The FINANCIAL -- Intercontinental Exchange, one of the leading global networks of exchanges and clearing houses, on September 3 reported August exchange traded volume.
ICE’s August 2015 futures and options average daily volume (ADV) increased 11% compared to August 2014.
Commodity ADV increased 23% led by Brent, gasoil, other oil, natural gas and sugar ADV up 25%, 28%, 35%, 11% and 27% respectively, from the prior August.
Financials ADV declined 4% from the previous August primarily due to low European short-term interest rates, partially offset by a 29% year over year increase in equity index futures due to market volatility.
NYSE’s U.S. cash equities and equity options ADV increased 62% and 17%, respectively, over the prior August. NYSE’s U.S. cash equities market share was 24.6% and NYSE’s U.S. options market share was 20.3%.