Market Quality

Investors and trading members benefit from the excellent quality of Euronext markets, guaranteeing enhanced execution.

Why trade on Euronext markets

  • Transparency
  • The largest and deepest pool of liquidity in Europe
  • Liquidity Provider/Market Maker schemes ensuring liquidity provision
  • Best execution for market participants
  • A secured, reliable environment for investors
  • Optiq® cutting-edge trading technology offering ultra-low latency, stability and reliability.

Cash markets


Local markets*


Market share on cash equity trading
(March 2021 to February 2022)


Cash daily average value traded
(March 2021 to February 2022)


Cash equity trading members
(as of February 2022)


Derivatives markets


Notional value
(March 2021 to February 2022, excluding Fish Pool)

15.93 million (lots)

Number of contracts traded
(March 2021 to February 2022, excluding Fish Pool)

Given the variety of choices for places to trade, there is an implicit search cost. The higher the quality of a market the lower the explicit costs will be for the investor, therefore assuring a better quality of execution.


431,963 contracts

ADV on individual equity derivatives
(March 2021 to February 2022)

224,899 contracts

ADV on equity index derivatives
(March 2021 to February 2022)

Equity market quality in times of volatility

A short analysis, demonstrating that in times of heightened volatility, Euronext's equity market remains resilient and provides the best market quality for its listed stocks, and proving the benefits of Euronext’s liquidity schemes for investors. 

Euronext equity market quality

Is the Equity market more resilient to global turmoil?

In this report, we observe that since early 2020, volatility and equity trading volumes have skyrocketed due to global markets turmoil, but European market quality appears to be more resilient to distortions during the Ukraine-Russia crisis in early 2022 than during the first Covid-19 wave in 2020. During these recent geopolitical tensions, Euronext has maintained stronger metrics than MTFs in terms of average spreads and EBBO Presence/Setting. This testifies to Euronext’s resilient market quality, proving again its reliability even in times of unprecedented levels of volatility.

Equity market quality

Euronext Quantitative Research

Identify trends, gain valuable insights and learn more about trading mechanisms with data products, research papers and online courses designed for investors and market participants across the globe.

Gain insight into potential short-term alpha through our Equity Market Flow product, or receive bi-monthly flow trends by industry or on individual stocks with Equity Market Trends.

Quant Research

Fair and orderly markets

Market surveillance

Euronext strives to maintain a fair and orderly market at all times, ensuring a secure environment for investors. Activity on the market is closely monitored by our market surveillance teams in Amsterdam, Dublin, Oslo and Paris. 

Trading safeguards

Euronext’s philosophy is not to halt trading except in extreme circumstances. To achieve this we have developed a full set of trading safeguards, including circuit breakers, designed to prevent situations of disorderly markets and detect unusual events.

Euronext Playbook for Incident Management

Euronext protocol for incident management and market outages, covering trading platforms on Optiq technology, including regulated Markets and MTFs. A strengthened Serious Incident Process (SIP) and more robust communication processes.


Make better informed trading decisions with our wide range of quality market data on Euronext Cash and Derivatives Markets. Our statistical reports provide traders and issuers with vital information about market activity.

Stocks and shares

Available statistics

Cash Statistics

Cash market - Monthly statistics
Euronext Paris - New listings (historical document)
Euronext Paris sectorial indices - Complete historical key figures
Euronext Paris indices - Complete historical figures
Euronext Indices Monthly Key Index Facts
Euronext Indices Monthly Performance Report

Derivatives Statistics

Euronext - Daily Derivatives Statistics
Derivatives Market - Monthly Statistics

Historical data

Historical data and daily updates are available for all instruments trading in our markets.

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Volumes February 2023

Cash markets

Number of transactions

Transaction value


Buys and sells

EUR million - Single counted







Open interest
  In lots  
Individual Equity









Total futures



Total options



Total Euronext




Euronext FX Volume

in USD millions, single counted




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Financial analysis for SMEs

Morningstar Research reports focus on the Tech Small & Mid-Caps and family businesses listed on Euronext Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris. They are available free of charge to download.

“Our collaboration with Euronext expands the availability of our independent quantitative equity ratings and our unique methodology. By providing Morningstar’s quantitative ratings for these equities, we can provide information that is important to investors so they can make better decisions.”
  • Morningstar France