Global Futures and Options Trading Rises 25.6% in 2010
by Futures Industry Association 15 Mar 15:59
The FIA today released a report on global trading volume in the listed derivatives markets during 2010. The report, which is based on statistical data from 78 derivatives exchanges, indicated that 22.3 billion futures and options contracts changed hands during 2010, an increase of 25.6% compared to 2009. The report also identified the largest derivatives exchanges by number of contracts traded and the most actively traded contracts in each sector of the market. The report also found that derivatives exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region had greater volume in total during 2010 than exchanges in North America, the first time that this has happened.