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Bolsa de Madrid (BME) has just announced its monthly volumes report. The highlights include:
- Trading volume in the first seven months of the year amounted to €417.1 billion
- The number of trades in July was 4.8 million, up 9% from last year’s figure
- Trading in Financial Derivatives in July rose by 20% from the same month last year
- New admissions on MARF in July totalled €598 million, up 146% year-on-year
Equity trading volume in July rose 4.2% year-on-year to €52.2 billion, leaving cumulative trading volume for the first seven months of the year at €417.1 billion, down 5.2% from the same period in 2016.
The number of equity trades in July reached 4.8 million, up 9% year-on-year. The cumulative number of trades to the end of July was 31.4 million.
Trading volume in the ETF segment to the end of July totalled €2.5 billion, down 38.9% on the same period last year. In July, trading volume came to €219.4 million, which was 40.4% less than in July 2016.
Trading volume in Warrants and Certificates in the first seven months of the year reached €270.4 million, 39.8% lower than in the same period in 2016. In July, the trading volume in this market came in at €26.8 million, down 27.2% from the preceding month.
Futures and Options
The trading volume in the Derivatives market in July reached 2.8 million contracts, up 20% from the same month in 2016.
July featured trading of 753,263 Stock Futures contract, up 1,334% on the year-ago figure. A total of 1.3 million Stock Options contracts were traded, down 6% year-on-year, while trading in IBEX 35 Options increased by 9.8% year-on-year, to 186,519 contracts.
Trading in IBEX 35 Futures tapered off slightly in July compared to last year, with 454,574 IBEX 35 Futures contracts and 119,124 IBEX Mini Futures changing hands in the year, representing year-on-year decreases of 10% and 22.5%, respectively.
Worth mentioning are the increases in the open interest in July of 13.4% in IBEX 35 Futures, 7.3% in IBEX Mini Futures and 6% in IBEX 35 Options from July 2016.
Trading volume in the MARF reached €598 million in July, 146% higher year-on-year while the total year-to-date was €2.7 billion, up 105.3% on the year ago figure. The outstanding balance at the end of July was €2.4 billion, a 54.4% increase on the same period in 2016.
Trading on the AIAF Fixed Income market stood at €5.9 billion in July 2017, 30.2% lower than in the same period the previous year. The total for the first seven months of the year was €66.7 billion (-38%).
Public Debt trading in July in SENAF, BME’s wholesale electronic trading platform, stood at €10.7 billion, 2.3% higher than the same period in 2016. Year-to-date volume is €92.3 billion (-7.2%).
New issues admitted to trading on the Private Debt market in July amounted to €8.6 billion which is 33.9% higher than the same period the previous year.