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We are diving deeper into the volumes reporting season, with most companies thus far announcing trading volumes which are weaker than in February 2016. ASX is not one of them, if we take into account the data reported by the Exchange earlier today, as futures and options on futures volumes rose steeply from February 2016 levels.
According to the latest ASX Group Monthly Activity Report, total futures and options on futures volume amounted to 15,185,887 contracts in March 2016, a reading which is 44% stronger than the one for February 2016 and 6.2% stronger than the reading for March 2015.
Futures volumes reached 14,985,658 contracts in March 2016, up 45.4% from February 2016 and up 6.2% from March 2015.
Options on futures volumes amounted to 200,229 contracts last month, up 2.5% from February 2016 and down 7.6% from March 2015.
You can view the full report from ASX by clicking here.