ICE total FX volumes double from the previous month to 50K

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today reported exchange traded volumes. Total FX volumes doubled from the previous month to 50K contracts up 100% from August’s 25K.

For September and the third quarter of 2014, futures and options average daily volume (ADV) decreased 6% and 13%, respectively, compared to prior year periods.

  • Commodity ADV declined 6% year to year in September, with energy ADV down 7%, partially offset by Other Oil and Other Ags ADV, which both increased 15% year to year.
  • Financials ADV decreased 5% over the prior September due to continued low volatility in European interest rates. This was partially offset by medium and long-term interest rates and equity derivatives ADV, which increased 19% and 24%, respectively.
  • NYSE’s U.S. cash equities ADV declined 1%, while U.S. equity options ADV increased 1%, over the prior September.
  • U.S. cash equities market share was 23.7% and U.S. options market share was 23.1% for the month.


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