The Options Industry Council Announces September Options Volume Down 4 Percent


Chicago, Ill (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 315,911,302 total options contracts traded in September, which is 4.16 percent less than last September when 329,627,631 contracts were traded.

Year-to-date volume stood at 3,074,874,727 contracts, 1.43 percent more than September of last year when 3,031,485,451 contracts were traded. Average daily volume for the month was 15,795,565 contracts, 8.95 percent less than last Septembers 17,348,823 contracts.

Equity options volume (options on individual stocks and ETFs) came in at 285,831,547 contracts, down 5.17 percent compared to last September when 301,402,163 contracts were exchanged. Average daily volume for equity options in September came in at 14,291,577 contracts, off of last years 15,863,272 contracts by 9.91 percent. Year-to-date equity options volume stood at 2,787,251,796 contracts, which is 0.24 percent less than the 2,794,080,742 contracts traded at the same point last year.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, MIAX Options, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC’s resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at http://www.OptionsEducation.org, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, and educational literature.

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