract Contract Change vs.
      Volume     Volume     vs. 2015     2016     2015     2015
Equity Options     326,368,339     320,688,813     1.77%     17,177,281     16,034,441     7.13%
Index Options     38,303,494     32,576,117     17.6%     2,015,973     1,628,806     23.8%
Total Options     364,671,833     353,264,930     3.23%     19,193,254     17,663,246     8.66%
Total Futures     7,198,254     5,120,592     40.6%     378,855     256,030     48.0%
Total Volume     371,870,087     358,385,522     3.76%     19,572,110     17,919,276     9.22%

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 18 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at

Angela Kotso
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