Nasdaq’s Equity Options Trading Volumes Continue Strong Growth In August

by Trefis Team
Nasdaq OMX Group
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NASDAQ‘s (NASDAQ:NDAQ) strong growth in equity options trading volumes continued in August, with around 134 million contracts traded in the U.S. market, in comparison to the prior year August’s and previous month’s 114 million shares. This is primarily due to a substantial gain in market share to over 41% due to the acquisition of ISE in the middle of 2016. Moreover, we believe the strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other macro factors contributed to increased volatility in the market, and consequently drove trading volumes.

The company generates around 18% of its revenues from this asset class. With around 11% growth in the quarter-to-date volumes, we expect significant top line growth from this segment.

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