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  • ETD Volume - August 2022

    Worldwide volume of exchange-traded derivatives reached 7.30 billion contracts in the month of August, the highest monthly total ever recorded. The August total was up 11.2% from July 2022 and up 38.1% from August 2021.

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  • July 2022 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    Customers continued to hold a very large amount of funds in futures accounts at US FCMs in July. The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs reached $363.1 billion in July, up 18.4% over the last 12 months.

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  • Data Spotlight – Wheat options trading surges at Euronext

    Euronext’s milling wheat derivatives market, the benchmark for the pricing of wheat in Europe, has seen a surge of activity in its options contracts this year. The rise comes as war disrupts production in Ukraine, one of the largest wheat producers in Europe, and physical hedgers adjust to higher margin requirements.

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  • ETD Volume - July 2022

    Worldwide volume of exchange-traded derivatives reached 6.57 billion contracts in the month of July, the third highest monthly total ever recorded. The July total was down 6.8% from June 2022’s record but up 33.6% from July 2021.

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  • Data Spotlight – Bond futures trading surges at Eurex

    The interest rate complex at Eurex had a surge of activity in the first half of the year, according to data on trading volume and open interest. Futures on the Bund, Bobl and Schatz, three leading benchmarks for government debt markets in the Eurozone, all saw increases in activity over the previous year as market participants adjusted to changes in macroeconomic conditions as well as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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  • June 2022 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    Customers continued to hold a very large amount of funds in futures accounts at US FCMs in June. The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs reached $357.7 billion in June, up 19.4% over the last 12 months.

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  • June 2022 SEF trading activity

    Trading volume on swap execution facilities reached $878.6 billion in average notional value per day during June 2022. This was down 5.7% from the previous month but up 1.4% from the same month of the previous year. Trading was down in every sector except for FX and non-FRA trading.

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  • ETD Volume - June 2022

    Worldwide volume of exchange-traded derivatives reached 7 billion contracts in the month of June, the highest monthly total ever recorded.

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  • Data Spotlight – EEX natural gas futures illustrates commodity volatility

    Commodity market disruptions have impacted trading activity in a host of derivative contracts, and caused challenges for many different market participants across 2022. To help illustrate some of the most dramatic changes in trading behaviors, FIA has compiled a list of active commodity derivative contracts that have seen significant spikes in open interest over the prior year.

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  • May 2022 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    Futures Accounts: The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs hit an all-time high of $376.1 billion in May, up 21.9% over the last 12 months and surpassing the previous record of $370 billion set in March 2022. The number of FCMs holding customer funds in futures accounts was recorded at 47 in May, down from 51 a year ago and down from 54 five years ago.

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