NASDAQ Records Highest US Equity Options Trading Volume


In June, NASDAQ recorded the highest US equity options trading volume. NASDAQ also saw an uptick across equities, fixed income and commodities.

10 July, 2020 | AtoZ MarketsNASDAQ is a US stock exchange where securities are traded through an automated network. Nasdaq ranks second after the New York Stock Exchange in terms of the market capitalization of the shares traded.

NASDAQ’s Trading Volumes in June Increase Year Over Year

COVID-19 pandemic has been uncertain about the path to its resumption and has fueled fears of a slowing economic recovery. As the volatility of the trading markets continued to decline, NASDAQ recorded the strongest trading volume in US equities trading volume in June.

NASDAQ recorded a solid trading volume in the first quarter, making a solid start to the year. Moreover, US equity options trading volume in June increased by 27.1% year-on-year to 230 million contracts. Surprisingly, this is the strongest trading volume the company has achieved for the year, even more than it achieved in March.

In NASDAQ last month, the monthly trading volume of US equity options was 181 million contracts. European options and futures trading volume increased by 4.8% year-on-year to 6.6 million contracts. Last month it was 5.4 million contracts.

In NASDAQ Cash Equity, the trading volume of US matched equity volume for the month increased by 40.2% month-on-month to 56.37 billion shares. European equity volume in May increased by nearly 25% YOY to $80.1 billion. Following March 2020, this was the strongest performance to date this year.

Under Fixed Income and Commodities, US Fixed Income volume in June increased 11.2% month-on-month to $447 billion. It was $402 billion in May. European bond trading volume increased by 10.7% to 3.1 million contracts. Until last time, it had 1.8 million contracts.

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