Euronext FastMatch March volumes up 16% MoM


FastMatch Euronext FX volumes

Euronext, the pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, has just announced trading volumes for March 2019.

Cash trading

  • The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book dropped 13% YoY to €7,724 million, but rose 5.6% from the previous month.
  • The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book for Q1 2019 was €7,239 million, down 16.9% compared to same period last year.
  • The average daily transaction value on the ETF order book was €215 million, down 30.1% YoY, dropped just a bit (0.9%) MoM. At the end of March 2019, 1,185 ETFs were listed on Euronext compared to 1,150 at the end of December 2018.

Derivatives trading

The overall average daily volume on derivatives in March reached 597,534 contracts, up 1.7% YoY and down 7.0% MoM. Highlights include:

  • the average daily volume on equity index derivatives reached 233,574 contracts, down 7.3% YoY and up 8.8% MoM,
  • the average daily volume on individual equity derivatives reached 318,375 contracts, up 10.3% YoY and down 11.4% MoM,
  • the average daily volume on commodity derivatives reached 45,585 contracts, down 3.3% YoY and down 33.1% MoM.

For the first quarter of 2019, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stood at 585,867 contracts (-1.5% compared to the first quarter of 2018) and the open interest was up at 17,385,594 contracts (-0.7% compared to the end of March 2018).

FX spot trading

In March 2019, the average daily volume on the spot foreign exchange market of FastMatch, operating as a Euronext company since August 2017, stood at $21,039 million, up 12.1% YoY and a 16.0% jump MoM.

Last month, FastMatch, Euronext’s Electronic Communication Network (ECN) for Foreign Exchange (FX) trading, has expanded in Asia, establishing a new matching engine in Singapore.

Listings

In March 2019, Euronext welcomed Spanish real estate SME Whiteni Rcajal on its Euronext Access segment. In addition €1.1 billion was raised in follow-on equity, of which €177 million by Belgian real estate player Montea SCA. A total of €94.5 billion was raised on Euronext in bonds of which 4 were green bonds, including a €2 billion green bond from Société du Grand Paris.

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