NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for March 2012


Global Derivatives ADV Down 12% Year-over-Year, But Up 15% Sequentially
European and U.S. Cash ADV Down 13% and 24% Year-over-Year

April 11, 2012– NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for March 2012[1].  Trading volumes declined year-over- year across most venues, but several venues showed some improvement from February 2012 levels.  Global derivatives average daily volume (“ADV”) of 8.1 million contracts in March 2012 decreased 11.5% versus the prior year, but increased 15.4% from February 2012 levels, with European fixed income derivatives increasing 17.5%.  European cash trading ADV decreased 12.7% year-over-year, but increased 0.5% from February 2012 levels.  U.S. cash trading ADV decreased 23.6% from March 2011 levels and was down 0.6% from February 2012 levels.

Cash Trading

European Cash

  • NYSE Euronext European cash products ADV of 1.6 million transactions in March 2012 decreased 12.7% compared to March 2011, but increased 0.5% compared to February 2012. 
  • In the first quarter of 2012, European cash products ADV of 1.6 million transactions was 12.2% below prior year levels.

U.S. Cash

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. cash products handled ADV in March 2012 decreased 23.6% to 1.8 billion shares compared to March 2011 and decreased 0.6% from February 2012.
  • In the first quarter of 2012, U.S. cash products handled ADV was 1.8 billion shares, down 22.8% from prior year levels.    
  • NYSE Euronext’s Tape A matched market share in March 2012 was 31.3%, down from 35.1% in March 2011, but up from 30.0% in February 2012.

Exchange Traded Funds

  • NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV (included in volumes for Tape B and Tape C) of 222 million shares in March 2012 decreased 29.3% compared to March 2011, but increased 4.1% compared to February 2012. 
  • In the first quarter of 2012, NYSE Euronext U.S. matched exchange-traded funds ADV of 221 million shares was 21.8% below prior year levels.    

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[1]  All NYSE Euronext derivatives transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction.  NYSE Euronext European equities transactions count each buy and sell order as separate transactions, NYSE Euronext U.S. equities transactions count buy and sell orders together as a single transaction.

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