Q2 2020 trends in futures and options trading

5 August 2020

Global futures and options trading grew by 32% to record-setting 21.9 billion contracts in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, according to figures released by FIA. In the second quarter, the total number of traded contracts was 10.46 billion, down 8.4% from the record-breaking 11.41 billion contracts traded in Q1 2020, but up 21.8% from the second quarter of 2019. In fact, the second quarter volume was higher than any other quarter in the history of the industry aside from the first quarter of 2020.

In this webinar, FIA presented data on volume and open interest across the global listed derivatives markets, with break-downs by asset class and region as well as comparisons to historical trends.

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