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In January 10.5 Million Contracts per Trading Day at Eurex and ISE


Eurex equity derivatives gain clearly/ Eurex Repo with further two digit growth

The international derivatives exchange Eurex traded 10.5 million contracts on average each trading day in January. Thereof 6.8 million were Eurex-contracts and 3.7 million contracts on products traded on average on the American International Securities Exchange (ISE). This is a decline by 13 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008 (7.8 million) for Eurex-products and an increase by 6 percent for products traded at the ISE (Q4/2008: 3.5 million.).

Eurex achieved 3.3 million contracts each trading day in the top-selling equity index segment in January – a 28 percent decrease compared to Q4/2008. Options on the DJ Euro STOXX 50® index stood at cumulated 30.1 million contracts and 26.2 million on the future of this index.

The segment equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) at Eurex clearly increased. 1.9 million contracts were traded each day after 1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2008 (+ 46 percent).

The fixed-income derivatives segment decreased by 16 percent to 1.6 million contracts per trading day (Q4/2008: 1.9 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached accumulated 13.4 million contracts in January, the Euro-Bobl-Future 7.8 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 8.8 million contracts.

In January 2009, Eurex Repo, which operates CHF- and EUR repo markets, reported growth in all areas. Its money market segment Euro GC Pooling had a new daily record on 30 January with daily outstanding volume of EUR 61.5 billion. Average outstanding volume reached in January EUR 50.2 billion, a plus of 87 percent year-on-year (January 2008: EUR 26.9 billion). All Eurex Repo markets achieved an average outstanding volume of EUR 130.1 billion, an increase of 27 percent year-on-year.

The electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex’s fixed-income product range, saw a volume of EUR 7.1 billion (single counting) in January 2009 compared to EUR 9.2 billion in January 2008. In December 2008 the figure was EUR 4.9 billion.


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